6 comments

  • Veljko SVeljko S, 1 month ago

    Nice - zooming doesn't feel as smooth on my end though i.e. a bit jerky sometimes (OSX 2014 Mac Pro, Chrome).

    Really like what you guys are building BTW! Coincidentally - have implemented a quick zoom feature for a private collector client/SW many many years ago :) Nothing fancy - no progressive loading/canvas/server, just a quick fake zoom for big images - but clients loved it.

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  • Fabien Butazzi, 1 month ago

    Not to undermine your implementation, but this is not really new stuff: the Google Art Project presented this same technology over a decade ago, and the company I worked for in Florence (Centrica) even earlier, as a way to "deep zooming in" the Uffizi Gallery masterpieces. I was involved in a lot of the digitalisation of the paintings, some of which needed over 100 different shots and a crazy light configuration to create a super-hires version that could be smoothly viewed both online and offline (and without any blurriness). But kudos for coming up with such solution by yourselves.

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    • , 1 month ago

      Fabien, I'm not sure how to respond to that. I never said we invented it :-) We've just made a new feature (using a well-known technology) to our product and wanted to share the info, see if there's something we can do better/improve. No one ever said anything about inventing it or coming up with this solution on our own - these are simply your deductions, your thinking, and your words.

      But thanks for sharing your story.

      2 points
      • Fabien Butazzi, 1 month ago

        Fair enough, I misinterpreted and that can happen. Like I said, kudos for coming up with the solution, it is indeed a nice to have feature ;)

        1 point
      • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 1 month ago

        To be fair, you gave no context to what you were looking for from this post. I admit when I went to the site I was also thinking "what's the 'Cool UX' here? I've seen this before." It looks nice and performs fairly smoothly though, nice work.

        5 points