Adjusting your workspace
Navigating the workspaces
Deep Zoom Composer contains three main workspaces that present a general workflow: the Import workspace, the Compose workspace, and the Export workspace. To switch workspaces, click the Import button , the Compose button , or the Export button at the top of the application window.
The Import workspace
The Import workspace is where you add images to your project. You can use this workspace to see the entire gallery of images that you've imported into your project, and also to preview individual images in the image gallery.
Add image button Use the Add image button to add images to your composition. This is the first step in creating your Deep Zoom Composer composition after creating a new project.
Artboard Use the artboard to preview images.
Image gallery Use the image gallery to view the images that you've added to your project.
For more information about working in the Import workspace, see:
The Compose workspace
The Compose workspace is where you create and modify compositions, using the images that you added in the Import workspace and adding hotspots where you want to define a specific section of your composition (for example, to group similar images). This workspace provides you with a design area to position, resize, and arrange images and hotspots. You can also quickly create a panoramic photo or arrange your images and hotspots into a grid using this workspace.
Artboard Use the artboard to design your composition.
Slide Show, Menu, Internal Links, External Links, and Impressions tabs Use the Slide Show, Menu, Internal Links, External Links, and Impressions tabs to add interactivity to your composition.
Toolbar Use the toolbar for selection and navigation tools, in addition to arrangement options.
Keyhole navigator Use the keyhole navigator to pan, or move around, the Compose workspace.
Layers panel Use the Layers panel to adjust the layers in your composition.
Properties panel Use the Properties panel to add tooltips, set visibility limits, and create tags for the images and hotspots in your composition.
Images panel Use the Images panel to view the images and hotspots that you've added to your project.
For more information about working in the Compose workspace, see:
The Export workspace
The Export workspace is where you do your final preparations before sharing and viewing your Deep Zoom Composer compositions. You can use this workspace to create photo albums that you can upload and share with others, or to export your composition as an image directory, Microsoft Silverlight content, or Seadragon Ajax content.
Output Preview pane Use the Output Preview pane to preview your composition before exporting it.
Settings panel Use the Settings panel to set the following options for exporting your content:
For more information about working in the Export workspace, and about Silverlight and Seadragon Ajax, see: