Images with [u]Preview[/u] and the Scroll Tool

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Preview has been my favorite application for openning images and PDFs on the fly becuase of its quick launch time, simple interface, and key-command functionality. However, when viewing image files, some of its functions are not available. Only the select (cropping) tool isn't greyed out. I would very much like to be able to use the scroll (pan) tool as it is how I'm using to seeing large scale documents and plans.
Does anyone know how to make this happen?
1.67Ghz - 17 PowerBook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   2GB SD-RAMM
1.67Ghz - 17 PowerBook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   2GB SD-RAMM
Hi Dan,
Yes my 'Scroll Tool' under Tools is greyed out too. I checked in Preview Help and came up with this:
Mac OS X 10.4: Scrolling around an image in Preview
In Mac OS X 10.4, you can scroll around an image in Preview easily in several different ways (scrolling is only possible when the image doesn't completely fit inside the Preview window):
Hold down the space bar and your mouse button at the same time, then scroll at will.
If you have an Apple Mighty Mouse or a third-party mouse with a scroll wheel, you can use the mouse's wheel to scroll around. To scroll horizontally with a third-party mouse, hold the Shift key while scrolling.
Use your keyboard's arrow keys. (On my iBook I had to hold the alt/option key for this to work, then it only did so slowly)
Drag the scroll bar on the bottom or side of the Preview window.
On some PowerBooks, you can use the trackpad for scrolling.
Hope this helps.
Adrian
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