Microsoft Pocket Magnifier

Microsoft Pocket Magnifier
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Download size

5 MB

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Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

App requires

  • video and still capture
  • photos library
  • camera
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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With Microsoft Pocket Magnifier you can use your mobile phone as a magnifier glass. Just pinch or slide for zoom and tap to focus. For improved experience you can 

–freeze viewfinder for better viewing and view saved images in a gallery
–Use flashlight and different filters

Developed in collaboration with Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB)

Exclusively for Lumia
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  • by Murray 4/14/2015
    Does not provide legible magnification.
  • by Sunny 4/7/2015
    Hard to focus. Moves around too much. Print fades. I wouldn't recommend this app.
  • by ALFRED 3/29/2015
  • by Monte 3/26/2015
    Super duper incredibly handy.
  • by Nikola 2/16/2015
    This app is great for reading something with small font. Light and filters are great when object is in low light situation.
  • by Andy 2/15/2015
    Awful. Couldn't get it to focus
  • by Mike 2/13/2015
    Great macro on a phone! I still haven't figured out how to take and store pics with it yet... Any help out there?
  • by Saptarshi Paul 1/11/2015
    This app is really reliable because with this you can get many features like pinch zoom manual zoom in and out in the one app well done dev 👍
  • by Mike 12/23/2014
    Able to use in any orientation, both landscapes and portraits. Able to read VERY small print with 4x zoom. Thank you Microsoft! Have had both eyes damaged by branches in the pupils and cannot read smaller text without straining and struggling...often giving up. This app is so nice to have on such a neat phone...AND right with my reach 😏
  • by Victor 12/15/2014
    Amazing for use when trying to use camera for notes, getting camera to focus on small letters. So frustrating with standard camera apps. Beautiful app.