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Offline wsuphotobob

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Preview image size after zoom
« on: February 26, 2010, 11:27:00 AM »
Mac 10.6.2   2.8 GHz Quad Xeon  4GB ram   Photo Mechanic 4.6.3

Double clicking on an image opens it in preview showing the full image as large as possible within the preview pane.  See:
http://www.wsu.edu/~photos/fullscreenedit.jpg

Zooming using cmnd&+ zooms to 200% (can that be set to 100%?) to check sharpness results in:
http://www.wsu.edu/~photos/previewzoom100.jpg

So far, so good.

Zooming back out using cmnd&- results in an image that is either too big to fit the window or much smaller than the window:
http://www.wsu.edu/~photos/previewzoomedout.jpg

Using the F and R keys will switch between views but the preview will not fill the window again.

This behavior carries through the entire session.  The only way (that I have found) to get the preview to fill the window again is to quit Photo Mechanic and then relaunch.

So my question:  Is there a button to bring the preview back to the size it is when first starting preview (i.e. filling the window)?

My apologies if this has been covered before.

Thank you!

Bob

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Re: Preview image size after zoom
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 10:39:50 PM »
Bob,

Double clicking on an image opens it in preview showing the full image as large as possible within the preview pane.  See:
http://www.wsu.edu/~photos/fullscreenedit.jpg

Zooming using cmnd&+ zooms to 200% (can that be set to 100%?) to check sharpness results in:
http://www.wsu.edu/~photos/previewzoom100.jpg

So far, so good.

Zooming back out using cmnd&- results in an image that is either too big to fit the window or much smaller than the window:
http://www.wsu.edu/~photos/previewzoomedout.jpg

Using the F and R keys will switch between views but the preview will not fill the window again.

This behavior carries through the entire session.  The only way (that I have found) to get the preview to fill the window again is to quit Photo Mechanic and then relaunch.

So my question:  Is there a button to bring the preview back to the size it is when first starting preview (i.e. filling the window)?

You're changing the zoom ratio with the Command+/- keypresses.  Instead, just Command-click to go in and out of zoom mode or type the 'z' key to toggle zoom mode on and off.

-Kirk