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Zoom, Pan Mode and Close-ups in Select
Zoom, Pan Mode and Close-ups in Select
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There are a few ways to zoom with Select. They all rely on the preset zoom level. This is set to 100% by default, which means that when you in zoom mode, you will see the image at its original size.

We suggest you keep this as the default size as this will give you the truest representation of the image. If you want to change it, you can use the slider in the toolbar, or press (- / +)

  • Tap (spacebar). This will zoom you to your preset zoom level. If there are any faces detected in the image, you will be zoomed straight to the main subject. You can use (Z) to zoom, but it will zoom into the middle of the image, instead of zooming into a face.

  • Now you can press (←/→) to scroll between any faces found in the image.

  • If there are no face detected, pressing spacebar will act the same way a standard zoom.

  • PRO TIP – Hold (spacebar) and you'll temporarily zoom in until you release it.


Close-ups is the name of our face zoom panel. Open and close close-ups with ( / ) or ( . )

Once turned on, we’ll show Face Mode by default if faces are detected. It’s great for checking if people have their eyes open and their faces are in focus in portrait, couples and group shots.


The close ups panel will show a maximum of 24 faces, and it will choose the most main subjects to show first if there are more than 24 in your shot.

Pan Mode

If no faces are detected the Close-ups panel will automatically switch to Pan Mode, showing a zoomed in portion of the centre of the image.

While in Pan Mode you can move the area that’s shown inside the Close-ups panel by clicking and dragging, or using your trackpad or magic mouse.

You can also navigate within your zoomed in image using the “minimap” in the upper right corner and zoom in further to see fine details or zoom out and to see the broader context.


You can toggle to Pan Mode at any time with ⌘ / (mac) or Ctrl / (windows) and you’ll stay in Pan Mode until you move to a new scene and where faces have been detected.

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