Why can't I insert a Zoom region on a layer?
The couple of things you can't do on a slide layer have just been killing me lately, and this is definitely one of them.
I know that this won't work for everyone in every situation, but there are two ways I could think of to zoom in on a layer:
1. Add the zoom picture icon to your picture. This will zoom the entire picture, not just a portion of it, and it will only work if your original picture is larger (meaning you made it smaller after you inserted it). You can find the zoom picture icon next to the crop button.
2. Make your own zooms. If your picture is high-res enough, make it larger and crop out an area you want as a zoom. Insert this homemade zoom region as a hover state, somewhere along the timeline, or on another layer.
I made an example so you can see what I mean. Can you tell I don't like to accept, "sorry, you can't do that," for an answer?
Remember to submit feature requests: http://www.articulate.com/support/contact/submit.php?form=feature They really do pay attention to these, and the more requests they get for a feature, the higher it goes on the list.
Hope it helps!
you could duplicate the slide and add the zoom on there then jump to the slide, smoke and mirrors but it works smoothly
Jill - Great solution! I've been using Storyline since beta-testing and have never run across this feature as I've never had a need for it. Reminds me of how pictures zoom in Engage. Thanks for sharing!
A while ago I had to a small presentation for a diagnosis tool for school kids.
I wanted to get some control over zoomed in sections of a form.
(1) SO, I just zoomed up my original image in PS,
(2) screen grab the zoomed in section I was interested in,
(3) Crop away the parts of the screen you don't want (good time to add a little drop shadow and unsharp mask, so it stands off the page)
(4) then have the pieces popup in sync with the VO on different layers over the top of the original image
Not particularly sophisticated by it may assist someone.
Thanks Garry for sharing that idea here, sometimes the easiest solution, are well...easy.
That is such a complicated and time consuming way to just add one tiny thing to a slide. Surely a solution is being worked on. Why can't articulate just allow zoom regions on all slides and layers?
This thread is a bit older, but there is not a change to this behavior - it's still set up that you cannot zoom in within a layer. If you'd like to share your thoughts on this you're welcome to send it along to our team here.
This behaviour would really help me now. oh. dear.
Sorry that this isn't set up for you to utilize yet - but perhaps you could share a bit more about what you're looking to do and then our team and/or the community could weigh in with some other ideas?
I would also really love to be able to trigger a zoom region. Now I end up having to mess around with timeline triggers, which is always a mess.
That's not a feature yet, but it's a good idea, and I can understand how that would make life easier for you. I think it would be worth telling our product team about it here!
In case you're wondering, here's how we manage all of the ideas we receive!
Thanks Ashley, submitted a feature request.
Thanks for taking the time to submit one, Paul!
Any update on whether this issue is being looked at (either allowing zoom regions on layers, or allowing them to be triggered by commands?)
Hi Paul - I do not have an update, but I'm connecting some dots on our end to bring up the zoom region on a layer into the forefront of conversation. No promises, but there have been quite a few requests, so I'm gathering those :)
I just ran into wanting to do this with layers as well. I have attached the graphic I was given for a dictionary entry. On the slide, the graphic is small to read each pop-out definition. I would love to have someone click on one of the pop-outs and be able to zoom that region while he or she reads it, then closes it, and then does the same with the next pop-out. I guess I will just have to type the text into a layer to do this for now. Thanks-
I think using layers is the way to go here! I created a quick sample slide to get you started. Click here to see it in action.
Let me know if that's what you had in mind!
Alyssa, thanks for your suggestion. It is similar to what I went ahead with in the attachment. One question for you, what tool did you use to enlarge the descriptions for the layers?
Hey Greg! I simply cropped the original image, then enlarged it, all within Storyline.
Watch this video demo to find out how I did it. 👀
Awesome! Thank you!
Is there an update on the implementation of the Zoom Region on layers? The original request was 6 years ago!
Hi there John!
While there isn't a way to add a Zoom Region on a layer, you can create your own Zoom Region using the method I suggested to Greg in my previous reply here.
We're tracking this request, so thanks for letting us know you've got a need for it!
A lot of our work deals with viewing products and examining artifacts on products. The Slider is useful when comparing items or a series of products. Layers are ideal when using a Slider. Major draw back, cannot use the zoom tool on layers. Every time I work on these types of slides, I say under my breath and sometimes out loud, I wish Articulate had a zoom tool to use on layers.
Creating your own zoom area can be time consuming and tricky. There are software applications that can do that for us. Unfortunately, Storyline 360 isn't one of them that does it with ease. The positives of using Storyline outweighs the negatives of using that other software application but I do get nostalgic for their zoom area object when using Storyline's zoom tool.