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GIMP Keyboard Shortcuts

by Behrad
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I try and use a lot of Keyboard Shortcuts. They’re important since they save time, effort and gets me what I want quickly and efficiently. As mush as I love Photoshop I also love to use GIMP as well. Unfortunately they both use different Keyboard Shortcuts.

And this is the only thing which frustrates me the most when switching between both of them. I recently installed GIMP again and I didn’t want to go through the pain and hassle of assigning the keys to match the keys of Photoshop. So here below you can find the most important keyboard shortcuts for GIMP. Now I only need to memorize them! LOL! 😉

FunctionShortcut
HELP
HelpF1
Context HelpShift+F1
TOOLBOX
Rect SelectR
Ellipse SelectE
Free SelectF
Fuzzy SelectU
Select By ColorShift+O
ScissorsI
PathsB
Color PickerO
MoveM
Crop and ResizeShift+C
RotateShift+R
ScaleShift+T
ShearShift+S
PerspectiveShift+P
FlipShift+F
TextT
Bucket FillShift+B
BlendL
PencilN
PaintbrushP
EraserShift+E
AirbrushA
InkK
CloneC
ConvolveV
SmudgeS
Dodge/BurnShift+D
Swap ColorsX
Default ColorsD
FILE
New imageCtrl+N
Open imageCtrl+O
Open image as new layerCtrl+Alt+O
Duplicate imageCtrl+D
Open recent image 01Ctrl+1
Open recent image 02Ctrl+2
Open recent image 03Ctrl+3
Open recent image 04Ctrl+4
Open recent image 05Ctrl+5
Open recent image 06Ctrl+6
Open recent image 07Ctrl+7
Open recent image 08Ctrl+8
Open recent image 09Ctrl+9
Open recent image 10Ctrl+0
Save imageCtrl+S
Save under a new nameShift+Ctrl+S
QuitCtrl+Q
DIALOGS
LayersCtrl+L
BrushesShift+Ctrl+B
PatternsShift+Ctrl+P
GradientsCtrl+G
Tool-OptionsShift+Ctrl+T
PalettesCtrl+P
Info windowShift+Ctrl+I
Navigation windowShift+Ctrl+N
Close the windowAlt+F4
Jump to next widgetTab
Jump to previous widgetShift+Tab
Set the new valueEnter
Activate current button or listSpace
In a multi-tab dialog, switch tabsCtrl+Alt+PgUp
Open LocationShift+L
Up-FolderAlt+ up
Down-FolderAlt+ down
Home-FolderAlt+Home
Close DialogEsc
VIEW
Main MenuF10
Drop-down MenuShift+F10
Toggle fullscreenF11
Toggle quickmaskShift+Q
Close document windowCtrl+W
Zoom in+ or Ctrl+Mousewheel
Zoom out– or Ctrl+Mousewheel
Zoom 1:11
Shrink wrapCtrl+E
Fit image in windowShift+Ctrl+E
Toggle rulersShift+Ctrl+R
Toggle guidesShift+Ctrl+T
EDIT 
UndoCtrl+Z
RedoCtrl+Y
Copy selectionCtrl+C
Cut selectionCtrl+X
Copy visibleCtrl+Shift+C
Paste as new imageCtrl+Shift+V
Paste clipboardCtrl+V
Clears selectionCtrl+K
Named copy selectionShift+Ctrl+C
Named cut selectionShift+Ctrl+X
Named paste clipboardShift+Ctrl+V
Fill with FG ColorCtrl+,
Fill with BG ColorCtrl+.
Fill with PatternCtrl+:
Layers 
Select the layer abovePgUp
Select the layer belowPgDn
Select the first layerHome
Select the last layerEnd
Merge visible layersCtrl+M
Anchar layerCtrl+H
Selections 
Toggle selectionsCtrl+T
Select allCtrl+A
Select noneShift+Ctrl+A
Invert selectionCtrl+I
Float selectionShift+Ctrl+L
Path to selectionShift+V
Plug-ins 
Repeat last plug-inCtrl+F
Reshow last plug-inShift+Ctrl+F

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