GLISH.COM : EXPERIMENTS : MAGNIFYING GLASS
DHTML Magnifying Glass
I was trying to do something like the system used in "Blade Runner" by Rick Deckard to zoom in on a photo. This is as far as I got. Next to do: voice recognition software and optional whiskey on the rocks.

The first image is a comic that features my band drawn by Matthew Shultz. It originaly appeared in the 11/1/00 edition of The River Front Times. The next two are photos of mine, some of the others are art for Dreamery Ice Cream Cartons. Don't select blackhole.jpg unless you are prepared to download a 1.64 Meg image. The rest of the images range in size from 150-800k, but I think the wait is worth it.

You can just select an image from the menu and click "view", but don't be scared to change some of the settings. I still have some error checking to do, so if you don't want errors, follow the instructions. For a quick start, select "aphids.jpg" and hit the "view" button.
IMAGE:

IMAGE WIDTH:

IMAGE HEIGHT:

AMOUNT OF MAGNIFICATION
as a percentage of 1 (.1 - 1):

SIZE OF MAGNIFYING GLASS RELATIVE TO WINDOW
as a percentage of 1 (.1 - 1):

SHAPE OF MAGNIFYING GLASS:
   square (size relative to the image's vertical dimension)
   square (size relative to the image's horizontal dimension)
   rectangle (conforming to both dimensions)

(this will open a new window)
Props out to Dan Steinman and his API for making this so easy to do.