Zoom and View options
You will find a Zoom in tool in the Main panel of the software.
By holding left-click on this button you will have access to a sub-menu :
Zoom In will allow you to zoom in your workspace with successive clicks.
Zoom Out will allow you to zoom out of your workspace with successive clicks.
Zoom to zone will allow you to zoom in a particular zone that you will define with the yellow virtual lines that appear when you select this option.
Zoom Navigator will allow you to move in your workspace.
You could use also :
* Use the small "+" and "-" icons above as well as the mini-slider.
* Use the keyboard shortcuts [<] and [>].
* Adjust the zoom numerically by modifying the percentage in the numeric field intended for this purpose.
* Use the shortcut [Alt + Right click + move to the right / left]
Note that there are other options in the project window which may facilitate your task :
* The button enables re-initialization of the zoom to 100% (the real size of your project).
* The button -activated by default- re-aligns the image in the project window. It is really useful, especially when you zoomed a lot and want to see a global view of your project. If the project window is bigger than the full image, the zoom value will stop at 100%.
* A right click on the button uncollapses your project's window and make it floating.
These zoom options are available to make your task easier when working on small details. However, they do not modify the images, videos and photos themselves. You will find them all in the View main menu too.
Project displays are anti-aliased when zooming-out (20, 25, 33 or 50% of the original project size) This is very useful for people who works in very high resolution (for example the HDTV format)
To talk again about the Position tool, several moves / rotations / transformations of the same drawing may, in the end, altering the pixels. One trick is to have a zoom value without decimal after the comma in your workspace (e.g. 20, 25, 50 or 100% instead of value as 20.88, 25.56, 50.92 or 100.12%).
In lesson 1 we learned that it is possible to work with several projects at the same time. It is also possible to open several project windows for the same project.
You may use the [M] key of the keyboard or select New zoom window in the View main menu to do this. This is recommended when working with large zoom values and to keep an eye on the entire project.
If you don't see the new window, think to minimize the current windows (lesson 1).
Note that in this case, any modification made in one of the windows results in the same modification being made in all the other windows of the same project.
The button of the project window also offers you several very useful viewing options depending on whether you use it with the left button of your mouse or the right button.
* A left click, without releasing the mouse button, followed by sliding the mouse, moves the image in the same way it would if you were using [Alt + Left click + Mouse move].
* A right click without releasing the mouse button may be used to slide the current layer and only this layer to quickly view the enabled layer (see next lesson for the layer notion). At the moment you release the button, the layer goes back to its initial position. This is very useful when you are working with a large number of layers and you do not know which one is enabled.
Another function, called Shake, is accessible with the keyboard shortcut [A]. A simple touch on this key will make your current layer shake and reposition it immediately, with the aim to rapidly view the current layer.