Mixbook Editor 101: Zoom, Rotate and Flip Your Photos
Hello class and welcome to Mixbook Editor 101! :) This is the first post of a series of six that will give you the low down on all the different buttons and features you can find in the editor. In today’s post, we will be taking a look at the photo toolbar and focusing on the first three buttons: the zoom slider, the rotation button and the flip button.
1. The Zoom Slider The magnifying glass icon identifies that the slider to the right of it will zoom in and out of your photo. In its current state (the slider resting all the way to the left), our photo is zoomed all the way out. As you move the slider to the right, we gradually zoom in on the photo.
When zooming into a photo, you will notice a hand icon appear in the middle of the photo.
This hand allows you to pan around the photo within the frame. As you may have already noticed, when a photo is zoomed in on, less of the original photo shows. This hand icon allows you to move the photo within the frame, so you can show just the right part of the photo.
2. The Rotation Button This curved arrow signifies the photo rotation button. Clicking on this button will rotate your photo 90° to the right, in a clockwise direction.
The editor also allows you to do free rotation. When you click on a photo on one of your pages, two curved arrows, creating a circle, will appear above the photo.
While the rotation button on the toolbar allows you to rotate your photos to the right, free rotation allows you to rotate the photo to the left and right, at any varying degree. Simply click on the curved circles (also known as the “Free Rotation Button”), hold down the “clicker” on your mouse, and move it to the left or right. The photo will move according to the direction the mouse is moved.
3. The Flip Button The last button has a slightly curved arrow with two triangles. This button will flip, or mirror, your image across the vertical access.
That’s it for today, class! If you are new to Mixbook, check out the Editor Road Map to get better acquainted with the Mixbook basics. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave us a comment! Join us next week, when we continue to explore the options the photo toolbar has!
**The layouts used in this class can be found in our Watercolor Washes theme.