May 3rd, 2005


Wow. Improved zoom in Opera 8.

At work I have no software to resize images, which is annoying when I have a screenshot that takes up too much room. As a hack, I once tried to resize by viewing the image in Opera and using the zoom function. The problem was that the result was rather pixelated.

Not any more! I just used Opera 8 to resize a screenshot in the same way and it came out clear and accurate. They must have changed the algorithm to use a resampling method rather than a pixel-based resize. And it still resizes instantly! (Well, I haven't tried it on the slow machine at home, but I expect it will be okay.)

And just to prove it, here is a portion of a screenshot at 60%: