Zoom tool to next tool?

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  • Ian Wilson

    Personally I would find that really annoying - if I was using, say, a brush and wanted to zoom in closer to be more detailed, I would not want it to change from the brush tool to the hand tool. But if you zoom in to any level you can right click to get a navigator and move around the image that way. Is that any good to you?

    Ian

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  • SFA

    Dan,

    You don't have to leave the tool you are using to be able to navigate when zoomed in.

    This different approach suggests that your need would be fulfilled differently.

    When zoomed in beyond the size of the Preview area on screen the Space bar can be used to pull up a navigation window and use that to move around the image. There is also a Navigation tool that can be added to a tools tab (or several tabs) or added as a Floating Tool that offers the same facility.

    The benefit of the idea of being able to move around without changing the selected tool seems to me to be a huge advantage in practicality compared to just a cursor type selection change but I do appreciate that there may be other opinions.

    Your comment did not indicate whether you already know about the Space Bar/Navigation Tool feature. If you do but are not a fan you may need to propose a feature request.

     

    ETA: I see that Ian has got in ahead of me with a better response!

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  • Ian Wilson

    The space bar method only works in Windows, I think. The right click method works on a Mac - does it work on Windows too?

    Ian

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  • Dan Thurgood

    Wow! Thanks for all the responses! Yes, I was aware of the floating nav palette - that would do me fine if there's a way to make it auto appear when zoomed to 100%? Maybe I'm just missing Aperture too much! I've made my own keyboard shortcuts for zooming to 100% and back to fit in window - Aperture did that as a toggle on pressing Z. I've got Z and X respectively now, so it's no hardship for me to push the space bar to pan. I'm very new to C1 so very much finding my way... Another thing with zooming though - it seems to default to zooming to image centre - again, Aperture did a cool thing here: position the cursor on the part of the image you wanted to zoom on and hit 'z' - the image would immediately zoom in to the cursor position. Nice!

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  • SFA

    Dan,

    If you are not already Zoomed in and you have the H for Hand tool cursor selected, double clicking will likely zoom to where you have clicked.

    At least it does using Windows.

    If you use the Space Bar route (in Windows) having positioned the cursor in the area of the image to which you wish to zoom and then Double click C1 will zoom to that point.

    Presumably the Mac "Space bar" alternative does the same thing?

    However is you are currently using a different tool your will most likely get a different, tool dependent, result.

     

    @Ian,

    Yes I had forgotten that the Space Bar use is one of the few areas for which  the remaining slight  UI operational differences between Mac and Windows might favour Windows (in my opinion ....)

    Right click pops up the same repositioning option IF the Pan cursor is in use (H) but its perpetual for as long as the cursor stays in the pop-up window area. If using, say,  the crop tool Right Click will bring up crop tool adjustments not the Navigation option.

    The space bar option is only active so long as the space bar is in use. Release it and the what ever tool one was using previously can be immediately deployed at the point one has navigated to .

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  • Dan Thurgood

    Bingo! That's the kind of behaviour I was looking for! Thanks SFA!

     

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