Magnify Sections of Photos or PDFs Easily – Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

Tip 401Magnify Sections of Photos or PDFs Easily

When viewing photos or PDFs in Preview, you might use the magnify buttons on the toolbar to get a better view of details. But try this instead: hit the backtick key (left of the top number row on most keyboards, but sometimes left of the Z key), and a magnifying glass will appear. If you have a multitouch trackpad, you can use the pinch-and-expand gesture to make the glass zoom in and out. Everybody else can tap the plus and minus keys (hold Command at the same time to also zoom the image/document). To get rid of the glass, just hit the backtick key again or hit Esc.