Downloaded the new Photoshop CS3 beta. In addition to some wonderful new tools, one of the more interesting things for historians is the integration of Zoomify. Zoomify was dandy for large format media, such as maps, but using the stand-alone application was a bit of a hassle. Adobe has made the process much simpler and integrating large-format materials much easier.
Unfortunately, mounting the example on TypePad is not feasible. First, Typepad does not like .xml files, and Adobe's Zoom generates one. Second, TypePad does not allow FTPing files or folders, and Adobe's Zoom creates a large number of image files; loading them one by one is too tedious for words. So, you will have to go my main website to view the Hygeia Map. Finally, Adobe Zoom writes wretched code. It's easiest to open the page in your editor of choice and tidy up.
To experiment with the PS CS3 beta, you must have a current PS CS2 serial number. While I found a demonstration of Adobe's Zoom function at Macworld Video Blog, the folks at lynda.com have a comprehensive introduction to the new features of the program. The overview is free. By the by, lynda.com has some of the best tutorials for those who want to learn all sorts of applications. Unlike the Photoshop preview, the other tutorials are not free. But they are reasonably priced and highly recommended.