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How to Get iOS like Magnify Markup on Android

by Pratik
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On iOS 13, Apple provides a native option to zoom into a portion of your photos or screenshot. It really helps if you want to highlight a portion or face in an image without having to crop the entire image. I was searching for an Android equivalent of the same sorts but to my dismay there’s isn’t a good enough native option (I see you OneUI).

So, when there’s no native option we turn towards third-party screenshot apps. With that said, here’s how you magnify details in screenshots & photos on Android.

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Magnify Details on Android

1. Foremost, download and install the Screen Master on your Android device.

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2. As soon as you open the app, it’ll ask you storage permission in order to access your files. Tap on “Allow”. Next, we want to touch up our existing photos, hence tap on “Markup Photo” at the bottom right corner.

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3. Next up, select the photo that you want to add magnification to. Once the photo loads up, tap on “Draw” from the editing tools at the bottom. On the draw menu, by default, you will have the doodle tool selected. Tap on the “Zoom” icon to enable the magnify feature.

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4. Next, tap and drag your finger over the image to draw a magnifying circle. You can hold and move the circle or even resize it later to pinpoint the location.

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Screen Master also allows you to put up multiple magnifying circles in an image. You can also change the color and opacity of the magnifying ring. I found the default ones to be fair enough.

Limitations

On iOS, the magnification ring has 2 colored dots – blue and green. If you move the green dot around the circle, you can adjust the magnification level, and moving the blue dot expands the magnification level.

Unfortunately, Screen Master doesn’t provide the option to adjust the magnification level. And, no putting up multiple magnifying circles over each other doesn’t amplify the zoom. Moreover, you cannot change the shape of the magnifying region. It defaults to a circle and will stay the same.

Additional Features

Screen Master is an all-in-one screenshot cum markup tool. You can use it to take screenshots instead of the default option on your Android. In terms of markups, it provides you the option to include arrows. You can also highlight a particular region by using the spotlight feature.

It also has a mosaic option that lets you blur out sensitive regions of a picture while uploading it up on social media.

Also Read: How to Share Protest Photos/Videos on Social Media Responsibly

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