Zoom, zoom, zoom

September 25, 2012

With Photoshop it’s possible to zoom in to a maximum of 3200%. Though there is a way to get even closer. The following technique is a great way to inspect those pixels and make them look perfect. Go to System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom and choose the following settings…

preference panel

You should be able to use ctrl + scroll to zoom in and out if you’ve set the zoom-settings as shown in the image above. Note that these settings are not set in Photoshop’s preferences but in the System Preferences.


I find the magnifying glass really useful to verify the sharpness of pixels on my screen. The fact that it’s a standard option on every mac makes it even more awesome. Now, make some pixel-perfect stuff!!!

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Thom van der Weerd

Hi there! I’m a designer from the Netherlands. I enjoy traveling, taking pictures, running, and can really appreciate some good music.