NeptuneLabs FSI Pages Add-on presents a collection of images or pages of a
PDF document like a printed booklet. The realistic page turning effect, the
automatically generated page index and the proven interactive zoom
functionality of FSI Viewer offers a fascinating way to publish catalogs
and image collections on-line.
With FSI Pages only a single high resolution source image per page is
required. Time consuming image publishing gets obsolete. With FSI Server
you can choose an image folder and publish
zoomable on-line booklets with just a few clicks.
You can even use different booklet sizes and different page layouts without
changing a single image.
In combination with FSI Server, FSI Pages most likely offers the
fastest and easiest way to publish virtual catalogs and image collections
Based on the contents of a directory you can publish a
booklet including zoom functionality and page index within seconds and with
only a few clicks.
In detail only the following steps are required:
At the same time FSI Pages offers a wide range of customization options and
the possibility to dynamically publish booklets from serverside script.
- Log in to FSI Server web interface and select a directory (or search for images)
- Click "Publish to Web => Publish as FSI Pages"
- Choose a preset (e.g. "Catalog" or "Photo Album") and select the desired options
- Copy and paste the HTML code to your web site
FSI Pages can be used in any size and even with different levels of image
compression or sharpening - just by editing the HTML code.
Due to single source
imaging there is no need for image editing or any other kind of
pre-processing. Removing pages from the booklet is as easy as deleting the
corresponding image in the imaging servers directory. You can even replace
the entire content of a booklet simply by replacing the images in a directory.
Converting PDF documents into multiple high resultion source image can
easily be accomplished using well known software like Adobe® Acrobat®
or Adobe® Photoshop®.
Additionally we offer a Java based conversion software that ships with FSI
pages. This software is capable of automatically extracting links in PDF
documents and converting them into the format required for FSI Pages.
FSI Pages Add-on provides a large number of possibilities to customize the
layout and appearence to perfectly match the design of your website and to
add custom functionality. Many aspects like the layout, page numbers and
showing and hiding parts of the interface can be modified using
parameters. The design of the user interface can be customized with FSI Skins.
FSI Pages ships with three standard skins - a black, a silver and a plain
white skin, all matching the corresponding
FSI Viewer skins. Additional
skins with custom design and functionality are available on demand.
The design of the pages can additionally be modified using overlays. For
example you might create a photo album with FSI Pages using a page overlay
that adds photo corners, a bevel around the image and text below the
Of course FSI Pages provides interactive zoom with
FSI Viewer with no extra work.
FSI Pages is entirely based on Adobe® Flash® Player. The
Flash® Player is by far the most popular browser plug-in with a
penetration of more than 99% of all internet users (source: Adobe). The default setup of the most popular browsers
already contains the Flash® Player.
All plug-ins and skins available for FSI Viewer are 100% compatible to FSI
Integrating FSI Pages into web pages is as easy as integrating a standard
Flash® program into a HTML page. You only need to add a short HTML code. This
is why FSI Pages is compatible to almost every content management system
currently available. Additionally using databases and server-side scripts
to manage huge amounts of images with FSI Pages is very easy.
- All browsers supporting Adobe® Flash® Player version 6 or above
(this is more than 99% of all internet users)
FSI Pages has been developed to offer fast and intuitive access to the
pages presented. Even when presenting 1,000 images and more FSI Pages is
ready for use within seconds as the image data is loaded dynamically. This
way the interface is always responsive - even when zooming into a page or
while loading additional data.
The interface is self-explaining and the page index offers quick access to
all pages of a booklet including a preview of all pages.
When viewing a page the user can zoom, pan and rotate a page interactivley
by using the mouse directly on the image. The optional navigator window of
FSI Viewer provides an overview and displays the image section currently
viewed. Like the FSI Pages interface FSI Viewer provides tool tips for each
interface element and enables even inexperienced users to unfold the
functionality of FSI Pages within seconds.
- Realistic page turn effect
- Interactive drag & drop page turning
- Dynamic loading of page content
- Support for automatically generated image collections from Imaging Servers based on directories or search queries
- Customizable via XML-configuration files or HTML parameters
- Automatically generated page index including preview
- Custom skins available
- Interactive zoom of page content with FSI Viewer
- Support for virtual 3D presentations with FSI Viewer
FSI Pages has been designed for use with different user interface
languages. Languages packs can be included at runtime just like FSI
plug-ins. Currently FSI Pages ships with the listed languages.
Additional languages are available on demand.
FSI Pages is highly scalable in many ways. You can present thousands of
images in a single booklet while each image may have a resolution of 20,000
by 20,000 pixel and more. This way you can present high resolution booklets
which otherwise would require a download of several hundred megabytes.
This allows using FSI Pages with large image collections or large catalogs
even in high load environments. For high load environments the new
NeptuneLabs FSI Cache Application is recommended to improve server response
As FSI Pages loads images and page data dynamically on demand, FSI Pages
may contain thousands of pages without increasing the startup time