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Pictus Alternatives

Pictus is described as 'fast, free image viewer that enables Windows to see thumbnails of supported formats, such as PSD. Give it a spin today!' and is a Image Viewer in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pictus for Windows, Windows Explorer, F-Droid, Android and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is JPEGView, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pictus are SageThumbs, XnShell, SVG Explorer Extension and PicaView.

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

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  1. JPEGView icon

    JPEGView

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    114 alternatives to JPEGView 

    JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI. Basic on-the-fly image processing is provided - allowing adjusting typical parameters as sharpness, color balance, rotation, perspective...

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    1.  LightweightJPEGView consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableJPEGView can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Ad-freeJPEGView doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Discontinued

    This project hasn't been updated since 2018 and has since been forked with numerous updates at https://github.com/sylikc/jpegview

    Very simple. Only a title bar other than the picture.
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    SageThumbs

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    14 alternatives to SageThumbs 

    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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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionSageThumbs can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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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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    SVG Explorer Extension

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    12 alternatives to SVG Explorer Extension 

    Extension module for Windows Explorer to render SVG thumbnails, so that you can have an overview of your SVG files.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSVG Explorer Extension can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Windows Explorer ExtensionSVG Explorer Extension can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    PicaView

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    11 alternatives to PicaView 

    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.

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

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

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    ThumbView

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    9 alternatives to ThumbView 

    ThumbView enables image thumbnails and tooltips in Microsoft Windows XP Explorer (does not work on Windows 7) for filetypes that are not natively supported. It started with PCX, TGA, DDS and PNG images, but now ThumbView supports an amazing 19 image types - directly inside any...

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

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

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    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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    MysticThumbs

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    8 alternatives to MysticThumbs 

    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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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionMysticThumbs can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    MysticThumbs Control Panel v4.3.2
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  9. Instant ThumbView

    • Windows
    • Windows Explorer
    9 alternatives to Instant ThumbView 

    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. It supports a lot of popular image file formats, including BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WMF, EMF, TIFF and is very handy for...

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionInstant ThumbView can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    CoolTweak

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    37 alternatives to CoolTweak 

    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.

    With Cooltweak, you are able to right click files and folders to finish a.

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    1.  Batch EditingCoolTweak allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    2.  Batch Rename FilesCoolTweak supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
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    CoolTweak in folders and files context menu
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