annotations on iipimage

  • Lorenzo Allori

    Lorenzo Allori - 2011-01-12

    Tnx Ruven for you great application.

    As many users already asked you I would like have an annotation feature in

    I did read in a discussion from 2009 that you already started to develop such
    a feature.
    Are we expecting something soon?

    Having the possibility to annotate images (in my case - manuscripts), would be
    very helpful.



  • Ruven

    Ruven - 2011-01-14

    Yes, unfortunately I've not had enough time to finish this. Here's a
    development snapshot of the IIPMooviewer with basic annotation support: http:

    What kind of functionality are you looking for exactly?

  • Lorenzo Allori

    Lorenzo Allori - 2011-01-15

    Tnx for your fast reply Ruven.

    The link does not seem to work.

    We would like to be able to draw an area on the image by using the mouse while
    also being able to move around the image too . A possible solution could be
    selecting an "annotatin tool" on the iipimage menu and then switching back
    (using another button) to the normal tool that allows to move around the image
    by holding the left mouse button on the image.

    Would you plan to add this kind of functionality on the flash version too?

  • Ruven

    Ruven - 2011-01-21

    The link should be working now.

    Yes, my idea is to add the ability to add rectangle areas onto the image with
    the mouse and add either html content to them or perhaps even source the
    annotation data from an external source. I've got no plans for adding this to
    the flash version as of yet. But if anyone is interested in working on
    annotation in the flash version, please get in touch.

  • DGSL

    DGSL - 2011-01-21

    One suggestion for iipmooviewer annotation support:

    In the current example, with IE 8 (at least) it is quite difficult to see the
    annotations because the mouse has to be exactly over the rectangle EDGE. Once
    you move inside the rectangle AREA the annotation dissapears. I suppose you
    made it this way to avoid conflicts identifying overlapping areas, but the
    user first impression is that annotations are not showing up properly.

    I suggest to add some other way to show up annotations. Perhaps a SELECT list
    So if the user selects one of the options, the annotation shows up (same way
    as if putting mouse over its edge)

    I suppose this would mean we need a short title for each annotation (apart
    from the annotation HTML content) so it can be shown as a SELECT option.

    What do you think?

  • Ruven

    Ruven - 2011-01-24

    I haven't tested with IE, but in Firefox and Chrome, you just need to hover
    over any part of the rectangle area. For things like using a SELECT, I'"ll try
    to make it easily programmable so that you can embed into a web site and
    easily interact with the annotations via Javascript.

  • DGSL

    DGSL - 2011-01-25

    Thanks. I actually had tested your example moths ago and I dont remember any
    problems ... so I probably tried it on FF or Chrome. Again, odd things now are
    happening with IE 8

    Anyway, I think a select (or any other way to directly jump to the rectangle
    areas) is a good idea for locating annotations on images which can have lots
    of them



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