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Picture Viewer is a feature for viewing, printing and editing images.

To open its window click on the open Picture Viewer button located at Main toolbar > Tools tab  > Viewers group
It can open and save images in all popular formats; BMP, EMF, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, TIFF, EXIF, WMF.
Our picture viewer provide also a few simple image processing methods like for example changing image colors, resizing and capture screen or window.

 
How to view images:

There a three methods

1.Double click on selected image file in File Browser
2.Select a picture file from Open file dialog window
3.Use the Next or Previous buttons to move between images on disk
4.Start the images slideshow by pressing the Start Slideshow button located under Tools menu

 

To control the view the following commands are available to use with Picture Viewer and they are located on the viewer's toolbar:

 

View Mode

Here is the drop down options selector where you can select how the image is resized to fit into picture viewer's window bounds.

Original

The picture will be shown with original size
Fit
Picture will be resized to fit entire picture viewer's window. The picture will be resized proportionally with aspect ratio preserved.

Clip

If a picture original size is bigger the picture viewer window then picture will be resized to fit into a picture viewer window otherwise it will be shown in its original size.

Fixed
Picture will be resized to the size as the last time you have resized an image using zoom commands

 

Zoom In Zoom Out

Click on this button to zoom in or zoom out the image within picture viewer's window

 

Full Screen

Click on this button to open and view image in a Full Screen mode

 

Previous Next
Load and display either next or previous picture from the disk (if there is any present).

 

Reload

Click on this button to reload last loaded image from disk, any changes made to the existing image will be lost.

 

Tools


Tools menu has the following commands:

 

Slideshow

Picture Viewer can show a sequence of images as a slideshow, each image being shown for some predetermined time before going on to the next.
You can perform a slide show whenever more than one supported image file is in the current folder, program will detect this automatically for you,  if there are no more images nothing happens.
To stop slide show simply click on this button once again or press F6 key on your keyboard.

 

Slideshow Interval

Here you set the slideshow interval value to specify for how long the images will be shown.

This property is measured in milliseconds, so 2000 millisecond = 2 sec for example

 

Load
Invokes the File dialog prompting for a file name, and opens selected image

 

Save
Saves current image to disk, if image is not located on disk the you will be prompted for a file name and location

 

Save As

Invokes the File dialog prompting for a file name, and saves image in a file with specified name and format

 

Capture Screen

Click on this button to start capture the desktop window. You will be prompted to hide unnecessary windows, after that you can capture the screen by clicking right mouse button.

 

Capture Window

Click on this button to start capture the selected window. You will be prompted to select window you want to capture, after that you can capture the window by clicking right mouse button.

Please note that due to the way Windows repaints its desktop if selected window extends beyond desktop boundaries (i.e. it is cut off by screen edge) only the visible part will be captured.

 

Capture Window Client Area

This command works in the same way as above Capture window but will capture window without its borders.

 

Copy To Clipboard

Click on this button to copy image to your computer Clipboard

 

Paste From Clipboard

     Using this method you can load and display an image that has been previously copied to clipboard by any Windows program

 

Print

Click on this button to prints current image. Aspect ratio of the image is maintained automatically.

 

Print Preview

Click on this button to open a print preview window

 

Color


Tools menu has the following commands:

 
Brightness & Contrast

Click on this button to open a small tool window where you can use sliders to increase or decrease image brightness or contrast

 

Translate Colors

Click on this button to open a small tool window where you can use sliders to adjusts color channels of loaded image. Amount of change in each channel is controlled by the sliders position of 'red', 'green', and 'blue' slider

 

Gray Scale
Converts loaded image to grayscale (256 shades of gray).

 

Rotate

Rotate menu has few commands that lets you rotate or flip image

 

Resize


 

Resize
Click on this button to a small tool window where you can resize image. When you open this tool window then current image width and height will be shown in the window
 

 

You can resize the image by specifying its new width or height size. To do so enter new values into width or height text box.
Also, you can resize image by entering a percent value into  width or height text box within By Percent text boxes group.
 
Maintain aspect ratio

If this check mark is checked then while resizing aspect ratio of an image is maintained. The aspect ratio of an image is its width divided by its height. In that case when you change image width value then image height will be automatically recalculated to maintain aspect ratio. The same is done when you change the image height, new with will be recalculated automatically.
If unchecked then you can set any width or height of image.
 

Auto resize

If this check mark is checked then while entering any new width or height values an image will be resized in picture viewer's window automatically.
When check mark is unchecked the to resize an image to its new size you must click the Resize button

 

Resize To Window

Click on this button to resize current image to fit into picture viewer window

 

 

Selection


Selection menu has a few command that lets you select a part of image and then copy or paste the selection

 

Deselect

Click on this button to deselect image if selection is present

 

Cut

Click on this button to cut selection to your computer Clipboard

 

Copy

Click on this button to copy selection to your computer Clipboard

 

Paste

Click on this button to paste selection onto current image.
To paste previously copied selection again onto image please click with left mouse button on image and move a mouse a little to set the let and top position where you want to paste the selection.
This move is like the selecting on image but the purpose is to set the left and top positions only, the width and height of new selection is disregarded

If you do not set new the left and top position then the selection will be pasted on image to the left upper corner.

 

Paste As New Image

Click on this button to paste selection as new image