Microsoft Paint - How to do custom zoom?

  1.    16 Oct 2017 #1

    Microsoft Paint - How to do custom zoom?


    I'm talking about the old regular Microsoft Paint. If you open it, and in the lower-right corner you have a zoom option. By default it's at 100%. And it can only be increased to 200%.

    I bought a new lap top recently, and 100% is too small, but 200% is too large. Is there any way I can force it to show me 150%, or some other custom percentage?

    p.s I'm not interested in using a different program. I'd like to make this work on Microsoft Paint.

    Thanks :)
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  2. Josey Wales's Avatar
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       16 Oct 2017 #2

    I do not use it but Paint.Net is a great alternative.


    Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing


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  3.    16 Oct 2017 #3

    Thanks for the reply, but I have to use regular old Paint. I just switched to Windows 10 a few days ago and that's already a bit of a learning curve from Windows 8.1. Half the things I want to do can't be done on Windows 10. But whatever. So I don't want to add more on my plate by now switching from MS Paint to something else.

    If anyone knows of a way to allow me to set a custom zoom level in Microsoft Pain on Windows 10, please tell me how.

    Thanks :)
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  4.    16 Oct 2017 #4

    Mine does the same thing....except I can increase mine to 800%. I'm not sure it you can alter it's default slider settings which seem to be in increments of 100 once you go past 100. But below 100 it works in 1/4's or 25% scale all the way down to 12.5%. So you may have to use some third party software and paint.net is a good one.

    It will do 150%
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  5. Josey Wales's Avatar
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       16 Oct 2017 #5

    RealJustMe said: View Post
    Thanks for the reply, but I have to use regular old Paint. I just switched to Windows 10 a few days ago and that's already a bit of a learning curve from Windows 8.1. Half the things I want to do can't be done on Windows 10. But whatever. So I don't want to add more on my plate by now switching from MS Paint to something else.

    If anyone knows of a way to allow me to set a custom zoom level in Microsoft Pain on Windows 10, please tell me how.

    Thanks :)
    There is no way that is why I recommended Paint.net, it is easier to use than Paint.
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  6. slicendice's Avatar
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       17 Oct 2017 #6

    I love MS Paint but that zoom slider is one annoyance I really hate. Usually the image I want to crop or edit is too zoomed in or too zoomed out. :)

    MS Paint 3D is neither an option, I hate that tool. 3D features added that are totally useless in my honest opinion. It's a freaking toy at best.

    !!BUT!! that one supports Zooming with 1% increments. Give it a try.
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