Alternatives to CThruView Transparent Image Viewer for all platforms with any license

  • Overlay2 icon

    Overlay2

    Overlay2 is like digital tracing paper for your computer. It opens a semi-transparent floating image over video capture or editing software, or 3D modelling software, so you can use the image as a reference or positioning guide.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • PixelPerfect icon

    PixelPerfect

    This extension helps develop your websites with per pixel accuracy! Extension for web developers and markup designers. This extension allows developers to put a semi-transparent image overlay over the top of the developed HTML and...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

  • Foreground Reference Utility icon

    Foreground Reference Utility

    Useful for digital artists who want to use a photo reference with virtually any 3D package (i.e. zBrush, Silo, Blender, Messiah, etc). It only runs in Windows, and seems to run better on an NVIDIA card...but the price is right: It is...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Either discontinued or spam. Website links to a fake virus warning site.
  • LayerX icon

    LayerX

    An intuitive app to display transparent images on screen.

    Open Source Mac

  • Image Overlay Utility icon

    Image Overlay Utility

    Image Overlay Utility is a small, easy-to-use program for graphic artists to overlay transparent, click-through images anywhere on screen! Use it as virtual tracing paper for painting, sketching, or tracing under an image (in...

    Commercial Windows

  • Uberlayer icon

    Uberlayer

    With the Uberlayer app you can put floating images on top of your computer screen. Maybe you want to proof a design to the pixel, watermark a presentation or always have that special picture of your mother on top?

    Commercial Mac

  • Overlay icon

    Overlay

    A frame that allows you to have an image or even PDF displayed semi-transparently in front of everything. It enables you to copy, trace, or compare designs, images, and documents with ease, since you can lock the frame and make it...

    Commercial Mac

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    Osiva

    Osiva" is an acronym that stands for "Overly Simple Image Viewing Application." Osiva presents images as virtual tangible objects on the desktop. There are no GUI elements except a floating toolbar and a right click...

    Free Windows

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    GluePrint

    Turn any mockup into a floating guide, and visually align pixels with ease. Use GluePrint to implement your interfaces pixel perfect. Simply open a mockup and lock it on top of your work to see how it compares. Position with the...

    Commercial Mac

CThruView Transparent Image Viewer Comments

A good transparent screen viewer, but outdated

Comment by Archipel
about CThruView Transparent Image Viewer Jul 2016

I haven't used this app for a while, only because it was never updated to later versions of the Java plug-in (it relies on Java 1.6, many years old now). Java has to be kept updated to maintain computer security, it is not a good idea to run old Java plug-ins just for this app. If CThruView was updated it would be an excellent alternative to the commercial transparent image viewers like Image Overlay Utility.

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