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SageThumbs is a powerful shell extension for previewing images in Windows Explorer

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Description

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).


Features

    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)
    One-click conversion to popular image formats support


SageThumbs 2.0.0.19

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).
Downloads

SageThumbs 2.0.0.19 (2 Mb)
Changelog

    Fixed too small thumbnail (ticket #74)
    Added minimum size limit (96 pixels) for "Prefer image file embedded thumbnail" option

Full changelog available here.
Features

    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)
    Send by mail support
    One-click conversion to popular image formats support
    Wallpaper selection support
    Copy to clipboard support

Please read carefully the following information:

As SageThumbs is a Windows Explorer context menu extension, there is no an executable file that you should launch to bring it up. To use it, just open any folder with image files in Windows Explorer, and then right-click a file you want to preview. You'll see the thumbnail immediately in the context menu.
AI, PS, EPS, PDF Support

To enable thumbnails for Adobe Illustrator (ai), Postscript (ps, eps) and Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files you need installed old Ghostscript library:

    AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 32-bit (gs854w32.exe)
    AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 64-bit (gs854w64.exe)


Troubleshooting

To fix unwanted SageThumbs extension:

    Uncheck problem extension in SageThumbs options and press OK;
    Restore extension association in original application or using Windows Control Panel;
    Clear Windows thumbnail cache using Windows Clean Manager (cleanmgr.exe);
    Reboot.

Note: It may be sufficient to make not all those steps.

External plugins

SageThumbs can use external XnView plugins, it tries to automatically detect XnView installation folder or if failed it will use predefined folder. Typically this folder is "C:\Program files\XnView\PlugIns\" for 32-bit SageThumbs on 32-bit Windows or 64-bit SageThumbs on 64-bit Windows and "C:\Program Files (x86)\XnView\PlugIns\" for 32-bit SageThumbs on 64-bit Windows. So if you have no XnView installed you can create this folder manually and unpack plugins to it. Just don't forget that you need same "bit capacity" for plugins and SageThumbs.
System Requirements

    Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8 32/64-bit
    About 5 Mb of disk space + additional space for cache

https://code.google.com/p/sagethumbs/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/sagethumbs/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/sagethumbs/files/latest/download