OpenSeadragon is a zoomable image viewer that will work with almost any kind of image including a IIIF image. It is also used in almost every IIIF viewer we are going to show you in this class.

OpenSeadragon also has a plethora of plugins which we will not be covering in this class. There is also a OpenSeadragon codepen which displays various configurations and the code to create them.

There are two sets of documents you will want to know in order to work with OpenSeadragon. which has everything from simple to complicated implementation docs for OpenSeadragon and the examples listed on the homepage which will provide different implementations for types of images, etc.


All you need for OpenSeadragon to work is a IIIF image(s). The example below is built to work with both a single image and multiple. Make sure your container has a width and height otherwise it will not render properly.

<div id="openseadragoncontainer" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;"></div>
<script src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    var viewer = OpenSeadragon({
        id: "openseadragoncontainer", //this id matches the container id
        prefixUrl: "",
        sequenceMode: true,
        tileSources: [


Place your images in OpenSeadragon. What are the limitations of this approach?

Last modified by dnoneill 2024-05-29 22:29:25
Created by dnoneill 2024-05-29 22:29:25

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