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Webcams and being visually impaired, a solution

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Webcams and being visually impaired, a solution

Unread postby jeanie » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:21 pm

I am visually impaired. I used to love to watch the Orpen webcam, I still do watch it, however the camera is so far away now I cannot identify the visiting animals. Is there any possibility it could be zoomed in a little closer? Now if this is contrary to other viewer's wishes then just forget my request. Thank you. :redface:

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Unread postby dianne » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:27 pm

Hi Jeanie

Great to have you posting. I'll investigate the options regarding this...you can increase the text size on the site by going to "view" on the tool bar...but the webcam images...hmmm

I'll get back to you :-)

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Unread postby jeanie » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:34 pm

Oh thank you so much. Yes I know I can increase the text size and I do. I was able to see the "old" Orpen views much better, that is why I thought it was set farther away or zoomed out a bit. I am sure I am not alone with this visual problem and anything that could be done would be so much appreciated. Jeanie

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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:05 pm

I agree. I am also visually impaired and cannot ID the smaller animals, and most of the birds.
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Unread postby jeanie » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:37 pm

Either my eyesight has improved or the cam is zoomed a bit closer. I can now see the animals. My heartfelt thank you to all of you. :clap:

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Unread postby restio » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:20 pm

Jeanie (and BB): if you install Firefox (from www.firefox.com) then you can get the Image Zoom add-in. This lets you right-click on any image (including the webcam pictures) and choose to zoom in. You lose a bit of image quality of course, but it is much bigger.
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Unread postby jeanie » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:25 pm

Restio, I did as you suggested and it works wonderful. I am so glad I asked the question. Thank you every so much. Jeanie :clap:

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Unread postby restio » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:30 pm

That's great! :D So glad it helped.
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Unread postby kat » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:47 am

DUMB not so blond here but I can't find that add on for looking. :lol: Could somebody post a direct link to the Image Zoom add-in. And.. yes I need glasses.

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Unread postby kat » Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:17 am

Thank you Gwen. That sure does make it so much easier to see. DH got laid off from work Monday so my eye appointment is now on hold. Thanks so much for the tip Restio!

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Unread postby Skillie » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:09 pm

Hi Jeanie and Kat, I also struggle to ID animals and birds at the waterhole although the number of animals there is amazing. On Friday 3rd August someone was zooming in and Jozo and I got some really good ellie shots up close. (See cam movies, ellies at Orpen) Thanks for the tip, Restio :lol:

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Elephants

Unread postby CBRetriever » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:25 pm

However, today we're chopping off the elephants, or at least the topss of the big ones, the baby is cute.

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Re: Webcams and being visually impaired, a solution

Unread postby khechter777 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:01 pm

Nice to know I'm not alone. Mistook a buck for a wild dog at Nossob :redface: . Tx for the zoom image tip though will definitly look into it :lol:
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Re: Webcams and being visually impaired, a solution

Unread postby Gunner » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:45 am

Can hardly notice the other side of the waterhole at Orpen...very blurry.
Maybe an adjustment to the lighting :hmz:


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