View images in multiple windows

The document window is where your images appear. You can open multiple windows to display different images or different views of the same one. A list of open windows appears in the Window menu. To bring an open image to the front, choose the file name from the bottom of the Window menu. Available memory may limit the number of windows per image.

  1. Choose Window > Arrange > New Window For [Image File Name].
  2. If you want to arrange the windows, choose Window > Arrange and then choose one of the following:

    Cascade

    Displays undocked windows stacked and cascading from the upper-left to the lower right of the screen.

    Tile

    Displays windows edge to edge. As you close images, the open windows are resized to fill the available space.

    Float in Window

    Allows image to float freely.

    Float All in Windows

    Floats all images.

    Consolidate All to Tabs

    Shows one image in full screen and minimizes the other images to tabs.

    Note:

    You can use the Hand tool’s Scroll All Windows option to scroll through all open images. Select it in the options bar and drag in one image to scroll through all visible images.

Match zoom and location in multiple images

Match only zoom

  1. Open one or more images, or open one image in multiple windows.
  2. Choose Window > Arrange > Tile to display the images edge to edge.
  3. Select the Zoom tool, and then do one of the following:
    • Select Zoom All Windows in the options bar, and then click one of the images. The other images zoom in or out the same relative amount.

    • Choose Window > Arrange > Match Zoom. Hold down the Shift key and click one of the images. The other images zoom in or out at the same magnification.

Match only location

  1. Open one or more images, or open one image in multiple windows.
  2. Choose Window > Arrange > Tile.
  3. Do either of the following:
    • Choose Window > Arrange > Match Location.

    • Select the Hand tool, select Scroll All Windows in the options bar, and then drag to view another area in one of the images. (To temporarily enable this option, hold down the Shift key while dragging with the Hand tool.)

Note:

Photoshop automatically scrolls to the same relative location on the horizontal and vertical axes. You may need to manually scroll to reveal the edges of images.

Match zoom and location

  1. Open one or more images, or open one image in multiple windows.
  2. Choose Window > Arrange > Tile.
  3. Choose Window > Arrange > Match All.
    Photoshop With and without Match All command
    Without Match All command (top), and with Match All command (bottom) selected

  4. Select the Zoom tool or the Hand tool.
  5. Select one of the images, hold down the Shift key, and click in or drag an area of an image. The other images are magnified to the same percentage and snap to the area you clicked.

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