CreativePro Tip of the Week: Matching Zoom and Location in Photoshop

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When you’re trying to choose between a few similar images in Photoshop, it can be helpful to view them side-by-side at the same location and zoom level. To do this, choose Window > Arrange > Tile.


Then to zoom the images in unison, hold the Shift key as you click or drag any of the images with the Zoom tool.


To pan the images in unison, hold the Shift key as you drag any of the images with the Hand tool.


You can also select one of the tiled images, arrange it to your liking, and then to make the others match it choose Window > Arrange > Match All (or Match Zoom, Match Location, or Match Rotation if any of those is all you want to match).


When you want to go back to a tabbed view of your files, choose Window > Consolidate All to Tabs.


Posted on: March 27, 2017

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and He is also the author of several video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

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