Zoomit jpg file download problem

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http://zoom.it/LVS

I can't download the original file, I unfortunately deleted from my computer and I really need this image. How to retrieve?

Thanks
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Carlos

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Posted 8 years ago

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Bill Crow, Seadragon Group Manager

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zoom.it does not retain a copy of the original file. It transforms the image into a Deep Zoom representation, which is stored as hundreds of small tile images that represent individual portions of the source image at various resolutions. There is no capability provided by zoom.it to reconstruct a version of the original image from these individual tiles.

It appears the source image has been deleted from the server it was on when the zoom.it version was first created and there is no way zoom.it can recover this deleted file on another server. Additionally, because zoom.it is designed to be a zoomable cached version of existing web images, at some point in the future, the zoom.it version will also be deleted because it can no longer reference the source image that it represents.
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Aseem Kishore, Former Employee

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Thanks for the thorough reply, Bill.

Carlos, Bill is right that unfortunately we can't get it back for you, but have you checked your Trash / Recycle Bin?
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Carlos

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I checked everything, it's been like 3 years I don't work with this image. Well... thanks for the answers.
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Aseem Kishore, Former Employee

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If this is something you really need, in the worst case you can take one or more screenshots at your preferred zoom level and stitch them together in Paint/Photoshop/etc. (You could probably even outsource this on e.g. Amazon's Mechanical Turk.) Sorry to hear again, but good luck!