Lightroom Classic: Impossible to zoom in 100%

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In LR 7, it's impossible to zoom into an image at 100%. I have recorded a movie that shows the problem.

You can download the image here, if you want, but just about any photo will do. If you export the image at full-size and open it in Preview, it shows up at the size that I'd expect.
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Stan Jirman

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The zoom tool snaps to whatever your last zoom ratio is. If you click on another zoom ratio in the upper left (3:1 - or choose a different ration from the pop-up) then zoom will toggle from fit to that new ratio.

Otherwise, use cmd + or - to zoom, or the zoom slider in the tool bar to zoom at different factors.
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Yup. Sadly, "Zoom In" (Cmd-+)is disabled. Forgot to capture that in my recording. I will re-record it better tomorrow when I'm back at the office.
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What I forgot to mention: if you watch the video, you will see that the Zoom thing in the upper left that you are referring to actually does show 1:1, yet the photo is not shown in 1:1. Watch the movie carefully and you'll see that a 21MP raw image is shown basically same as "size to fit" at 1:1.
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I have no problem zooming in. I can even go much further than 1:1, for example 3:1. What kind of monitor do you have? If you have a 5K monitor, your monitor is about the same size in pixels as your image, if you have cropped the image just a little bit. That would explain why 1:1 zoom gives roughly the same effect as 'size to fit'.
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The question about my display is also covered in the movie - it's a Dell 4K display. If you take UHD at ~2100 pixels high, vs. the 5D2 image at ~3700 pixels high, you should see an image that's about twice as high as your screen. Instead, the image grows just a tiny bit when clicked to "100%". The image is not cropped, as the information overlay shown in the movie indicates. I really tried to pack all that information into the movie, sorry if it's too condensed for the short duration.