FirmTools ShellExtension Alternatives

    FirmTools ShellExtension is described as 'real handy freebie for Windows users' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FirmTools ShellExtension for Windows, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is SageThumbs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FirmTools ShellExtension are XnShell (Free), Image Resizer for Windows (Free, Open Source), FastPreview (Free) and Pictus (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 19, 2019

    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. Resize, add watermarks and share your pictures with a single click. CoolTweak is a nice tool that expands the use of right-click menus on the OS level with actions you are able to tweak to fit your needs.
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    8. 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.

      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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