The Image Viewer toolbar contains several options to view and manipulate your pictures.
- Main View – This displays the image normally, as it is stored on your computer.
- View File Properties – Shows information about the picture, including file name, the location on your computer, file type, and information about when the image was created, last modified, or last viewed. When this view is selected the toolbar will have options to select all the information for copy and pasting, and a button that allows you to copy the information to be pasted elsewhere.
- Hex View – This allows you to view the hexadecimal information of the file. When this view is selected the toolbar will have options to select the information for copy and pasting, and a button that allows you to copy the information to be pasted elsewhere.
- Rotate Image clockwise or counterclockwise – You can rotate the image to make sure it appears the right way up. This is useful for pictures that may have been taken at an angle.
- Zoom to fit image in window – This feature will enlarge or shrink the image so that the entire image can be seen in the viewing area.
- View Image at 100% - This displays the image at the actual size and resolution of the file, even if it causes the image to become larger than the viewing area. If the image cannot fit in the view area scroll bars will appear to let you view different sections of the image in more detail.
If you are viewing a single image file that contains multiple image files, such as some .tif files, the various images contained in the file will all display in the Page View section at the bottom of the view pane. This appears as a bar across the bottom of the viewing area with a thumbnail of each image. You will only see this area if you are viewing a file with multiple images. Small images of the content on each page will display, and you can click an image to jump directly to that page.
The view pane is the large area in the center of your screen where the image is displayed. If the image is larger than what can be displayed in the view pane, you can use the scroll bars across the right-hand side and lower edge of the view pane. Or you can use the mouse and click on the image with the left mouse-button to drag the viewing area over the image.
The information bar displays useful details about the file currently being viewed. When viewing images it will show you the File Name, how much space the image takes up on your computer, the date the image was created on your computer, and the resolution of the image.
Additionally the information bar contains a sliding scale that can be used to change the size of the image. You can shrink the picture far below its usual size or blow it up to make it much larger.