When you want to see something far away with a little more clarity or you're having a hard time reading small letters right in front of you, you can point your iPhone's camera at the subject and "pinch" to zoom for a better look. But there's actually something built into iOS f ...more
While some mobile sites have built-in text-resizing tools, many do not. A lot of those that don't won't even let you pinch-to-zoom. That makes it difficult for people with low vision to read small fonts on their iPhones. In some cases, like with photo captions, even those with ...more
Zooming in and out within Instagram Stories is a good way to take your videos to the next level. Whatever a next level is. Sometimes I just run out of words to describe how fun using Instagram is, so for today, I got "next level," which means whatever you want it to mean. But ...more
Apple took great strides to enhance Accessibility features on iOS 7 for low-vision users, adding button shapes, dark colors, bold keyboard text, and more. With iOS 8, Apple looks to continue their run at making life easier for the optically impaired. Zoom, the built-in magnif ...more
Zooming is a great function on the iPhone, if you like that sort of thing. If you don't like the ease of zoom, or maybe you're zooming when you really don't intend to, there's a way to stop it. You don't need the zoom. So how to you get rid of the zoom feature? With 3 little f ...more
When the first version of iOS 7 was released, there was a wealth of awesome new features, but there was also a lot to complain about. The biggest issue by far was, and still is, how custom home and lock screen wallpapers work on iPads and iPhones. Previously, when you set a c ...more
Due to its enormously awesome size, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 usually takes two hands to maneuver through photos and texts, write emails, and get directions on the map. Even simple tasks like zooming in and out require a couple hands; one to hold the device and one to do the ...more
Fix the automatic zooming feature in iMovie with the techniques presented in this tutorial. When pictures and photographs are imported into iMovie for Mac, there is an automatic zoom applied to all the images. This tutorial from TheHowToMac shows how to stop this feature, as w ...more
Hack N Mod offers an incredibly simple cell phone camera mod that delivers striking results. All you need is a lens from an old DVD player and you can magnify your zoom by five times. "You’ll find the lens directly under the disk tray. If you’ve just upgraded to Blu-Ray, now ...more
Love taking photos with your smartphone, but don't have a zoom? This tutorial by Unitips will show you how to DIY one with a few simple parts. All you'll need is 1/4" bolts, washers, and wingnuts (two each), some sheet metal, and a pair of binoculars. Video: . The only difficu ...more
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The dolly zoom shot is also known as the Vertigo Effect in filming. It's that dizzying, slightly unstable camera effect you see in shows like "Glee" and sometimes "The Office." It creates audience confusion, thus forcing them to keep watching in interest. This type of shot is ...more
In this tutorial Bill Myers shows you how to use Pan & Crop to zoom into or add motion to photos in Sony Vegas Pro or Movie Studio.
This tutorial covers just the basics of using Pan & Zoom in Sony Vegas. One of the tricks covered is unchecking resampling to make zooms smoother.
Take a journey deep into the details of a human eye, all the way down to the atomic level. Understand this visually stunning wonderment.
Using GPU processing, Photoshop CS4 does things like never before. Colin Smith shows you the new viewing options available in Photoshop CS4. Smoothly zoom, pan and move around your image with complete freedom. Discover how to use the Flick-Pan and pixel grid tools in Photoshop ...more
This is a helpvids video that demonstrates how to use the pan and zoom features in the Pinnacle Studio. By clicking on the video camera icon above the time line, you will see the special effects options. First select the scene you would like to add the effect to. Then chose th ...more
The iPhone's pinch-to-zoom feature lets you easily enlarge photos to focus in on one particular area a little better, but after you've zoomed in to a certain degree, the image quickly snaps back and prevents you from zooming in any further. This is mostly meant to keep you fro ...more
With a 5-inch screen, it's possible that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be a bit large for our hands. While my grubby hands let me navigate the phone pretty easily, the same can't be said for everyone. A lot of us use two hands to type on the phone, play games, and perform tap or s ...more
Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, ...more
Incredible. There's a type of sand (found only on the small Okinawan island of Iriomote) in which each grain resembles a tiny star. And I never would have known, if it hadn't been for blogger Jason Kottke's pal Mouser. Mouser collects sand from all around the world, and then d ...more
Pinch-to-zoom has been a well-known feature in Google Maps, but one-finger zoom has always been a more practical way of navigating, especially for those of us using our phones with one hand. It was simple. Double-tap anywhere, then swipe up to zoom in, and down to zoom out. U ...more
While you could zoom in and out in Apple Maps before using finger gestures, iOS 11 just made it easier to do so using only one hand. It may not be the biggest feature in the world, but sometimes it's the littlest of things that can really make the iPhone experience better. Be ...more
Aperture's zoom tool makes it easy to view and edit your images up close and in great detail.
Learn how to use Boris Continuum Complete's Pan and Zoom filter in Final Cut Pro for easy, documentary-style animation! BCC Pan and Zoom filter will allow you to create Ken Burns style effects on still images in Final Cut Pro. The BCC plug-in is available for other motion grap ...more
Learn how to take advantage of Adobe Photoshop CS5's much undervalued Scrubby Zoom tool with this video tutorial. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the unique fea ...more
This square dance video teaches the following square dance calls on the mainstream list: Circulates (Ends, Centers, Couples, All 8), Ferris Wheel, Zoom.
