Keyboard shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used to quickly execute commands by pressing or holding the given key combination.
Hint: Instead of Ctrl + Alt you can use the key Alt Gr!

Almost all shortcuts can be modified in the shortcut settings. Find the defaults in the table below.

Shortcuts that can not be modified are extra keys like Shift, Ctrl, Alt used with certain tools.

Menu File > New ProjectCreate...Ctrl+N
Menu File > New ProjectCreate from Brush
Menu File > New ProjectCreate from Clipboard Contents
Menu File > New ProjectCreate from single Images...
Menu FileLoad Project...Ctrl+L
Menu FileSave ProjectCtrl+S
Menu FileSave Project as...
Menu FileSave Copy as...
Menu FileSave all modifiedShift+Ctrl+S
Menu FileCloseCtrl+W
Menu FileClose other
Menu FileClose allShift+Ctrl+W
Menu FileLoad Image...Shift+Ctrl+L
Menu FileSave ImageShift+S
Menu FileSave Image as...
Menu FileLoad Animation...Alt+L
Menu FileSave AnimationAlt+S
Menu FileSave Animation as...
Menu File > AnimationAppend single Images...Shift+L
Menu File > AnimationAppend Animation...
Menu File > AnimationSave as single Images...
Menu File > AnimationImport Image...
Menu FilePrint ...
Menu FileProject Settings...
Menu FilePreferences...
Menu FileKeyboard Shortcuts...
Menu FileExit
Menu EditUndoCtrl+Z
Menu EditRedoCtrl+Y
Menu EditCopyCtrl+C
Menu EditCopy mergedShift+Ctrl+C
Menu EditCutCtrl+X
Menu EditCut merged
Menu EditPasteCtrl+V
Menu EditPaste to new Layer(s)
Menu EditCopy BrushShift+Ctrl+C
Menu EditPaste to BrushShift+Ctrl+V
Menu Edit > TransformFree TransformCtrl+T
Menu Edit > TransformRotate
Menu Edit > TransformScale
Menu Edit > TransformSkew
Menu Edit > FlipHorizontalShift+X
Menu Edit > FlipVerticalShift+Y
Menu Edit > Rotate90° CCW
Menu Edit > Rotate90° CW
Menu Edit > Rotate180°
Menu Edit > ScrollLeftCtrl+Alt+1
Menu Edit > ScrollRightCtrl+Alt+2
Menu Edit > ScrollUpCtrl+Alt+3
Menu Edit > ScrollDownCtrl+Alt+4
Menu EditEmpty Clipboard
Menu BrushRestoreShift+B
Menu BrushResizeShift+Z
Menu Brush > HandleTop leftAlt+X
Menu Brush > HandleTop right
Menu Brush > HandleCenterAlt+C
Menu Brush > HandleBottom left
Menu Brush > HandleBottom rightAlt+Y
Menu Brush > HandleCustom Position
Menu Brush > HandleSet custom PositionAlt+H
Menu BrushFree Transform
Menu BrushSkew
Menu Brush > Rotate90° CCWZ
Menu Brush > Rotate90° CWAlt+Z
Menu Brush > Rotate180°
Menu Brush > RotateFree
Menu Brush > BendHorizontal
Menu Brush > BendVertical
Menu Brush > MirrorHorizontalX
Menu Brush > MirrorVerticalY
Menu Brush > HalveX
Menu Brush > HalveY
Menu Brush > HalveX and YH
Menu Brush > DoubleXShift+X
Menu Brush > DoubleYShift+Y
Menu Brush > DoubleX and YShift+H
Menu Brush > BorderOutsideO
Menu Brush > BorderOutside WipeAlt+O
Menu Brush > BorderInside
Menu Brush > BorderInside Wipe
Menu Brush > ShadeShade up
Menu Brush > ShadeShade down
Menu BrushShrink
Menu BrushMake single ColorShift+D
Menu BrushMinimize
Menu BrushGrab Frame as BrushCtrl+A
Menu Brush > AnimBrushSettings...A
Menu Brush > AnimBrushNext Frame8
Menu Brush > AnimBrushPrevious Frame7
Menu Brush > AnimBrushFirst FrameShift+7
Menu Brush > AnimBrushLast FrameShift+8
Menu Brush > AnimBrushGrab Frame Selection
Menu Brush > AnimBrushLoad AnimBrush...
