4 Images

Viewing images Change the screen mode

You can use the screen mode options to view images on your entire screen. You can show or hide the menu bar, title bar, and scroll bars.

❖ Do one of the following:

  • To display the default mode (menu bar at the top and scroll bars on the side), choose View > Screen Mode > Standard Screen Mode. Or, click the Screen Mode button in the Application bar, and select Standard Screen Mode from the pop-up menu.
  • To display a full-screen window with a menu bar and a 50% gray background, but no title bar or scroll bars, choose View > Screen Mode > Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar. Or, click the Screen Mode button in the Application bar, and select Full Screen Mode With Menu Bar from the pop-up menu.
  • To display a full-screen window with only a black background (no title bar, menu bar, or scroll bars), choose View > Screen Mode > Full Screen Mode. Or, click the Screen Mode button in the Application bar, and select Full Screen Mode from the pop-up menu.

View another area of an image

❖ Do one of the following:

  • Use the window scroll bars.
  • Select the Hand tool and drag to pan over the image. To use the Hand tool while another tool is selected, hold down the spacebar as you drag in the image.

View another area of an image

• Drag the colored box (proxy view area) in the Navigator panel. Use the Rotate View tool

You use the Rotate View tool to rotate the canvas non-destructively; it does not transform the image. Rotating the canvas can be useful for any number of reasons, including facilitating easier painting or drawing.

You can also use rotate gestures on MacBook computers with multi-touch trackpads.

  1.  In the toolbox, select the Rotate View tool . (If the tool isn’t visible, hold down the Hand tool.)
  2.  Do any of the following:
  • Drag in the image. A compass will indicate north in the image, regardless of the current canvas angle.
  • In the options bar, enter degrees in the Rotation Angle field.
  • Click or drag the circular Set Angle of Rotation control.

To restore the canvas to the original angle, click Reset View.

Using the Navigator panel

You use the Navigator panel to quickly change the view of your artwork using a thumbnail display. The colored box in the Navigator (called the proxy view area) corresponds to the currently viewable area in the window.

❖ Do one or more of the following:

  1. To display the Navigator panel, select Window > Navigator.
  2. To change the magnification, type a value in the text box, click the
  3. Zoom Out
  4. or
  5. Zoom In
  6. button, or drag the zoom slider.
  7. To move the view of an image, drag the proxy view area in the image thumbnail. You can also click the image thumbnail to designate the viewable area.To simultaneously set the size and position of the proxy area, Command-drag in the image thumbnail.
  8. To change the color of the proxy view area, select Panel Options from the panel menu. Select a preset color from the Color pop-up menu, or click the color box to choose a custom color.Navigation Panel

    Zoom in or out

    Use the Zoom tool, each click magnifies or reduces the image to the next preset percentage and centers the display around the point you click. When the image has reached its maximum magnification level of 3200% or minimum size of 1 pixel, the magnifying glass appears empty.

    Magnify a specific area

    Select the Zoom tool

    Dragging the Zoom tool to magnify the view of an image

    magnify a specific area

    The area inside the zoom marquee is displayed at the highest possible magnification. To move the marquee around the artwork in Photoshop, begin dragging a marquee and then hold down the spacebar.

    Temporarily zoom an image

    1 Hold down the H key, and then click in the image and hold down the mouse button. The current tool changes to the Hand tool, and the image magnification changes as follows:

    • If the entire image originally fit within the document window, the image zooms in to fit the window.
    • If only a portion of the image was originally visible, the image zooms out. Drag the zoom marquee to magnify different part of the image.


    2 Release the mouse button and then the H key.
    The image returns to the previous magnification and tool.

    Automatically resize the window when zooming

    ❖ With the Zoom tool active, select Resize Windows To Fit in the options bar. The window is resized when you magnify or reduce the view of the image.

    When Resize Windows To Fit is deselected (the default), the window maintains a constant size regardless of the image magnification. This can be helpful when using smaller monitors or working with tiled views.

    Display an image at 100%

    ❖ Do one of the following:

    1. Double-click the Zoom tool in the toolbox.
    2. Choose View > Actual Pixels.
    3. Enter 100% in the Status Bar and press  ReturnNote: The 100% view of an image displays an image as it will appear in a browser (based on the monitor resolution and the image resolution).Fit an image to the screen


    ❖ Do one of the following:

    1. Double-click the Hand tool in the toolbox.
    2. Choose View > Fit On Screen.
    3. Select a zoom tool or the Hand tool, and click the Fit On Screen button in the options bar. These options scale both the zoom level and the window size to fit the available screen space.



Hide the pixel grid

Over 500% magnification, the image’s pixel grid becomes visible by default. To hide the grid, do the following.

  1. ❖ Choose View > Show, and deselect Pixel Grid.