Microsoft seems to have developed a habit of coming up with insanely cool products from time to time. They surprised the world with Microsoft Surface, wowed the audience at TED with Microsoft Photosynth, and won applauses for Pivot. ZoomIt might not be as revolutionary as the aforementioned products, but it is an impressive service in its own way.
ZoomIt leverages Seadragon, which was also utilised to create Pivot and Photosynth. Essentially, it is a web-based image sharing tool intended solely for high resolution images. Simply enter the URL of any image, and ZoomIt will instantly churn out a nifty embeddable widget like the one embedded below.
It is not even necessary to enter image URLs. ZoomIt even works with entire webpages. The ZoomIt images have pretty small URLs and are instantly sharable through both Twitter and Facebook. A bookmarklet is also available to facilitate the process of creating and sharing images. ZoomIt isn’t something I will use on a daily basis, but it is definitely cool enough to deserve a spot in my bookmarks.
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This is something really interesting I like the feature that it works with entire webpage. Worth trying and sharing. Nice find 🙂
Great to see Microsoft coming up with innovative projects like this, I really love zooming into high quality photos, it’s amazing that for some photos the quality actually increases!
This is very useful. Since my computer is not that high with resolution. This can really help me a lot. Thanks for sharing it.
This is how we can see the advancement in software technology today. It’s great to hear that Microsoft can handle such a big service on the internet. You see, not only Google can do big things.
Nice Find.. I am happy that its bookmarklet is available for direct use from the Browser!!
This is a very cool new product since it lets you share your high resolution images on Facebook and Twitter where you sometimes really need to showcase your high-res photo to friends and followers…
Thanks for sharing
Microsoft zoomit is something different due to it’s option for high resolution picture. Finally I got the way to save my image data online with it’s resolution intact.
image zooming on webpage looks interesting , but adding the code each time is time consuming …
it would be great if they come up with a wp plugin so that we wp bloggers can use it on our blogs as easy as it is for the reader ..
this is just awesome …just used it in my site here …thanks for the share
I first time read about Microsoft’s ZoomIt here.Its really good tool and help to see high resolution containing images.Definitely will try it soon.Nice sharing with all….