1. French's Avatar
    Maybe you have already discovered this but thought I would share in case you hadn't. I discovered, accidentally, that using the capture mode within Magnifier results in a darn good, clear, up close picture of small detail (items).

    Here are some pics I took of a key... The only reason I ended up w a magnifier picture of the key is because I couldn't see the detail well enough with my own eyes so fired up magnifier to help. The third and fourth pics were without magnifier. Even lighting was a challenge with the regular camera.

    Magnifier works great for "macro" pics-1472989159926.jpg
    Magnifier works great for "macro" pics-1472989032637.jpgMagnifier works great for "macro" pics-1472989056056.jpgMagnifier works great for "macro" pics-1472989140856.jpg
    09-04-2016 06:40 AM
  2. PRGDR's Avatar
    Thanks, nice tip.
    09-04-2016 09:04 AM
  3. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    That's a great tip! Thanks for sharing!
    09-04-2016 09:39 AM
  4. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Great tip! Thanks.
    09-04-2016 09:40 AM
  5. CaribSoul's Avatar
    I'm impressed! But what's "Magnifier"? A setting, an app or an accessory?
    09-04-2016 11:57 AM
  6. Inevitable Flux's Avatar
    I'm impressed! But what's "Magnifier"? A setting, an app or an accessory?
    One of the new Spen features with the Note 7.
    Edit: Also there's a widget for it as well, but I'm pretty sure that was available on past Note versions as well.
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    09-04-2016 12:05 PM
  7. French's Avatar
    I'm impressed! But what's "Magnifier"? A setting, an app or an accessory?
    You know that's a good question... Because I just went into the settings and looked in the applications list and didn't see it there. So then I checked widgets and it's there. It looks like an app because it's not an "interactive" icon. Magnifier works great for "macro" pics-1473008718985.jpg
    toenail_flicker and CaribSoul like this.
    09-04-2016 12:06 PM
  8. TheSapient's Avatar
    I can't figure this out. Are you taking a photo while using the Spend magnifier? What is capture mode?
    09-04-2016 12:29 PM
  9. French's Avatar
    When I tap the "widget" icon it opens this screen. The coffee mug was just the subject...but wanted you to see the options within the view itself. It's possible the regular zoom on the camera would work just as well but there's no way to keep the light on and I personally found the magnifier to do a better job with focus. Magnifier works great for "macro" pics-1473011399810.jpg
    09-04-2016 12:51 PM
  10. French's Avatar
    One of the new Spen features with the Note 7.
    Edit: Also there's a widget for it as well, but I'm pretty sure that was available on past Note versions as well.
    Yes it was on my galaxy S7, too.
    09-04-2016 12:53 PM
  11. French's Avatar
    Just to clarify I long pressed on a blank spot on one of my home screens then selected widgets, then scrolled to find "Magnifier" and dragged it where I wanted on the home screen. So it is added as a widget and as far as I can tell can only be accessed via widget shortcut.
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    09-04-2016 12:57 PM
  12. Nexusfan1988's Avatar
    French, do you notice a difference when you take a photo under the Auto mode and zooming into the areas that you want to see the detail?

    Also, have you tried using the S pen's "Air Command" magnifying tool? If you Don't know about this feature, you could double click the button on the S pen and select the magnify icon. Then you would hover over the area of the photo that you'd like to enlarge.
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    09-04-2016 01:17 PM
  13. French's Avatar
    French, do you notice a difference when you take a photo under the Auto mode and zooming into the areas that you want to see the detail?

    Also, have you tried using the S pen's "Air Command" magnifying tool? If you Don't know about this feature, you could double click the button on the S pen and select the magnify icon. Then you would hover over the area of the photo that you'd like to enlarge.
    The challenge I had in this particular case was lighting. But those are great suggestions that I hadn't tried. I don't have magnifier in my air command menu (added S Note instead). And was having trouble w focus when using the regular camera. I'll have to play around with it but magnifier was great and worked fast in a pinch.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    ETA I added the magnify capability by clicking the home button 3 times in succession. I have magnify and grayscale in the menu to choose from.
    09-04-2016 02:05 PM
  14. French's Avatar
    I can't figure this out. Are you taking a photo while using the Spend magnifier? What is capture mode?
    The s pen magnification is a different feature entirely. That magnifies your actual screen within a little window (so whatever you are reading on your actual screen).

    The magnifier is using the camera to zoom in on whatever is in the viewfinder. Think middle aged eyes trying to read a menu, having forgotten your "cheater" glasses. Fire up magnifier and use it to read said menu. Hopefully that clarifies a bit.
    09-05-2016 08:51 AM
  15. Roman Akert's Avatar
    Yeah, same thing as the digital zoom. You loose resolution.
    09-05-2016 08:58 AM
  16. French's Avatar
    Yeah, same thing as the digital zoom. You loose resolution.
    In my limited use of the magnifier feature versus using the camera, I felt the focus was much better within Magnifier. Add being able to turn on and keep on the light (flash) and I just felt better overall control and thus better end result. YMMV.
    09-05-2016 09:04 AM
  17. irock1985's Avatar
    Kinda sounds like Pro mode.... If you use Pro mode when you manual focus it zooms in to ensure that what your focused on is nice a clear
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    09-05-2016 11:46 AM
  18. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Kinda sounds like Pro mode.... If you use Pro mode when you manual focus it zooms in to ensure that what your focused on is nice a clear
    I need to give that a try. Haven't tried a macro in Pro Mode yet. Today. Can't wait.
    09-05-2016 12:05 PM
  19. irock1985's Avatar
    I need to give that a try. Haven't tried a macro in Pro Mode yet. Today. Can't wait.
    Yeah I love trying to learn Pro Mode lol... Here's a quick pic I took just to show the perfect focus on my sPen

    Here's a zoom screenshot of the same pic

    It's great for Macro but also really nice for wide shots if you may want to zoom in on something afterwards
    09-05-2016 12:21 PM
  20. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Yeah I love trying to learn Pro Mode lol... Here's a quick pic I took just to show the perfect focus on my sPen
    Nice! I'm doing backups right now but will definitely be playing later. May rain. That would be fun.
    09-05-2016 12:59 PM
  21. souffoue's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip!
    09-05-2016 02:01 PM

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