Zoom in on a photo

Zoom basics

You can manually zoom in on a photo up to 400 percent using the slider bar in the bottom right corner of the 'Edit Photos' screen. To get to this screen, first double-click any photo in your Picasa Library. There are two additional buttons to the right of the slider bar to control the zoom:

  • Fit photo inside viewing area: Automatically fits the selected photo in the viewing area on the 'Edit Photos' screen.
  • Display photo at actual size: Displays the photo at 100 percent of its size. (This is frequently larger than the viewing area.)


  • The exact percentage of magnification for a zoomed photo is displayed in the lower-right side of the viewing area.
  • To view a different section of a photo, just click and drag within the photo.

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