Adjusting your workspace

Expression Studio 1.0

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 Ff742232.bc2934ea-062b-41b6-930a-ec7ae8364e8b(en-us,Expression.10).png, the Compose button Ff742232.a942460f-aa6c-4f8e-8660-875e053c644e(en-us,Expression.10).png, or the Export button Ff742232.d86410ca-d5a8-4c19-b6e6-551a405603f4(en-us,Expression.10).png 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.

The Import workspace

Import workspace

Ff742232.25182a96-9a69-478a-9cfe-5b360e6a9bea(en-us,Expression.10).png 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.

Ff742232.05fe4b1d-f584-4bd2-99b6-8bc2d735a89d(en-us,Expression.10).png Artboard   Use the artboard to preview images.

Ff742232.f0c1ff71-7814-42ba-806b-7ea92d616e69(en-us,Expression.10).png 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.

The Compose workspace

Compose workspace

Ff742232.25182a96-9a69-478a-9cfe-5b360e6a9bea(en-us,Expression.10).png Artboard   Use the artboard to design your composition.

Ff742232.05fe4b1d-f584-4bd2-99b6-8bc2d735a89d(en-us,Expression.10).png 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.

Ff742232.f0c1ff71-7814-42ba-806b-7ea92d616e69(en-us,Expression.10).png Toolbar   Use the toolbar for selection and navigation tools, in addition to arrangement options. 

Ff742232.eb6fad93-f17e-4f62-a926-8c8651862891(en-us,Expression.10).png Keyhole navigator   Use the keyhole navigator to pan, or move around, the Compose workspace.

Ff742232.a5d608f2-bba2-48c5-8b15-2c115db86acc(en-us,Expression.10).png Layers panel   Use the Layers panel to adjust the layers in your composition.

Ff742232.15de085f-48f5-41dd-a286-e3dcb4cfd18b(en-us,Expression.10).png Properties panel   Use the Properties panel to add tooltips, set visibility limits, and create tags for the images and hotspots in your composition.

Ff742232.1d2fe38a-3fd8-4951-b978-7e44b6f2401d(en-us,Expression.10).png 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.


Ff742232.25182a96-9a69-478a-9cfe-5b360e6a9bea(en-us,Expression.10).png Output Preview pane   Use the Output Preview pane to preview your composition before exporting it.

Ff742232.05fe4b1d-f584-4bd2-99b6-8bc2d735a89d(en-us,Expression.10).png Settings panel   Use the Settings panel to set the following options for exporting your content:

  • Output type   Choose to output your composition as images, for Silverlight, or for Seadragon Ajax.

  • Name   Type a name for your composition.

  • Location   Type or browse to the location where you want to save your composition.

  • Export options   Choose whether to export your Deep Zoom Composer composition as a single composition or as a collection of separate images.

  • Template   Choose a template with which to export your composition.

  • Image settings   Set the format, quality, and image width of your composition.

For more information about working in the Export workspace, and about Silverlight and Seadragon Ajax, see:

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