"...science fiction is sort of like a sociological genome. It's a huge range of possible futures, most of them useless; some vital. You never really know in advance."
Deckard obtains a photograph belonging to a replicant; he places the photo in the device, which allows him to zoom in and change focus almost indefinitely.
Here's a picture of Deckard zooming in on an area of interest. Note also that the device is voice-activated - a feature I'll bet you won't find on Adobe's applications. Deckard names a set of coordinates and the device zooms in.
(Blade Runner Esper photo analysis machine)
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