General Image Options

Options available for use with all images. These options are to modify the display of an image file, and do not work with square/rectangle Image meters created entirely with SolidColor / SolidColor2.

Note: Valid image file types in Rainmeter are .png, .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .tif and .ico. If no extension is provided on an image file name, .png is assumed.



Folder path where an image is located. (e.g. ImagePath=#@#Images\)


Crops the image. The value should be in the form: X, Y, W, H, Origin. Origin is optional and can be set to one of the following:

  • 1: Top left.
  • 2: Top right.
  • 3: Bottom right.
  • 4: Bottom left.
  • 5: Center (both W and H).
Greyscale Default: 0

If set to 1, the image is greyscaled. (color desaturated)

ImageTint Default: 255,255,255,255

Color to tint the image with. If the alpha value is specified, the image can be made semi-transparent (0 means invisible, 255 mean fully opaque). The default value (255,255,255,255 for opaque white) and leaves the image unaltered.

Note: Combining Greyscale and ImageTint recolors the image to the specified color. Without Greyscale, the specified color is added to the image (i.e. the original image color is tinted).

ImageAlpha Default: 255

Opacity of the image ranging from 0 (invisible) to 255 (opaque). If set, this overrides the alpha component specified in ImageTint.

ImageFlip Default: None

Flips the image. Valid values are None, Horizontal, Vertical or Both.

ImageRotate Default: 0.0

Rotates the image by the specified angle in degrees. Negative angles can be used for counter-clockwise rotation.

UseExifOrientation Default: 0

If set to 1, the image is rotated based on the EXIF data encoded in the image by a camera.


Defines a 5x5 matrix used to manipulate the color values of the image. It is divided into five separate options, one for each row, each numbered. The default matrix is as follows:

ColorMatrix1=1; 0; 0; 0; 0
ColorMatrix2=0; 1; 0; 0; 0
ColorMatrix3=0; 0; 1; 0; 0
ColorMatrix4=0; 0; 0; 1; 0
ColorMatrix5=0; 0; 0; 0; 1

The values on the main diagonal are, from top-left to bottom-right: Red, Green, Blue, Alpha and a placeholder. The values represent the percentage of the particular value present in the image, where 0.0 is none and 1.0 is normal. The remaining entries in the matrix allow a color to have its value modified in terms of another color (e.g. the value of Red might have half of the Blue value added), with the entries in the final row (ColorMatrix5) determining offset values that are added directly to the color (e.g. ColorMatrix5=0.5; 0; 0; 0; 1 adds 50% to the red value).

See also: ColorMatrix Guide.