gahetNA in the National Archives

Viewing scans

When viewing scans – photographs, records or maps – there are a number of options available on the gahetNA website.

The scan opens in an image viewer on the page.
Below the image you will find a control panel with the following options and buttons:

  • Move the image on the screen (this button is selected automatically)
  • Select and save a cropped part of the image
  • Rotate (buttons for - or + 90 degrees or 180 degrees)
  • View image in full screen
  • Show navigator
  • Adjust colours in image
  • Zoom in and out
  • Click on the previous or next image in the inventory number or search result
  • Click on a specific image in the inventory number or search result


If you have a mouse then you can click on the image viewer and control the different functions using the buttons or the following shortcuts:

FunctionShortcut key
Zoom in and out+ and –
Navigate (move the image on the screen)arrow keys
Rotate 90 degrees[ and ]
Rotate 180 degrees\
Full screenF
Show navigatorN
Selection tool


Colour adjustment


Tip: Use Ctrl-Shift plus arrow keys to move the image faster than normal arrow keys. Arrows can also be combined to navigate in a diagonal direction, e.g. right + up moves the image to top right.

gahetNA is a website of the Society for the Nationaal Archief in cooperation with the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo.
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