Keyboard shortcuts and modifiers

By Activity
Operation to be performed Shortcut
Add as links

When dragging files onto jAlbum will force the items to be added as links.

Cmd + Alt/Ctrl + SHIFT Key held down
Close album project

Closes the current project.

Cmd/Ctrl + W
Dashboard

Opens a plugin, if installed, which gives information on variables, settings, the current skin and access to certain files.

Alt/Opt + D
Delete

Deletes the selected items.

Cmd/Ctrl + BACKSPACE
Edit item

Edit the current item.

Alt/Opt + RETURN
Edit Skin Properties

Open's the skin's properties file for editing

Alt/Opt + S
Exclude item(s)

Toggle the include/exclude status of selected objects or object being edited.

'-' key
Filter Bar

Toggle the status (Hide/Show) of the Filter Bar.

Cmd/Ctrl + F
Help

Open the online help pages at jAlbum.net.

F1
Insert a new line

When editing captions insert a newline character.

SHIFT + ENTER
Keep the aspect ratio.

When cropping images keeps the aspect ratio constrained.

SHIFT Key + dragging selection points
Make Album. F9
Make All. F9 + SHIFT
Make Changes. F9 + Alt/Opt
New album project. Cmd/Ctrl + N
New folder. Cmd/Ctrl + N + SHIFT
Open a project using the file chooser. Cmd/Ctrl + O
Open configuration directory

Open the directory where user added skins, tools and plug-ins are stored.

Cmd/Ctrl + C + SHIFT
Open empty page in the text editor. Cmd/Ctrl + E
Open image directory Cmd/Ctrl + I + SHIFT
Open output directory. Cmd/Ctrl + O + SHIFT
Open preferences. Cmd/Ctrl + , (comma key)
Open program directory. Cmd/Ctrl + P + SHIFT
Open recent project Opens the nth project in the menu's list of recent projects

CMD/Ctrl + Number of project e.g. 1 or 2 or 3 etc.

Open Settings

Open the settings window.

F4
Open skin directory. Cmd/Ctrl + S + SHIFT
Open the skin's files for editing.

Opens the various pages that constitute the skin's functional coding.

Cmd/Ctrl + E + SHIFT
Open System Console

Opens the system console for debugging.

F7
Open Select with default application

Open the select item with the application associated with that file type

Alt/Opt + double click
Open With: Select a different application

In explore mode the thumbnail contextual menu offers an open with option, using the Alt/Opt key lets you select another application

Explore mode, thumbnail contextual menu, open with + Alt/Opt
Organise: Group by data.

Arrange images in folders by date, by year, month and date for example.

Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + G
Organise: Flatten.

Arrange all images into a single folder, all objects are extracted from subfolders.

Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + F
Organise: Group alphabetically

Arrange images by in folders by initial character of file names.

Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + A
Organise: Group by place.

Arrange images by place, uses gps location information embedded in images.

Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + P
Organise: Wrap in folder.

Wrap selected objects in a new folder.

Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + W
Preview

Preview album in integrated browser.

F12
Preview in external browser

When clicking on the preview button (spyglass to the right of 'Make album') will force the preview to open in your default browser.

Alt/Opt Key held down
Print

Prints the selected items as a contact print sheet.

Cmd/Ctrl + P
Project information

Brings up an information window on the current project with details on location of files, disc space used, locations and dates.

Cmd/Ctrl + I
Quit

Close the application.

Cmd/Ctrl + Q
Redo the last file operation. Cmd/Ctrl + Z + SHIFT
Refresh

Updates the 'explore' or 'preview' windows.

F5
Refresh thumbnail cache

Force all thumbnails to be redrawn if externally made changes to the image do not show.

View menu, update + Alt/Opt/SHIFT
Reload the skin. Cmd/Ctrl + R
Rename selected item. F2
Review

Open the 'slide show' to review and rate images.

