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Photoshop zoom tool

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  1. lola2001

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    My Zoom tool in Photoshop is stuck on minus (zoom out). It used to be the default was + (zoom in) but somehow it changed. I looked around and I can't find anything. Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. JBOD

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    You could try holding down (Ctrl) and (+) for zooming in or holding down (Ctrl) and (-) for zooming out.
     
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    You could try holding down (Ctrl) and (+) for zoom in or holding down (Ctrl) and (-) for zooming out.
     
  4. lola2001

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    Yeah, I do have to do that, but the default has always been + and somehow I changed it. It's a pain to have to do it different now. Thanks.
     
  5. slipe

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    In Photoshop 7 there is a plus or minus choice on the toolbar at the top of the screen when you choose the zoom tool. Earlier versions had those tools in one of the palettes on the right.
     
  6. lola2001

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    Hey thanks! I can't believe I looked everywhere and it was right there in front of my eyes. Thanks so much.
     
  7. JBOD

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    You can also zoom to an exact percentage of the original view by entering values in the zoom percentage box at the lower left of the window.
     
  8. lola2001

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    Yeah, I'm aware of that one too. I just got used to doing it one certain way and then when it changed it totally threw me off. Thanks.
     
  9. slipe

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    I’ve been using Photoshop since version 3 and I think the first time I ever actually selected the zoom tool was to answer your question. I always have the navigator open and use that to zoom and position the image.

    One of the advantages to dual monitors is that I can make the navigator box much larger, which allows me to zoom to the iris of an eye and still be able to place the little red box over the eye. But even without dual monitors I find the navigator a much better zoom tool.
     
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    Ok. I'll try it. I guess when you get used to something you like to do it that way even if there is an easier way. I'll keep it in mind. Thanks.
     
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