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Smart Magnifier Turns Your Phone Into A Magnifying Glass

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Android, App Reviews

There’s a nifty little app called Smart Magnifier that uses your Smartphone’s camera as a magnifying glass.  You can find it in the Google Play Store and it’s absolutely free. Just tap to purchase and install.

When you open it the screen looks like this:

Yep, that’s an ad at the top. It’s the price you pay for the “free ap.”  Let’s check out the controls. Line the object you wish to magnify with your phone’s camera.

You can autofocus by tapping either the screen or the autofocus image.

You can zoom in or out by tapping the + or – icons, moving the slider bar or pinching zooming the image on your touchscreen.

 Tapping the sun icon will shine light on your object and the snowflake or freeze icon will take a screenshot of the object you’re magnifying.

Tap the magnify icon…

To switch to magnify view.

You can use this app to magnify objects and also for reading fine print. Give it a try.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “Smart Magnifier Turns Your Phone Into A Magnifying Glass”

  1. Jim B says:

    how does this differ from just using the camera? I get a bigger view and no ad.

  2. […] talked about the Smart Magnifier available at Google Play Store. I can’t find out how to get to it. When I Googled it, it […]

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