MagniLink ChromeViewer

MagniLink ChromeViewer

MagniLink Chrome ViewerTM


MagniLink ChromeViewerTM is an innovative software for Chromebook that is used to display the image from a MagniLink reading camera system. The software controls the reading camera’s features, such as magnification, artificial colours and brightness, and provides the user with the facility to make individual adjustments for the best possible experience.

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  • Different colour and brightness settings, e.g. natural and artificial colours.
  • Different levels of magnification.
  • Lockable autofocus.
  • Take and view pictures.
  • Record and view videos.
  • Mirror, rotate and freeze pictures.
  • Automatic updates (requires Internet).
  • Various guiding lines to facilitate reading.
  • Different ways to control functions. Either via menus, keyboard shortcuts or buttons on the reading camera’s control panel.
  • Configuration of individual shortcuts.
  • Camera image positioned at top/front of all open applications.
  • Select several active split modes and switch between them.
  • OCR to get your text read alud.

The OCR-processed text is read by Google´s built-in reading program, ChromeVox. With ChromeVox running, you can step through all your OCR-processed documents and you can navigate row by line, word for word or letter by letter.


See video about the OCR function:


Recommended system requirements:

  • 1 integrated USB 3.0-port
  • Intel i5 processor
  • 4 GB RAM

LVI has tested the software on a number of Intel-based Chromebooks without problems, but there is no guarantee that the system will work with all Chromebooks.


MagniLink ChromeViewerTM is designed for Chromebooks and is easily downloaded from Chrome Web Store. There is similar software, although not with exactly the same functionality, for PC and Mac respectively. When MagniLink S Premium and MagniLink Pro are purchased, the software is included. The software can be purchased as an option for many of our other reading cameras.

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MagniLink ChromeViewer TM  is designed for Chromebooks and is easily downloaded from Chrome Web Store.


Link to Chrome Web Store where  you can search for the app MagniLink ChromeViewer TM 


Link directly to the MagniLink ChromeViewer app in Chrome Web Store.


MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0


New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • OCR is now possible as a one-time in-app purchase:
    - Acquire the OCR package and link your Google Drive account to be able to perform OCR inside ChromeViewer.
    - Select an area directly on the video feed to perform OCR or drag-and-drop images directly into ChromeViewer.
    - Use together with ChromeVox for text-to-speech capabilities.
    - Store sessions for later use.

Bug fixes in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • The color of the scroll bar has been adjusted slightly for increased visibility.
  • Fixed minor localization bugs.
  • Improved support for touchscreens.

Known issus in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • Using space bar to tick split view modes in application settings will also scroll down if possible.
  • Toggling Always on Top (Ctrl + A) will also in some cases set the window size & location to its previous state.
  • It is possible to make the reference line to move forever by releasing Ctrl before the arrow keys, this also applies to focus distance.
  • Longer video recordings crashes ChromeViewer. This has been reported to Google.
  • Recovering from sleep mode requires the camera to be re-enumerated by pressing 0.


MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0


New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0:

  • New and customizable graphical user interface which allows you to:
    - resize and customize the menu where you can choose which 
      features you want to show.
    - control camera zoom, focus, contrast and lamp brightness levels.
    - set the reference line, rotation, freeze, mirror or always-on-top
    - save snapshots or record videos.
  • Rotation and mirroring are now reflected on snapshots.
  • It is now possible to snapshot a frozen video feed.

Bug fixes in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0:

  • Recording videos now also records audio if a microphone is available.
  • Recorded videos (.webm) are now searchable.
  • Fixed a bug which would sometimes incorrectly update the video resolution.
  • Fixed minor localization bugs.




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Product sheet for dealers (with space to put on a sticker with contact information)
User manual