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Zoom in and out of an image

You can zoom in and out of an image to make it easier to work in large images or work on smaller details.


Zoom in or out of an image

Do any of the following:

  • Drag the Zoom slider.

  • If you’re using a MacBook with a Multi-Touch trackpad or the Magic Trackpad, move the mouse pointer over your image, then pinch using two fingers to zoom in or out.

  • Click "100%" in the toolbar, then select an option:

    A percentage: The image zooms in or out accordingly.

    Zoom to Fit: The image adjusts to fill the application window. If you enlarge or reduce the size of the Pixelmator Pro application window, the zoom level changes so that the image always fills the window.

  • Choose View > Zoom In or View > Zoom Out (from the View menu at the top of the screen).

  • Press Command ⌘ and Plus + on your keyboard to zoom in, or Command ⌘ and Minus - to zoom out.

  • Option ⌥ – scroll an image.

  • Use the Zoom tool.


Zoom an image to fit the application window

Do one of the following:

  • Double-click the Zoom slider.
  • Press Command ⌘ + 0 on your keyboard.
  • Click in the Tools sidebar and click Actual Size in the Tool Options pane.
  • Choose Tools > Zoom (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen) and click Zoom to Fit in the Tool Options pane.
  • Choose View > Zoom to Fit (from the View menu at the top of your screen).

    The document adjusts to fill the Pixelmator Pro window horizontally.


View an image at its actual size

Do one of the following:

  • Choose View > Actual Size (from the View menu at the top of your screen).
  • Press Option ⌥ + Command ⌘ + 0 or Command ⌘ + 1 on your keyboard.
  • Click in the Tools sidebar and click Actual Size in the Tool Options pane.

  • Choose Tools > Zoom (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen) and click Actual Size in the Tool Options pane.

    This displays the image as it would appear in a browser.

Important: Pixelmator Pro is optimized for the Retina display, so if you have a Mac computer with a Retina display, keep in mind that the image will appear twice as small as on other displays or in apps like Preview. To view the image as it would appear on those displays or on a website not optimized for Retina, set the zoom percentage to 200%.

Pixelmator Pro User Guide