Wednesday, June 3, 2009
MouseZoom is a nice but small utility. It zooms the current mouse position (50x) and shows the color value (RGB, HEX, HLS, CMYK) and the absolute and relative position of the point where the mouse is.
If you are a web developer that needs help in knowing the codes for a certain color or just need to zoom into your mouse then MouseZoom can help you. The program can zoom up to 50x into the screen and will display the different color codes from the place you are pointing your mouse at. Also MouseZoom will calculate the exact position of the mouse cursor on the screen (using pixels) and it will even let you measure distance between two points by just pressing a key. Unfortunately MouseZoom falls into the category of nagware meaning that it will constantly nag you for you to register. You can register from MouseZoom's page (no email required) but honestly it's cumbersome right now because you have to answer some questions that involve other products from the same developer (btw the answers are "Comic Sans" and "FX"), once you do register tough the annoying nag messages dissapear entirely.
In conclusion while MouseZoom it's pretty easy to use and works well the fact that it needs registering to remove the constant nagging hurts the usability of the program somewhat, ultimately it's up to you to decide if MouseZoom it's worth registering for. Available for Windows 98/2000/2003/XP.
Get it at http://www.neuber.com/free/mousezoom/index.html