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Author Topic: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?  (Read 3022 times)

Curt

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any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« on: May 29, 2015, 03:48:43 AM »
It has been a mystery to me since long ago: Everybody likes when screenshots include the magnifying glass zoom effect, it is good looking and makes things easier to understand - and yet the feature is not available in any screnshot application for Windows! How can this be? Or do you know one, please? Not even mouser's Screenshot Captor seems to offer this feature!

You are of course already aware, that I am not talking about any magnifying, crosshair selection tool, or magnifying areas in general. And I am not searching for something to be operated with two spreading fingers on the microscopic monitor on a tiny smart phone either, but a program for my desk/lap-top. I am not asking how to magnify, but what application can EASILY create a screenshot like this:

text-in-magnifying-glass.jpg


Please don't tell me about various manuals for doing it myself; I want my screenshot capture program to easily do it for me!!

I am not looking for this GIMP style:

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-besides looking wrong, it takes half an eternity to create.

No, this is the kind of result I am looking for:

Magnifying-Glass-Old-l.jpg

Does such a feature exist in any screenshot capture application for Windows? Please, surprise me!  :tellme:
« Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 05:05:53 PM by Curt »

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 04:48:51 PM »
http://www.screenpresso.com/

-thank you, tonifelfe - and welcome to our forum :-)

The screenpresso magnifier glass is fine! Different from what I want, but fine. Well, at €30 / $30 it has to be.


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« Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 04:56:49 PM by Curt »

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 04:51:29 PM »
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No, this is the kind of result I am looking for:

Magnifying-Glass-Old-l.jpg

This example is done with a clipart object of a magnifying glass, with a text overlay. It can only be used to "magnify" text.

You could easily accomplish the same effect in Screenshot Captor, if you had the right magnifying glass clipart.

Here is the same effect done in SC:

Screenshot - 5_29_2015 , 5_40_07 PM.png

You can get this clipart object from here: http://www.iconarchi...-soft/Look-icon.html

Put a copy in your MyClipart folder and it will be available to use the next time you run SC.

If you don't like how it looks with this one, you are free to find a better one to use, that will give you the effect you are going for.

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 05:21:05 PM »
Thanks, April.
it takes a little rehearsal ;-)

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 05:33:45 PM »
It would probably look better with a different font, one that looks a bit bolder and clearer. I used Arial 21 bold in my example.

Place the text object over the original text and size the font how you like. Then add the magnifying glass clipart, sizing it to cover your text object. Then use the keyboard shortcut of Alt - to drop it below your text.

Screenshot - 5_29_2015 , 6_35_36 PM.png
« Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 05:41:30 PM by app103, Reason: added example image »

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 08:05:35 PM »
i need to add this feature to Screenshot Captor.

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 03:00:21 AM »
i need to add this feature to Screenshot Captor.

I feel as if you took the words right out of my mouth! I promise, if you include this feature, mouser, I will purchase a license for your program...   
yes, I was trying to be funny!  :-[


Personally, I like the idea of a see-through magnifying glass better than the solid type; it makes you see more of what's important: I think the above versions all are hiding too much of the surrounding areas.

see-through:

(click to enlarge to 630 pixels)
630-Man-see-through-magnifying-glass.jpgany screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?

« Last Edit: May 30, 2015, 03:34:45 AM by Curt, Reason: plural »

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2015, 04:15:15 AM »
Well, that might be the most work: allow a selection of loupe-shapes to be used, round, rectangle, transparent, left or right side handle, resizable (oops  :-[ that might even discourage mouser to actually implement it, could be refined in a later release ofcourse :up:)

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Re: any screenshot app w magnifying glass zoom effect?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 12:38:48 PM »
I realize this feature easily could become a different project:
- a one feature only photo editor!?