Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of URLs can I give to Zoom.it?
You can give URLs to images, web pages or PDF files. Image URLs typically end in ".jpg" or ".png".
What kind of image formats does Zoom.it support?
We rely on Windows to decode the images you give us, so we support what Windows supports. This includes the JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats, for example. It does not include Photoshop's PSD format.
As a bonus, however, we also support SVG images.
Are there any limits on image or file size?
Nope, we'll accept any size, so give us what you got!
We're sometimes unable to process extremely large images or files, but those cases aren't deterministic. We've managed to convert 2 GP images but failed on some 500 MP ones, for example.
Can I view the image in fullscreen?
Yep, just click the button at the bottom-right of the viewer. You can also start in fullscreen by default by adding #full to the end of your Zoom.it short URL.
Can I remove an image from Zoom.it?
Not at this time. Fortunately, images aren't discoverable; the Zoom.it short URL is random, so unless you share it, it's unlikely anyone else will find it.
Can I "refresh" or resubmit my image?
Not at this time. However, you can always submit a new URL for your image. The easiest way to get a new URL is to simply move your image.
Another way to get a new URL is to append a unique query string to the end of your current one, e.g. myimage.jpg?date=20101027. Zoom.it will treat that as a new image and create a new short URL for it.
Can I upload an image?
Not at this time. Zoom.it accepts only URLs to images elsewhere on the Internet. There are plenty of image hosting services on the web, though. Microsoft provides Live SkyDrive, for example.
Can I ask another question?
Zoom.it has a community of enthusiastic users and followers on GetSatisfaction.com. Feel free to post your question there, and it just might get answered.