Is there a way to turn on gestures to navigate similar to photoshop? Pinch to zoom, ability to pan/rotate, undo history etc
There is no support for gestures.
The one thing you can do is go to edit -> preferences -> input and turn on Emulate 3 button mouse to hold alt leftclick instead of mouse3. But still, no gesture support for pinch to zoom etc.
If you have a stylus I'd recommend binding mouse 3 to one of your pen buttons.