Alternatives to Pictus for all platforms with any license

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    JPEGView

    JPEGView is a small and fast viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and TIFF images. On-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing to adjust typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, contrast and local under-/overexposure.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    SageThumbs

    SageThumbs is a powerful shell extension allowing to preview enormous amount of image formats directly in Windows Explorer by using Pierre-e Gougelet's GFL library (XnView's author). Features Extended thumbnail image...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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  • SVG Explorer Extension

    Extension module for Windows Explorer to render SVG thumbnails, so that you can have an overview of your SVG files.

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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    XnShell

    XnShell is a free File Explorer extension that installs a number of image-related tools in the right-click context menu, including a thumbnail preview, image conversion to a wide variety of formats, image resizing, editing image...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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    PicaView

    PicaView is the simple, no-hassle image viewing solution. This is an add-on for viewing images in File Explorer that lets you right-click on an image file to bring up a miniature image and image file information. It also offers...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued The product is no longer available on the official website, but you can still download it from OldVersion.com
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    ThumbView

    ThumbView enables image thumbnails and tooltips in Microsoft Windows XP Explorer (does not work on Windows 7) for filetypes that are not natively supported. It started with PCX, TGA, DDS and PNG images, but now ThumbView supports an...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

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  • Instant ThumbView

    Instant ThumbView is a tiny image viewer that displays image thumbnails in a tooltip window, when mouse pointer is hovered over an image file in Windows Explorer. It supports a lot of popular image file formats, including BMP, GIF...

    Commercial Windows Windows Explorer

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    FirmTools ShellExtension

    FirmTools ShellExtension is a real handy freebie for Windows users. Install this tool and it will add three new options to your menu when you right click on a picture file: convert, print, and thumbnail preview. Converting...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued Last Release date: Sep 07, 2005. See http://free.firmtools.com/shellextension.php
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    FastPreview

    FastPreview was created in need of a usable PicaView replacement which was discontinued at the time. It is now a pretty handy tool to display images in a fast manner and is an alternative to the functionality Windows has...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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    MysticThumbs

    MysticThumbs generates thumbnails of many image types not natively supported by Windows. It does this transparently and in the background for Explorer so you don't have to run a separate application to preview your images. It is a...

    Commercial Windows Windows Explorer

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    Context Viewer

    Context Viewer is an explorer extension in the form of a Control Panel applet that lets you preview image files and text in the right click menu. It can also display customized information about images and set hotkeys to enable or...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available, but the last version, 1.41, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine
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  • MenuViewer

    This shell extensions will show you a thumbnail of an image file, as well as its dimensions, when you right click on a filename inside Explorer. Extension uses FreeImage, and currently supports: BMP,DDS,Dr....

    Free Windows

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  • AhaView icon

    AhaView

    AhaView is a handy picture viewer and converter. It allows you to browse, view, organize and convert your digital images.

    Commercial Windows

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Pictus Comments

Lightweight alternative to WinXP Viewer

Positive Comment by markdesudesumarkov
about Pictus Aug 2016

If you need something like WinXP Picture Viewer with gif support, this program is real good! Besides you can customize hotkeys and some other stuff.

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