Viewing an image by zooming it in and out
Capture One provides a number of options to display an image in the main Viewer at various magnifications. Viewing images at actual size (100% magnification) will display them at the pixel level (full resolution) but that way the image could sometimes be not fully displayed in the Viewer, even on a large monitor.
- Select the Zoom-In cursor (magnifying glass icon) from the Zoom Cursor group in the toolbar or press the Z key and click on the image in the Viewer to zoom in 25%, 33%, 50%, 67%, and 100%. (200%, 300% and 400% views are also available). Select the Zoom-Out cursor to reduce the magnification respectively.
- Select the Pan (or hand icon) cursor from the Cursor toolbar or press H and double-click on the area to view at 100% magnification. To pan, click on the image and drag. Double-clicking a second time will return the image to fit the Viewer. You can quickly switch to the Pan cursor from another cursor tool by holding the space bar down on the keyboard. Continue to hold the space down while you work with the Pan cursor. Otherwise, it will return to the previously selected cursor tool.
- Scrolling the mouse wheel will zoom the image in the following steps: 25%, 33%, 50%, 67%, and 100% (200%, 300%, and 400% views are also available). This action works regardless of the selected cursor tool.
- Click on the right-hand side head and shoulders icon of the zoom slider located in the top-right corner of the Viewer toolbar. Alternatively, drag the slider to 100%. Click on the right-hand side icon to return the image to fit the Viewer.
- In the main menu, select View -> Customize Viewer -> 100% or press . (dot) to zoom. Select View -> Customize Viewer -> To fit or press , (comma) to make the image fit the Viewer.
- Pressing Cmd/Ctrl (macOS/Windows) simultaneously with + repeatedly will zoom the image in the following steps: 25%, 33%, 50%, 67% and 100% (200%, 300% and 400% views are also available). Pressing Cmd/Ctrl (macOS/Windows) together with - will reduce the magnification respectively.
Viewing an image in the Navigator tool
The Navigator tool is designed specifically to help with panning full-resolution images and is especially useful with small displays, such as those on laptops. For more information on panning an image using the Navigator, see the information provided below.
Located in the Details tool tab, the Navigator tool displays a thumbnail of the selected image along with a white rectangular frame that depicts the current zoom level in the main Viewer. You can use this frame as an aid to navigation when using high magnification in the Viewer.
Like the Focus tool, the Navigator can be un-docked from the Details tool tab and repositioned in the main Viewer when required. To reposition, click close to the top of the tool and drag it into place. To replace in the dock, drag back into the preferred position.
When using the Pan cursor (hand icon) tool, a more convenient option is to open a Navigator window directly over the image in the Viewer. Simply Ctrl/Right-click the image in the Viewer. A fully-functional Navigator tool will be displayed.
- Go to the Navigator tool in the Details tool tab.
- Magnify or zoom the image in the main Viewer using one the methods described in this section or click on the Navigator tool’s contextual menu (…), and select Zoom Viewer 100% (other magnification options are available).
- The main Viewer will be magnified and the corresponding area will be displayed in the Navigator, as indicated by the white frame.
- To move around the image after zooming, click and drag the white frame inside the Navigator’s thumbnail to inspect a chosen area. The main Viewer will be updated with the area of interest.