We’re really excited to announce that we’ve just completed the integration of DeepZoom into colaab! What this means for our users is that they can review and collaborate on extremely large images without having to wait for them to download and zoom in without losing quality!
To get an idea of how this works check out this quick video which shows me viewing a 9MB image, a 12MB image and a 160MB image without having to download them first. On each one I zoom in on comment locations in incredible resolution and detail. At the end of the video I upload a 4MB image which is then DeepZoomed behind the scenes and becomes available to me and anyone I choose to share it with without the need to download it and with no loss of quality from the original image.
Zooming and panning is even smoother when viewing the real thing, here’s a public url of an example:
This is the key difference that DeepZoom brings to the table and is something that really differentiates colaab. Giving users and their collaborators quick and detailed access to high resolutions images be they maps, medical imagery, architectural and construction plans or high resolution comps and photographs used in a design project.
It’s a superb was of exposing these images to others to review and collaborate. Commenting, annotations, live chat and more all still work in the same way. Using colaab in this way saves so much time and hassle while presenting your content to others at it’s best.
Current ways of doing this are broken:
- Email filters stop large attachments and collaboration get’s lost in a series of reply-all chains
- Services to transfer large files still mean the recipients have to download the file and have the correct program to view it in – and there are no collaborative functions
- Sending large files or drawings by courier is expensive, time consuming and limits collaboration, resources drift out of date and expensive mistakes are easy to make
We’ve initially set a limit of 50MB per upload while we gather feedback on this latest development, this will rise in the future.
If you have an existing colaab account you can login and try it now here.
If not then what are you waiting for, sign up for free now!