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       IIPSRV - IIPImage Internet Imaging Server


       IIPImage  is  an  advanced high-performance feature-rich imaging server
       system for web-based  streamed  viewing  and  zooming  of  ultra  high-
       resolution  images.  It  is designed to be fast and bandwidth-efficient
       with low processor and memory requirements. The system can  comfortably
       handle gigapixel size images as well as advanced image features such as
       both 8 and 16 bit depths, CIELAB  colorimetric  images  and  scientific
       imagery such as multispectral images.


       The  iipsrv.fcgi  binary  can  be run as a standalone program or can be
       automatically  started  via  a  web  server.  This   package   includes
       configuration files for both Apache and Lighttpd that are automatically
       installed and configured if either of these are installed.   See  FILES
       bellow for details.


       The iipsrv.fcgi binary is installed in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi

       If you have Apache installed, make sure you have mod_fastcgi installed.
       The   iipsrv   configuration   file   is   automatically   placed    in

       For  Lighttpd,  the  configuration  file  is  automatically  placed  in

       You can edit the parameters in these configuration files.  See  OPTIONS
       bellow  for  more  details. If you modify any parameters, make sure you
       restart your web server for them to take effect.


       iipsrv will be automatically started by both Apache  and  Lighttpd.  If
       you  wish  to  run as a standalone program, use the following syntax to
       bind to a particular port:

       % /usr/lib/cgi-bin/iipsrv.fcgi --bind localhost:9000

       You will then need to configure your webserver on the same  machine  or
       another  to point to this ip address and port.  Use this method for use
       with Nginx or Java Application Servers such as Tomcat, JBoss or Jetty


       There are several parameters that can be supplied to iipsrv.fcgi

              The log file the module will (attempt) to write to. If no  value
              is  given,  no log will be written. Make sure the server process
              has write access to this directory. Paths with  spaces  in  them
              may not work correctly.

              The  level of logging. 0 means no logging, 1 is minimal logging,
              2 lots of debugging stuff and 3 even more debugging stuff and  4
              a  very  large amount indeed. Logging is only enabled if LOGFILE
              has also been defined.

              The default JPEG quality factor for compression when the  client
              does  not  specify  one.  The value should be between 1 (highest
              level of compression)  and  100  (highest  image  quality).  The
              default is 75.

              Max image cache size to be held in RAM in MB. This is a cache of
              the compressed JPEG image tiles requested  by  the  client.  The
              default is 5MB.

              This  is  a  prefix  automatically  added  by  the server to the
              beginning of each file system  path.  This  can  be  useful  for
              security reasons to limit access to certain sub-directories. For
              example, with a prefix of "/home/images/" set on the  server,  a
              request  by  a  client  for  "image.tif"  will point to the path
              "/home/images/image.tif".  Any reverse directory path  component
              such as ../ is also filtered out. No default value.

              The  maximum  permitted  image  pixel  size  returned by the CVT
              command in conjunction with WID or HEI or RGN.  The  default  is
              5000. This prevents huge requests from overloading the server

       LAYERS The  number  of  quality layers to decode for image that support
              progressive quality encoding,  such  as  JPEG2000.  Ignored  for
              other file formats. The default is 1.

              TIFF image to use as watermark file. This image should be not be
              bigger the tile size used for TIFF tiling. If  bigger,  it  will
              simply  be  cropped  to the tile size. If smaller, the watermark
              will be positioned randomly  within  the  available  space.  The
              image can be either colour or grayscale.

              The  probability  that  a  particilar tile will have a watermark
              applied to it. 0 means never, 1 means always.

              The opacity (between 0 and 1) applied to the watermark image.

              A comma-delimitted list of memcached servers with optional  port
              numbers. For example: localhost,,

              Time  in  seconds  that  cache  remains  fresh. Default is 86400
              seconds (24 hours).

              Pattern that  follows  the  name  stem  for  a  panoramic  image
              sequence.    eg:   "_pyr_"  for  FZ1_pyr_000_090.tif.   In  this
              example, just supply FZ1 to the FIF command. The "000" indicates
              the  vertical  angle  and  "090"  the  horizontal.  This is only
              relevant to 3D image sequences. The default is "_pyr_".


       The image paths given to the  server  via  the  FIF  variable  must  be
       absolute paths on the server machine (eg. FIF=/images/test.tif) and not
       paths relative to the web server document  root  location.   Images  do
       not,  therefore,  need  to be directly accessible by the client via the
       web server. Make sure the server process owner is able  to  access  and
       read the images!


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       Ruven Pillay <>