Microsoft Paint is the default drawing and image editing tool in Windows 7 and, despite its’ basic appearance, is actually capable of some pretty impressive actions. However, you may think that Paint is limited in its’ functionality based upon the default view that is available when you first begin using the program. But if you want to zoom in on detail in an existing image, or if you want to be able to make very specific, detailed edits to an image that you are viewing or creating, you can use the Zoom tool to accomplish your tasks.
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Using Microsoft Paint’s Zoom Tool
The zooming option in Microsoft Paint can be used to either zoom in or out on an image, and can be done with the click of a button. However, some people do not realize that this tool is available because it is not visible on the default Paint screen. Paint uses the same ribbon navigation structure as Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007, which can be a little confusing if you have never seen it before. So continue reading below to learn how to find and use the Zoom options.
Step 1: Launch Microsoft Paint. To learn about a fast way to start the Paint program, read this article on using the search function to launch programs.
Step 2: Click the Paint tab at the top-left corner of the window, click Open, then double-click the picture file that you want to work with in Paint.
Step 3: Click the View tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Zoom In button in the Zoom section at the top of the window if you want to zoom in on your image, or click the Zoom Out button if you want to see less detail of the image. You can also click the 100% button if you want to return to the full view of the image.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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