The Backdrop Image in my compositor is too zoomed in because my image is high res. How can I zoom out?


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The four controls for manipulating a Background Image in the Compositor:

  1. V zooms out.
  2. Alt + V zooms in.
  3. Alt + MMB MMB pans around.
  4. Alt + Home fits backdrop to the available area.

Also note the changes to the Node Editor Properties panel, such as the addition of the Backdrop dropdown, which, among other things like the hotkeys, allows for precision zooming.

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Refer to the Manual for additional info.

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    $\begingroup$ you are doing the lord's work $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 2:49
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    $\begingroup$ @JosephFarah Glad to help! $\endgroup$
    – Shady Puck
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 2:58

Hover the mouse over the backdrop and hit V until the backdrop is zoomed to desire.


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