Menu Brush > AnimBrushSave AnimBrush...
Menu BrushChange transparent Color...
Menu BrushSet Second Color as transparent
Menu BrushRemove Alpha
Menu BrushLoad Brush...
Menu BrushSave Brush...
Menu ModePaintF2
Menu ModeEraseF3
Menu ModeSelectionF4
Menu ModeHalftoneF5
Menu ModeTintF6
Menu ModeTranslucentF7
Menu ModeShadeF8
Menu ModeMulti Shade
Menu ModePaint single Color
Menu ModeReplace
Menu ModeGray
Menu ModeDifference
Menu ModeInvert
Menu ModeBrightness
Menu ModeInc/Dec Hue
Menu ModeInc/Dec Saturation
Menu ModeColor Cycle
Menu ModeRub through
Menu ModeSmear
Menu ModeBlend
Menu ModeFormula
Menu ModeHigh Pass
Menu ModeSoften
Menu ModeSoften more
Menu ModeLight Edges SE
Menu ModeLight Edges NW
Menu ModeEmboss I
Menu ModeEmboss II
Menu FrameClearDel
Menu FrameClear Ranges...
Menu FrameNext2
Menu FramePrevious1
Menu FrameFirst FrameShift+1
Menu FrameLast FrameShift+2
Menu FramePrevious Key FrameAlt+1
Menu FrameNext Key FrameAlt+2
Menu FrameMain Key FrameAlt+3
Menu FrameToggle Key FrameAlt+4
Menu FrameInsert CopyIns
Menu FrameInsert empty
Menu FrameDeleteCtrl+Del
Menu FrameResize Canvas...
Menu FrameCrop Canvas to Selection
Menu Frame > Rotate Canvas90° CCW
Menu Frame > Rotate Canvas90° CW
Menu Frame > Rotate Canvas180°
Menu Frame > Flip CanvasHorizontal
Menu Frame > Flip CanvasVertical
Menu Frame > Spare FrameFrame -> Spare FrameCtrl+J
Menu Frame > Spare FrameFrame <- Spare FrameAlt+J
Menu Frame > Spare FrameFrame <-> Spare FrameJ
Menu Frame > Spare FrameDelete Spare Frame
Menu AnimationPlay Forward5
Menu AnimationPlay BackwardShift+5
Menu AnimationPingPong6
Menu AnimationLoop Forward4
Menu AnimationLoop BackwardShift+4
Menu AnimationStop (ESC)
Menu AnimationMark Playback Start9
Menu AnimationMark Playback End0
Menu AnimationNumber of Frames...
Menu AnimationInsert Frames...
Menu AnimationDelete Frames...
Menu AnimationReverse Frames...
Menu AnimationCreate 3d Animation...
Menu AnimationCreate from Color Cycling
Menu AnimationCreate Sprite Sheet
Menu AnimationCreate from Modification History
Menu Layers > NewAnimation LayerShift+Ctrl+N
Menu Layers > NewStatic Image Layer
Menu Layers > NewGroup
Menu LayersEdit Properties...
Menu LayersDelete
Menu LayersDuplicate
Menu LayersMerge down
Menu LayersMerge selected
Menu LayersMerge visible
Menu LayersAlpha Plane
Menu ColorsGradients...Q
Menu ColorsReset to default Palette
Menu ColorsCount Colors used
Menu ColorsGet Palette from Brush
Menu ColorsImport Colors from Brush...
Menu Colors > Remap ColorsFrame(s)...
Menu Colors > Remap ColorsFrame(s) to Gradient...
Menu Colors > Remap ColorsBrushCtrl+R
Menu Colors > Remap ColorsBrush to Gradient
Menu ColorsResample Colors
Menu Colors > Swap FG<>BG ColorImage/Animation
Menu Colors > Swap FG<>BG ColorBrush
Menu Colors > Color ConstraintsSettings...
Menu Colors > Color ConstraintsCheck for ErrorsCtrl+G
Menu ColorsGenerate Color Palette...
