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Image Zoom v1.0
Quick cropping and resizing of images
Rating: 3 (Quickly thrown together for a friend)
Project Time: 7/23/2006-7/23/2006: 2*
Languages: VB.NET
Requirements: .NET Runtimes
Downloads: Binary Source (See any updates below for prior versions)
Sections: Information, Content, Concepts, Notes, Updates, Comments
Intuitive interface to zoom in on sections of an image while maintaining aspect ratios

I made this for a friend (reidscones) for a community (4chan/b) that has some sort of obsession with zooming in on things... I’m not really sure. Anyways, here’s most of the readme/tutorial he put together for it (I left out some unimportant parts).

I didn’t worry about cleaning up the code or adding the about window on this one.

Dakusan’s /b/ ImageZoom ReadMe

How many times have you wanted to highlight ... by making an imagezoom, but decided against it due to the time it takes to zoom/screenshot/etc in paint/photoshop/whatever? Ever wish you had a tool specifically for this purpose, but never cared enough to make it yourself?
Well thanks to Dakusan’s /b/ ImageZoom, you can quickly and easily perform this time-consuming task with speed and efficiency!

Why this program owns:
  • It’s open-sauce
  • As far as we know, it’s the only program that does this
  • ¯\(º_o)/¯

Step 1

Run the program. It immediately takes a screenshot when the program first opens. Placing an item in the start menu would be a good idea so that the only thing the screencap catches is the browser window.
Image Zoom Screencap 1

Step 2

Immediately click & drag a box. The size of the box will be the size of every image that is puts out.
Image Zoom Screencap 2
Select a second box. This is where it will be centered (don’t worry, you can move it).
Image Zoom Screencap 2

Step 3

Now you have your area selected. Hold down click and drag it around to move the area to where you want it.
Image Zoom Screencap 3

Step 4

Hold down right click & move your mouse up and down to zoom in and out.
Image Zoom Screencap 4
Press enter to output the capture. By default it will put the file in \My Documents\Zoom\. This can be changed [See notes].
Image Zoom Output Image


  • This program was made in VB.Net. You need to have the .Net framework installed, obviously. Download it here.
  • This program’s speed and memory usage is directly linked to your screen resolution. It’s suggested you run it at 1024x768 to minimize bloat. Sorry, .Net sucks like that, but running at a high resolution isn’t that bad.
  • Press F5 to reset to the area selection process.
  • You can edit the ImageZoomPath.ini file to change the output directory and filename. here’s a list:
    • %UserDir% will output to current user’s My Documents folder.
    • %Desktop% will output to current user’s Desktop.
    • %MyPictures% will output to current user’s My Pictures folder.
    • %Date% will append the current date in M-D-YYYY format to the filename.
    • %Time% will append the current time in “HH.MM.SS” [24 hour clock] format to the filename.
    • %Num% will append the number of image saves in the current area selection to the filename.
    • %RandomSession% will append a random session ID number that resets with every new area selection.
    • %Ticks% will append the number of milliseconds since windows started.
  • This was programmed in about 2 hours, so don’t bitch if there are random bugs.
BitBlt!, Image Manipulation, Arithmetic
I am almost too ashamed to even put this one up, heh
Dakusan License v2.0 @ 2009-11-04 16:06:57 - Download

I have updated the licensing information across the board for my website and all its projects to the Dakusan License v2.0, a slightly modified version of the Original BSD License.

The Copyright page and all project downloads have been updated accordingly.

Added Readme files to all project downloads @ 2009-09-19 05:35:19

Binary and source zip downloads for all Projects now have readme files in them, except as mentioned below.

This only applies to the Draw Image Project in Web Scripts, and not the Directory Manager project (The only project zip file now without a readme).

Image Zoom v1.0 @ 2008-06-09 11:30:52 - Download
Uploaded version 1.0 binary and source, and added the content section.
I didn’t worry about cleaning up the code or adding the about window on this one.
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