We introduce a system that adds a foveal inset to large-scale projection displays. The effective resolution of the foveal inset projection is higher than the original display resolution, allowing the user to see more details and finer features in large data sets. The foveal inset is generated by projecting a high-resolution image onto a mirror mounted on a pan–tilt unit that is controlled by the user with a laser pointer. Our implementation is based on Chromium and supports many OpenGL applications without modifications. We present experimental results using high-resolution image data from medical imaging and areal photography.