HyperImage 3 Reader (Logo)We are pleased to announce the release of the HyperImage Reader v3.0.beta-1 as a public beta:

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We invite you to submit feature requests and bug reports via our Dev Center (after free registration) to help us improve the HyperImage experience.

The HyperImage Reader is used to publish projects compiled with the HyperImage Editor.

Features include:

  • the interactive display of image-based media elements (views, layers, groups and light tables),
  • the meaningful assignment of texts (metadata, annotations and transcriptions),
  • and the provision of interactive functions.

Its main functions consist in retracing project-specific structures set up by the HyperImage author. Cross-references can be followed up by clicking on marked areas in images or on text links.

Particular features of the HyperImage Reader include various navigation aids (back references, logs, bookmarks, etc.), the search function and an editor for light tables. Light tables are collections of images, thumbnails, enlarged details and written annotations, applied for example when providing comments in image comparisons. Such light tables can be exported and then integrated in HyperImage projects with the help of the HyperImage Editor.

This is a complete re-implementation using HTML5 and JavaScript technologies allowing for a modern viewing experience without needing any plug-ins (i.e. Adobe Flash) and enabling the application to directly work on mobile devices.

The data is based on an XML meta-language. The HyperImage Editor exports the structures, metadata and texts in an XML format. This XML file is prepared by a converter for use in the HyperImage Reader. The format works without the need for a database. To publish a project it is therefore sufficient to load the converted HyperImage project as a data package on to a web server or burn it on to a CD-ROM.

For further information about the free Open-Source software HyperImage please visit our Website.

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