Lumia 1020 and 1520 owners get to show off in HD with Sozoom

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I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Sozoom, a tool for using the underlying PureView high resolution images on the Lumia 1020 and 1520 in order to... well.... show off. Circular areas of any image can be blown up to show the underlying detail - and now there's a HD version, for even better effect - share it around and blow people away!

From the description in the Windows Phone Store:

Introducing Sozoom by Volevi, *Now saves HD size photo, adjust zoom level and balloon size* reinvent how you share the supersize image taken with your Nokia Lumia 1020 & 1520 to the social network. Simply add the small or big "Zoom Balloon" to let your friends see how closer you are with your Lumia 1020 & 1520.

Before start, photo must be taken with the Nokia Camera app with JPG (X MP + XX MP) settings. The gallery page will scan for Hi Resolution photos, this may take a while, and will jump to the latest photo after the load is finished. Add the balloon, touch anywhere in the picture to select the zoom position, then drag the balloon anywhere, change the balloon color from the menu in the app bar.

New in this version v1.8.9.3 (over v1.5 in the previous story) are:

  • Zoom level adjustment
  • Zoom balloon size adjustment
  • Hide the zoom bar with the hide button
  • Save HD size Sozoom photo (1600px).
Here's the new version of Sozoom in action:

The new balloon size and zoom level sliders (both can be hidden if you need to drag something beneath them). Shown here are just two largish balloons, but you can put on as many as you likem in whatever sizes you like...

The new 1600 x 900 pixel output (via email, sharing, whatever) is very welcome, you can view a sample here (shared from my SkyDrive). Sozoom is intuitive and quick and, most of all, a terrific advert for Nokia's PureView oversampling system....

You can buy Sozoom here in the Windows Phone Store, for less than a pound, Euro or dollar. The trial version only allows one small 'balloon', but it'll give you enough of an idea as to whether you want to buy the full application.

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store