Menu ColorsModify Channel Bit Depth...
Menu ColorsReduce Colors...
Menu Colors > Remove duplicate ColorsBlacken
Menu Colors > Remove duplicate ColorsCompact
Menu Colors > Remove unused ColorsBlacken
Menu Colors > Remove unused ColorsCompact
Menu ColorsLoad Palette...
Menu ColorsSave Palette...
Menu SelectionSelect allCtrl+A
Menu SelectionSelect noneCtrl+D
Menu SelectionSelect non-transparent Pixels
Menu SelectionSelect Pixels with current Color
Menu SelectionInvert Selection
Menu Selection > ModifyGrow...
Menu Selection > ModifyShrink...
Menu Selection > ModifyInside Border...
Menu Selection > ModifyOutside Border...
Menu SelectionShow Selection Area
Menu SelectionLoad Selection...
Menu SelectionSave Selection...
Menu ProcessingPattern Drawing Settings...
Menu ProcessingEnable Pattern Drawing
Menu ProcessingShow Pattern Border Grid
Menu ProcessingStereo Drawing Settings...
Menu Processing > Enable Stereo DrawingOff
Menu Processing > Enable Stereo DrawingCopyCtrl+Alt+U
Menu Processing > Enable Stereo DrawingSmart CopyCtrl+Alt+H
Menu Processing > Enable Stereo DrawingCloneCtrl+Alt+J
Menu Processing > Enable 3D ViewOff
Menu Processing > Enable 3D ViewRed Blue AnaglyphCtrl+Alt+K
Menu Processing > Enable 3D View3D Monitor (horizontal Interlace)Ctrl+Alt+G
Menu Tile MappingTurn Project into Tile Maps...
Menu Tile MappingShow Tile Set...
Menu Tile Mapping > Show Tile IndicesNone
Menu Tile Mapping > Show Tile IndicesShow AllAlt+D
Menu Tile Mapping > Show Tile IndicesDuplicates only
Menu Tile Mapping > Show Tile IndicesBrush Tiles only
Menu Tile Mapping > Show Tile IndicesMirrored Tiles only
Menu Tile MappingRemove empty Tiles
Menu Tile MappingRemove duplicate Tiles
Menu Tile MappingRemove unused Tiles
Menu Tile MappingOptimize
Menu Tile Mapping*** Render Map ***
Menu Tile MappingAuto check Tile Map Integrity (Beta Debug Helper)
Menu Tile MappingSettings...
Menu Tile MappingManage connected Projects...
Menu Tile MappingLoad connected Projects
Menu Tile MappingTurn into ordinary Project
Menu Tile MappingImport Tiles...
Menu Tile MappingExport Tiles...
Menu Tile MappingExport All...
Menu Pluginsgif89a saverCtrl+Alt+B
Menu PluginsZoom and RotateCtrl+Alt+B
Menu PluginsY0y0s Sort Plugin
Menu PluginsMS GIF Animator export
Menu PluginsColor Balance
Menu PluginsTile Map ExporterCtrl+Alt+T
Menu View > Zoom GridAdjust Zoom Grid...
Menu View > Zoom GridShow Zoom GridAlt+G
Menu View > Window LayoutsArrange Windows
Menu View > Window LayoutsSet Default Layout
Menu View > Window LayoutsSave
Menu View > Window LayoutsSave as...
Menu View > Window LayoutsSettings...
Menu ViewShow Home Screen
Menu ViewShow Layers Window
Menu ViewShow Animation/Preview Window
Menu ViewShow Color Palette
Menu ViewShow Brush Container
Menu ViewShow Tool / Paint Settings
Menu HelpContents...
Menu HelpSearch ...
Menu HelpSupport...
Menu HelpTutorial Videos...
Menu HelpNews...
Menu HelpLicensing Information...
Menu HelpAbout...
