Icaros Alternatives

    Icaros is described as 'collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are four alternatives to Icaros for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is SageThumbs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Icaros are ThumbView (Free, Open Source), MysticThumbs (Paid) and Instant ThumbView (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 2020

    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. ThumbView enables image thumbnails and tooltips in Microsoft Windows XP Explorer (does not work on Windows 7) for filetypes that are not natively supported.

      Discontinued

      No update has been released since version 1.0 was released on December 2nd, 2004.

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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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