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IIPImage is used by a large and growing list of users throughout the world. These include major museums, art galleries, national libraries, universities, archives, scientific imaging users, astronomers, medical imaging users, foundations and private companies. Here are just a few public examples:
- The C2RMF, the French National Restoration and Research Centre housed within the Louvre Museum in Paris uses IIPImage extensively to handle its collection of over 250,000 digital images. Some stunning examples of ultra high resolution imagery of paintings are available here and here. The website of the Archives et Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information department also has a showcase featuring high resolution imagery for art conservation and restoration.
- Some great examples showing how the IIPMooViewer client can be adapted for advanced uses are available on this demo page of the scientific department of the National Gallery in London. Demos include image blending, image comparison, slide shows and an image gallery application. High resolution images of the entire National Gallery collection are also available via a collection viewer.
- The Old Maps Online project have used the IIPImage server to serve their historical maps and have supported the integration of JPEG2000, Zoomify and DeepZoom protocol support in the IIPImage server.
- Astronomers at the UK Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) in Hawaii and the VISTA telescope in Chile in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge have processed several terrabytes of near-infrared data to produce a single massive 150 gigapixel image showing 1 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy. You can zoom and navigate this amazing view using IIPImage and IIPMooViewer.
- The Rembrandt Database is an inter-institutional research resource for information and documentation on paintings by Rembrandt. This multi national project is co-ordinated by the RKD (The Netherlands Institute for Art History) and the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery with backing from the Mellon Foundation. The site uses IIPImage to provide access to high resolution scientific imaging from numerous museums around the world.
- The Apollo Image Archive, a joint project of Arizona State University and the NASA Johnson Space Centre, uses IIPImage for their high resolution online digital archive of the scanned original flight films from the Apollo moon mission.
- The Musée d’Orsay in Paris have links on their website to several ultra high resolution images of paintings using IIPImage. See, for example, the link on these pages about paintings by Van Gogh and Signac.
- The website Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece is a Getty Foundation sponsored project presenting the results from Lasting Support, An Interdisciplinary Research Project to Assess the Structural Condition of Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece in Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. The site features thousands of very high resolution scientific images of the alterpiece, all made available to the public using IIPImage.
- The National Gallery of Ireland use IIPImage for their online DORAS database which provides access to images of primary and secondary material relating to key Irish artists, the institution’s own historical archive and rare and antiquarian publications relating to art. It includes material from the National Gallery of Ireland’s various archives and special collections, including the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art, the NGI historical archive, the Yeats Archive & Library, and the NGI Art Library.
- The Raphael Research Resource use IIPImage for this multi national Mellon Foundation backed project involving museums from around the world to bring together and put online art-historical, technical and conservation-based information on the paintings of the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael.
- JSTOR, the academic archive, use IIPImage for their online Auction Catalog archive featuring high resolution scans of historic catalogs. See, for example, this 18th Century British catalog for an auction of paintings featuring interactive annotated text.
- The Utrecht University Library uses IIPImage and JPEG2000 for it’s Special Collections featuring manuscripts, early and rare printed works, as well as maps and atlases, such as this early 16th century atlas.
- Pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus at the Biblico Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy are available online in high resolution using IIPImage.
- The Cranach Digital Archive is an interdisciplinary collaborative research resource, providing access to art historical, technical and conservation information on paintings by Lucas Cranach (c.1472 – 1553) and his workshop. The repository provides information on more than 400 paintings including ~5000 images via IIPImage and documents from 19 partner institutions.
- The European Library, is an aggregator for content from Europe’s national libraries and contains several million digitized records from 48 national libraries. IIPImage is used for manuscript visualization and for special exhibitions, such as the Europeana Regia Exhibition, featuring examples such as this 14th Century codex.
- The National Portrait Gallery in London use IIPImage and the synchronized image features of IIPMooViewer to view high resolution scientific images of their paintings online. For example, see the image comparison viewer for this early 17th century painting comparing colour, infra-red and X-ray images of the painting. Or the compare images viewer for this 16th century portrait of Henry VI.