Main ToolsRectangular Select ToolM
Main ToolsElliptical Select ToolM
Main ToolsMagic Wand Selection Tool
Main ToolsFreeform Select Tool
Main ToolsPaint ToolD
Main ToolsPaint Dotted ToolS
Main ToolsSpray Paint Tool
Main ToolsLine ToolV
Main ToolsCurve Tool
Main ToolsFreeform Line Tool
Main ToolsFreeform Solid Tool
Main ToolsRectangle ToolR
Main ToolsRectangle Solid ToolShift+R
Main ToolsEllipse ToolC
Main ToolsEllipse Solid ToolShift+C
Main ToolsRectangular Brush Grab ToolB
Main ToolsFreeform Brush Grab ToolAlt+B
Main ToolsMagic Wand Brush Grab ToolCtrl+M
Main ToolsFill ToolF
Main ToolsZoom ToolM
Main ToolsPan ToolAlt+N
Main ToolsMove ToolV
Main ToolsColor Picker Tool,
Main ToolsGrid SnapG
Main ToolsSymmetryShift+G
Main ToolsCrop ToolShift+W
Main ToolsText ToolT
Main ToolsTile Select ToolI
Main ToolsAnti-AliasAlt+A
Main ToolsPick Layer ToolShift+T
Main Tools > Fill Tool OptionsToggle Flood Fill Isolation Mode
Main Tools > Fill Tool OptionsSelect previous Fill Mode
Main Tools > Fill Tool OptionsSelect next Fill Mode
Main Tools > Paint Tool OptionsToggle Pixel perfect Drawing
Main Tools > AnimBrush Handling OptionsToggle AnimBrush Pickup
Main Tools > AnimBrush Handling OptionsToggle AnimPainting
Main Tools > AnimBrush Handling OptionsToggle Stamp AnimBrush
Main Tools > Selection OptionsToggle Polygon Selection auto Close
Main Tools > Selection OptionsToggle extended Edit Mode
Main Tools > Selection OptionsToggle Magic Wand isolated Mode
Main Tools > Lined Shape Tool OptionsToggle extended Edit Mode
Main Tools > Lined Shape Tool OptionsToggle even line Stepping
Main Tools > Filled Shape Tool OptionsToggle extended Edit Mode
Main Tools > Move Tool OptionsToggle auto select Layer
Main Tools > Spraypaint Tool OptionsIncrease Radius
Main Tools > Spraypaint Tool OptionsDecrease Radius
Main Tools > Spraypaint Tool OptionsIncrease Pressure
Main Tools > Spraypaint Tool OptionsDecrease Pressure
Main ToolsPlace Symmetry CenterShift+P
Main ToolsToggle SelectionAlt+M
Main ToolsQuick Selection ToolE
Main ToolsTemporary Color Picker ToolCtrl
Main ToolsTemporary Move ToolAlt
Main ToolsTemporary Canvas MoverSpace
Main ToolsTemporary Relative ZoomCtrl+Space
Animated Brush PlaybackPlay forwardAlt+9
Animated Brush PlaybackPlay backwardShift+9
Animated Brush PlaybackPlay pingpongShift+0
Animated Brush PlaybackStopAlt+0
Animated Brush PlaybackRandom
Animation ControlFrame Speed/DelayCtrl+F
Animation ControlGradient Color Cycle forward
Animation ControlCanvas: Show Animation Playback
ZoomingZoom Out-
ZoomingZoom In+
ZoomingSwap Zoom LevelW
ZoomingToggle relative/rectangular Magnifier Mode
Draw GridToggle Grid 1Ctrl+Alt+F1
Draw GridToggle Grid 2Ctrl+Alt+F2
Draw GridToggle Grid 3Ctrl+Alt+F3
Draw GridToggle Grid 4Ctrl+Alt+F4
Draw GridToggle Grid 5Ctrl+Alt+F5
Draw GridToggle Grid 6Ctrl+Alt+F6
Draw GridToggle Grid 7Ctrl+Alt+F7
Draw GridToggle Grid 8Ctrl+Alt+F8
NavigationJump To Bottom BorderShift+End
NavigationJump To Top BorderShift+Home
NavigationJump To Right BorderEnd
NavigationJump To Left BorderHome
NavigationMove Canvas leftRight
NavigationMove Canvas rightLeft
NavigationMove Canvas downUp
NavigationMove Canvas upDown
NavigationMove Canvas left fastShift+Right
NavigationMove Canvas right fastShift+Left
NavigationMove Canvas down fastShift+Up
NavigationMove Canvas up fastShift+Down
Navigation(Un)Center Animation WindowAlt+V
NavigationFull ScreenU
NavigationPrevious ProjectShift+Ctrl+Tab
NavigationNext ProjectCtrl+Tab
NavigationOpen Project List
TimelineSet as Playback Limit
TimelineReset Playback Limit
TimelineReverse Frames
TimelineKey Frame Properties...
