Using the GIGAmacro Viewer to Annotate Your Gigapan Images
Here’s how to annotate your Gigapan images.
Gigapan images have been popular for ten years or so, and the gigapan.org web site claims over 55,000 members. Many of GIGAmacro customers have legacy images on gigapan.org and wanted a way to additional functionality – such as annotations – to their legacy images.
The GIGAmacro team spent a significant amount of effort, with a great deal of input from customers, to find the best way to implement these additional functions, whilst making it very easy to use. In the end, we decided that the simplest way for our users was to let an original Gigapan image stay where it is – we link to it, but don’t change it in any way – and store the new features (annotations, measurements, etc.) in your account on the GIGAmacro Viewer. You DO need an account (free, with registration) in order to add images (or links), and to save your annotations etc.
This functionality is now live and proved to be a big hit at the GSA Conference in Seattle, WA when Callan Bentley featured the GIGAmacro Viewer with the new functionality in his presentation. Take a look at the (short) video below
Callan trailed his presentation on YouTube.
This functionality is now live at viewer.gigamacro.com. Here is how to use it (you need an account – free – to be able to upload, or link to, images):
Choose the + to add an image, and add the GigaPan image link in the box on the ‘add image’ page.
Here is a short video that shows the process of adding a link to a Gigapan image, then adding annotations.
Graham has worked as a business and marketing leader in high technology, aviation and not-for-profit large and small organizations. He jumped out of corporate life in 2007 to ‘have more fun’ and does so helping small companies with strategy, business, and marketing as well as traveling and taking pictures.
He loves working with smart groups of people to solve challenging problems.
Gadgets of all sorts (especially anything to do with aviation and flight) and photography have fascinated since early childhood. He is also an accomplished photographer who exhibits regularly and a former competition aerobatic pilot.
Graham is a transplanted Brit (hence the humo(u)r) who has lived and worked in CA since 1996.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.