How to Zoom in on a Photo in Microsoft Paint


When you are working in Microsoft Paint, you may find yourself needing a closer look at your pictures or designs. Luckily, there are a few short cuts that you can use to zoom in that will quickly become second nature!

Part 1
Using the Control Key

Using the Control Key on How to Zoom in on a Photo in Microsoft Paint

1
Select the application from the Start Menu or your Finder. Once it has opened, locate the picture that you wish to view.

Using the Control Key on How to Zoom in on a Photo in Microsoft Paint

2
In order to zoom in on the exact location you wish to view, you should make sure that the picture is centered on your screen.

Using the Control Key on How to Zoom in on a Photo in Microsoft Paint

3
You can complete this process several times in order to zoom in more and more. If you need to zoom out, press Ctrl and ↓ simultaneously.

Part 2
Zooming with the Magnifying Glass

Zooming with the Magnifying Glass on How to Zoom in on a Photo in Microsoft Paint

1
Select the application from the Start Menu or your Finder. Once it has opened, locate the picture that you wish to view.

Zooming with the Magnifying Glass on How to Zoom in on a Photo in Microsoft Paint

2
In order to zoom in on the exact location you wish to view, you should make sure that the picture is centered on your screen.

Zooming with the Magnifying Glass on How to Zoom in on a Photo in Microsoft Paint

3
Go to the "View" tab in the tool bar. From here you will see two magnifying glasses, one with a plus inside it and another with a negative. To zoom in, click on the magnifying glass with the plus sign. To zoom out, click on the magnifying glass with the negative sign.[1]