Right-click to preview an image file
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.
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
and Save As...
To bring it up, just right-click an image file in Windows Explorer, and then point to View Thumbnail
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
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
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.
- 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.
Post your questions and comments
Please let us know what features you would like to see in the next program release. Your questions, comments,
suggestions and feature requests are greatly appreciated.
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.