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What is a pyramidal image?
uScope Navigator (Deep Zoom)

Article ID: NDZ1076
Created: 11 Oct 2017
Reviewed: 20 Oct 2017

Information in this article applies to:

  • uScope Navigator (All Versions)

Question

I keep hearing about pyramidal image sets and I'm not sure exactly what this means. Does the uScope Navigator Software create pyramidal images?

Answer

Yes. uScope Navigator creates Deep Zoom images for your scanned slides.

The Deep Zoom image format is a pyramidal image file format. The bottom payer of the pyramid is a 1-to-1 pixel mapping of the original image data to a mosaic of image tiles. The layer above that is composed of the same sized tiles, but each tile is created by combining a 2x2 mosaic of tiles from the layer below. This process continues until the top of the pyramid (which is effectively a single pixel) is reached.

Refer to the Deep Zoom image format on the Microsoft web site.

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