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How to create screenshots with a zoom lens over it. Something like from here:

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Do you have any graphic manipulation software? What is your set up? –  Lee Taylor Dec 20 '12 at 14:23
    
I do not have Photoshop. I was looking for a recommendation which is not so expensive –  John Dec 20 '12 at 14:45
    
Where did that example come from? Maybe they know :) –  JoshP Dec 20 '12 at 14:53
    
"GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software..." –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 20 '12 at 15:00

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Use Photoshop. Do Circle crop of part you want to make zoomed. Save it and add it to original photo... You can play with shadows and other things to make it looks better. Voila!

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Last time I checked, Adobe Photoshop cost about a thousand dollars, and you can't be sure the OP has it. While the procedure is probably the same for other programs, it'd be nice to describe a universal solution, maybe with a few screenshots on the process, etc. –  slhck Dec 20 '12 at 14:32
    
I use photoshop, and I can only show it (with screenshots) making in PS... Sorry if this did not helped. Using photoshop this can be done in only 5 minutes... p.s. GIMP is great alternative for Photoshop (for Linux) but I do not know how to use it... –  Nidzaaaa Dec 20 '12 at 14:34
    
Maybe you could add some screenshots – at least for such a topic it would be nice to have. –  slhck Dec 20 '12 at 14:38
    
There are more (free) alternatives to Photoshop. sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/… (I can't really use any of those though.) –  Mr Lister Dec 20 '12 at 14:44
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The GIMP could handle it. Though it is a little less intuitive. But you can find some fairly good tutorials around for it. It's free and open source. –  nerdwaller Dec 20 '12 at 14:58

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