Zoom into and Zoom out of the Canvas in GIMP

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use.
    You can refer to our other tutorials to find out exactly how to do that.
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    There are several ways of zooming.
    One way is double-clicking the "Zoom Tool" in "Toolbox", which might be on the left-hand side of the screen. The "Zoom Tool" icon is a magnifying glass icon. Once you have selected this tool, different options will appear. You can choose whether to zoom in or zoom out.
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    Keep "Zoom in" selected.
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    Click the canvas.
    You will see a small plus sign next to the magnifying glass. Keep in mind that you must click to activate the zoom option.
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    Now, click "Zoom out" from the "Tool Options" window.
    You will see a minus sign next to the magnifying glass. When you click on the canvas, you will zoom out of it.
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    Another way to zoom in and zoom out is by clicking "Tools" on the horizontal menu at the top of the window.
    If the menu is hidden by the "Toolbox" window, click and drag the border of it to move it out of the way.
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    Then, click "Zoom" or press "Z".
    This option is located near the middle of the drop-down menu.
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    If "Zoom out" is still selected in the "Tool Options" menu, "Zoom out" will be activated.
    You need to switch to the "Tool Options" window to click "Zoom in". Then, reopen the "Tools" drop down menu to find the "Zoom" option.
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    The other way is to click "Tools".
    Click "Zoom". Then, click to zoom in one direction. Press "Ctrl" and click to zoom in the other direction. The direction depends on the setting in the "Tool Options" window.
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