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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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10.4 Zoom

You may want to change an image’s zoom factor—either to view the complete image or to work on a specific detail. You can adjust the zoom in many ways; you access several methods directly from the Image window.

The zoom menu on the bottom bar of the Image window allows you to choose from among a few predefined zoom factors. You can also type in the desired factor directly.

Image: View > Zoom brings up another zoom menu, shown in Figure 10-21. Here you can choose among the same predefined zoom factors, plus two more. Note the keyboard shortcuts for common zoom factors. If you recently used a zoom factor that’s not predefined, it appears at the end of the menu.

You can also step up or down this scale using the ZOOM IN or ZOOM OUT entries. ...

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