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Using the IIIF Mirador viewer

The Mirador viewer lets you view, zoom, and compare digital images – it is especially useful for examining archival materials like books and manuscripts that cannot be handled heavily, like the Class of 1982 Sequentiary.

By default, the viewer shows you one page at a time with a scrollable list of all the pages in the book below the current image, like this:

Mirador features

On the left and right are arrow buttons to page backward and forward through a multi-image object.

In the bottom right corner are options zooming in and out; panning up, down, right, left or returning the image to the initial view.

In the center above the scrollable list of pages is a toggle to hide and show it.

In the upper left is a menu for temporarily manipulating the current image (rotate, brightness, contrast, grayscale, invert). Also in the upper left is a menu for annotations – annotations are not currently enabled by default.

In upper left of the white toolbar across the top of the viewer, there is a menu for adding additional viewer slots to compare two (or more) images side-by-side. If there is more than one slot shown, there is a close button in the upper left for each slot. Also in the upper left toolbar is a button to show or hide the index panel.

In the upper right of the white toolbar across the top of the viewer, there are 3 options: a menu for changing displayed view, a button for viewing the object metadata, and a button for toggling full-screen. The view menu lets you change between a view of a single page, a book view which shows a two-image spread, a large scrollable list of all images, and a grid of thumbnails.

Want more? View the technical documentation for the Mirador viewer.