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Photoshop: zoom in/out while using Marquee Tool


Question

Is there way to zoom in/out while creating a selection using the Marquee Tool?

Normally I can zoom by Alt + Mousewheel. This doesn't work while using marquee tool, nor does using Ctrl +/-

If there's not a way, does anyone know of any plug-ins available? I want to zoom while making a selection!! This would speed up so many things!

2018/10/08
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10/8/2018 2:21:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I don't think you can zoom, but I found that if you hold 'SHIFT' while using the Marquee tool dragging beyond the canvas it will significantly speed up the scroll rate. This seems to work best for me.

2015/08/03
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8/3/2015 7:17:00 PM

No, there's not a way to zoom while selecting with the Marquee Selection tool. You'd have to zoom in/out before starting your next selection with that tool. I can't answer as to whether there's a plug-in to do that, but I have my doubts one exists.

An alternative that would allow you to zoom while making a selection would be to use the Lasso/Polygonal Lasso/Magnetic Lasso Selection tool. And unless you're truly needing to select rectangular areas, these would be better suited than the Marquee Selection tool, anyway.

2015/01/15