Lightroom: Zoom Levels
category: Lightroom • 1 min read
Library Module, you can zoom with the
Navigator. The standard zoom levels are
1:1 and the variations of
Too many people check their photos at
1:1 or 100% zoom level, to examine all the pixels. I used to do it too. The problem with 100% zoom level is that in “real life” it’s never used. I’m not the only one to harp on the pixel-peepers. Adobe also recommend using the
1:1 or 100% zoom level only in the
Develop module and when using the brushes.
- For printing, I use the
1:2or 50% zoom level which is a little more than what can be seen in a “real life” print.
- For web use, I use the
FILLand the zoom level will depend on the size of the monitor.
Pixel peeping is a very bad habit because it doesn’t add anything and can’t be used for anything other than bragging rights such as “mine’s bigger than yours” or “mine’s better than yours”. I seem to be hearing the rumble of Canon vs Nikon: my pixel this, your pixel that…