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1.8.2 New View

When performing detailed, pixel-scale operations on a zoomed image, it is useful to see what effect this is having on the image at normal scale, but it is inconvenient to zoom in and out after each operation. To solve this problem, there is the New View function, found in the Image:View menu. This function creates a new image window, which is a dependent view of the exact same image. Thus, operations performed in one window are also shown in the other. The Zoom function is the only exception to this and can affect one window without affecting the other. New View allows pixel-scale operations to be performed in one zoomed-in window while the same operations can be viewed in the other view window at normal scale.

Figure  1.18

  
Figure 1.18: Using New View
Figure 1.18

illustrates how the New View function works. Figure  1.18(a) shows a zoomed view of a pinecone, while Figure  1.18(b) shows a view of the same image with no zoom. As shown in Figure  1.18(a), red paint is being applied to a leaf of the pinecone with the Paintbrush tool. Figure  1.18(b) shows that the red paint is also visible in the unzoomed window. Note that the image and view numbers shown in the window title bars of Figures  1.18(a) and (b) are, respectively, 26.0 and 26.1. This indicates that these windows show views 0 and 1 of image 26.




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