How Can I See Pixels in Figma?

Figma is a powerful designing platform that allows users to design websites, mobile apps, graphics, and more. It uses a combination of vector and raster images to create designs.

While vectors are infinitely scalable and can be resized without losing quality, raster images have a set number of pixels that make up the image. With Figma, you can zoom in to see individual pixels and use them to perfect your designs.

When you export an image from Figma, it will be scaled up or down depending on the resolution you choose. However, if you want to get a closer look at individual pixels in your image, you can zoom in using the zoom tool. The zoom tool is located in the toolbar on the left side of the screen.

Once you’ve selected the zoom tool, click anywhere on your canvas to zoom in one level. You’ll see each pixel become larger and more distinct as you move closer. You can also hold down Shift while clicking and dragging with your mouse or trackpad to select an area of the canvas that you want to zoom into.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to quickly change your view. Pressing Ctrl + + (Windows) or + + (Mac) will zoom in one level at a time, while pressing Ctrl + <(Windows) or <⌘>(Mac) will zoom out one level at a time.

Using Pixels for Precision

Once you’ve zoomed in close enough to see individual pixels, you can use them for precise editing purposes. With each pixel visible on-screen, it’s easy to make minor adjustments and ensure that everything fits perfectly within your design.

For example, if you’re trying to align two objects precisely next to each other, zooming in until each pixel is visible will allow you to do so with accuracy. This is especially helpful when dealing with web design as even small discrepancies between pixels can affect how an element appears on-screen.