I'd like some improvements to LR's zoom tool, but losing the two-level click and pan system would make me very angry.
No reason to stop Z from meaning zoom into 100%.
By far the most intelligent update to the Z button would be to implement the to zoom into 100% to where the cursor is, What do you think of that Lee Jay?
It's very confusing when working in both PS and LR as there's a strong tendency to try to use the PS Alt+drag zoom or Ctrl+0/Ctrl+1 in LR and they just don't work!
Lots of improvements in LR6, for which I am thankful, but surely with the new GPU support this is not now too much to ask for LR6.1?
In Aperture, pressing z toggles zoom between 100% and zoomed to fit on the image where your cursor is at the moment. So this could be useful to extremely quickly inspect different details on the image by just moving your cursor, hitting z, hitting z again, moving to another point, repeat, etc.
Lightroom instead zoom to the point you last selected and keeps that (wtf?).
But that's just for convenience. The real problem comes with brushes.
I spend almost 50% of the editing time playing with brushes.
With Aperture, I can select a brush, make edits, then move my cursor to one position and press z to zoom in, continue doing more precise edits, then press z again to go back, etc.
Using Lightroom, I didn't find any other way to zoom into different parts on the image, other than closing the brush, using zoom tool and going back to the brush.
Or, use the navigator to move my zoom.
Both options are horrible.
I would at least like to have an option for the z key to go to where my cursor is, not where it was the last time.
This is the biggest obstacle for me personally.
I am using 2015.3 on a Mac 10.11.4 with Retina display.
The max zoom system accessed with cmd-= (aka cmd-+) and cmd-- is not too useful. The user cannot smoothly advance the zoom with cmd-+ and then back out with cmd--. You have to set the max zoom with a menu and then you jump from 1:1 to the max. Huh? That is just plain stupid. Lots of extra mouse clicks. Basically you zoom by menu selection. Back in the 1970's we did that because we had no choice. We have better technology now.Also, why doesn't cmd-0 work to jump to 1:1?
"Hi John, we're really sorry for that. What I can do from here that I will notify the team about this feature request but I am not sure will this feature will be incorporated in Lightroom in the future. Thanks."
In other words: "don't hold your breath, we have more important AI things to add than helping with basic function"