[Pro] Build in Zoomify

I’m building a photo gallery with thumbnail images which when clicked on open a large scale image with the zoomify function.

Creating the Zoomify images is very easy simply by ‘saving as zoomify’ in Photoshop. This creates an HTML page with all the links.

So far the only way I can get things to work is to upload the zoomify pages by FTP to the server and create an ‘external’ link (although it part of the same site) to the url where the page sits.

Does anyone have a better way of doing this? Can the Zoomify HTML page be placed within a Freeway page? That would be cool. Is the a Zoomify action?

All comments welcome.

Thanks

Steve


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No replies to this I notice, so it may help to know that I successfully integrated MagicZoom into Freeway pages. I have just looked at Zoomify, and although MagicZoom doesn’t have the actual control that Zoomify does, it may go some way to helping you create some kind of zoomed image feature.

Example can be seen at:
http://www.bertiesclothing.co.uk/jeans/bertiesclothing_jeans5.html

I will happily send you a Freeway page I created for the website, which may be more useful in explaining how it works. The folks at MagicZoom offer absolutely fantastic support, even before you pay them any money.

HTH

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Hi Jonathan,

I’d be really interested in seeing the freeway page if that’s ok. Countless times I have wanted to do something of this sort.

Cheers

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Of course. There doesn’t seem to be a way of sending private messages on this site though, so I am afraid you will need to let me have an email address for me to send it to.

I will just state the the people at MagicZoom were not overly complementary on how Freeway generated the code in relation to how I had placed the necessary mark-up on the document, but it works very well all the same.


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On 23 Jul 2009, at 10:11, Jonathan Riddle wrote:

I will just state the the people at MagicZoom were not overly
complementary on how Freeway generated the code in relation to how I
had placed the necessary mark-up on the document, but it works very
well all the same.

Hi Jonathan,

I’d be interested to hear what they were referring to, from the look
of their instructions <http://www.magictoolbox.com/magiczoom_integration/

, it should be pretty easy. In Freeway, put the small version of the
image in a graphic item, then apply the Upload Extra Resources Action
to it and choose your larger image from one of the With Resources drop
downs, then apply a link to the graphic and type Resources/
imageName.ext in the External field.

The UER Action can be found here:

http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/26-upload-extra-resources

It sounds like you have placed the links to the CSS and JS correctly
already. For anyone else wanting to use MagicZoom you can also use the
UER Action to get the files onto your server directly from Freeway
(the alternative method is to upload them yourself) and then place the
following code in the "Before " section of the Page>HTML Markup
dialog (assumes you placed the files in your Resources folder too):

Hope this helps,

Joe


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Sometime around 23/7/09 (at 05:11 -0400) Jonathan Riddle said:

Of course. There doesn’t seem to be a way of sending private
messages on this site though, so I am afraid you will need to let me
have an email address

If you use the web interface for this forum/list then click someone’s
name. If they’ve put their contact details into their account info
you’re sorted. (But wingnut and Shoepepper haven’t, I’m afraid.)

If you read all this using email (as I and a number of others do)
then each post comes through with the sender’s email address intact.
Simples, as the new saying goes.

I will just state the the people at MagicZoom were not overly
complementary on how Freeway generated the code in relation to how I
had placed the necessary mark-up on the document, but it works very
well all the same.

It may be that you could have produced things in a better way within
Freeway, but don’t let this worry you: geeks rarely like the way
other people or software construct code. Especially software that
short-circuits much of the work they put into learning this stuff. :slight_smile:

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Steve,

You can build the page in FW and insert a markup item where you want
the .swf to play. Here’s an example <http://anoptic.com/demo/zoomify/index.html

and the FW Pro file http://anoptic.com/demo/zoomify/Zoomify.zip.
This is how I choose to do it but there are probably other ways too so
experiment and see what happens.

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Cheers Keith - a complete oversight on my part so in the words of Homer… “DOH”!!

Jonathan - my contact details should now be viewable if you click on my username. I would still be interested in seeing your freeway page if you are happy to send it through.

Many thanks, I really appreciate it

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[This topic will be of interest to a wider audience on FWTalk rather
than the Dynamo list so I’m posting my reply here too.]

Steve,

You can build the page in FW and insert a markup item where you want
the .swf to play. Here’s an example <http://anoptic.com/demo/zoomify/index.html

and the FW Pro file http://anoptic.com/demo/zoomify/Zoomify.zip.
This is how I choose to do it but there are probably other ways too so
experiment and see what happens.

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Joe, it is entirely probable that the method I used to get MagicZoom to work is what caused the interesting code, and no fault of Freeway or MagicZoom. Your method is, of course, not the one I used!

I need to emphasise that the folks at MagicZoom were not critical in their tone. As you say, Keith, it just went against what they knew, but were very keen to make sure MagicZoom could work well with Freeway, and were entirely happy to make sure that was the case before I even made a purchase. I can’t recommend the people at Magic Toolbox highly enough! They are excellent.

My page layout was fairly unusual in that I have 3 smaller images, all of which need to appear in their zoomed form in exactly the same place on the main page.

Wingnut, assuming you are a different person who request my FW page via email, I will also get it sorted so you can at least see how I got it working, but I would highly recommend implementing Joe’s way of doing things. I dare not touch my pages in case I break them all!

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@Joe,

I’ve been emailing with Jake from Magic Toolbox because of this topic and i did fall in love with all the items in the toolbox.
I did ask why they have such huge implements and could they help us to get it easy for Freeway; ( since the toolbox is very mac-ish and let’s be honest could be very freewayk-ish)
the answer:

Thanks for the Freeway suggestion. I didn’t see any integration documentation on their website, so I’ve emailed them. If they provide a way for third parties to integrate with them, we will look at creating a module/plugin.

Thanks!

Jake
Magic Toolbox

:slight_smile: so that would be great! ( would it not??) or am i sticking my nose in something i’m not supposed to?
i would love it to see an action suite, would buy it to. ( jeez, i buy anything to let me do my work nice and clean)


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Hi Joe and eus and everyone here,

As we told eus before, we can investigate the creation of a Freeway module for Magic Zoom Plus or Magic Touch or all our tools.

Can someone point us in the right direction of where to find integration documentation or an API? We emailed Freeway to ask this before but didn’t receive a reply. Once we have documentation, we can see if it is something we can do.

Thanks,

Magic Toolbox


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Hi Jake,
i wish i could help you. But i’m sure ( hopefully) Joe is ‘the man’ you need.
Thanks, i would love it!


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I didn’t see Joe’s message in this thread. Apologies.

Joe - shall we talk by email about how we might do this?


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if any ones interested, there is a rough action that helps integrate the zoomify output from photoshop into freeway

You can get it from action forge:
http://www.actionsforge.com/actions/view/200-zoomify

All the best max


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no it is not? at least not at this link!!!


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sorry wrong address

http://www.actionsforge.com/projects/view/111-zoomify

her you go

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Easy to use and easy to understand.

Thanks Max for this.

Built wthin Minutes

http://www.kimmich-dm.de/extras/zoomify.html

Have fun

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This is fun! this is great!! another reason why i love max!


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Hi all,

just added a few “Zoom” Possibilities to my site and thought to share them. All are fully made in freeway without HTML-Tags (what is of course a good thing to do, but not nice to build on the visual aspect).

MagicZoom is easy to integrate in a freeway-doc but hard to explain in a few words here. To create a tutorial will need a lot of time I don`t have actually, but if someone is interested in I will do.

The samples here:

http://www.kimmich-dm.de/freewayreference.php

So keep me informed if this could be of interest.

Thomas


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