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« on: September 13, 2009, 10:23 AM »

I stumbled across this trick. It's new to me, although others may have realized it for a long time.

It works on Webshots, Photobucket, and Flickr in both Safari and Firefox on the Mac.

If you increase the text size of the browser, the photo seems to get larger without degrading in quality. So, depending on the size of your monitor, you can view a much larger picture without having to go to Full Size. If you can still get to the Next button, you can cruise through an album quickly, much more quickly than using slideshow, and the quality is much better. All, while viewing a larger picture.

Then, when you're done, just reduce the text size back to whatever you wish for your normal surfing of the www.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009, 06:09 PM »

Good to know...
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 12:17 PM »

In IE I just hold the Ctrl button and use the scroll wheel to zoom in or out, then pan or scroll as needed to see the enlarged area I'm interested in. Alternately the Ctrl key and the + or - key also zooms. Third choice, at the bottom right unless you've hid the status bar, there's a zoom feature, click it & choose from the presets. It's also easiest to just click there to return to 100% (it'll now be showing you zoom level) when done rather then dink around with those other keystrokes to immediately return to normal viewing.

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 02:34 PM »

Opera browser also makes it easy to zoom the whole page, text and images, and keep it zoomed. Since Opera v. 10 came out, I've switched back from Firefox. Happy so far. Opera's widgets don't allow nearly as much customization as Firefox's add-ons, but Opera's built-in features are great, and either duplicate my fave Firefox add-ons, or do much better!
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 04:08 PM »

I think the image zoom was introduced in Firefox 3.0. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 05:43 PM »

John,

I don't think that feature has been around all that long.  Like steve said, firefox was at about 3.0.

On your mac you can zoom anything at any time by holding down control and scrolling
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 06:11 PM »

I've used it for text but not for pics.

I think the image zoom was introduced in Firefox 3.0. 
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