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    MenuViewer Alternatives

    MenuViewer is described as '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' and is a Image Viewer in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MenuViewer for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is SageThumbs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MenuViewer are XnShell, PicaView, ThumbView and FastPreview.

    MenuViewer is mainly a Image Converter but alternatives to it may also be Image Viewers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MenuViewer.
    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    This shell extensions will show you a thumbnail of an image file, as well as its dimensions, when you right click on a...
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    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).
    2. XnShell is a free .

    3. 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.


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

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


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

    5. FastPreview was created in need of a usable PicaView replacement which was discontinued at the time.

      • 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!


      Last updated in 2008. See

    6. 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.
    7. FirmTools ShellExtension is a real handy freebie for Windows users.


      Last Release date: Sep 07, 2005. See

    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.


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

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