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    MysticThumbs Alternatives

    MysticThumbs is described as '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'. There are seven alternatives to MysticThumbs for Windows and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is SageThumbs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MysticThumbs are Icaros (Free), SVG Explorer Extension (Free, Open Source), ThumbView (Free, Open Source) and Pictus (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2022

    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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      Most users think SageThumbs is a great alternative to MysticThumbs.
    2. Icaros is a collection of lightweight, high quality, Windows Shell Extensions, which is capable of providing Windows Explorer thumbnails for essentially any video media filetype.
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    3. Extension module for Windows Explorer to render SVG thumbnails, so that you can have an overview of your SVG files.
    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.

      Discontinued

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

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    5. 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/



    6. The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack is a one-stop shop that enables support for 44 additional image formats in Windows Explorer, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Live™ Photo Gallery and, on Windows 7, also within Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player 12...
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    7. 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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