When Ristretto is first started, it shows an empty window with two toolbars.
Images can be opened by pressing the
Open button on the toolbar or from the File menu.
|Viewing an image|
Showing an image like this is nice, but sometimes you want to zoom in on a detail, get a closer look. To do this Ristretto provides the ability to zoom in on a section of the image. There are several ways to do zoom in on an image,
Sometimes, it is necessary to rotate an image because it is not positioned in the right orientation. To solve this, you can use the Rotate buttons available via Menu → View → Rotation.
When an image is opened in Ristretto, it shows a list of images in the Thumbnailbar, these are the other images located inside the same folder as the currently opened image. The arrow-buttons on the navigation toolbar allow for easy switching between different images.
Also, using the scroll-wheel on the opened image, or on the Thumbnailbar will switch to the next or previous image. Allowing for fast and easy navigation between images.
To run a slideshow of all the opened images, all you need to do is press the Play button. This can be found on the Toolbar and the View menu.
It is easy to set the wallpaper on the Xfce desktop directly from the ristretto menu, using Menu → View → Set as Wallpaper
To clear the history of images viewed with ristretto, this can be done using Menu → View → Clear private data
|Clear private data|