Zooming in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

• Double click on the Zoom tool to display the image at 100%. 

• Double click on the Hand tool to display the image as large as possible on the monitor, while still seeing the entire image (View > Fit on Screen).

• Command + “+” (plus)  (Mac) | Control  (Win) +” (plus) zooms in.

• Command +  “-” (minus) (Mac) | Control  (Win) + “-” (minus) will zoom out.

• Command + 1 (Mac) | Control +1 (Win) sets the zoom level to 100% (also referred to as Actual Pixels).

• Command + 0 (Mac) | Control +0 (Win) sets the zoom level to Fit on Screen (note, the zoom level will vary in order to fit the entire image on screen).

Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 03-17-2014


  • By PECourtejoie - 8:04 AM on March 17, 2014  

    Adding Shift to the two first shortcuts will zoom all open images accordingly.
    Another zoom method is to use CMD+Spacebar to zoom in or ALT+Spacebar to zoom out, (CMD+ALT+Spacebar also works) and in this case, Shift also allows to zoom all images. I’d like for shift to work in all shortcuts, if you agree, vote and comment here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop_jdi_allow_more_zoom_all_windows_shift_shortcuts

  • By Daniel Grégoire - 8:28 AM on March 17, 2014  

    I like to use ALT – with wheel mouse (on Win)

  • By Benny - 3:16 AM on March 18, 2014  

    I prefer the Press and Hold technique by holding the Z key down as long you’re zooming. Release and yozu’re back to whatever tool you have in “hand”. It’s simply fantastic with scrubby zoom.

  • By Kevin M. Johnson - 2:15 PM on March 19, 2014  

    I have used the keyboard combination “cmd + space” to zoom in and “cmd + option + space” to zoom out in PhotoShop for years. Those two shortcuts have been the most used in my personal toolbox for as long as I can remember. Today they no longer work and when I try to reset them, I am told that the space key can no longer be used. Does anyone know what the heck is going on?

    • By Jeffrey Tranberry - 7:09 PM on March 20, 2014  

      If you’re on a mac Cmd + Space is reserved for the OS X spotlight feature. You’d need to go into System Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts and un-map it.