Can I view a zoom.it image offline?

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I made a zoom.it version of a very large image. Can I view the image when I am not connected to the Internet? I used the DZ Convert and DZ Collection tools, so I have all the files that I need on my hard drive but I don't know how to view the zoomable image. Could I run a a simple server program like Easy PHP on my hard drive and then make some sort of web page with some sort of viewer like Silverlight or something?
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Steve

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Nathanael Lawrence

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Hi, Steve,

Download Deep Zoom Composer which will generate both the Deep Zoom Image tile pyramid(s) as well as export a sample HTML page with the Seadragon viewer embedded in it.
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with Deep Zoom Composer, do I add the images produced by DZConvert? Or do I need to use DZCollection and add the images produced by DZCollection?
Thanks
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Just to clarify, I'm not with Microsoft and only lightly familiar with the topic at hand.

That said, Deep Zoom Composer should negate any need for either DZConvert or DZCollection.

If you prefer to use the command line tools, though, I would just run the original images you want through Deep Zoom Composer once, examine the output and compare it to the output of your command line tools, and then take a quick look at the HTML file to discover which deep zoom item/collection XML file it references.

It may be as simple as a relative path to a default item/collection filename which resides in the same folder as the HTML file, which you can copy to the folder of the output from your command line tools.

If I'm feeling especially energetic later, I may follow my own advice and post some screenshots with my findings, but I can't make any promises.
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Thanks, I didn't realize that I could deal with the original image in DZComposer, I thought DZComposer worked with images produced by the other tools. I will give it a try with my original huge high resolution image.