Ultimate Keyboard Shortcut Guide for GIMP - Linux & Windows

List of Keyboard Shortcuts for GIMP


Help F1
Context Help Shift+F1
Rect Select R
Ellipse Select E
Free Select F
Fuzzy Select U
Select By Color Shift+O
Scissors I
Paths B
Color Picker O
Move M
Crop and Resize Shift+C
Rotate Shift+R
Scale Shift+T
Shear Shift+S
Perspective Shift+P
Flip Shift+F
Text T
Bucket Fill Shift+B
Blend L
Pencil N
Paintbrush P
Eraser Shift+E
Airbrush A
Ink K
Clone C
Convolve V
Smudge S
Dodge/Burn Shift+D
Swap Colors X
Default Colors D
New image Ctrl+N
Open image Ctrl+O
Open image as a new layer Ctrl+Alt+O
Duplicate image Ctrl+D
Open recent image 01 Ctrl+1
Open recent image 02 Ctrl+2
Open recent image 03 Ctrl+3
Open recent image 04 Ctrl+4
Open recent image 05 Ctrl+5
Open recent image 06 Ctrl+6
Open recent image 07 Ctrl+7
Open recent image 08 Ctrl+8
Open recent image 09 Ctrl+9
Open recent image 10 Ctrl+0
Save image Ctrl+S
Save under a new name Shift+Ctrl+S
Quit Ctrl+Q
Layers Ctrl+L
Brushes Shift+Ctrl+B
Patterns Shift+Ctrl+P
Gradients Ctrl+G
Tool-Options Shift+Ctrl+T
Palettes Ctrl+P
Info window Shift+Ctrl+I
Navigation window Shift+Ctrl+N
Close the window Alt+F4
Jump to the next widget Tab
Jump to the previous widget Shift+Tab
Set the new value Enter
Activate the current button or list Space
In a multi-tab dialogue, switch tabs Ctrl+Alt+PgUp
Open Location Shift+L
Up-Folder Alt+ up
Down-Folder Alt+ down
Home-Folder Alt+Home
Close Dialog Esc
Main Menu F10
Drop-down Menu Shift+F10
Toggle fullscreen F11
Toggle quick mask Shift+Q
Close document window Ctrl+W
Zoom in + or Ctrl+Mousewheel
Zoom out – or Ctrl+Mousewheel
Zoom 1:1 1
Shrink wrap Ctrl+E
Fit image in the window Shift+Ctrl+E
Toggle rulers Shift+Ctrl+R
Toggle guides Shift+Ctrl+T
Undo Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Y
Copy selection Ctrl+C
Cut selection Ctrl+X
Copy visible Ctrl+Shift+C
Paste as a new image Ctrl+Shift+V
Paste clipboard Ctrl+V
Clears selection Ctrl+K
Named copy selection Shift+Ctrl+C
Named cut selection Shift+Ctrl+X
Named paste clipboard Shift+Ctrl+V
Fill with FG Color Ctrl+,
Fill with BG Color Ctrl+.
Fill with Pattern Ctrl+:
Select the layer above PgUp
Select the layer below PgDn
Select the first layer Home
Select the last layer End
Merge visible layers Ctrl+M
Anchar layer Ctrl+H
Toggle selections Ctrl+T
Select all Ctrl+A
Select none Shift+Ctrl+A
Invert selection Ctrl+I
Float selection Shift+Ctrl+L
Path to selection Shift+V
Repeat the last plug-in Ctrl+F
Reshow last plug-in Shift+Ctrl+F

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