SageThumbs for preview dds by Nikolay Raspopov
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Added: 03/12/2011 - 10:43PM
Updated: 03/12/2011 - 11:06PM

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Last updated at 23:06, 3 Dec 2011 Uploaded at 22:43, 3 Dec 2011

I want for my bad English said sorry, if I say wrong or below left anything out, please forgive me..


Hi, the software is not I do, but I highly recommend it.

First, it is very cool. And you prefer drab icon or vivid images?

Second, it is free, you can freely use it.

Finally, it's resources occupation rarely, very stable, but function very powerful!

I think there must be people will like, when you install/make MOD, it can help you quickly find needed Textures!

Thank the authors from Russia's Nikolay Raspopov created such great software, this is his web site:



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).

Extended thumbnail image view of Explorer folder
Thumbnail image in explorer context menu (rigth-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.

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 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 32/64-bit
About 5 Mb of disk space + additional space for cache
"Maximum size of image file" option limits image thumbnail generation only
Added Spanish translation
Added new option "Show type overlay on thumbnails"
Separated 32-bit and 64-bit plugins folders
Fixed some issues under UAC
Added Chinese translation
Improved/optimized image property information (Windows Vista and above)
Added progress dialogs for long operations
Added Italian translation
Added support for image properties
Improved working with image files associations in Windows Registry
Cache performance optimizations
Added Swedish translation
Added Portuguese translation
Added new version checker to installer
Combined 32/64-bit distributive
Added "JPEG quality" and "PNG compression" convert options
Added "Convert to PNG" context menu item
Optimized options dialog
Added option "Enable Windows thumbnail cache" (as Win7 "black thumbnail" bug workaround)
Added support for work under restricted account privileges (UAC)
Performance optimizations
Fixed SageThumbs modules stuck inside parent process
Excluded by default "wmz" extension (used by "Windows Media Player Skin Package")
Fixed Windows 7 "black thumbnail" bug
Project converted to MS VS2010 (if compiled minimum system requirements will be Windows XP)
Optimized distributive file (smaller)
Added "Maximum size of image file" option to prevent processing of very large images (performance)
Added "Prefer image file embedded thumbnails" option (performance)
Added "Use thumbnails as icons in Explorer" option
Added Windows Cleanup utility support
Improved thumbnail cache structure (performance)
SQLite library updated to version
Minor bugfixes and optimizations
Opened project on Google Code:
Added German translation
Minor bugfixes (disabled unfinished yet code for Explorer's preview plane)
SageThumbs Copyright (C) Nikolay Raspopov, 2004-2011. Web site:

GFL Library, GFL SDK and XnView Copyright (C) Pierre-E Gougelet, 1991-2011. Web site:

LocalizeRC 1.6 Copyright (C) Konrad Windszus, 2003-2004.

To help in translation of SageThumbs interface just download language ini-file from Sources, translate it (using for example Notepad) and e-mail it to me ( ). It will be definitely included in next version.