# How to display a zoomed image in GUIDE

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Philip on 28 Feb 2011
Hello,
Can anyone please advise me how I can display a zoomed/magnified image in GUIDE? Ideally, I would like to display the full image in one axes and the zoomed image (say 150%) in another axes, with x,y, pixel coordinates at the center of the displayed zoomed image...
Thanks for your help as always!

Matt Tearle on 28 Feb 2011
I assume you've set the two axes to be the same size, and you've loaded the image, so you can get its dimensions (m-by-n, say). A simple zoom can be achieved by selecting a scaled-down number of pixels. Something like this:
zoomfactor = 10;
zoomx = round(n/(2*zoomfactor));
zoomy = round(m/(2*zoomfactor));
zx = -zoomx:zoomx;
zy = -zoomy:zoomy;
xcoords = x0 + zx;
ycoords = y0 + zy;
imzoom = im(ycoords,xcoords,:);
where x0 and y0 are the center pixels. The only problem with this is if the center of the zoom is too near the edge of the image. In which case, a slightly more complex bit of code will fix that, replacing everything beyond the border with black:
xcoords = min(max(1,x0+zx),n);
ycoords = min(max(1,y0+zy),m);
imzoom = im(ycoords,xcoords,:);
imzoom(:,x0+zx<1,:)=0;
imzoom(y0+zy<1,:,:)=0;
imzoom(:,x0+zx>n,:)=0;
imzoom(y0+zy>m,:,:)=0;
image(imzoom)
Paulo Silva on 28 Feb 2011
I'm also insane, there's so much I have to do and I found myself here waiting for interesting challenges to appear.
Yes dropbox is familiar to me but when working with other computers I often use one thumb drive, now there's only one laptop but the m files get always some name like untitled1111.m or other avaiable name that I can't find them anymore, also there are multiple folders, it's my problem, I only give proper names to the files when it's official matter lol

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Paulo Silva on 28 Feb 2011
The documentation for the zoom function is very good, nice examples and you can take advantage of blog