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List of IrfanView Shortcuts
Published  07/17/2011 | Keyboard Shortcuts | Rating:
List of IrfanView Shortcuts

General Shortcuts

Zoom In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[+]
Zoom Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[–]
Scroll image up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Up Arrow]
Scroll image down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Down Arrow]
Scroll image right OR next image
in directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Right Arrow]
Scroll image left OR previous image
in directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Left Arrow]
Load previous file in directory OR
scroll image up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Page Up]
Load next file in directory OR
scroll image down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Page Down]
Show previous page in a multipage
image OR load previous file in directory .[Ctrl] + [Page Up]
Show next page in a multipage image
OR load next file in directory . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Page Down]
Load next file in directory [Space] (Hold [Ctrl] to step
forward 5 files)
Load previous file in directory [Backspace] (Hold [Ctrl]
to step backward 5 files)
Close actual window (main window,
slideshow, full screen, thumbnails
or a dialog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Esc]
Switch between main and thumbnail
window (if visible) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Tab]
Control switch in the thumbnail window [Ctrl] + [Tab]
Pause an automatic slideshow.
Press this key again to resume
the slideshow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Pause/Break]
Delete file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Delete]
Paste image from clipboard . . . . . . . . . . .[Insert]
Scroll to begin (horizontal scroll) OR
load first file in directory . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Home]
Load first file in the directory . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Home]
Scroll to end (horizontal scroll) OR
load last file in directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[End]
Load last file in the directory . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [End]
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F1]
Rename file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F2] or [F6]
Show image in HEX viewer . . . . . . . . . . . .[F3]
Append current file to current slideshow [F4]
Refresh (display and directory list) . . . . .[F5] or [U]
Move file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F7]
Copy file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F8]
Show Paint dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F12]
“About IrfanView” dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . .[A]
Batch Conversion/Rename . . . . . . . . . . . . .[B]
Capture dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[C]
Edit -> Delete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[D]
Show EXIF dialog for JPGs with
available EXIF data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[E]
Switch (toggle) between ‘Fit images to
desktop’ and ‘Fit window to image’ . . . .[F]
Stop GIF or ANI animation . . . . . . . . . . . .[G]
Horizontal flip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[H]
Show image information . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[I]
Filter Factory dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[K]
Rotate left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[L]
Minimize IrfanView window - Boss key ;-) [M]
Toggle fullscreen/slideshow text display .[N]
Open dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[O]
Properties dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[P]
Rotate right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[R]
“Save as” dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[S]
Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[T]
Vertical flip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[V]
Slideshow dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[W]
Browsing (window or fullscreen mode):
tag current file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[X]
Select whole image or Select all
thumbnails (thumbnail window) . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [A]
Open “Browse-Subfolders” dialog . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [B]
Copy image to clipboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [C]
Effects setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [E]
Search files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [F]
Original size (no zoom) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [H]
Show IPTC dialog for JPGs . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [I]
Adobe 8BF filters dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [K]
Open random image from the directory .[Ctrl] + [M]
Print dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [P]
Edit multipage TIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Q]
Resample dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [R]
Save dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [S]
Edit > Insert text into selection . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [T]
Paste image from clipboard . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [V]
Start slideshow with current
directory files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [W]
Cut selection rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [X]
Crop selection rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Y]
Edit > Undo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Z]
Start/stop automatic viewing
(slideshow in window) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [A]
Edit > Create custom selection . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [C]
Open in external viewer/editor . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [E]
Enhance colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [G]
JPG lossless operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [J]
Lock / unlock zoom
(also in full screen mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [L]
Send image by email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [M]
Copy current filename to clipboard . . . .[Shift] + [P]
Browsing (window or fullscreen mode):
show tagged files in Thumbnails window [Shift] + [Q]
Reopen file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [R]
Sharpen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [S]
Jump into the toolbar edit field . . . . . . .[Shift] + [T]
Auto color correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [U]
Browsing (window or fullscreen mode):
un-tag current file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [X]
Red eye reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Shift] + [Y]
Show/hide status bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [Shift] + [S]
Show/hide toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [Shift] + [T]
Show/hide menu bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [Shift] + [M]
Show/hide caption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Alt] + [Shift] + [C]
Acquire/Batch Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [A]
Show Comment dialog for JPGs . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [M]
Lossless JPG rotation - to Left . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [L]
Lossless JPG rotation - to Right . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [R]
Set as wallpaper - centered . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [C]
Set as wallpaper - tiled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [T]
Set as wallpaper - stretched . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [S]
Set as wallpaper - previous wallpaper . .[Ctrl] + [Shift] + [P]
Print image, hide print dialog
(direct print) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [P]
Full screen mode: Show images/movies
with the original size (1:1) . . . . . . . . . . . .[1]
Full screen mode: Fit to screen:
large images only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[2]
Full screen mode: Fit to screen:
all images/movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[3]
Full screen mode: Stretch all images/
movies to screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[4]

Mouse Shortcuts

Show the mouse coordinates and pixel
colour in the window title . . . . . . . . . . . .Left-click
Make a selection rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . .Left-click + drag
Resize the selection rectangle using
the actual rectangle aspect ratio . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + Left-click + drag
Scroll image in direction of drag.
If within the selection, move the
selection rectangle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Right-click + drag
Switch to full screen mode . . . . . . . . . . . .Double-click
Load previous file in directory
(when image is not bigger than the
screen) OR scroll image up . . . . . . . . . . . .Wheel up
Load next file in directory (when image
is not bigger than the screen) OR
scroll image down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wheel down
Zoom in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + Wheel up
Zoom out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ctrl] + Wheel down

Full-screen Mode Shortcuts

Load previous image in the directory . .Left-click
Load next image in the directory . . . . . .Right-click
Close full screen Left-click (upper
right-hand corner)
Change / loop the full screen display/fit
option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[F]
Load next image in directory . . . . . . . . . .[Right Arrow]
Load previous image in directory . . . . . .[Left Arrow]

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