Revision Date: 27 August 2015

Status Bar

The Status Bar contains various help, progress, and information items on the image currently open in the Editing Window.

Status Bar Status Bar

Help Tips / Tool Status

When a tool is selected, the left hand side of the Status Bar will contain tips to help explain the function of the tool.  Once drawing or using the tool is initiated, the help tips can be replaced with information about the state of tool use.

Status Bar Tool Tips Status Bar | Tool Tips


When an Effect or Adjustment is underway, progress towards rendering completion will be displayed in the center of the Status Bar.

Status Bar Progress Bar Status Bar | Progress Bar

Image Size / Cursor Location / Measurement Units

Status Bar Image/Cursor Size Status Bar | Image/Cursor Size

The dimensions of the currently active image (width x height) are displayed using the currently set units of measurement. In the image above the size is 600 x 33 (pixels).

To the right of the image size, the current location of the cursor is displayed.  The location is measured from the top left corner of the image which is position (0,0). The current location of the cursor is 336, -160 (pixels).  A negative location value indicates the cursor is either above or left of the top left corner of the image.

The tool to set the measurement units (pixels, inches or centimeters) is located to the right of the cursor location. Here it shows px denoting pixels.

Status Bar Units Status Bar | Units
Other options are inches and centimeters. These options are accessed via the little arrow icon which opens a sub menu.

Zoom Controls

At the right hand side of the Status Bar are three controls to set view size of the image.

Status Bar Zoom Controls Status Bar | Zoom Controls

The first zoom control is a small text box containing a percentage figure. This is the current zoom size of the image.  Click the percentage figure to activate it and a text box containing the figure will appear. Type in a new percentage setting and press Enter to commit.

The quick size icon toggles the image view size between 100% and maximized in the Editing Window. Click the icon to toggle between these two states.

The zoom slider is used to quickly change the view size. Click and drag the slider control to change the zoom setting.  The actual zoom amount is displayed in the zoom text box beside the quick size icon.