General Interest What is a pyramidal image?
General Interest

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  • uScope Navigator (All Versions)

Article ID: NGN1076 — Created: 11 Oct 2017 — Reviewed: 26 Jul 2019


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


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 for more information.

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