Picture Compare Commands

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Following is a description of the Picture Compare commands, in addition to the common commands.  Most of these commands are available as toolbar buttons.

Pick Tools > Options and switch to the Toolbars, etc. page to define your own keyboard shortcuts, and hide or expose commands on the menus and toolbars.

The Session menu

Save Session

Saves the current session.

Save Session As

Saves the current session under a new name.

Session Settings

Opens the Picture Compare Session Settings dialog.

Locked

Locks or unlocks current session.


Clear Session

Replaces the current view with an empty Picture Compare.

Swap Sides

Exchanges the left and right files.

Reload Files

Reloads the displayed files.

Recompare Files

Recompares the displayed files without reloading.

Picture Compare Report

Produces the Picture Compare report.

Picture Compare Info

Displays comparison statistics.


Compare Files Using

Opens the displayed files in a new session using a different class of file view.


Compare Parent Folders

Opens a new Folder Compare session based on the parent folders of the currently loaded files.

The File menu

Open File

Opens an existing file into the picked pane.


Open File on File System *

Opens an existing local file into the picked pane.


Open File Using Profile *

Opens an existing file into the picked pane using a profile.


Open Clipboard

Loads the Clipboard contents into the picked pane.


Open With

Opens the picked pane's file in one of the external Open With applications.


Open With >

 Associated Application

Opens the picked pane's file with its associated application.


Explorer

Displays the file manager's context menu for the file in the picked pane.

The Edit menu

Copy

Copies selection to the Clipboard.

The Search menu

Next Difference Files

Opens the parent folder session's next pair of files with differences.  (Child sessions only.)

Previous Difference Files

Opens the parent folder session's previous pair of files with differences.  (Child sessions only.)

Copy File to Right and Open Next Difference

Copies the entire left-side file to the right and opens the folder session's next different files.  (Child sessions only.)

Copy File to Left and Open Next Difference

Copies the entire right-side file to the left and opens the folder session's next different files.  (Child sessions only.)

The View menu

Tolerance Mode

Detects pixel differences greater than configurable tolerance.

Mismatch Range Mode

Measures degree of pixel difference.

Blend Mode

Blends pictures based on configurable percentage.

Ignore Unimportant Differences

Treats unimportant differences as same.

Auto Scale

Forces pictures to have same height or width.

Rotate Clockwise

Spins current picture to right by 90 degrees.

Rotate Counterclockwise

Spins current picture to left by 90 degrees.

Flip Horizontally

Swaps pixels of current picture relative to its horizontal center.

Flip Vertically

Swaps pixels of current picture relative to its vertical center.


Reset Difference Offset

Realigns top left corner of both pictures.

Compare Metadata

Compares or ignores metadata.

Visible Whitespace

Shows or hides visible spaces, tabs.

Display Font *

Selects the font to use to display file data.

Increase Display Font Size *

Increases listing font size.

Decrease Display Font Size *

Decreases listing font size.

Reset Display Font Size *

Resets listing font size.

Blend Toggle

Switches between left and right pictures.

File Info

Shows or hides file information panels at the top of panes.

Full Screen

Displays the picked pane full screen.  Press ESC to exit full screen mode.

Zoom >

 Zoom In

Makes pictures appear to be larger.

Zoom >

 Zoom Out

Makes pictures appear to be smaller.

Zoom >

 Actual Size

Makes pictures appear at actual size.

Zoom >

 Fit to Window

Makes pictures appear to fill panes.


Toolbar

Shows or hides the toolbar.

* Hidden by default.