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Right-click to preview an image file

Context Menu Thumbnail Viewer Shell Extension There are a lot of picture viewers out there. Some of them allow to browse the contents of an entire folder as well as view a single file. But you have to start a standalone program to view any individual file. The latest versions of Windows Explorer can be switched into the Thumbnail view too. That is fine. But it can be a pain if you are looking for one small image, or just have to look at a couple of files.

Context ThumbView
gives you a solution. It is a small picture viewer that displays thumbnail (reduced picture), of selected image file directly in the right-click menu. It supports most of popular image file formats, including BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, EMF, WMF, and more.

As Context ThumbView is a Windows shell extension, it is always ready and available to use. Moreover, it is available in any Explorer window, including Search Results, Open and Save As... dialog boxes.

Context Menu Thumbnail Viewer Shell Extension To bring it up, just right-click an image file in Windows Explorer, and then point to View Thumbnail in the pop-up menu. Also you can configure it to display thumbnails directly in the context menu. Additional options allow you to save image preview to a file, send it by email or copy to the Clipboard.

Configuration Manager provides a very convenient and friendly interface to configure basic and additional options. To launch it, just click Set Options on the menu.

As you can see our right-click thumbnail viewer is quite simple but effective solution for viewing images right in Windows Explorer. It is easy-to-install and very easy-to-use and could be of help to experienced users and beginners alike.

The latest version allows to check whether a newer release is available directly from Configuration Manager.

Context ThumbView v1.8.6

A small picture viewer that provides image files preview directly in the right-click menu. It supports most of popular image file formats, including BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PCX, WMF, EMF and is very handy for quick image viewing.

To launch Context ThumbView, just right-click on an image file in Windows Explorer. It allows you to save thumbnails, send them by email or copy to the Windows Clipboard.

Key features:

  • image files preview
  • saving thumbnail to a BMP or JPEG file
  • emailing thumbnail
  • copying to Clipboard
  • easy configuration and use
  • popular file formats support

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Note. This software requires Windows 98/ME/2000/XP or Windows 95/NT with Internet Explorer 4.0 (or later) and Windows Desktop Update installed.

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Known Limitations

At the moment Context ThumbView is not compatible with Ontrack PowerDesk. Unfortunately PowerDesk doesn't support owner-drawn menus while Context ThumbView uses them to display image thumbnails.
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