Set zoom limit for Zoomed Selection tool

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FKCapitalism2
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Set zoom limit for Zoomed Selection tool

Post by FKCapitalism2 »

I seldom use Zoomed Selection tool because currently is very confusing and unpredictable as to what zoom level it will output. For example if my camera is 16MP i don't need to ever zoom beyond 200% maximum because then image is way too pixelated.

Currently Zoomed Selection tool's zoom level is defined by the size of the selection rectangle you draw.

Problem:


need to zoom house on this image 200%

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I draw a Zoomed Selection frame around the house

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it zooms to 482% where all is pixelated and useless zoom level.

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In reality needed to zoom 200% .

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In order to get zoom level 200% with Zoomed Selection tool would have to precisely guess the right size of selection box before drawing it, which is unrealistic.


Feature request: provide ability to specify max zoom limit for Zoomed Selection tool (say no more than 200%) so it will never zoom more than that, simply use center of selection as center of zoom area.


P.S. Of course can zoom out with minus (-) key on keyboard, but its extra work, imagine need to look trough 100+ images and check if subject is in focus, this additional work makes XnView MP less efficient for that task.