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I work with Photo on a daily basis and too often I have to work with small images (200 pixels or less). When opening them in Photo the program automatically zooms them to fit the entire working area, which is useless because I actually don't need that zoom level when I work with small pictures. I think images should always be 100% zoomed (unless they're bigger than your working area). Is it something you're considering already? I know I can Ctrl/Cmd + 1 and set the zoom to 100% but it's one more (useless) action when working with lots of images at the same time. And if you resize the image it goes back to full screen zoom, once again.

Example:

If I load a 100x100 icon into Photo this is how it shows it. I think it should open it at 100% and not zoomed to (almost) fit the entire space. 

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You may be interested to know that this has been required for a long time.

 

Alternatively, you can search for other threads.

https://www.google.com/search?q=default+zoom+to+100%+site%3Aforum.affinity.serif.com


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Having a default of 100% when opening an image is fine when it's a small one, but with large images like photographs I still prefer having it to fit the display area like it is right now.

Having to press "Ctrl-1" to make it 100% ... there are much more annoying things in life imo.


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The point is, this behavior should be a preference in settings. You like it, great. Others don't, so cool, just make it so it can be turned off.

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3 hours ago, AlainP said:

there are much more annoying things in life imo.

That's right, so why bother him with another unnecessary inconvenience that can be solved in a few minutes.


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3 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

That's right, so why bother him with another unnecessary inconvenience that can be solved in a few minutes.

I don't want to bother anyone... I'm just saying that opening a file at 100% could be a little annoying for someone when your file is very small. But opening a photo file at 100% could be more annoying. And I think Photo is used more for photos and large drawing than for very small pictures.

If this bothers someone... well... too bad.


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Sorry, but using a simple condition (if the image size is larger than the workspace - use Fit, if it is smaller - use 100%), as most image viewers do, there is no hi-tech technology with which developers should not be able to cope. And the fact that this feature is required repeatedly perhaps clearly indicates, that it is a frequent need of many users.


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Actually if the image is larger than the display area "fit" is automatically used. If it's very small it is zoomed to fit, then "Ctrl-1" brings it back to 100%. I wonder what is the percentage of Photo users who regularly work on such very small pictures.

Still, a selectable option for small image would make everybody happy.  But when I see "...that can be solved in a few minutes..." so easy to say..., you have a WIndows version, a Mac version, an iPad version, and don't forget Designer...


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2 hours ago, AlainP said:

But when I see "...that can be solved in a few minutes..." so easy to say..., you have a WIndows version, a Mac version, an iPad version, and don't forget Designer...

Yes, but function "if the image size is larger than the workspace - use Fit, if it is smaller - use 100%" is the same at all Affinity applications/platform, and display functions Fit/100% already available for the given Affinity applications/platform (see menu View/Zoom).


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The way Pšenda describes how it should work is spot-on, and it's not just very small images that are problematic. I work on a 27" iMac, 5k retina, so virtually every web graphic gets zoomed in on opening, resized, or cropped. I'm constantly CMD-1ing. For the record, I love the software and advocate for it whenever I can. But to me, this particular behavior feels poorly considered.

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9 hours ago, AlainP said:

I wonder what is the percentage of Photo users who regularly work on such very small pictures

Almost everyone working on websites/apps will be dealing with medium-to-small images that will not fit the entire working area. Pixel art and pixel-based graphics are very common. Small pieces of images and/or GIF's are usually small too. When you work with these kind of images you're constantly dealing with CTRL+1 to resize them to 100% (original size). I think that having an option to NOT automatically resize them would please everyone.

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