It provides an automatic service capable of transforming any media file uploaded by ARIADNE Archives Managers into a format that will allow easy and efficient access and remote visualization on the web. Three types of visual media are supported:
- high-resolution images,
- RTI (Reflection Transformation Images, i.e. dynamically re-lightable images),
- high-resolution 3D models.
These types of media are not easy to show on the Web, because their visualization may require downloading the entire file as well as the use of dedicated software. Moreover, the owner of high quality data may not wish to permit visitors to freely download their files in order to protect copyright of the data.
Detailed information is provided for all three media types, with a description of how the service works and technical requirements such as the type of file formats the service will work with. Several examples are provided for each category that end users can browse.In order to upload data files, a simple web form requires users to provide some basic information about the media they are uploading.