Zoom.it is a free online service from Microsoft that allows you to view and share high resolution images. It allows you to explore the whole image with high resolution by concentrating on different parts of the image and enlarging them or zooming in on them. In this way, you can enlarge your own images. However, you cannot upload an image directly from your computer; but, you can submit a link to an online image. So, if you want to use Zoom.it to an image on your computer, you’ll have to first put it on the Internet (if you don’t have a website of your own, you can upload it on any free website, or free online storage site or free online photo sites, such as Picasa, Flickr, or Windows SkyDrive, etc.) and then give its online link to Zoom.it and it will create a high resolution enlarged image from your image. You can then share the link to this high resolution image to your friends and others who can view it online. You can even download (different parts of) the high resolution image. Some of the images can be converted into really high resolution with very large sizes. A good feature is that you don’t even have to scroll the screen for viewing different enlarged parts of the image. It also allows you to view images in full screen mode.
Have a look at the following image, when viewed normally:
Now, by zooming in on this image, see how enlarged the image becomes (even the words written in it are clearly visible with a large font, which were not even detectable in the original image):
In fact, you can’t even imagine by looking at the above original image that it would consist of various words written in large size fonts! Such is the high resolution effect of Zoom.it site.
As mentioned above, Zoom.it accepts link to any image that is available online. So, you can experiment with it using any web photos, pictures, images, etc., lying on any website including Flickr, Picasa and other sites. You can even Google for online images using any keyword, and then supply the image link to Zoom.it to see the high resolution image. Otherwise, first upload your own images from your computer to any website (including to any free photo hosting site), and then submit their links to Zoom it. You can submit image links to any image that is in JPG, PNG, TIFF format or even in PDF or SVG format. When your image has been converted to a high resolution image, Zoom.it will provide you a link to that image which you can share with your friends.