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Hi there,

look at this Photoshop screenshot. Is it possible to get a second view of the opened file in a separated window which hovers over the main-window without working in full-separated mode?

 

Thank you :)

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You can use View->New View and then drag the new view's tab to float it.

I'm a bit confused by your reference to "separate mode", though, as I think that's a Mac term. On Windows we don't have separated mode, just the possibility of floating image windows and studio panels.


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I'm on a Mac. The screenshot is from a YouTube Video.

Ok so it's not possible to get this windows flying over the workspace in Photo? Because switching between different tabs isn't very productive at all.

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I don't know anything more about the differences between Mac and Windows user interfaces for Affinity Photo. If you can't make a new view, or can't drag its tab to float it, then you may have to use separated mode.


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you could drag out the navigator tab.

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Unfortunately there are no scaling options for the navigator studio, you can re-size it manually by dragging the transform box :)

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Maybe I am missing something, but the Navigator panel provides a lot of options for setting the main view (or a second view in separated mode) to precise zoom levels that should not blur anything that is pixel aligned, depending on the zoom level chosen:

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For example, the circled buttons snap the zoom level up or down to various levels like the 50,100, & 200% ones indicated by the arrows, & the slider has detents at each of them as well. You can also set the panel to Advanced mode (via the 4 line 'hamburger' menu at the top right) & use the gear icon to add view points so you can quickly switch to different ones.

You can even drag the Navigator panel out so it floats & resize it, but I think the way to go for this is using separated mode.


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10 hours ago, Dan C said:

I'm sorry I don't quite understand what you mean by this, are you referring to Zoom Level at 100%?

I want to edit a 40x40px graphic in one view with a high level zoom and parallel a second view of the same graphic in 100% to see how it looks in real size (like in my first screenshot with Photoshop).

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Hi DevBoyLars,
You can only do this using Separated Mode (menu Window ▸ Separated Mode), creating a new view (menu View ▸ New View) and setting it to 100%.
There's no way to control the zoom level displayed in the Navigator panel. It's simply adjusted to the size of the panel so it's impossible to get an accurate view (1:1) here.

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I know that this works in separated mode, but my question is why there's no way to do this in the normal mode. This would be so much better. I don't want to switch to separated mode just to get this single window.

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1 hour ago, DevBoyLars said:

This would be so much better.

Why?


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What is Separated Mode? I can't find it on the Window menu, and nothing relevant in the help file I could see? Is it the same as floating? Sorry if dumb questions.

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