FlippyWindow

FlippyWindow is a simple Windows application that non-destructively flips any part of your screen, in real-time, and using minimal resources.

A screenshot of FlippyWindow over Adobe Photoshop.

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).

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 was using didn’t take too kindly to repeatedly flipping large images. (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. You can also download FlippyWindow from this website:

Will earlier versions of Windows, Linux and macOS be supported?

FlippyWindow uses APIs (specifically the second release of the Magnification API) that were introduced in Windows 8. At the moment there are no plans to rewrite FlippyWindow to support earlier versions of Windows and other operating systems.

Changelog

Version 1.0.0 (01/04/2018)