Maverick Photo Viewer Manual

I’m not quite sure that Maverick needs a manual since it is simple &  intuitive enough. I’ll try to explain some important points here.

How to open & display picture files / file associations

Maverick doesn’t have an “open file dialog” or a “file menu”. You basically click on picture files or drag & drop them onto Maverick window. It simply integrates itself & replaces Windows Photo Viewer by settings file associations  to itself. So you would simply click on photo files to view them in anywhere on Windows.   If you somehow lose file associations you can  easily re-assign them by clicking the related button in Maverick options.  You might need some other programs to handle specific formats, instead of Maverick. For example, PSD files could only be handled using installed Photoshop. You could simply remove the tick from PSD format in file associations/shell integration settings in Maverick options.

Keybaord Shortcuts

Maverick is really useful if you get used to use keyboard shortcuts instead of mouse operations. You can fully customize shortcuts (hotkeys) to your like. Here aree the default shortcuts set by Maverick:

  • SPACE Next picture
  • Previous picture
  • HOME/END The First/Last photo in the folder
  • ENTER – Toggle Fullscreen/Window mode
  • + , –  (on numeric keyboard)   Zoom in / zoom out
  • / (on numeric keyboard)  Show in original size
  • * (on numeric keyboard)  Fit window (Resizes picture size to fit window/screen)
  • N File info (displays picture resolution , file path, format etc)
  • F6 , F7   Rotate left, Rotate right
  • ESC  Quit Maverick
  • DEL – Delete file (Asks for a confirmation)
  • F, SHIFT+L  Flip horizontal, flip vertical  *see below (1)
  • J / K / L , P  Resize to 2190, 1080, 720 height or custom size,  *see below (1)
  • CTRL +, -, /   Adjust gamma (Increase, decrease, original)  *see below (1)
  • SHIFT +, -, /   Adjust brightness (Increase, decrease, original)  *see below (1)
  • ALT +, -, /   Adjust contrast (Increase, decrease, original)  *see below (1)
  • G  Convert to gray scale  *see below (1)
  • O  Reload original
  • CTRL + S  Save file in place
  • CTRL + W Save as or Convert to another format
  • SHIFT + W Set as wallpaper
  • CTRL + C  Copy file path to clipboard
  • CTRL + O  Show Options
  • CTRL + 1 Sort by name
  • CTRL + 2 Sort by date
  • CTRL + 3 Sort by size
  • R  Toggle sort direction
  • M  Popup menu

(1) User needs to save the modifications (except rotation) manually either with CTRL+S (Save) or CTRL+W (Save as)

How to leverage Maverick, if you are a professional or hobby photographer

Maverick has some basic functionality to test how your photo looks in different picture settings.   This allows to see the results of basic operations like gamma/brightness/contrast adjustments on the fly in viewer screen, you can preview  by using CTRL/SHIFT/ALT  + ,  –  keys  or return to default picture by simply O key. You can test how your photo looks in gray scale &  different resolutions , for example on 2190p UHD, 1080p and 720p HD screen resolutions or your custom defined resolution on the fly by using J/K/L /P  keyboard shortcuts. If you like what you see , simply save it by using CTRL+S (Save) or CTRL+W (Save as) .  Until you save the picture, you could always reload the original image with O key.   You can view EXIF metadata (usually set by  camera) to decide which camera configuration works best for you, by simly using N keyboard shortcut.

We recommend you to use Maverick Photo Viewer in fullscreen.


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4 thoughts on “Maverick Photo Viewer Manual

  1. I use the maverick because being able to zoom with the scroll wheel, what isnt possible in the windows picture viewer.
    However, I miss in maverick the possibility to open the picture in a specific program. In Windows pv I right- click and can open in any program that is on my pc. Why does maveric not have this feature?

    • Thanks for your feedback, adding to To-Do list. Next coming version will have the feature. Ideas are welcome.

  2. Nice and fast tool! As an Acdsee user I really miss the mouse scrollwheel function to to next/previous picture. Would be great if this option can be configured.
    Zoom is easily configured to -/+ (-/= om laptop keyboard, no num pad). The / key is not recognized, despite redefine again. (fit to screen).

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