Context Viewer Alternatives

    Context Viewer is described as 'explorer extension in the form of a Control Panel applet that lets you preview image files and text in the right click menu' and is an app in the File Management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Context Viewer for Windows, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is SageThumbs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Context Viewer are XnShell (Free), Image Resizer for Windows (Free, Open Source), FastPreview (Free) and Pictus (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 2021

    1. 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).
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    2. XnShell is a free .
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    3. Image Resizer for Windows is a utility that lets you resize one or more selected image files directly from Windows Explorer by right-clicking.
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    4. 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 built-in.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      Pictus is a fast, free image viewer that enables Windows to see thumbnails of supported formats, such as PSD. Give it a spin today!

      Discontinued

      Last updated in 2008. See https://poppeman.se/pictus/



    5. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Assetizr will give you one tool for resizing images and optimizing them for web and mobile applications. It's a fast and lightweight, drag-and-drop desktop app with batch processing, smart naming and more.
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    6. A powerful photo resizer and optimizer for Mac, allows you to optimize all your photos by 80% ~ 20% comparing to their originals while keeping their original resolution, quality.
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    7. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    8. 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.
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