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It is sad to me that converting to PDF for viewing off the Web seems like the answer. Isnít there a tiling viewer (like Leaflet) that could be used to render jpeg derivatives of the original tif files in Omeka? 

For an example of using Leaflet (usually used for working with maps) in this way checkout NYTimes Machine Beta:

    http://apps.beta620.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1969/07/20/issue.html

//Ed

On Nov 8, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We are in the process of migrating our digital collections from CONTENTdm
> to Omeka and are trying to figure out what to do about the compound objects
> -- the vast majority of which are digitized books.
> 
> The source files are actually hi res tiffs but since ginormous objects
> broken into hundreds of pieces (each of which can be well over 100MB in
> size) aren't exactly friendly to use, we'd like to stitch them into
> individual pdf's that can be viewed more conveniently
> 
> My game plan is to simply have a script pull the files down as jpegs which
> can be fed to imagemagick which can theoretically do everything I need.
> However, I've never actually done anything like this before, so I wanted to
> see if there's a method that people have used for combining lots of images
> into pdfs that works particularly well. Thanks,
> 
> kyle