FlippyWindow is a simple Windows application that non-destructively flips any part of your screen, in real-time, and using minimal resources.
Flipping images (or viewing things with a mirror) is a technique used to help view things with “fresh eyes” which can aid with spotting visual issues.
- It's free! Requires Windows 8 or later.
- Nothing to install: just unzip and run the executable.
- FlippyWindow is open-source (and on GitHub).
- View alternative download locations.
Frequently asked questions
Can’t I just use any image editor to do what FlippyWindow does?
As far as I’m aware, Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 (and later), Clip Paint Studio, Krita, and PaintTool SAI have features that allow you to non-destructively change how you view an image. I built FlippyWindow at a time when the applications I was using lacked such a feature, and the crappy laptop I had wasn’t loving having to repeatedly flip large images the old-fashioned way.
Plus, I was curious to see if making something like FlippyWindow was possible.
FlippyWindow can also help you spot visual issues in work outside of image editors, including animations, application user interfaces, and website designs.
What is itch.io?
itch.io describes itself as “an open marketplace for independent digital creators”. It allows me to offer FlippyWindow with pay-what-you-want pricing.
If you want to support FlippyWindow and anything else I make, please consider naming your price before downloading. This is completely optional; you can download FlippyWindow without paying or signing up to anything.
Is FlippyWindow available elsewhere?
You can download FlippyWindow from this website:
- Download a ZIP archive containing a 32-bit binary of FlippyWindow.
- Download a ZIP archive containing a 64-bit binary of FlippyWindow.
If you are unsure which archive to download, the 64-bit version is usually your best bet. SHA-256 checksums are also available to verify the archive downloads (either from here or itch.io).
Will earlier versions of Windows, Linux and macOS be supported?
FlippyWindow uses APIs that were introduced in Windows 8 (specifically the second release of the Magnification API). At the moment there are no plans to rewrite FlippyWindow to support earlier versions of Windows and other operating systems.
Version 1.0.0 (01/04/2018)
- Initial release.
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