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10x zoom in paint
« on: July 21, 2010, 06:50:53 pm »
I'm sure many people already know about this one, but Microsoft added a little easter egg into paint. If you click the bar directly below 8x when selecting magnification, it will give you 10x zoom.

This isn't really ground breaking, but I figure since I use it every time I make sprites for a game, I might as well share it. It feels way bigger than 8x even though it's really not.
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 06:56:24 pm »
What version of Paint is this? I can't seem to find it on Windows 7.
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 06:58:42 pm »
Interesting.... I wonder if this is possible in Windows 7 as Paint is different in it.


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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 06:59:20 pm »
Windows 7 might kill it. I'm in XP.
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 07:00:32 pm »
This brings up what is my biggest complaint with Vista and 7: Too many buttons, not enough menus :P
It might not be possible... I don't even think there's an options menu any more x.x
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 07:12:48 pm »
This was under Windows XP. I believe 10x was available through menus, but this easter egg made it much easier to access.

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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 08:34:49 pm »
Oh, cool. Just tried it out and it worked. It doesn't really help me much anyway, seeing as how I do my sprites in Fireworks, which gives me 64x zoom, which is too much for just about anything. nonetheless, it's a nice little easter egg.
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 10:26:48 pm »
I do all my pixel art in Paint Shop Pro 9. It's just a lot easier for me to work with, as I can use a grid view with a "snap-to-grid" feature. This allows me to, for instance, have a 16x16 grid that auto-snaps the selection tool to a 16 px boundary. As for zooming, I think it goes as high as 5000%. This is really useful for pixel-by-pixel drawing.

I'm not sure what sort of features have been added to Paint since XP, though. Maybe MS decided to implement similar things.

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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2010, 11:20:17 pm »
This was under Windows XP. I believe 10x was available through menus, but this easter egg made it much easier to access.
No, I don't think so... I believe the menus stops at 800%.

But yeah, Paint didn't really changed since 3.1 (or even 1.01!) but to update the styles to fit the current version of the OS... But they changed everything with 7 (the ribbon like in MS Office), so it doesn't work there.

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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 01:59:47 am »
Yay easter eggs.
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010, 08:27:10 am »
I find myself working in 6x magnification or sometimes 8. I use MS Paint for win 7. Personally I don't think I'd ever need a10X zoom(8 seems to be enough). And for reference, I do work in 8x8 sometimes. =)

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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2010, 08:33:16 am »
This was under Windows XP. I believe 10x was available through menus, but this easter egg made it much easier to access.
No, I don't think so... I believe the menus stops at 800%.

But yeah, Paint didn't really changed since 3.1 (or even 1.01!) but to update the styles to fit the current version of the OS... But they changed everything with 7 (the ribbon like in MS Office), so it doesn't work there.

Ya, it only goes up to 800% on mine (I'm on XP). But that is a pretty neat easter egg that I did not know about :) Thanks.
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2010, 08:33:27 am »
In the XP version of Paint, hold [Ctrl] when you're clicking a color to get the mysterious third color.
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 08:39:17 am »
In the XP version of Paint, hold [Ctrl] when you're clicking a color to get the mysterious third color.

Huh, weird. Is there even a way to use this third color?

I should really freshen up on my random easter eggs :P
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Re: 10x zoom in paint
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 08:43:52 am »
In the XP version of Paint, hold [Ctrl] when you're clicking a color to get the mysterious third color.

Huh, weird. Is there even a way to use this third color?

I should really freshen up on my random easter eggs :P

Yah. When holding down a mouse button to paint things, hold Ctrl. :P
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