Is there any tool for fine zoom in GIMP?
I mean not 125% or 100% , something in between.

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Try holding in ctrl-key and scrolling up or down on the mouse-wheel. while doing this you can move your mouse-pointer in the desired area of the canvas you want to zoom in on, another way to more finely do this is hold ctrl-key in and hold in the scroll-wheel and move your mouse up or down on the canvas. this is probably what you are trying to do.


You can enter your own zoom ratio in the zoom indicator:

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This is also doable via View>Zoom>Other...

Otherwise, with a given window size, you can use

  • View>Zoom>Fill window (your image is zoomed until its edges reach the edges of the window)
  • View>Zoom>Zoom to selection (your image is zoomed until the edges of the selection reach the edges of the window)

You can also click on the top right corner of your window, the zoom is then adjusted as the window size changes (the displayed image remains the same relative to the window):

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    Is there any shortcut? (Like Ctrl + mouse mid-button) Commented Mar 3, 2020 at 17:22
  • AFAIK there is no function for small zoom increments., so nothing to assign to a key or mouse event.
    – xenoid
    Commented Mar 3, 2020 at 17:36
  • The next version, Gimp 3, will have smooth zoom with Ctrl + mouse wheel. You can try the beta or development version from the official site.
    – goetz
    Commented Jun 11, 2023 at 18:31
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    @goetz Current version (2.10.34) also has a sort-of-fine zoom with Ctrl-Space-mouse drag.
    – xenoid
    Commented Jun 11, 2023 at 21:03

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