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Loupe: Screenshot Magnifying Thingy


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Today’s freebie is a set of loupes, you know, those magnifying zoomy things we overlay onto screenshots to show more detail. You know what I mean.

Turns out I love loupes, I love how such a simple element can add that little something to a design. If you’re having to scale down images/screenshots to fit into designs, why not try a loupe to highlight a small area of detail? Do it.

P.S. The screenshot I used is from Apollo which you should definitely check out.


  1. Awesome Orman – I have been looking at creating on of these for ages, but never got around to it. This is going to be super handy!

  2. Great stuff dude! Really nicely organised PSD too, very easy to use.

  3. Doug


    Just wanted to thank you for the great resources you provide. Your design skills are impeccable. Thanks again.

    • Orman

      Thanks Doug, I appreciate the kind words!

  4. Laura

    I just finished to do a page where I would needed this stuff…now I think I’ll redo that! ;D Great great job. Amazing!

    • Orman

      Let me know how it turns out, be interesting to see!

  5. Juan Miguel

    Cool! Thanks for share Oman

  6. Michael

    Another gold nugget! However, as a novice I have a plea for you: Do some simple (no voice) screen casts when you create these PSDs (could just be selected ones) and charge a one-time/yearly $9 fee for access to this learning material. I’ll be the first one to sign up! In any case, thanks Orman!

  7. Now this is a nice little thingy that have immediate use for! Thanks orman :-)

    • Orman

      BAM! Sounds good, I’ll look out for it!

  8. Is Loupe the actual name for it? I did not know that… You learn something new everyday… Thanks for the freebie… :)

    • Orman

      I didn’t know either, thankfully I have some very well informed Twitter followers.

  9. Orman,
    Catch you on Twitter where you linked, in a very funny way, to this great tool that I’ve actually wished I had. Thanks so much for the freeby. BTW, love this theme with the sort of stationary left column. Needs color, tho – in addition to grey and white.

  10. Ryan Forgan

    Very nice. Thanks for the resource.
    I’m not someone who uses other people’s resources but when there as good as this and i cant achieve them myself then its a handy.

  11. abhijeet


  12. Absolutely great!!

  13. _dave_

    Thanks Orman, I’m not a pro, so I can use all of the help I can get. These will get some use for sure.

  14. Thank you so much for this, I can think of a few recent projects it would have been perfect in but I’ll sure have uses for it in the future ^^ Cheers!

  15. Lucas

    @ Daniel Paul :
    In fact, “Loupe” is a french word which means “magnifying glass”.

    Thanks Orman for this great freebie :)

    • Thanks for the extra info! :)

    • Hernan Flores

      As an additional comment, in Spanish it will be “Lupa”, which has the same latin base as the french “loupe”.

  16. Johannes

    Thank you very much for sharing! :)

  17. Great idea. Both for mock-ups on hard paper that I use as well as interactive tablet based thingies.

  18. Thanks Orman for this cute design element…

  19. Dude this is sexy. I could have really done with this a few months back with my last Admin Theme. I had to create my own version but it’s nowhere near as good as this, nice one.

  20. Really useful…
    thanks for this

    will use this for our website as well ;D

  21. tyler

    It took me a while to figure out how to code it, but i implemented this into one of my pages, so thank you it is a very good looking, yet simple, piece.

  22. Herby

    Great! I’m a Newbie with PS Elements 8 – is it possible to install Loupe in this Software?

  23. Jessica

    This is like Christmas!

  24. abay tomar

    verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry gooooooooooooooood!

  25. Thanks for all the sweet freebies. Appreciated it a lot :)

  26. Ivan

    Thanks man! … very useful

  27. Hernan Flores

    Very nice utilities and help. As a beginner, how do i use it into a dreamweaver file/project???? Thank you!

  28. Bozonight

    Great work Man!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  29. Props! The search words in google and “Ching!” your loop shows up number 1 in google and EXACTLY what I was hoping to find. Very generous of you to share!

    Can you or any of your faithful fans point me to some instructions on how to actually create a circular magnified area in which your loop design would overlay? Of course assuming the loop dosnt actually magnify! That would be an awesome PSD trick?!

    Anyone that might know a source to access – please share!

    Thanks again!

  30. Thanks for all the sweet freebies.

  31. DHAVAL

    Now thats what I call Social Service. You are a lovely guy Orman.

  32. Karen

    I know this is a dopey question – but did I miss where to find the code for this. And – as a newbie – are there any instructions for implementing the code? The loupe is so sleek – like all your themes Orman.
    Many thanks!

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