National Gallery Sharing and Presenting Information
The National Gallery has involved with a number of projects or the years examining processes to store and disseminate cultural heritage related information. This page presents details and links to a few example systems hosted by the National Gallery.
IIPImage is an Open Source light-weight streaming client-server system for the web-based viewing and zooming of ultra high-resolution images. It is designed to be bandwidth and memory efficient and usable even over a slow internet connection. The system can handle both 8 and 16 bit images, CIELAB colorimetric images and scientific imagery such as multispectral images.
|An IIPImage based system that displays the entire collection, at full resolution, all at the same time has been created has been created and can be found here. This example displays the possibility of displaying multiple image together in one client|
|The Raphael Research Resource, funded by the Museums and Art Conservation section of the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it is a prototype system desinged to store and display a wide range of museum related information and makes extensive use of IIPImage.|
|This page has been set up to provide examples of some of the web based image processing applications that are being investigated in the scientific department of the National Gallery, London.|