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Is there a way to show a 1:1 scale preview/secondary view?


Question

When you're zoomed in editing something very small (like an icon), it's hard to tell what it looks like at 1:1. Is there any way to avoid having to constantly zoom from 1:1 to your editing zoom level?

The OLD version (as in, Windows XP old) of a paint program named Paint Shop Pro (5-6) allowed this by just letting you have multiple window views of the same image. What's the best Gimp solution?

2016/10/30
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10/30/2016 7:10:00 PM

Accepted Answer

We can create a new view of our canvas with View > New View. On any of views the zoom factor can be adapted to convenient values for easy switching between different zoom levels.

When in multi-windowed mode these views can also be displayed next to each other:

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2016/10/30
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10/30/2016 9:06:00 PM