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Quickly zoom photos in iPhoto's browse mode Apps
When viewing photos in the grid layout of iPhoto '08 running on Leopard, simply press the spacebar to zoom the selected image to full size of image browsing part of the window. Press the Space Bar again to return to the grid view, or use the Left and Right Arrow keys to scroll through your images.

Of course, this seems intuitive if you use QuickLook in the Finder a lot or use the this hint for a similar effect in the Media Browser, but it's not documented anywhere so I hadn't tried it.

It's a huge help to use this function to quickly look more closely at a few images while still taking advantage of the normal grid view to quickly browser through the rest of the image library. No more switching to full-screen mode or zooming in and out just to examine a few images.

[robg adds: I don't think this is exclusive to iPhoto '08 or Leopard; I recall it working in older versions of iPhoto as well, but perhaps that's a false memory.]
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Authored by: doogie125 on Oct 30, '08 08:01:03AM

Command - 0 - Actual size

Shift - Command - R - Toggle Automatic Resizing

If these aren't working, someone suggested deleting the Preview preferences p-list. I'd have to agree with them.



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Quickly zoom photos in iPhoto's browse mode
Authored by: tatilsever on Oct 30, '08 09:25:50AM

It does not work in iPhoto '06. It sounds like a very handy feature.



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Quickly zoom photos in iPhoto's browse mode
Authored by: horhey23 on Oct 30, '08 09:51:52AM

I'd love to know how to zoom in past "100%" (or rather the as-big-as-it-can-get panel-filled mode) when just standard browsing.



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Quickly zoom photos in iPhoto's browse mode
Authored by: Unsoluble on Oct 30, '08 04:05:48PM

I don't think you can do what you're thinking of, but for *some* purposes it can be useful to just do the Control+scroll-wheel thing to zoom the whole screen in on a part of the image. You don't get access to the image's true resolution of course, so it'll get blurry (or pixellated, depending on your setting in the Universal Access prefpane), but it's close. :)



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Quickly zoom photos in iPhoto's browse mode
Authored by: lujo on Oct 31, '08 08:23:58AM

If you are talking about entering full-screen, as-big-as-you-can-get mode, you have two options. (1) Set your iPhoto preferences to edit photos "Using full screen", then just hit return or enter to view the image in full-screen edit view. (2) Right-click the image and select "Edit using full screen". Alternatively, you can choose to view the image in a separate window using either of the two previous options.

In the full-screen editing mode, you can press 0 to zoom the image to fill the screen, 1 to zoom to 100%, and 2 to zoom to 200%.



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Quickly zoom photos in iPhoto's browse mode
Authored by: dandj on Nov 01, '08 02:56:13AM

And in thumbnail view, the 0,3,2 and 1 keys change the size of the thumbnails, from smallest to largest, in that order, although this is strangely illogical.



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