Hi! There is a magnifier built into Windows to help you see things larger on your screen. It’s part of the operating system’s accessibility features and can be useful if you need a quick way to more closely examine something on screen.
The accessibility features in Windows are pretty amazing, allowing users with disabilities to use the computer. The magnifier is meant to provide basic assistance for those with impaired vision. Those of us blessed with good eyesight can use the magnifier to zoom in on documents and graphics and to check things out closer.
To get to the magnifier, click the Start button, select All Programs, then Accessories, and Accessibility. Click on the Magnifier and you’ll see the dialog box below:
The screen will split with your regular desktop on the bottom and the magnified section on the top. Whatever you have opened on the bottom will be enlarged on the top. By default, the mouse and cursor stay in sync on the bottom and top of the window.
So if you have a photo opened on you pc, you can start the magnifier and zoom right in to see the detail. No need to open a photo management program — windows can help you directly!
Give it a try…open the magnifier now to check it out and file it in the back of your mind so you can grab it when you need to look at something close up.
Pretty cool, eh?