With the release of Silverlight 2, and following the Deep Zoom Composer and the PhotoZoom update to work with Silverlight 2, now, the ICE (Image Composite Editor) and the HD View Utilities (Photoshop Plugin and hdmake) have also been updated. This ICE release addresses several issues:
- we now offer http download instead of ftp
- the crash on second use bug has been fixed
- the random drop of one image from the result is fixed
- the metadata issue that prevented geotiffs from loading is fixed
….also the team released the source code for HD View SL, the Silverlight based viewer that is output by ICE and by the Photoshop Plugin. As this name indicates we are gradually migrating HD View, a Windows only browser plugin, to HD View SL, a cross-platform Silverlight Rich Internet Application. There are still some significant differences between HD View and HD View SL but we are confident that these differences will gradually disappear. For a detailed comparison of the two technologies please see the HD View SL CodePlex page.
If you are interested in Silverlight programming, you can download the source and start making customizations to the viewer.