Work with image files

Tools to visualize your image files in Filestage

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Written by Mathias Martinez
Updated over a week ago

Viewing image files in Filestage works very similarly to the typical image viewing software you are used to working with on your computer.

Which are the view options?

Image files have additional view options to adapt to your preferences.


Under the file display, you will have different options for zooming.

Zoom in/out

By clicking on the zoom-in and zoom-out buttons the document magnification changes by preset levels.

You can use the shortcut, "CMD + mouse wheel" in Mac or “ctrl + mouse wheel” in Windows, to zoom in and out.

Once zoomed in, you can hold the spacebar to drag the viewer.

To see all shortcuts in Filestage check out this article.

Zoom level

By clicking on the down arrow next to the zoom level percentage, a drop-down menu opens where you can select a fixed zoom level without having to click the +/- button several times. You can also click on the percentage to type in an individual zoom percentage.

⚠️Please note: When a user chooses any custom zoom option (Ex: 100% or 150%), this zoom level will not be maintained for other images or files, and the user will have to change the zoom level for every file if they want to.

Marquee Zoom

By selecting the marquee zoom function in the drop-down selection, you can drag a rectangle around a portion of the page that you want to fill the viewing area.

Fit to wide/ Fit to page

You can also adjust the size of your document to the width of the document or the page size by selecting those options from the drop-down menu.

⚠️Please note:

  • Files smaller than viewable area: Files that are smaller than the available viewable area Fit-to-page will be the same as zoomed to 100%.

  • Files larger than viewable area: Files that are larger than the available viewable area Fit-to-page will zoom out to fit the entire file within the viewable area.


You now have the option to rotate your images degrees Clockwise or Counterclockwise. To do so:

  1. Click on either the Clockwise or Counterclockwise button under the image to rotate the file in the desired direction.

⚠️ Please note: The rotation of the image pages will not be persisted. This means that if you or another reviewer reopens the file, the pages will return to their original appearance.

Which are the supported image files?

To see which image files are supported, please check this article: Supported file formats.

💡What´s next? After understanding how to work with image files, see how to View and annotate PDF and Office documents.

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