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Q1:How can I zoom in when I have a dialog open? Is it possible to change the view of my image while I'm in the middle of using a filter or some other function with a dialog?
A1: To zoom while you're in a filter dialog, use keyboard shortcuts: Command–+ (Plus Sign) (PC: Control–+) for zooming in or Command–- (Minus Sign) (PC: Control–-) for zooming out. You can also press-and-hold either the Command (PC: Control) key or the Option (PC: Alt) key to temporarily activate the Zoom tool. To scroll around your document, press-and-hold the Spacebar to temporarily activate the Hand tool.
Q2:Is there a quick way to zoom in and out of my document?
A2: You have a few options:
  1. Use the keyboard shortcut Command–+ (Plus Sign) (PC: Control–+) to zoom in or Command–- (Minus Sign) (PC: Control–-) to zoom out.

  2. Press Command (PC: Control) and the Spacebar to temporarily activate the Zoom tool.

  3. Use the Navigator palette(Window>Navigator). In the Navigator, press Command (PC: Control) to get a Zoom tool within the Navigator window, and then click-and-drag to select the area you want to zoom into.

Q3:How do I use the Navigator palette?


A3: The Navigator palette always displays a thumbnail version of your image. The red box on that thumbnail represents your current screen size (i.e., which part of the image you are viewing). To zoom in and out, you can click-and-drag the triangle slider below the image to the left or right, or you can click on the mountain icons to zoom in or out. Also, you can enter a specific view percentage in the bottom-left field, and then press Enter to switch to that specific view.
Q4:Is it possible to zoom in on the Navigator? I like the way the Navigator palette always gives me a thumbnail view of my image. Can I zoom in on an area in the Navigator palette?
A4: There is a very effective zooming method using the Command (PC: Control) key. Press-and-hold the Command (PC: Control) key with your cursor positioned in the Navigator window and you'll get a magnifying glass cursor. Click-and-drag on the Navigator palette to choose the area that you want to zoom into.
Q5:Is there a quick way to try different magnifications? I want to change my view and I find myself going back to the Navigator palette and typing in a percentage, and then having to repeat that. Is there a quicker way?
A5: One small addition will make this easier: When you click in the Zoom field and type a number, hold down the Shift key as you press Enter. This will change your magnification, but also keep that field highlighted, ready for you to type a new number. Just keep pressing Shift-Enter each time. Note: This works in the Navigator palette and in the Zoom field in the bottom-left corner of the document window.
Q6:Is it possible to look at two views of the same image? I am trying to fix small scratches on an image, so I've zoomed way in. I spend most of my time zooming in and out to see how my changes will look at the actual size. Is there a better method than zooming all the time?
A6: You can create a second view of the same document by using Window>Arrange>New Window for <name of document>. Then leave one view at 100% (or Actual Pixels or whatever view you want), and zoom in and work on the second window. You'll be able to see the results in the first window at the different magnification.



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