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This window shows information related to the selected image or render. The large text area is the Notes field. This allows you to add any meta data to the image. The Custom View option is explained later in the Views section, under Special "it" Features section.


The tools section gives you access to the most commonly used tools in "it". From left-to-right, they are:

Pan Tool

Click and holding down the left mouse button on the framebuffer will allow you to pan around the image. (Default hotkey: 1)

Zoom Tool

Click and holding down the left mouse button on the framebuffer will allow you to zoom in and out of the image. (Default hotkey: 2)


Crop Tool

Allows you to draw a crop window over your image. This allow you to re-render a portion of your image. To remove the crop window, left click within the crop window and click on the X in the top right corner. (Default hotkey: 3)



Scrub Tool

Allows you to quickly scrub through all your images in your catalog. Click and holding down the left mouse button while moving the mouse to the left will scrub backwards in the catalog; moving right will scrub forward. (Default hotkey: 5)



Select Object Tool

Will select the object in your content creation application (may not work in all bridge products). (Default hotkey: 6)


Select Surface Tool

Will select the shader for the object in your content creation application (may not work in all bridge products). (Default hotkey: 7)

Reset Zoom


Resets any zoom applied while using the Zoom Tool. (Default hotkey: X)


Wipe Tool

Allows you to wipe between two images in your catalog. (Default hotkey: 4) To use, select the first image in the catalog, then go to Image->Toggle Background. Then, select the second image in the catalog, and with the Wipe Tool turned on, left mouse button click and drag in the framebuffer window.

Image Modified



Toggles the current image as a background.


Sequence Controls

The sequence controls sections gives you access to controls on image sequence playback. From the left-to-right, they are:


Step Back Frame

Step back one frame in the sequence. (Default hotkey: Left)



Play Sequence

Play/pause playback of the sequence. (Default hotkey: Space)


Step Forward Frame

Step forward one frame in the sequence. (Default hotkey: Right)

Loop Mode


Toggle on or off playback looping of the sequence.


For further explanation of Sequences, see the Special "it" Features section.


The monitor controls gives you access to settings such as Gamma and Exposure. The right-most button resets the Gamma and Exposure controls to their defaults. There are also some useful monitor control hotkeys, including:

Exposure Up 1 F-Stop (Default hotkey: Ctrl/Cmd + ] )

Exposure Down 1 F-Stop (Default hotkey: Ctrl/Cmd + [ )

Gamma Up 0.1 (Default hotkey: Ctrl/Cmd + } )

Gamma Down 0.1 (Default hotkey: Ctrl/Cmd + { )

Pixel Readout

The Pixel Readout window gives you control of the channels displayed, pixel remapping, as well as information regarding the current pixel that is under the mouse cursor, including pixel coordinates and pixel values. You can lock the current pixel readout by going to View->Lock Pixel Readout (Default hotkey: M).


Recent Bucket Markers

When 'it' is being used as the destination for a render it will display a rectangle around each bucket as it arrives. The indicator will fade over a few seconds. This is useful when an image in being refined as it is sometimes difficult to see what part of the image the renderer is working on. This feature can be toggled on and off and the color of the rectangle can be altered in the preference dialog.


Any one image in a Catalog can be set to be the Background image. When you then select other entries in that Catalog, the displayed image is the result of compositing the selected image over the nominated background. To toggle the current image to be a background image, use Image->Toggle Background. The icon next to the image in the Catalog will then light up.