TimelineSelect all
TimelineSelect none
Tile MappingNext TileShift+V
Tile MappingPrevious TileShift+F
Tile MappingToggle Tile Map Edit ModeCtrl+Alt+0
Tile MappingToggle Sync ModeCtrl+Alt+8
Tile MappingToggle Create DuplicatesCtrl+Alt+7
Tile MappingToggle "Auto place matching" Mode
Tile MappingTemporary "Auto Place matching" Mode
Tile MappingToggle "Duplicate and Modify" Mode
Tile MappingTemporary "Duplicate and Modify" Workflow
Tile MappingToggle "Reuse matching Tiles" Mode
Tile MappingTemporary "Reuse matching Tiles" Workflow
Tile MappingToggle "Merge new Tiles" Mode
Tile MappingTemporary "Merge new Tiles" Mode
Tile MappingCheck IntegrityShift+Ctrl+I
MiscellaneousClear RequesterShift+K
MiscellaneousUndo AllCtrl+U
MiscellaneousRedo AllCtrl+I
MiscellaneousInsert Pixel ColumnShift+Ctrl+X
MiscellaneousInsert Pixel RowShift+Ctrl+Y
MiscellaneousRemove Pixel ColumnCtrl+Alt+X
MiscellaneousRemove Pixel RowCtrl+Alt+Y
MiscellaneousFill with First ColorAlt+BkSp
MiscellaneousFill with Second ColorCtrl+BkSp
MiscellaneousSimulate right Mouse ButtonP
MiscellaneousOpen Help TopicF1
MiscellaneousFinish OperationEnter
MiscellaneousCancel OperationEsc
MiscellaneousBackground fixedAlt+F
MiscellaneousToggle Canvas Window Transparency
Stereo drawingIncrease Stereo draw DeltaAlt+W
Stereo drawingDecrease Stereo draw DeltaAlt+Q
LayersToggle Light Table for current LayerL
LayersToggle Light Table for visible LayersCtrl+Alt+F
LayersToggle Light Table Tint ModeCtrl+Alt+Z
LayersLight Table Settings...Ctrl+Alt+L
LayersNext LayerCtrl+Alt+M
LayersPrevious LayerCtrl+Alt+N
LayersMove Layer bottom
LayersMove Layer top
LayersMove Layer down
LayersMove Layer up
LayersToggle Layer VisibilityCtrl+Alt+B
LayersToggle Layer Solo Mode
LayersToggle Layer Lock
LayersToggle Layer Group collapse State
LayersToggle Color PlaneCtrl+Alt+S
LayersToggle Alpha PlaneCtrl+Alt+A
LayersToggle Layer Effects of current LayerCtrl+Alt+E
LayersToggle Layer Effects of visible LayersCtrl+Alt+D
LayersShift selected Frames forwardCtrl+Alt+P
LayersShift selected Frames backwardCtrl+Alt+O
Paint Mode OptionsActivate Dither/HalftoneShift+F2
Paint Mode OptionsInvert Dither/Halftone Mode
Paint Mode OptionsPrevious Halftone Pattern Slot
Paint Mode OptionsNext Halftone Pattern Slot
Paint Mode OptionsDecrease Paint Mode Value<
Paint Mode OptionsIncrease Paint Mode ValueShift+<
Paint Mode OptionsTransparency Lock Enabled
Paint Mode OptionsToggle Transparency Lock Type
Color NavigationSelect previous Colorß
Color NavigationSelect next ColorAKUT
Color NavigationSelect Color of previous Row
Color NavigationSelect Color of next Row
Color NavigationSelect previous Gradient Color
Color NavigationSelect next Gradient Color
Color NavigationPrevious GradientShift+U
Color NavigationNext GradientShift+I
Color NavigationFlip Gradient DirectionShift+Q
Color NavigationSwap Foregroungd/Second ColorShift+A
Color NavigationTransparency for RMBBkSp
Pen/Pressure OptionsLock Pen PressureF4
Pen/Pressure OptionsToggle Brush Tip Size on Pressure
Brush OperationsSingle Pixel Brush (round).
