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Zooming bitmaps. Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013818D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

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The Zoom Function This document discloses a function that enables users to increase the size of individual graphics displayed on a Web page without decreasing the graphic’s resolution and, thereby, making the graphic easier to read, and without dramatically increasing the time to load the Web page. This function, called Zoom, is provided to users of IBM Web Lecture Services while viewing online lectures. A button located below graphics in Web lectures activates the Zoom function that fetches a larger version of the graphic from the Web server. Figure 1 shows the button and its effect on the size of a graphic. 1 Figure 1. Before (above) and after (below)using the Zoom control .