- The State Archives of the City of Venice use IIPImage and the IIPMooViewer for their online Devenire image repository.
- The site A Vision of Britain Through Time, created by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, is a description of Britain and its localities, showing maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions of changes through the centuries. It uses IIPImage to display original high resolution historical map sheets.
- Astromatic.net have an online gallery of deep and wide survey images of the Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHTLS) covering more than 170 square degrees of sky in 5 bands, from the near-UV to the near-InfraRed. The high resolution images, the largest of which is a monster 87417×76550 pixels in size, are available interactively using IIPImage with the ability to change contrast and switch between wavelengths.
- The National Gallery of Art in Washington use IIPImage for their joint project with the Archivio di Stato di Roma and the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca entitled: The History of the Accademia di San Luca, c. 1590–1635: Documents from the Archivio di Stato di Roma which brings online archive documents of largely unpublished notarial records from the Archivio di Stato di Roma.
- Kilozoom provide both free and paid-for hosting services for zooming and dynamic image resizing based on IIPImage.
- The Nietzsche Source uses IIPImage for over 9000 high resolution scans of first edition prints, original manuscripts, letters and biographical documents related to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
- IIPImage is used for a new digital 648 MegaPixel panorama of the night sky. The image was put together by Axel Mellinger using more than 3000 individual CCD frames giving a final resolution of 36 arcsec/pixel. More details are in the journal press release.
- The Welcome Trust’s Sanger Institute’s Gene Express site uses the IIPImage server as the back-end to their own Ajax client.
- The Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library uses a modified IIPMooViewer for its djatoka image server. A demo is available featuring high resolution scans of the Magna Carta.
- The Biodiversity Heritage Library, which includes institutions such as the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Smithsonian Institution, use IIPMooViewer with the afore-mentioned djatoka image server.
- EMAP, part of the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, is a digital atlas of mouse development and a database for spatially mapped data such as in situ gene expression and cell lineage. They use IIPImage as the back-end to their own image browser and have some nice demos showing the use of overlays and navigation across cross-section stacks.
- The Brain Architecture Project is a collaborative effort aimed at creating an integrated resource containing knowledge about nervous system architecture in multiple species, with a focus on mouse and human. Their interactive online image viewer allows you to browser brain cross-sections and is based on a modified IIPMooViewer.
- IIPImage has been used as part of an exhibition on the artist Guercino entitled Guercino a Fano organized by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Fano. A series of high resolution examples of paintings scanned at an average of 10 pixels/mm have been made available online, including blending examples and microscopy at resolutions of up to 250 pixels/mm.
- Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library use IIPImage and IIPMooViewer with JPEG2000 to put online high resolution scans of their collection of ancient books, letters and manuscripts. See, for example, this 1651 letter from Oliver Cromwell from the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection.
- ArtsConnectEd, a joint project of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center use IIPImage for their online art and education resource.
- The Tripitaka Koreana is the digital archive of a Korean collection of Buddhist scriptures carved onto 81,258 wooden printing blocks in the 13th century, under the commission of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea (918-1392). IIPImage is used to visualize their archive of over 170,000 images of wood-blocks.
- The New City Reader: A Newspaper Of Public Space use the IIPZoom client for their temporary newspaper that will be published from October 6, 2010 to January 9, 2011 as part of a performance-based editorial residency conceived to take place in the context of The Last Newspaper, an exhibition at the New Museum in New York in fall-winter 2010, New York.
- The Youpi project is an open source astronomical image processing web application for performing automated data reduction and processing on scientific FITS images. It comprises an AJAX web front-end and a series of open source data processing software with IIPImage used for data visualization.
- The Ohio-Link Digital Resource Commons, a multi-institution academic repository for historical, and scholarly materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio’s private colleges, use IIPImage for their digital repository. See this example using JPEG2000 from the National Underground Railway Freedom Center.
