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Preview Images In Windows Context Menu With FastPreview

FastPreview is a right-click enhancement application which displays a thumbnail preview of images inside Windows context menu. Clicking on the thumbnail preview opens the respective image in FastPreview viewer and is automatically scaled to fit your screen. FastPreview support for more than 30 image formats and adds a new tab in image properties, which displays adds EXIF, ITPC and XMP information. For better compatibility, FastPreview is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems in separate packages.

Once FastPreview is installed, a thumbnail image will automatically appear each time you right click on an image. You can click on the thumbnail preview to open the image in FastPreview image viewer.

Fast Preview

FastPreview also adds an additional tab in the Properties dialog , which provides information about the image’s directory, type, and dimensions. There is also a thumbnail image preview in this tab which can be clicked on to open the image separately.


Clicking on the thumbnail preview opens a scaled version of the image in FastPreview image viewer. Unfortunately, the image viewer currently does not provide zoom options.

Island Image

FastPreview works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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  1. I used this tool for a year now. It´s ok but has a few problems. If you click onto the miniature preview in context menu you get a bigger view. This cannot be resized (only switched to 100%) and in case you work with two monitors it can´t even be moved from one to the other. Also some important image formats are not supported such as .tif or .tga. No comparison to good old PicaView from ACDSee which they unfortunately stopped to develop any furtheryears ago.

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