Loupe Tool

Loupe / Image Browser / Viewing images / Thumbnails

The Loupe tool can be used to complement the other focus functions. Use it to quickly check focus while simultaneously viewing the whole image.

Introduction

The Loupe tool is used to check focus or inspect close-up details of an image. It can be used in the Viewer or Image Browser area of the session window. Click and hold down the left mouse button to activate the Loupe. Location mode, Size and zoom level of Loupe can be customized.

The Loupe tool is used to check focus or inspect close-up details of an image

To use the Loupe

  1. Open the zoom cursor group in the toolbar; click and hold the mouse button until a menu appears.
  2. Choose the Loupe cursor tool. 
  3. Click and hold the mouse in the areas of an image where you wish to inspect details. 
  4.  Drag the mouse to move the Loupe.
  5. The Loupe can be used within The Viewer as well as the Image Browser on a thumbnail.

The Loupe can be used within The Viewer as well as the Image Browser on a thumbnail

Change Loupe settings

  1. Open the zoom cursor group in the cursor toolbar.
  2. Release the mouse button to select a highlighted menu item. 
  3. Select Use Centered Loupe if you want to operate the loupe directly under the mouse cursor.
    If this option is not select, the loupe will open next to the cursor so the selected area is visible in the Viewer as well as enlarged in the loupe. 
  4. This cursor tool option also enables users to select the Loupe Size to one of three settings and Loupe Zoom from 25% to 200% to help inspect image details.

Open the zoom cursor group in the cursor toolbar and release the mouse button to select a highlighted menu item.

Learn more

  • Press 'p' at any time to select the Loupe cursor tool.
  • Use the scroll wheel (on a mouse) while the Loupe is open to change the zoom level and size.
    Go to the Loupe menu option to reset the zoom to 100%.
  • Hold the Alt+Space keys (Mac) while scrolling to change the size of the Loupe.