Brush OperationsSingle Pixel Brush (square)Shift+.
Brush OperationsRound 2x2 Brush
Brush OperationsRound 3x3 Brush
Brush OperationsIncrease Brush SizeShift++
Brush OperationsDecrease Brush SizeShift+-
Brush OperationsSend Brush To Container (prepend)
Brush OperationsSend Brush To Container (append)
Brush OperationsStandard Brush Tip
Stencil OperationsInvert Stencil
Stencil OperationsClear Stencil
Stencil OperationsPick Stencil Colors
Palette Editor - Edit TabFlipX
Palette Editor - Edit TabGrayG
Palette Editor - Edit TabInvertI
Palette Editor - Edit TabBlackenBkSp
Palette Editor - Edit TabRamp RGBR
Palette Editor - Edit TabRamp HSBShift+R
Palette Editor - Edit TabSelect allCtrl+A
Palette Editor - Edit TabSelect noneCtrl+D
Palette Editor - Edit TabInvert SelectionShift+I
Palette Editor - Edit TabSelect unused Colors
Palette Editor - Edit TabShow unused Colors
Palette Editor - Edit TabCopy ColorsCtrl+C
Palette Editor - Edit TabPaste ColorsCtrl+V
Palette Editor - Edit TabCreate Gradient from Color SelectionQ
Palette Editor - Edit TabSort by Brightness
Palette Editor - Edit TabSort by Hue
Palette Editor - Edit TabSort by Saturation
Palette Editor - Edit TabSort by Popularity
Palette Editor - Edit TabSort by Color
Palette Editor - Edit TabSort by Appearance
Palette Editor - Edit TabRemap Project to Selection
Palette Editor - Edit TabRemap Brush to Selection
Palette Editor - Edit TabDrag Mode "Copy and blacken Source"
Palette Editor - Edit TabDrag Mode "Copy"
Palette Editor - Edit TabDrag Mode "Swap"
Palette Editor - Edit TabDrag Mode "Move"
Palette Editor - RGB/HSB TabsQuick CopyC
Palette Editor - RGB/HSB TabsQuick SwapS
Palette Editor - RGB/HSB TabsQuick RampR
Palette Editor - CommonToggle Color Select/Edit Area
Brush ContainerInsert current BrushIns
Brush ContainerDeleteDel
Brush ContainerCopy selected BrushesCtrl+C
Brush ContainerCut selected BrushesCtrl+X
Brush ContainerPaste BrushesCtrl+V
Brush ContainerPaste Brushes (overwrite)Alt+V
Tile Set WindowInsert empty TileIns
Tile Set WindowInsert empty TileShift+Ins
Tile Set WindowRemove selectedDel
Tile Set WindowJoin Duplicates
Tile Set WindowEmpty selected
Object TransformationRotate clockwiseCtrl+Right
Object TransformationRotate clockwise 5°Shift+Ctrl+Right
Object TransformationRotate counter clockwiseCtrl+Left
Object TransformationRotate counter clockwise 5°Shift+Ctrl+Left
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove upUp
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove downDown
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove rightRight
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove leftLeft
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove up 10pxShift+Up
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove down 10pxShift+Down
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove right 10pxShift+Right
Transformation / Floating ObjectMove left 10pxShift+Left
Transformation / Floating ObjectRemove floating ObjectDel
Layers WindowSelect all LayersCtrl+A
Layers WindowSelect current Layer onlyCtrl+D
Layers WindowSelect visible Layers
Layers WindowSelect locked Layers
Layers WindowInvert Layer Selection
Layers WindowDelete Layer(s)Del
Menu View > Window LayoutsDefault

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Last modified: 29 January 2023