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Zooming in on Ancestors with Zoom.it

March 22, 2011 by  
Filed under genealogy

Do you want to zoom in on your ancestor photos easily?  Try Zoom.it

A recent Facebook note by Family Tree Magazine written by Lisa Louise Cooke brought Zoom.it to my attention.  Lisa credited Mark Tucker as her source for how to use zoom.it.

I thought I’d try it with one of the photos of my Great Grandmother Maria BALL.

It is easy to create a zoom.it photo.
1. take a URL of an existing photo located on the web
2. enter it into Zoom.it
3. Voila! You have a picture you can easily zoom in and out (you can then embed the link on your website).

See Mark Tucker’s post for more details.

Cool, eh?
as we Canadians would say! :)

P.S. Photos stored in Picasa within Gmail didn’t seem to work.


4 Responses to “Zooming in on Ancestors with Zoom.it”
  1. Mark Tucker says:

    Great photo. Next step is to make her talk.
    See Talking Family History Photos at http://www.thinkgenealogy.com/2011/03/21/talking-family-history-photos/
    Mark Tucker´s last [type] ..Talking Family History Photos

  2. Geniaus says:

    Another toy to try,thsnks.

    Now I just need to find some time to play.

  3. Hi Geniaus Jill,
    Yes, love these toys and techie things. And time…wish there were more hours in the day.

    Thanks for visiting.


  4. Hi Mark,
    What fun! I did a quick google search and came up with several talking photo programs. One could spend a lot of time playing and if it gets the kids interested, that’s even better!

    Thanks for visiting.


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