- The National Archives of Estonia historical map collection use IIPImage for it’s collection of over 20000 digitized high resolution geo-referenced maps of geographical, topographic, hydrographic, soil amelioration, road communications and other specific maps.
- The Image Library of Edinburgh City Libraries and Museums and Galleries uses IIPImage and IIPMooViewer to enable access to their large collection of material including books, maps, prints, newspaper cuttings, paintings and drawings from the Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, the Art Library and the Edinburgh Museum and Galleries. You can browse the collection here.
- The Osservatorio dei Paesaggio uses IIPImage for their map and image archive. See, for example, this high resolution scan of a Napoleonic era map.
- The Patrimonio Artistico site is an online catalogue of mainly Italian paintings belonging to the Banco Populare Group and uses IIPImage extensively to display images of the paintings.
- The Porta Fontium site is a joint online archive of the Bavarian State Archives and the Pilsen Regional Archives of the Czech Republic that brings together digitized documents, books and images on the region and people. The site uses IIPImage with JPEG2000 extensively. See this example using IIPZoom.
- The Miami University Libraries use IIPImage to deliver their online digital collection which includes photographs, advertising tradecards, newspapers and manuscripts. Images are JPEG2000 and served to a customized IIPZoom. See, for example, this scanned Civil War diary.
- The Homer Multitext Project seeks to present the textual transmission of the Iliad and Odyssey in a historical framework, using an imaging service based on the IIPImage server.
- IIPImage is used for for image visualization by Morphbank :: Biological Imaging, which is a National Science Foundation funded international scientific collaboration to document a wide variety of research including: specimen-based research in comparative anatomy, morphological phylogenetics, taxonomy and related fields.
- The Basel Mission Archives uses IIPImage and JPEG2000 for it’s wide range of visual and cartographic sources as well as comprehensive catalogue data relating to settings in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe as well as several other regions of the world.
- The Archives of the New York Public Library use IIPMooViewer for online visualization of the manuscripts and illustrated books of the Thomas Addis Emmet collection, featuring high resolution scans of manuscripts from the Albany Congress of 1754, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and many others.
- The BNF, the French national library, use IIPMooViewer for their Gallica online database. Examples include a high resolution scan of the 1791 French constitution and this 11th Century Evangelia manuscript.
- The Yale Center for British Art is part of Yale University and a public art museum and research institute for the study of British art and culture and houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The Center uses IIPImage for their high resolution images within their online collections repository. See, for example, this 1821 Constable landscape or Turner’s 1845 painting Inverary Pier, Loch Fyne: Morning.
- The Welsh Newspapers Online service is a free online resource from the National Library of Wales that will contain over a million pages from 40 newspaper publications generally up to 1919. The service uses JPEG2000 and a customized version of IIPMooViewer that includes linked highlighted text transcriptions. See, this example from 1804 from The Cambrian, the first weekly newspaper to be published in Wales.
- Windows on War is an online exhibition featuring The University of Nottingham’s rare and unique collection of Soviet war posters from 1943-1945. Digitized high resolution posters are available to view using IIPImage and featuring explanatory image annotations as well as historical and artistic information.
- The Geological Survey of China and National Geological Museum in Beijing use IIPImage for their geological survey maps showing varous mineral deposit distributions throughout China.
- Alberti, a German art gallery and dealer, use IIPImage with dynamic watermarking to display their paintings, engravings and etchings in high resolution directly on their website.
- The San Giorgio Auction House use IIPImage for providing high resolution images of the items in their online auction catalogues.
- The VIPS image processing system can generate the Tiled Pyramidal TIFF images required for IIPImage and is designed to efficiently process the kinds of extremely large images we can handle.
- IIPZoom uses the OpenZoom flash ZUI SDK.
- An experimental module to integrate IIPImage into Drupal is now also available.
- The incredible Next Generation Blue Marble gigapixel image used for our demo is taken from the NASA Earth Observatory Team.
If you are using IIPImage on a public server, please get in touch, so that we can link to you!