StoryMap for Images

You can use StoryMap to tell stories about photography or art, or to show a journey on a historic map. Learn more below the example.

How do I make one?

To begin, you need a large image. It doesn't actually need to be a gigapixel image, but images you take with your phone won't be big enough to be interesting. You need to know the image width and height in pixels as part of starting a gigapixel StoryMap.

Once you have a large image, you need to export it as tiles. Windows and Mac users can use the Zoomify Express app. Or, if you have Photoshop, you can use its "Zoomify" export feature. (show me how) More technically-minded users can use command-line tools such as ZoomifyImage or VIPS.

When you have your image tiles, you need to put them on a web server. If you don't have a webserver, you can use Google Drive or Dropbox. You need the base url for your exported image tiles when you start making your gigapixel StoryMap. (show me how)

When you've got your image tiles up on a server, go to make a new StoryMap and choose the "gigapixel" button. (). Give your new project a name and enter the base url and image width and height mentioned above, and you're ready to tell your gigapixel story.