Converting a large format image HDView and Silverlight with a batch and HDMake.

HDV.exe <input> [quality] [viewer] [output]
  input   : an image tif, jpg, png, wdp or bmp
  quality : 0..1 (default=0.9)
  viewer  : 0=hdview, 1=deepzoom, 2=dual (default=2)
  output  : jpg, png, wdp (only hdview) (default=jpg)

To convert the image type :
HDV.exe "C:\Temp\Paris_Night.jpg" "0.85" "2" "jpg"

To open the web page with HDView type :
"%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

To open the web page with Silverlight type :
"%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

HDV.exe v1.1 (21.5 KB)

Sources :
HDV.bat v1.1 (2.8 KB) - (View in HTML)

CC0 CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)
Public Domain Dedication

Screen capture
Conversion from the command line :
Command line

Result in Internet Explorer 8.0 with HDview :
HDView result

Example online
Paris Night : HDView - Silverlight
Source : WikiMedia (Author photo : Benh LIEU SONG; Full = 5813 x 1938 pixels; size = 5.37 MB)

Paris 26 Gigapixels : HDView - Flash
Dive into the 26 billion pixels of the world's largest image. Visit Paris like never before!

Microsoft links
HDMake documentation
HDMake (32 bit) - (64 bit)
Plugin HD View
Plugin Silverlight
Image Composite Editor