Google launched the Pixel 2 XL with a unique pinch-to-zoom feature in the YouTube app. The feature is pretty basic, allowing users to expand the video to full-screen on devices with 18:9 aspect ratios with a simple pinch gesture. Considering its simplicity, it was strange that ...more
Using nodes, this Blender tutorial will show you how to pan (more the camera side to side) and zoom in/out on a portion of an image. In fact, you can make a web video out of a static HD image, as if you had a video camera while you were there! Whether you're new to the Blender ...more
How To : Can't Spare Two Fingers? Use This Secret Trick for Smooth Zooming in Google Maps with One Finger
Every single year technology companies have a little bit of fun on April Fool's Day by releasing absurd, yet almost believable stories of some new product or feature. Yesterday, Google publicized the release of Google Nose—a new project in beta—that supposedly allowed users to ...more
Convert a Zoom h2 into a 4 track field recorder which cane record from 4 channels on a computer audio interface. You will need four 10 Kohm resistors, four 100 ohm resistors, two double pole switches, four RCA chassis parts, some wire, small screwdrivers, a wire cutter, a sold ...more
Mike from the SubStream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding a few in-camera trick shots, specifically... the dolly zoom. Learn how to do the dolly zoom in-camera effect shot. This is something every director, cinematographer, or filmmaker should know if they're interested i ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to use the zoom tools within an Audacity session. Whether you're new to the Audacity DAW (digital audio workstation) or are simply looking to pick up a few new and useful tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For ...more
Wax 2.0 is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. In this Wax 2.0 tutorial you will learn how to use the Quick 3D portion of the program, including how to zoom, crop and move.
How many times, when running Mac OS X, have you had a lengthy Word Document or Excel spreadsheet that you needed to zoom in and out of quickly and efficiently? In this video tutorial, you'll learn a handy shortcut doing just that in Microsoft Office. For more, watch this video ...more
Lens Launcher was one of the winners of 2106's Android Experiments I/O Challenge a few months ago, and with good reason—it gives us a new way to browse for apps on our Android phones. It's slightly reminiscent of how the Apple Watch does it, but even better. Don't Miss: Use C ...more
This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to manually adjust the zoom position on the Nikon SB-900 with the diffuse dome attached. This is called the dome trick. It is not documented in the SB-900 user’s manual. The manual states when the diffuse dome is a ...more
This atomic zoom takes you deep into the eye of a fruit fly. Understand this visually stunning wonderment.
Zoom burst photography is an effect that makes it look like you're moving towards the subject. Traditionally, it's done with a zoom lens and an open shutter, but like most other effects, it can also be done in Photoshop. To create this effect, you will need to use a few layer ...more
The Camera Mapper plugin for Adobe After Effects shows you how to create a realistic zoom, where objects in the foreground move faster than objects in the background. Set up a realistic parallax and sell your shot by using Camera Mapper.
There are a bunch of different things that you can do with Apple's newest must have gadget, the iPad. Aside from being able to read books and play some pretty awesome games, there are a bunch of different things that can be done with an iPad that you can do with. In this video ...more
Bored of using complicated keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and zoom out of web pages? This simple, yet useful Firefox extension (QuickPageZoom 1.6.2) adds two icons to the status bar and two context menu items that enable quick access to the Full Page Zoom feature (Page Zoom In ...more
Check out this quick tip video from Screencast Profits... see how to remove the Camtasia pan and zoom "green square". That pesky green rectangle will show up when you use the pan and scan option, so be prepared to get rid of it with this Camtasia tutorial.
Mike from thesubstream's "Film Lab" have some tips regarding a few in-camera trick shots, specifically... the dolly zoom. Learn how to do the dolly zoom in-camera effect shot. This is something every director, cinematographer, or filmmaker should know if they're interest ...more
In this quick Blender 2.5 video tip, you'll see how, by changing a couple settings in the User Preferences menu, you can dramatically increase the accuracy and ease of manipulating your object in the viewport. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling ...more
For anyone who has ever used a microphone, trying to record something during a windy day can be a bit of a pain. Of course we can eliminate most of the interference with a simple wind screen that can be purchased at the store, but many times they can be a bit pricey. Well, in ...more
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This tutorial goes over everything you need to know about panning/cropping, also known as easing and zooming, in Sony Vegas 7. Rate, Comment, and Subscribe!
Zooming in on your BlackBerry phone could be kind of tricky, especially if you're new to your BlackBerry device. Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how to zoom in and out on a Blackberry device when browsing the web. Daniel: "Good afternoon. My name is Da ...more
Take a journey into a louse, a tiny bug clinging to a human hair. Explore the inner workings of this nasty beast. Understand this fascinating wonderment!
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to zoom in on the Windows screen. Users will need to download the program tool, Zoom It. The tool allows users to enlarge a section of the screen. It also has other features such as a timer, draw or annotate on screen and allows the us ...more
Filmmakers beware... or more importantly, cinematographers beware... boring setups and unpleasing camera tricks can ruin a movie. Check out this helpful video tip from Focal Point Technologies on how to use zoom and dolly effects in your film. Whether you're a cinematographer ...more
This interactive Kodak digital camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the Kodak EasyShare C340 Zoom digital camera. If you just purchased a Kodak EasyShare C340 Zoom digital camera, take this instructional tour and learn how t ...more
So, I managed to take some pics last night of the supermoon. I was dropping someone off at LAX right around perigee, so all of the images I took off the side of the road were horrible, since there were tall buildings everywhere and nothing but street and parking lot lights blo ...more
Learn how to use the pinch-to-zoom function on the Motorola Droid. Using Picsay, the Multi-touch allows you to easily zoom and manipulate the screen.
Did you know that you can zoom in on your Mac laptop just as easily as you can on the iPhone? All you need is your fingers, your mouse and to activate the zoom function on your computer. Check it out! You Will Need * Mac Step 1: Open System Preferences Go to System Preference ...more
This interactive Kodak digital camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the Kodak EasyShare C875 Zoom digital camera. If you just purchased a Kodak EasyShare C875 Zoom digital camera, take this instructional tour and learn how t ...more
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Interested in creating a zoom blur effect in Motion 3? See how it's done with this free video software guide. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or simply wish to get better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find ...more