Photoshop - two views of same file?


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 21, 2002
Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
I thought I remember reading somewhere that it's possible to have multiple views of the same document open at once, so that, for example, you can zoom in and work on a detail area and see how it's affecting the image "live" in another view.

If I'm not making this up, how do I do it?

Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
Sometimes I use this technique without zooming. For example, with two views of the same image at the same zoom factor, I can edit text in one window while seeing the result in the other window, but without the insertion bar, underlining, or text-selection highlighting. That let's me see how it is coming out without changing tools back and forth to see my text.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 23, 2002
In a Mauve Dream
Thanks for the reminder

I used to use that, but have recently been working with my PB and external monitor. I'll have to try it a again on my iMac G5... I wish I had some real state... I was saving for Dell 24" + G5 upgrade... but I got a Nikon D70 instead!
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