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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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10.5 Using Multiple Views

As you just saw, you can view an image at different sizes and zoom factors. But sometimes you may need several different views open at the same time. Suppose, for example, we are carefully retouching a photograph. We want a closeup view of the detail that we are retouching. At the same time, we want to see the effect of our work on the photograph at the size that it will be printed.

To open multiple views of an image, select Image: View > New View. The new Image window that opens is another view of the same image, not a new copy of it. For example, on the left side of Figure 10-30, you see a seaside landscape photo with a zoom factor of 33.3%, and on the right side, you see the ripple of a small wave from the foreground ...

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