Zoom.it-powered Lightbox — an infinitely better experience for hi-res images.
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Zoom.it Lightbox
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FIXME: This library relied on Zoom.it exposing its viewer JS.
Zoom.it is now ZoomHub, and it now uses OpenSeadragon:

- http://zoomhub.net/
- https://openseadragon.github.io/

So this library needs to be updated to use OpenSeadragon.
This library is currently broken until that happens.

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Zoom.it Lightbox is a Lightbox variant powered by Zoom.it.
This makes it perfect for high-resolution images.

Before proceeding, it helps to know what Lightbox and Zoom.it are:
- http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/
- http://zoom.it/

The easiest way to understand it is to see it in action:
- http://aseemk.github.com/zoomit-lightbox/test/gallery.html

Compare this with the standard Lightbox2 on the same images:
- http://aseemk.github.com/zoomit-lightbox/test/gallery-lightbox2.html

Or with Lightbox+, the best existing variant I could find for hi-res images:
- http://aseemk.github.com/zoomit-lightbox/test/gallery-lightboxplus.html
- http://serennz.sakura.ne.jp/toybox/lightbox/

The key differences are:
- Zoom.it Lightbox streams images instantly, regardless of size.
- Zoom.it Lightbox gives a fluid viewer for zooming into those images.

This is an initial commit from the stable state I reached in Nov 2010.
I hope to continue improving it based on your feedback.

Let me know if you use this and how you like it!

Aseem Kishore
- https://github.com/aseemk