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

  • Windows
  • Windows Explorer
Avg rating of 4 (3)| 2 comments

What is 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 (XnView's author) GFL library.


  • Extended thumbnail image view of Explorer folder
  • Thumbnail image in explorer context menu (right-click menu)
  • Extended info tips
  • Support 162 image formats (224 extensions) via GFL Library
  • Support additional 26 image formats via XnView plugins (if installed)
  • Image and thumbnail easily sent by e-mail
  • One-click conversion to popular image formats
  • Wallpaper selection support
  • Instant copying to clipboard
  • Adobe Illustrator (ai), Postscript (ps, eps) and Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file thumbnails via Ghostscript library
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SageThumbs Features

  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.

SageThumbs information

  • Developed byNikolay Raspopov
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-2.0) and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4
  • Alternatives14 alternatives listed

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  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
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see this blog post to learn more:

Combining this with directoryopus let's you have .EPS format previews (.EPS is vector format for logo designs, similar to .AI for adobe illustator files)

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Thanks @kagerJay for pointing out this program. Now I can see my PSD files including transparency. Excellent. Now I just need to find an image viewer I don't hate.

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Try the combination of XnView (or the newer XnViewMP) with the shell extension XnShell.

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