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Fit on screen

Oct 16, 2012, 14:36
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Fit on screen
Hello,
In Photoshop there is a 'fit on screen' in image. What is the equivalent in Gimp?
Thank you,
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Oct 17, 2012, 10:37 (This post was last modified: Oct 17, 2012 11:44 by rich2005.)
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RE: Fit on screen
Please excuse the whinge, only correct that it goes back to PS users occasionally, but I will try and help.

A bit of looking back, say to PS7, not much different to Gimp at the time, each image in its own window, floating docks etc, the only difference was the PS 'background with toolbar'. PS users just could not see any similarities. Now we have newer PS which has tabs, Gimp now has tabs, still not much difference between them.

Looking at PS and tabbed images ctrl-0 fits an image in a window. Gimp is shift-ctrl-j

Then it is all in the Gimp View menu,
F11 toggles Gimp up to full monitor if you are not already there.
Next in the View menu -> Zoom
As before shift-ctrl-j for fit-image in window - this depends on aspect ratio and will leave borders
Fill the window - no hot key assigned, but you can assign one, I made one shift-ctrl-k (Gimp will warn if there is a conflict)
see: http://gimp.open-source-solution.org/man...tcuts.html
this will give scroll bars if part of the image is outside the window.

If you want an image filling the monitor then leave single window mode. The hot-key for this is also disabled, I made one shift-ctrl-m which toggles back and forwards.

So with an image open in GIMP the sequence might be
F11 / shift-ctrl-m / shift-ctrl-j (or shift-ctrl-k)
and that gets your image filling the monitor.

In PS it would be right click in tab and 'move to new window' (basically detach the tab) / click and maximise that window / maybe a couple of ctrl ++ to zoom in.

Best thing to do is not to keep thinking PS all the time, accept that Gimp is not the same and work with it.

edit:
I normally just stick with the default hot-keys and use the menus but looking at it, I use shrink-wrap (ctrl-j) frequently and it makes sense to have fill-window next to it. So I have assigned ctrl-k for this.
combined screenshot for this one.
[Image: fAbn1.jpg]

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