ummm - thats not the image I uploaded.

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 5 years ago
I placed an image in public folder of my dropbox. Right clicked and chose "copy public link" went to zoom.it and pasted that link

The result was a pornographic image?!

what is going on microsoft?
Photo of MIke

MIke

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • frustrated

Posted 5 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Nathanael Lawrence

Nathanael Lawrence

  • 795 Posts
  • 55 Reply Likes
Hi, Mike. I don't work at Microsoft, but maybe I can help.

Are you willing to share the link to your image in Dropbox so that I or anyone else could try submitting it to zoom.it?

It sounds as though somehow zoom.it took you to the URL for an image that someone else submitted (which would be some sort of error in zoom.it's database).

Either that or somehow some other image hosted on Dropbox in the past (which has since been deleted) had the same exact URL that your current image does and zoom.it did not re-download your image fresh to re-convert, but rather served up the already converted old image.

If that were the case, you could add a ? or # to the end of your image's URL to make it unique from any image previously hosted at that URL, which would force zoom.it to download and convert the image or page fresh since it will believe it to be a unique URL which was never previously converted.

Unfortunately, the team who built zoom.it was shut down in November 2010 and there has been no further development of anything Seadragon related at Microsoft, no bugfixes to zoom.it, nor does anyone who currently works at Microsoft monitor this old forum.

If you run Windows, then you could download Deep Zoom Composer and convert your image to the Deep Zoom Image format on your own computer and upload the output folder (which includes the Seadragon AJAX viewer that zoom.it uses, as well as your converted image) to Dropbox.