Navigation Pane / BirdsEyeView
If you are really zoomed in your image, it may well happen that you do not know where you are in the picture. To assist us with this, we have the “Navigator” panel.
To unfold it, click the icon for “Navigator” in the “Panels”. If this is not there for you, click “Window” in the menu bar and select “Navigator” in the drop-down menu. If this does not come up in the list, first click the option “Show All Menu Items” and select “Navigator”.
The part of the picture that is shown in the picture window is shown in a red frame in the “Navigator” panel. The more you are zoomed in, the smaller the box.
You can use this framework to move the mouse pointer over to a place and when it changes into a “hand”, drag the frame.
The part of the picture that is placed in this small box, is shown in the picture window.
You can resize the “navigator window” by moving the mouse pointer over to the corner and when it changes into a double arrow, clic and drag until it changes to the desired size.
Change of zoom level in your picture window, of course, changes the size of the red rectangle in the panel “Navigator”.
You can also zoom with the zoom tool in the navigator window.
Please hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard pressed and click and drag in the “Navigator Window”, on the place where you want to zoom.
Another option to zoom in your image, is with the BirdsEyeView.
For this also, you need your computer to have the “OpenGL” technology.
What this extra feature does is exactly the same as the “navigator window”, only difference is that, this happens directly in the picture window.
Please hold the H key on your keyboard pressed, and then in the picture window (hold down the mouse button).
Immediately the picture is zoomed out to full view, and a light gray small box appears, move this to the position in your image where you want to zoom.
Release the mouse button when you’ve achieved this.
Navigate by buttons
A final way (at least until we discuss further) to navigate a zoomed image, is the use of keys on your keyboard. Probably this is the oldest way, but I want to mention this still.
We use the keys “Page Up” and “Page Down” on our keyboard.
When you click on the “Page Up”, it is exactly as an “Avatar” is brought up in your photo.
If you click on “Page Down”, the screen is just lowered.
If you want the screen to go left, then press Ctrl + Page Up.
If you want the screen to go to the right, then press Ctrl + Page Down.
If you want to navigate up, down, left or right by smaller amounts, hold the Shift key on your keyboard pressed while you do this.
If you want to navigate all the way to the left of your image, click the Home key on your keyboard. When you want to navigate to the top right corner of the image, hold the Alt key on your keyboard pressed.
If you want to navigate all the way to the bottom right corner of your image, click the End key on your keyboard. If you want to navigate to the bottom left corner, hold the Alt key on your keyboard pressed.
This is all about the navigation in a photo.
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