Cmd/Ctrl + F + SHIFT or when in 'Edit mode' press Spacebar
Save project settings. Cmd/Ctrl + S
Selects all items in the current folder. Cmd/Ctrl + A
Undo the last file operation. Cmd/Ctrl + Z
Upload/Manage album. Cmd/Ctrl + M
Multiple upload locations

With an upload window already open, clicking on the upload button will open another upload window so you can upload to two locations at a time.

Alt/Opt + Click


By Shortcut
Shortcut Operation to be performed
Cmd + Alt/ Ctrl + SHIFT Keys held down When dragging files onto jAlbum will force the items to be added as links.
Alt/Opt held down When clicking on the preview button (spyglass to the right of 'Make album') will force the preview to open in your default browser.

With an upload window already open, clicking on the upload button will open another upload window so you can upload to two locations at a time.

SHIFT Key + dragging selection points Keeps the aspect ratio.
Alt/Opt + D Opens, if installed, the 'Dashboard' plugin, which gives information on variables, settings, the current skin and access to certain files.
Alt/Opt + double click Open the select item with the application associated with that file type
Alt/Opt + Explore mode, thumbnail contextual menu, open with In explore mode the thumbnail contextual menu offers an open with option, using the Alt/Opt key lets you select another application
Alt/Opt + RETURN Edit the current item.
Alt/Opt + S Edit the skin's properties file.
Cmd/Ctrl + A Selects all items in the current folder.
Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + A Uses the initial character of file names to group images into folders
Cmd/Ctrl + C + SHIFT Opens the configuration directory, where skins, tools and plug-ins are stored.
Cmd/Ctrl + E Opens an empty text editor.
Cmd/Ctrl + E + SHIFT Opens the skin's files for editing.
Cmd/Ctrl + F Toggles the status of the 'Filter Bar'.
Cmd/Ctrl + F + SHIFT Open the 'slide show' to review and rate images. Note when in 'Edit mode' pressing spacebar does the same.
Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + F Flatten selected folders, all objects are extracted from subfolders.
Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + G Arrange images in folders by date, by year, month and date for example.
Cmd/Ctrl + I Brings up an information window on the current project with details on location of files, disc space used, locations and dates.
Cmd/Ctrl + I + SHIFT Opens the image directory
Cmd/Ctrl + M Upload/Manage album.
Cmd/Ctrl + N Opens a new project.
Cmd/Ctrl + N + SHIFT Adds a new folder.
Cmd/Ctrl + O Open a project using the file chooser.
Cmd/Ctrl + O + SHIFT Opens the output directory.
Cmd/Ctrl + P Prints the selected items as a contact print sheet.
Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + P Arrange images by place, uses gps location information embedded in images.
Cmd/Ctrl + P + SHIFT Opens the program directory.
Cmd/Ctrl + Q Close the application
Cmd/Ctrl + R Reloads the skin.
Cmd/Ctrl + S Save changes to the project's settings.
Cmd/Ctrl + S + SHIFT Opens the skin's directory.
Cmd/Ctrl + W Closes the current project.
Cmd/Ctrl + Alt/Opt + W Wrap selected objects in a new folder.
Cmd/Ctrl + Z Undo the last file operation.
Cmd/Ctrl + Z + SHIFT Redo the last file operation.
Cmd/Ctrl + , (comma key) Opens the Preference settings.
Cmd/Ctrl + BACKSPACE Deletes the selected items.
CMD/Ctrl + Number 1 or 2 or 3 etc Opens the nth project in the menu's list of recent projects
'-' key Toggle the include/exclude status of selected objects or object being edited
SHIFT + ENTER Inserts a new line when editing captions.
View menu, update + Alt/Opt/SHIFT Refresh thumbnail cache forcing all thumbnails to be redrawn if externally made changes to the image do not show.
F1 Opens the 'Help' pages at jAlbum.net.
F2 Rename the selected item
F4 Opens the Settings.
F5 Refresh the display.
F7 Opens the System Console.
F9 Make Album
F9 + SHIFT Make All
F9 + Alt/Opt Make changes.
F12 Preview Album