Birds Eye View for Fast Navigation in Adobe Camera Raw

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This is a fast way to navigate across the image, especially when zoomed in. It is similar to the existing feature in the Photoshop app itself. Here’s how to use it:

• Press and hold H.

• Click and drag to set the position of the zoom rectangle as desired.  The zoom rectangle is shown as an outline around the cursor.

• Release the mouse. The image zooms to the area chosen in the previous step. The selected tool remains unchanged.

• If you start in Fit View mode or smaller, the zoom rectangle will represent 100% pixel view (1:1). This is a quick way to zoom to 1:1 at a specific part of the image (such as a person’s face, or other area of interest).

• If you start zoomed in, then after you release the mouse you’ll return to the same zoom level. For example, if you start at 200%, then after releasing the mouse you’ll be back at 200%.

Note: Birds Eye View is only available when GPU is enabled.

(Thank you Sharad for that tip!)

Adobe Camera Raw and DNG, Adobe Photoshop

Posted on 12-14-2015