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PicaView Alternatives

PicaView is described as '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' and is a Image Converter in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PicaView for Windows, Windows Explorer and Mac. The best alternative is SageThumbs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PicaView are XnShell, Image Resizer for Windows, FastPreview and Pictus.

PicaView alternatives are mainly Image Converters but may also be Image Viewers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PicaView.
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  • Windows
  • Windows Explorer

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  1. SageThumbs icon

    SageThumbs

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    14 alternatives to SageThumbs 

    SageThumbs is a Windows Explorer context menu extension allowing Windows users to preview enormous amounts of image formats directly within Windows Explorer.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionSageThumbs can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    2.  LightweightSageThumbs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in SageThumbs without registration.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSageThumbs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Ad-freeSageThumbs doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Works OfflineSageThumbs can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    XnShell

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    25 alternatives to XnShell 

    XnShell is a free File Explorer extension that installs a number of image-related tools in the right-click context menu, including a thumbnail preview, image conversion to a wide variety of formats, image resizing, editing image IPTC...

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionXnShell can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Image Resizer for Windows

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    44 alternatives to Image Resizer for Windows 

    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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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionImage Resizer for Windows can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    • FastPreview icon

      FastPreview

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      11 alternatives to FastPreview 

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

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      1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFastPreview can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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      Lacks the comprehensive functions of PicaView2, but has the ability to preview image files that have no extension or a non-image extension. That is useful for me, won't suit all.

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    • Pictus icon

      Pictus

      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      15 alternatives to Pictus 

      Pictus is a fast, free image viewer that enables Windows to see thumbnails of supported formats, such as PSD. Give it a spin today!

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      1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionPictus can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      Discontinued

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

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      Assetizr

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      40 alternatives to Assetizr 

      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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      FirmTools ShellExtension

      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      11 alternatives to FirmTools ShellExtension 

      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.

      Converting supports most of the formats you will ever need: JP.

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      1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFirmTools ShellExtension can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      Discontinued

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

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      Photo Size Optimizer

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      112 alternatives to Photo Size Optimizer 

      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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      Context Viewer

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      10 alternatives to Context Viewer 

      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. It can also display customized information about images and set hotkeys to enable or disable the preview along with a few more...

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      1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionContext Viewer can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
      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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      AhaView

      • Windows
      6 alternatives to AhaView 

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

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