Two Different Views Are Better Than One

Photoshop Elements gives you the option of displaying your photo in different views at the same time.

A lot of times you need to zoom way in on your image to do some detail work. At such a close view it's hard to tell what the overall affect is on your photograph. That's when it's nice to have another copy opened at a smaller size that shows your changes as you make them to the larger copy.

Another reason it's useful to have a smaller view is if your working on a large image, or just zoomed way in. You can lose your bearings and orientation of where you are working in relationship to the overall image.

The other nice thing is you don't have to worry about keeping track of different versions or anything. Both windows are just different size views of the same image. The new window will just disappear when you close your document, it won't create a copy of your image.

Here's all you have to do:

Go to the View menu and choose New Window for (your current document name will automatically be displayed). A new window of your currently active document will open. You might have to move the windows to see both at the same time.

New window in Photoshop Elements

The window on the left is at 600% zoom. The window on the right is at 100% view.



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