Pictoscope Functions And Commands

The following main functions are available with the image in normal or full screen view (through context menu commands or shortcut keys):
  • do slide show of all images contained in the same directory as the image now on display
  • create and show thumbnails of all images contained in the same directory as the image now on display
  • delete file
  • rename file
  • copy image to clipboard
  • edit image (call the user selected selected image editor)
  • save file as...
  • zoom in
  • zoom out
  • hide/show window borders
  • black background
  • start animation (the picture will lose its borders and start moving slowly and randomly)

The following main functions or indicators are available during a slide show (through the status bar or shortcut keys):
  • hide/show status bar
  • auto/manual operation
  • change time interval between consecutive images
  • random/sequential mode
  • number of unseen images
  • go to next image
  • go to previous image
  • image file name
  • image position number
  • total number of images

The following main functions are available during a slide show( through context menu commands or shortcut keys):
  • display control panel
  • zoom in
  • zoom out
  • random/sequential mode
  • auto/manual operation
  • delete file
  • copy image to clipboard
  • edit image (call the user selected selected image editor)
  • save file as...

The following main functions or indicators are available during a thumbnail creation/display for the selected thumbnail (through context menu commands or shortcut keys):
  • rename file
  • delete file
  • edit image (call the user selected selected image editor)

The following main functions or indicators are available in the control panel:
  • general:
    • display image last shown

    • delete image last shown

    • edit image last shown (call the user selected selected image editor)

    • search image (one to three search criteria with AND/OR operator)

    • black background on/off

    • fit mode (to enlarge images to maximum size fitting in screen)

    • search results

  • slide show management:

    • build and run slide show

    • run slide show file

    • do a slideshow with images from search result

    • random/sequential mode for slide show

    • auto/manual mode for slide show

    • time interval for slide show

  • thumbnail management:
    • build and show thumbnails
    • run a thumbnail file

    • make thumbnails with images from search result

    • sort thumbnails by name or date/time

    • sort thumbnails ascending or descending

  • directory management:
    • display path of image file last used

    • display path of slide show file last used

    • display path of thumbnail last used

    • display/change path of preferred image editor

    • display/change path of initial directory for searches


Pictoscope is easy to use, essential, safe and reliable. The user interface is intuitive and self explaining. You don't need to read any help or user manual to use it, other than the above description.