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Magnification Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111344D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miller, SM: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In graphical environments, applications use visual cues to enhance the user interface. Visual information is easy to understand and is more readily manipulated by users than text. A set of magnification controls that allow the user to dynamically magnify or reduce an image in graphical applications is shown. Each magnification control is best suited for a different type of application and a different level of interface. However, they all provide a natural, flexible, and informative data representation for the user. The controls consist of the components shown in the Figure. These controls would normally be used inside a window along with horizontal and vertical scrollbars. They could also be combined to give the user better visual feedback and flexibility in choosing a view of the image.

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Magnification Control

      In graphical environments, applications use visual cues to
enhance the user interface.  Visual information is easy to understand
and is more readily manipulated by users than text.  A set of
magnification controls that allow the user to dynamically magnify or
reduce an image in graphical applications is shown.  Each
magnification control is best suited for a different type of
application and a different level of interface.  However, they all
provide a natural, flexible, and informative data representation for
the user.  The controls consist of the components shown in the
Figure.  These controls would normally be used inside a window along
with horizontal and vertical scrollbars.  They could also be combined
to give the user better visual feedback and flexibility in choosing a
view of the image.