iPhoto - Can't zoom into any pictures

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by maclover001, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    #1
    Hi all,
    I got my MacBook a few days ago, but I can't seem to figure out how to zoom into pictures, the "zoom" slider is disabled. My camera's 8MP (Canon EOS-20D), so I highly doubt iPhoto is preventing me from zooming because the picture is too small.

    Can someone help me please?

    It won't let me attach a screenshot, Command-Option-3, the file size is too big.
    I'll just tell you that the zoom slider is grayed out.
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Well iPhoto isn't quite the master Photo Application. If you want to really zoom in, get yourself a copy of Apple's Aperture! I did and it's great for high-definition photos.

    http://www.apple.com/aperture/

    Also try pressing SHIFT - COMMAND - 4 - SPACE and move the mouse over the window you want to snap a shot of. Also in Preview you can go to Save As and you can change the quality of the photo which can drastically reduce the file size!
     

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  3. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    another awesome one along the same lines of aperture is Lightroom.. AWESOME for editing photos.
     
  4. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    You can't zoom in regular view mode, only in edit mode. (Try hitting the edit button and then the zoom bar should be enabled.

    edit:

    picture 1: regular view mode

    picture 2: edit mode
     

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  5. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    OMFG!!!
    Zooming (was and still) is my gripe with iPhoto :mad:
    But I've just found a gem, simply by poking around :p:rolleyes:
    1) focus on a picture
    2) Go : ⌥+⌘+F, then go ⌥+1 (or 2 or 0),
    3) enjoy :D

    P.S. ←,→,⎋ : all useful while in fullscreen mode.
     
  6. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    SHIFT COMMAND F - SHIFT 1 / 2 / 0 (which is what you just said right?)
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Option (Alt) + Command :)apple:) + f

    Option + 1
     
  8. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

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    Exactly : ⌥ is alt/option on newer keyboards.

    BTW, coming from the decades on Windows, I don't understand why Apple wants to make OSX too Windows'y ...
    All this - /⌘,⌥,⌫,↩,⌤,⌃ - are there for a purpose, and omitting those symbols from keyboards, with underlying software still operating with them, is plain hypocritical.
     
  9. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    On the Macbook you can press the "alt" button and then do a two finger slide on the track pad - upwards to zoom in and down to zoom out.

    I also hate the lack of zoom without pressing the edit button in iPhoto - unbelievable!
     
  10. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

    dllavaneras

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    The only problem is that every time you hit the edit button, iPhoto creates a duplicate (a copy of the file in the Modified folder instead of the Originals folder) and when you want to zoom in on a few hundred pics to check them out after a trip, this eats away at your hard drive space fast.
     

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