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 an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pictus for Windows, Windows Explorer and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is JPEGView, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pictus are SageThumbs (Free, Open Source), SVG Explorer Extension (Free, Open Source), XnShell (Free) and FastPreview (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 24, 2019

    1. JPEGView is a lean, fast and highly configurable viewer/editor for JPEG, BMP, PNG, WEBP, TGA, GIF and TIFF images with a minimal GUI.
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    2. 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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    3. Extension module for Windows Explorer to render SVG thumbnails, so that you can have an overview of your SVG files.
    4. XnShell is a free .
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    5. FastPreview was created in need of a usable PicaView replacement which was discontinued at the time. It is now a pretty handy tool to display images in a fast manner and is an alternative to the functionality Windows has built-in.
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    6. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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.
    10. 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.
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