Magnification

Magnification is the process of enlarging something only in appearance, not in physical size. This enlargement is quantified by a calculated number also called "magnification". When this number is less than one it refers to a reduction in size, sometimes called "minification" or "de-magnification".

Typically magnification is related to scaling up visuals or images to be able to see more detail, increasing resolution, using microscope, printing techniques, or digital processing. In all cases, the magnification of the image does not change the perspective of the image.

Read more about Magnification:  Examples of Magnification, Magnification As A Number (optical Magnification), Magnification and Micron Bar

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Magnification and Micron Bar
... Unfortunately, magnification could be a misleading parameter ... Editors of Journals and Magazines routinely resize a figure to fit the page, making any magnification number provided in the figure legend incorrect ... If a picture has a bar, the right magnification can be easily calculated ...
Sessile Serrated Adenoma - Additional Images
... Low magnification micrograph of a SSA Intermediate magnification micrograph of a SSA High magnification micrograph of a SSA showing crypt branching ...
Stereo Microscope - Magnification
... There are two major types of magnification systems in stereo microscopes ... One is fixed magnification in which primary magnification is achieved by a paired set of objective lenses with a set degree of magnification ... The other is zoom or pancratic magnification, which are capable of a continuously variable degree of magnification across a set range ...
Pupil Magnification
... The pupil magnification of an optical system is the ratio of the diameter of the exit pupil to the diameter of the entrance pupil ... The pupil magnification is used in calculations of the effective f-number, which affects a number of important elements related to optics, such as exposure ... pupils appear the same size and so the pupil magnification is approximately 1 ...
Scope - Types
... Telescopic sights are classified in terms of the optical magnification and the objective lens diameter, e.g ... This would denote 10 times magnification with a 50 mm objective lens ... On fixed magnification sights the magnification power and objective diameter should be chosen on the basis of the intended use ...