Instead of zooming in and out all the time why not vreate a new view
at the other zoom to have both always available?

-Rob A.

On 5/17/09, Maciej Pilichowski <> wrote:
> On Sunday 17 May 2009 13:08:33 Fredrik Alströmer wrote:
>> I don't want to add fuel to the fire,
> Nah :-), we are talking not quarreling :-))
>> I just wanted to point out
>> that Sven is not alone in his opinion.
> I realize that the current behaviour has the reason, but also I try
> find out the way, so users with other workflow could benefit.
>> I frequently find
>> myself zooming out briefly to see how it works in context, just to
>> zoom back in again a split-second later (very rarely zooming far
>> enough to have the image become smaller than the window).
> This is odd, or I don't understand you -- that's because I do what you
> do, and I always have to zoom out to such degree that the entire
> image fits in the window. In other words I have to do 10 zoom outs
> instead of just 1. And it is not helpful for me.
>> If I do
>> zoom out to see the whole image, I'm usually done with that section
>> anyway, and at that point it's actually a good behavior (call it a
>> compromise if you wish, for me it just speeds up the workflow).
> For me it slows me down, because after 10 zoom outs, I have to perform
> 9 zoom ins, to get back to the level I wanted.
>> Google maps is one of those that zoom in and out on the cursor,
> I just tried it, and it does not that (Firefox) -- it zooms the center
> of the image. I pointed out at Miami which was in the bottom right
> corner of the image, zoom in, Miami was gone.
> The effect of this (fixed point of zoom) is that the relation to mouse
> when doing in&out is preserved.
> Jernej pointed out that PaintShopPro behaves like I wished for, so
> they had a reason for this too.
> If those 3 modes cannot be combined into one (and I guess not), I
> would love to see an option for it. After all, not every single
> behaviour work for everybody.
> For me usefulness is such:
> 1) center while zooming (PSP)
> 2) google maps
> 3) gimp
> ad.2) that's because it is similar to (1). I could center the area of
> interest by myself, and then zoom out/in as many times as I want to,
> and this area is still in the center. This mode could be achieved in
> theory with the script, but gimp cannot scroll the image freely so
> the usability would be limited to cases when the image fits entire
> window
> Cheers,
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