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Graphics Interactivity & Drawing
Mathematica's unified symbolic graphics architecture makes possible powerful mixing of programmatic graphics generation with interactive editing and control. The Mathematica Drawing Tools palette makes it straightforward to modify existing plots or illustrations—or to create free-form ones from scratch.
Direct Interactive Drawing & Editing
Ctrl+1 create a new empty graphic
Ctrl+D bring up the Drawing Tools palette
Multiclick select subparts of groups and insets
Shift+Drag resize changing aspect ratio
Manipulate create a complete framework for interactive graphics
Locator interactively movable control point
LocatorPane  ▪ ClickPane  ▪ EventHandler  ▪ ...
Drag rotate a 3D graphic
Shift+Drag zoom
Imported Graphics
CellConvert ToStandardForm make a copied graphic evaluatable