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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out Desktop
If you're using Quick Look on an image, you'll appreciate the following trick for zooming.

Once you've opened the QL window on a JPEG or other image file, simply press Option and the pointer will change to a magnifying glass with a plus sign in the middle. Click somewhere on the image to zoom in.

Drag the cursor around to move around, or use the scroll wheel (2 fingers on trackpad) to move around. Option-Shift-click to zoom back out.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It doesn't work on PDF's, which is a bummer.]
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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: mantrid on Jul 19, '10 07:42:10AM
Good hint, but a 2-1/2yo dupe I'm afraid.

10.5: Zoom in and out and pan images in Quick Look

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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: crarko on Jul 19, '10 07:44:34AM

*Sigh*

I'll pull it later. Everybody send in some new hints!! ;)



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: landis on Jul 19, '10 11:13:40AM

Even though it's been here before I hadn't seen it. Really useful!



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: simonvx on Jul 19, '10 07:58:59AM
Here is how to zoom in a Quick Looked PDF, as mentioned in [url=http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20071030002650655]this hint[/url].
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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: crarko on Jul 19, '10 08:56:30AM

Yeah; it's just odd that they work dissimilarly.



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: simonvx on Jul 20, '10 07:27:37AM

I keep wishing they'll "fix" that kind of odd behavior at every OS X minor update. Sigh.

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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: timcrawf on Jul 19, '10 08:11:44AM

How about this, if you hold the option key and use the scrolling function of the Magic Mouse (probably any scroll wheel), you will zoom in and out.



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: skizzoFred on Jul 19, '10 08:45:45AM

<blockquote> [crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It doesn't work on PDF's, which is a bummer] </blockquote>

In PDF, you can use Cmd + and Cmd - to zoom in / zoom out. Not so cool but it works.



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: mortification on Jul 19, '10 08:51:52AM

Or use the two fingers pinching out move on a trackpad (I don't know if it works with a Magic Mouse) to make anything in that's being play'd in Quicklook full screen.



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: crarko on Jul 19, '10 08:54:48AM

That one must be hardware dependent; it doesn't work on my older MacBook.



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: asadKing on Jul 20, '10 01:22:17AM

Try clicking a few times to get it working. I had to do that to make it work for me the first time. The cursor does not change at first with the "option" key pressed and mouse hovering you have to click a couple times for it to activate, but it should work, if not try "option + command and click"



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: asadKing on Jul 20, '10 01:33:22AM

Magic Mouse does not support pinch or most of the fancy multi touch track pad gestures, Only simple one finger scroll, two finger swipe and it knows whether your pressing the invisible left or right button. But you can download and install third party apps like MagicPrefs from http://magicprefs.com/ to enable a world of additional functionality to your Magic Mouse.



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: Grant Symon on Jul 20, '10 12:45:37AM

Of course, zooming in doesn't achieve much, unless you're on a very small monitor. Quicklook uses the file 'preview' as generated by the OS. So you're already at 100%. Zooming in just shows jaggies. (Not the case for PDF though).



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: asadKing on Jul 20, '10 01:17:59AM

Nice tip, However did you know that if you use "option + command and click" magnifies the image by (I think) x2 instantly and "option + command and click" again zooms back to 100%. Just a quick tip for those who like clean zooms. Anyways.



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Quick Look and images: zoom in and out
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 22, '10 12:52:44PM

On my Mac running Snow Leopard 10.6.4:

Cmd-click zooms in, in tiny increments

Cmd-Shift-click zooms out, in tiny increments

Cmd-Opt-click zooms out all the way to whatever size fits the Quick Look window.

These keys work in the full screen Quick Look view, too.



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