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Zoom

To focus the lens of a camera such that it appears that a photographer is closer to or farther away from a picture he/she takes. If the photographer focuses so that the subject appears closer, he/she is said to zoom in; if the photographer focuses so that the subject appears farther away, he/she is said to zoom out. Zooming became possible with the invention of the Zoomar lens in 1959.
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Also, a camera requires the finite amount of time to zoom in a specified location.
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Shoppers can zoom in and out with a click, and pan to the desired spot on a given photo simply by dragging the mouse.