In Mac or Linux there is a facility that immediately zooms the screen, on just pressing CTRL/Command and moving the mouse wheel (on the Mac). Sometimes you may have to do a Zoom for a presentation, or simply want to approach the detail of certain image, and Windows , unless we turn on the magnifier, is impossible, which practically gives a small “horizontal window” to see the zoomed portion.
ZoomIt is a small portable application that aims to correct these deficiencies, and more. Simply run the application, press CTRL-4, and we approach our desktop. With CTRL-1, we bring a certain section of the screen, where our mouse becomes a kind of pencil, which will allow us to draw on the desktop (great for presentations). Pressing “t” will leave us typing.
The application is very light (129 KBs, including versions for Windows 32 and 64 bit), need not be installed, and like all applications to SysInternals, works very well.
See a screenshot while running Live Zoom in Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit:
Developer Mark Russinovich says:
ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations. ZoomIt runs unobtrusively in the tray and activates with customizable hotkeys to zoom in on an area of the screen, move around while zoomed, and draw on the zoomed image. I wrote ZoomIt to fit my specific needs and use it in all my presentations.
ZoomIt works on all versions of Windows and you can use pen input for ZoomIt drawing on tablet PCs.