Desktop Magnifier is, just as its name indicates, a magnifier utility/tool for your desktop. Although you probably have something like this already installed on your system among "Accessibility" tools, you will immediately notice the difference. Unlike most screen-magnifying utilities, Desktop Magnifier is actually useful, repositioning itself from the category of accessibilities to a new one: necessities!
Programmers and Web Designers:
Anybody that has ever tried to make something on screen look really good soon found out that pixel-precise editing and aligning simply cannot be avoided. The only question is how to do it quickly and effortlessly? Since pixels are getting smaller and smaller due to increasing resolutions, sometimes you need exactly the same thing as if you were an old watchmaker - big magnifying lens revealing you the details you are not able to see on your own. Nowadays, the solution is Desktop Magnifier, with sophisticated options to customize and adjust it according to your needs.
Poor Sighted People:
If you have problems with on screen reading because letters are just too tiny, giving you headache, tired eyes and a real pain in the neck, you belong to the second group of users that may find Desktop Magnifier invaluable. Specially for this purpose, we have added a smoothing option with various algorithms to make the enlarged text more readable and pictures look nicer.
Besides two mentioned, most obvious groups of users, Desktop Magnifier may occasionally be useful to anybody. From examining pictures to showing a small detail to a larger audience, especially if you have two or more displays attached to your computer.