We’ve just made available an export plugin for Photoshop that generates HD View content. Below is a screen capture of the plugin in action. The exporter generates an HD View tile set from an RGB/8 image opened in Photoshop. It also creates the xml manifest necessary for HD View and an example web page. The download site is here, and a more detailed description of the plugin is available here. Note that this is currently only available for Windows and we recommend Photoshop 7 or above.
In the same install package we’ve also updated the hdmake tool. The updates to hdmake have been mainly driven by feature requests from users.
- Bernhard Vogl recently posted about his "Sliced Gigapixel Panorama Rendering". We’ve made a corresponding feature available in hdmake. You can now specify a ‘sliced’ source image set instead of a single source image. See the -srcgrid argument in the help.
- We’ve also addressed most of the requests made by george5558 on the HD view forum. (a) hdmake will now generate a web page, (b) if lossless is requested then the convert lossless pyramid step is no longer done, (c) a few more stats are output during the conversion.
Thanks for the good suggestions and do keep them coming.