On this page you can find information about Shell Picture's main functions. To support the
descriptions we have also included some screenshots. Please click on the thumnails to enlarge them.
Thumbnail preview in explorer's menu
Shell Picture is an add-on for viewing image files without running external programs. It embeds
itself in the Explorer's context menu and enables you to view images with a single click of your
right mouse button. Just right click on any file of the 31 supported graphic formats and you will
see the menu item "Shell Picture" with a thumbnail view of the selected picture below.
Shell Picture is highly configurable so you can decide if the thumbnail should be displayed in
Explore's main menu - or in it's submenu. You can also customize the size of the thumbnail preview.
You can access Shell Picture's preview in several areas: Explorer, My Computer,
"Open"/"Save as" dialog boxes or Find Files result windows. Shell Picture also
works perfectly with all file mangers supporting Windows context menus.
Shell Picture's image viewer
To see a full size display of the image file, just right- or left-click on the thumbnail preview of
the selected image. This opens Shell Picture's internal image viewer. A right-click in the image viewer opens the image viewer's context menu, from where you can
access several functions for manipulating the image preview.
Be sure to check out the 'Minimum Size...' function, which displays images in a frameless and
moveable window. This is a nice way to visualise how a specific image would fit-in with a website,
document or whatever. Our own webmaster is really quite addicted to this never-seen-before function...
"Open with" submenu
Shell Picture's "Open with" submenu will display a configurable list of applications in
the context menu. Just select a file, right-click it and choose the application you want to open
the image with.
For converting image files, Shell Picture provides several methods. Use the [OnClick-]Conversion
option in the Shell Picture context menu to directly convert an image file to one of five
pre-defined graphic formats.
Select the Convert... option in the context menu to open the "Batch Conversion" dialog
box. In this dialog box you'll find two tabs: one for selecting files for batch conversion, and one
for selecting the output format - and manipulating other parameters of the image during conversion.
All image files previously selected in the Explorer will be automatically entered in the list for
The function "Print preview" allows you to display, manipulate, and print a picture via
the context menu. The professional
(WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouGet) print preview provides
useful tools for conveniently modifying the picture before printing it, e. g. a frame showing the
edges of a picture or "handles" for changing the size of the picture and its position on
In Shell Picture's cascading menu you'll find functions for copying the image to the clipboard,
copying the image filename to the clipboard (to be used as filename for open/save/print dialogs),
and for setting the image as your desktop wallpaper (centered/tiled/scaled).
Shell Picture is an easy to use tool with an intuitive, self-explanatory user interface. Although
all settings and option dialog boxes offer context-sensitive help, Shell Picture also comes with a
help file for those who want to read more detailed descriptions of all the features Shell Picture
Feel free to download the fully functioning, Shell Picture evaluation version with a 30
for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2K, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7