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jbrown

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 7, 2002
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London
Macbook Pro retina. Yosemite. iPhoto 9.6

I have a problem with iPhoto.

When looking at my photos it shows the thumbnails OK. But when I go to show the photo I want, it shows it zoomed in to the max, and I can't zoom out ( or pan around the zoomed image ).

Is this a know issue? And what could be the fix?

Would it help to delete the pref files - if so which files would I delete?

Thanks for any help on this. :)
 

Bruno09

macrumors 68020
Aug 24, 2013
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Far from here
Hello,

you might try deleting the pref file of iPhoto :

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/Data/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPhoto.plist

Select the line above, right click / Services / reveal in Finder

Move the file to the Trash, do NOT empty the Trash.

Restart the Mac, launch iPhoto.

If the problem is not solved, quit iPhoto, and in the Trash right click the pref file / Put back.
 

Partron22

macrumors 68030
Apr 13, 2011
2,655
808
Yes
Look at Preview's View Menu.
Is "Actual Size" checked?

Open Preview's Preferences, Images pane.
Is 100% scale defined as "1 image pixel equals 1 screen pixel"?

The combination of those two settings will give you the enormous images you describe.

Choose "Zoom to Fit" from Preview's View Menu to get more reasonable behavior.
 

robgendreau

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Jul 13, 2008
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AFAIK the only zoom control in that application is the little slider off to one side on the bottom. Slide it closer to the small icon and see what happens.
 
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