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Image Viewer Help

Getting Started

Open images by selecting open from the main menu, right clicking in the app, or on the toolbar. You can also drag a folder or file to the app to open all of the images in the folder or enclosing folder if you selected a file.


Make Default App

Make default app for images makes Image Viewer open supported image formats with a double click. You can select this from the main menu. ( Default for jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, png, gif, and bmp. Not default for psd. )


App Permission

Image Viewer can open any folder that you select. But If you open a photo or image file outside of your pictures folder you have two choices to view all of the images in the same folder.

Set Permission - You can choose a folder, your home folder, or a disk drive to add read only permission. This location is saved and your won't be asked for permission again inside that folder or drive. If you are not sure we recommend choosing your hard drive or home folder.

Open Folder - You can open the files enclosing folder, granting temporary permission to that folder.


Single View

View images and navigate with keyboard arrow keys, toolbar buttons, or the main menu. Other keyboard commands are listed in the main menu. For example the keyboard command ⌘/ or the enter key toggles between single view and thumbnail view.

Right click menu - Some of the most commonly used menu items from the main menu and toolbar are included in the right click menu. For example rotate left and rotate right are only in the main menu.


Image Info Window

The image info window shows metadata for the current image.


Keyboard Shortcuts Window

The keyboard shortcuts window shows a list of helpful keyboard shortcuts. More keyboard shortcuts are available in the main menu.

Enter key - toggles between single view and thumbnail view.
Space bar - starts and stops slideshow while in full screen mode.


Thumbnail View

View thumbnails and navigate with keyboard arrow keys, toolbar buttons, or the main menu. Pressing enter will open the selected image in single view mode. Double clicking a thumbnail will also open the image in single view mode.


Preferences

Changing your preferences can really customize the app to your needs.

The preferences screen has settings for:

Zoom to fit downsize only - Checked gives better quality, unchecked images upsize to fill the window.
Loop on Prev and Next - Go from last to first when arrow keys and toolbar arrows are pressed or clicked.
Size to first opened image - When you open a file or folder the window resizes to the opened image.
Size to each opened image - On previous and next image the window resizes to the current image.
Drill down file directories - When opening a file or folder show all image files in subdirectories.

Drill down feature may run slow for a disk drive or photo library, depending on the number of images.

Black background - Normal - Use black background in normal mode.
Black background - Fullscreen - Use black background in full screen mode.
Random order slideshow - During slideshow show slides in a random order.
Don't sleep during slideshow - Don't let the computer sleep during slideshow.
Fade during slideshow - Use fade transition when slideshow changes images.
Size to first opened image - When you open a file or folder the window resizes to the opened image.
Size to first opened image - When you open a file or folder the window resizes to the opened image.

Fade during slideshow works best if slideshow delay time is 3 seconds or more.

Slideshow delay time - Set the number of second between images during slideshow.


Full Screen

You can use Image Viewer in full screen mode or enjoy full screen slideshows.

Enter key - toggles between single view and thumbnail view.
Space bar - starts and stops slideshow while in full screen mode.



Support

The main menu has items to:

  • Rate and Review.