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A simple Django app to create deep zoom tiled images.

Project description


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Django-deepzoom is a drop-in Django app for the creation and use of Deep Zoom
tiled images. It handily integrates Daniel Gasienica's and Kapil Thangavelu's image generator and the OpenSeadragon deep zoom viewer into a set
of model classes and template tags which programmatically generate tiled images
and all JavaScript necessary for their instantiation into templates.

Detailed documentation is available on

:Author: David J Cox

:Contact: <>

:Version: 3.0.3

Let me know what you think of it...

What's New?

Django-deepzoom 3.0 involves major architectural changes so a major version bump is necessary. It introduces signal-based save, a new `DEFAULT_CREATE_DEEPZOOM_OPTION` setting, better file management, and decoupled file locations. It continues to be Python 2/3 compatible, Django 1.4+ compatible, and Pillow 1.7.8+ compatible.

Signal-based save: Save/update code has been completely removed from model save/delete methods and distributed amongst signal handler methods. This was done to improve inter-model coordination and to beter manage state transitions during field updates. Fields that could not be updated before, e.g. `UploadedImage.uploaded_image` now are handled in the expected way. If an entirely new image is uploaded to an existing `UploadedImage` subclass and is saved, the previous `uploaded_image` will be deleted, the previous associated deepzoom will be deleted, the new uploaded image saved to disk, and an entirely new deepzoom will be generated from the new image.

New `DEFAULT_CREATE_DEEPZOOM_OPTION` setting: The default value of the `create_deepzoom` field can be controlled globally by setting the `DEFAULT_CREATE_DEEPZOOM_OPTION` to `True` or `False`. New instances of a `UploadedImage` subclass will be set to always create a deepzoom or never to create a deepzoom.

Better file management: Instead of relying on the default Django file management policy of 'never delete/always save', instance saves, updates, and deletes now involve corresponding file behavior to keep the file system free from overflowing.

Decoupled file locations: File locations saved to instances are now computed and saved relative to `MEDIA_ROOT` instead of being absolute file paths.

Run tests
After django-deepzoom has been installed, you may want to sanity check it by
running tests, like this::

python test deepzoom --settings=deepzoom.test.test_settings

Some of the negative tests are intended to throw exceptions. The error text will display mixed in with the test results. THAT IS EXPECTED!

If the end result is **OK** then all tests have passed. Enjoy.

Quick start

1.) Install "django-deepzoom" like this::

pip install -U django-deepzoom

or, like this::

tar -xvf django-deepzoom-3.0.3.tar.gz
cd django-deepzoom-3.0.3
python install

2.) Add "deepzoom" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting. Django 1.7 introduced the
`AppConfig.ready()` entry point for app intialization which is needed for
the new signals design (in that version of Django). That means the
django-deepzoom app needs to be specified one way in Django 1.7+ and the
traditional way in previous Django versions.
In Django 1.7+ add the app like this::



However, in Django 1.6 and before, add the app the traditional way, like this::



3.) Add a logging configuration to your file, like this::

'version': 1,
'disable_existing_loggers': False,
'handlers': {
'file': {
'level': 'ERROR',
'class': 'logging.FileHandler',
'filename': 'deepzoom.exception.log',
'loggers': {
'deepzoom.models': {
'handlers': ['file'],
'level': 'ERROR',
'propagate': True,

4.) Sub-class the '`UploadedImage`' model class as your own (image-based) class,
something like this::


from deepzoom.models import DeepZoom, UploadedImage

class MyImage(UploadedImage):
Overrides UploadedImage base class.

5.) Import If using Django 1.6 or before, the signals module must
be imported after the model definitions have been parsed. This means the import statement must either be added to the end of the
file or in the app file. The former avoids breaking test
coverage, so may be preferable. Django 1.7+ does not require importing because that is handled by the `AppConfig.ready()` method.
Import the file, like this::


model definitions...

import deepzoom.signals

6.) Run `python syncdb` to create the django-deepzoom models.

7.) Add an appropriate URL to your Urlconf, something like this::


from deepzoom.views import deepzoom_view

urlpatterns = patterns('',

8.) Write a view that queries for a specific DeepZoom object and passes it to a
template, something like this::


from deepzoom.models import DeepZoom

def deepzoom_view(request, passed_slug=None):
_deepzoom_obj = DeepZoom.objects.get(slug=passed_slug)
except DeepZoom.DoesNotExist:
raise Http404
return render_to_response('deepzoom.html',
{'deepzoom_obj': _deepzoom_obj},

9.) In your template, create an empty div with a unique ID. Load the deepzoom
tags and pass the deepzoom object and deepzoom div ID to the template tag
inside a <script> block in the body like this::

(in e.g. deepzoom.html)

{% extends "base.html" %}

{% load deepzoom_tags %}

<div id="deepzoom_div"></div>

<script>{% deepzoom_js deepzoom_obj "deepzoom_div" %}</script>

10.) Run `python collectstatic` to collect your static files into STATIC_ROOT.

11.) Start the development server and visit `` to
upload an image to the associated model (you'll need the Admin app enabled).
Be sure to check the `Generate deep zoom?` checkbox for that image before
saving it.

12.) Navigate to the page containing the deep zoom image and either click/touch
it or click/touch the overlaid controls to zoom into and out of the tiled

`**Behold!** <>`_


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