Easily Share High Resolution Images on the Web with Microsoft’s ZoomIt
Microsoft seems to have developed a habit of coming up with insanely cool products from time to time. They surprised the world with Microsoft Surface, wowed the audience at TED with Microsoft Photosynth, and won applauses for Pivot. ZoomIt might not be as revolutionary as the aforementioned products, but it is an impressive service in its own way.
ZoomIt leverages Seadragon, which was also utilised to create Pivot and Photosynth. Essentially, it is a web-based image sharing tool intended solely for high resolution images. Simply enter the URL of any image, and ZoomIt will instantly churn out a nifty embeddable widget like the one embedded below.
It is not even necessary to enter image URLs. ZoomIt even works with entire webpages. The ZoomIt images have pretty small URLs and are instantly sharable through both Twitter and Facebook. A bookmarklet is also available to facilitate the process of creating and sharing images. ZoomIt isn’t something I will use on a daily basis, but it is definitely cool enough to deserve a spot in my bookmarks.