Magnifier widget

Magnifier is a widget that allows displaying images in 100% scaled size in a separate dedicated layer. In Magento it is used by the gallery widget for zooming the product images on product pages. It must be enabled in your local theme view.xml configuration file.

Initialize magnifier

The magnifier widget is initialized as described in JavaScript initialization. The following is the example of gallery initialization with the magnifier enabled:

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<script type="text/x-magento-init">
    {
        "<element_selector>": {
            "mage/gallery/gallery": {
                "data": [{
                    "thumb": "<small_image_url>",
                    "img": "<small_image_url>",
                    "full": "<small_image_url>",
                    "caption": "<message>",
                    "isMain": "<true/false>"
                }],
                "mixins": ["magnifier/magnify"],
                "magnifierOpts": {
                   "enabled": <true/false>,
                   "eventType": "<hover/click>",
                   "width": <number>,
                   "height": <number>,
                   "top": <number>,
                   "left": <number>,
                   "fullscreenzoom": <number>,
                   "mode": "<outside/inside>"
                }
            }
        }
    }
</script>

Options

enabled

Enables the magnifier.

Type: Boolean

height

Height of the magnifier block in pixels.

eventType

Action that activates zoom.

Possible values:

  • hover
  • click

fullscreenzoom

Zoom step in percents for the fullscreen view.

Type: Integer

left

The value for the CSS left property for the magnifier block positioning.

Type: Integer

top

The value for the CSS top property for the magnifier block positioning.

Type: Integer

width

Width of the magnifier block in pixels.

Type: Integer

mode

Specifies whether to display magnified image inside / outside lens.

Possible values:

  • outside
  • inside

Enable Magnifier and configure options in view.xml

view.xml is a theme configuration file that enables the Magnifier widget. The file is conventionally located in the <theme_dir>/etc/ directory.

The enabling option is:

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<var name="magnifier">
   <var name="enabled">true</var> <!-- Turn on/off magnifier (true/false) -->
</var>
...

Several other Magnifier options are set in view.xml:

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<var name="magnifier">
  <var name="fullscreenzoom">20</var> <!-- Zoom for fullscreen (integer) -->
  <var name="top"></var> <!-- Top position of magnifier -->
  <var name="left"></var> <!-- Left position of magnifier -->
  <var name="width"></var> <!-- Width of magnifier block -->
  <var name="height"></var> <!-- Height of magnifier block -->
  <var name="eventType">hover</var> <!-- Action that activates zoom (hover/click) -->
...
</var>

For an example of setting the gallery option, see the view.xml file in the Blank theme.