What is the new "Magnify Tool" and what's new about it?

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I'm considering upgrading and was looking at the feature comparison table found here:
https://www.techsmith.com/snagit-compare-versions.html

And it mentions a new "Magnify Tool", but I have no idea what that is or what it does. 

Anyone have any idea???
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seb lt

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,
That tool is pretty nifty. It allows you to magnify certain areas of the screen.

I used it on some of the Camtasia help center images. Usually those little controls in corners are so small, it's hard to see them.

In this instance, I just magnified the corner and it shows what those are!



And here I magnified your icon in your post:



I hope this helps!
Kelly
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Hi Mary, I agree, I love Snagit!

Since you mentioned poor eyesight, I wanted to make sure you were aware of a built in feature on your mac that lets you easily magnify the whole screen:

As shown above, this is in System Preferences for your mac, then under Accessibility, and then under Zoom - you can see I have mine set to Zoom when I scroll my mouse while also holding down the control key.  

- Jack
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Mary Wilken-Myers

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Hey Jack, I appreciate you pointing that out, but I'm a PC user...
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Mary Wilken-Myers

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Guessing Windows, won't allow me to do this, lol
they seem to only assist with viewing stuff in "high contrast". which doesn't seem to do a whole lot for me, lol
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Windows actually does have a zoom function but I've always found it difficult to use. 

There is a free tool written by a guy that now works for microsoft called "zoomIt". The tool was originally written for zooming during a presentation, but would likely help those with less than ideal vision. I've used this tool and personally think it's easier than the Windows "Ease of access" options

You can download the free zoomit tool directly from Microsoft here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/zoomit.aspx
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Mary Wilken-Myers

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Hey Jack, thank you a lot, this is really helpful! I really appreciate it!