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UI Shortcuts Reference Version

ImageGlass has several built-in shortcut keys that can save you time in your daily workflows.

This guide provides a quick reference to each shortcut available in ImageGlass. You can also find shortcuts in tooltips or menus. Hover over an element to display its tooltip. If the element has a shortcut, the tooltip will include it.

Keyboard shortcuts

Common features

Open main menu `
Open file Ctrl+O
Open image data from clipboard Ctrl+V
Save image as ... Ctrl+S
Edit image Ctrl+E
Refresh F5
Reload Image Ctrl+F5
Full screen Alt+Enter
Exit full screen Alt+Enter,
Print Ctrl+P
Send the viewing image to other apps Ctrl+(drag)
Horizontal / Vertical scrolling Ctrl | Shift | Alt+(scroll)
Settings Ctrl+Shift+P
About F1
First-launch configurations N/A
Check for update N/A
Report an issue N/A
Quit application ESC


View next image Right arrow,
View previous image Left arrow,
Go to ... Ctrl+G
Go to the first image Home
Go to the last image End


Start slideshow F11
Pause / Resume slideshow Space
Exit slideshow ESC,


Rotate counterclockwise Ctrl+,
Rotate clockwise Ctrl+.
Flip Horizontal Ctrl+;
Flip Vertical Ctrl+'
Zoom in +,

Zoom out -,

View actual size 0,
Adjust window to actual image dimentions Ctrl+M
Auto Zoom Ctrl+A
Scale to width Ctrl+W
Scale to height Ctrl+H
Zoom to fit Ctrl+/
Lock zoom ratio Ctrl+L
Rename image F2
Move image to recycle bin Del
Delete image from hard disk Shift+Del
Extract image frames Ctrl+R
Start / Stop animating image Ctrl+Space
Set as desktop background N/A
Set as Lock screen image N/A
Open image location Ctrl+Shift+L
Image properties Ctrl+I


Copy multiple files Ctrl+C
Copy image data Ctrl+Shift+C
Cut multiple files Ctrl+X
Copy image path N/A
Clear clipboard Ctrl+`


Toolbar Ctrl+F1
Thumbnail panel Ctrl+T
Checked background Ctrl+B
Keep window always on top N/A


Color Picker Ctrl+Shift+K

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ImageGlass is a lightweight, versatile image viewing application that is designed to take the place of Photo Viewer in Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista, especially those installations that may have trouble displaying PNG and GIF files in Photo Viewer.