Check out the IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) 
Image API:   You can use an image server that supports 
IIIF natively (e.g., Loris ) or a 
translation shim (e..g, with Djatoka).    There's client-side support in 
OpenSeadragon, IIPMooViewer, etc.


On 7/25/14, 11:36 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> Does anyone have a good solution to recommend for display of very large images on the web?  I'm thinking of something that supports pan and scan, as well as loading only certain tiles for the current view to avoid loading an entire giant image.
> A URL to more info to learn about things would be another way of answering this question, especially if it involves special server-side software.  I'm not sure where to begin. Googling around I can't find any clearly good solutions.
> Has anyone done this before and been happy with a solution?
> Thanks for any info!
> Jonathan


Michael Appleby
Software Engineering Manager
Yale Digital Collections Center
Yale University