File Viewers and Converters

File viewers and converters aren't really scripting tools, but even as a scripter you'll often need them anyway.

The "Features" column tells you more about the program's functionality:

By looking in the column designated "Scriptable" you can see if the viewer can be used in scripts:

 

File viewers organized by file types

 

Archives
(arc, cab, mht, rar, zip, etc.)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
7-Zip Igor Pavlov X CLI Download Free
(donations welcome)
ExtractMHT Jared Breland X CLI Download Free
IZArc Ivan Zahariev X CLI Download Free
(donations welcome)
Universal Extractor Jared Breland X CLI Download Free
WinRAR WinRAR X CLI Download Buy WinRAR now
 
Bitmap Images
(bmp, gif, jpg, raw, tiff, etc.)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
CopyExif Ken Reneris C (1) CLI Download Free
dpMagic dpMagic Software V   Download Buy
ExifTool Phil Harvey V (1)   Download Free
(donations welcome)
FastPictureViewer WIC RAW Codec Pack Axel Rietschin V (2) OLE Download Buy
FastStone Image Viewer FastStone V+P+C   Download Free for Home Users
(donations welcome)
FastStone MaxView FastStone V+P+C   Download Buy
FastStone Photo Resizer FastStone V+C   Download Free for Home Users
(donations welcome)
FxIF (Firefox EXIF viewer) Christian Eyrich V (1)   Download Free
IrfanView Irfan Skiljan V+P+C CLI Download Free
(donation/registration enables more file formats)
Multi threaded DCRAW Dave Coffin & HeliconSoft C (3) CLI Download Free
RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer Microsoft V+P   Download Free
(Validation required)
SImage Ken Reneris C (4) CLI+OLE Download Free
STDU Explorer STDUtility.com V (5)   Download Free for non-commercial use
Virtual Image Printer driver (Win32 only) Tariel Ibadov C   Download Free
 
Databases
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Access Database Viewer Free Labs Software V   Download Free
RazorSQL Richardson Software V+C   Download Buy now
Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Microsoft V   Download Free
xBaseView Mutex LLC V   Download Buy now
 
Multimedia
(music & video)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Adobe Flash Player Macromedia (Adobe) V   Download Free
Flash Movie Player Eolsoft V   Download Free
Free CD to MP3 Converter Eusing Software C   Download Free
Free M4a to MP3 Converter Maniac Tools V+C   Download Free
MediaInfo Lite (media file analyzer) KL Software V   Download Free
QuickTime Apple V OLE Download Free
Real Player Real V   Download Free
SWF & FLV Player Eltima V   Download Free
SWF & FLV Player Pro Eltima V   Download Buy
SWF & FLV Toolbox Eltima C   Download Buy
SWF Live Preview Eltima V   Download Free
(registration required)
SWF Video Converter Eltima C   Download Buy
Swiff Player GlobFX V   Download Free
Winamp Media Player Winamp V   Download Free
Windows Media Player Microsoft V OLE Download Free
 
Corel/Microsoft/OpenOffice
(dbf, doc, mdb, odt, ppt, rtf, sxw, wpd, xls, etc.)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Access Database Viewer Free Labs Software V   Download Free
Excel Viewer Microsoft V+P   Download Free
Powerpoint Viewer Microsoft V+P   Download Free
Save as PDF or XPS for MS-Office 2007 Microsoft C   Download Free
Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Microsoft V   Download Free
STDU Explorer STDUtility.com V (5)   Download Free
TextMaker Viewer SoftMaker V+P   Download Free
Visio Viewer Microsoft V+P   Download Free
Word Viewer Microsoft V+P   Download Free
xBaseView Mutex LLC V   Download Buy now
 
Portable Documents
(pdf, xps, oxps)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Adobe Reader Adobe V+P CLI Download Free
doPDF (PDF printer) Softland C   Download Free
Doro (PDF printer) the sz development C   Download Free
(donations welcome)
Drumlin PDF Reader/Publisher Drumlin Security V+P   Download Free
Foxit Reader Foxit Software V+P CLI Download Free
MUPDF Dirk Paehl V+C+P (6) CLI Download Free
Office Convert PDF to Doc Text RTF OfficeConvert.com C   Download Buy now
OXPS to XPS converter tool for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1 Microsoft C   Download Free
(validation required if not through Windows Update)
PDF2HTML Mikhail Kruk C CLI Download Free
PDF2Word Online BCL Technologies C   Convert your documents online Free
PDF995 Suite (PDF printer+) Software995.com C   Download Buy now
(free version displays ads)
PDF-XChange Viewer Tracker Software V+P   Download Free
PDFZilla PDFZilla.com C   Download Buy now
Save as PDF or XPS for MS-Office 2007 Microsoft C   Download Free
STDU Explorer STDUtility.com V (5)   Download Free
Sumatra PDF Krzysztof Kowalczyk V+P+C (7) CLI Download Free
Text Mining Tool Text-Mining-Tool.com/ C CLI Download Free
XPS Viewer Microsoft V+P CLI Download Free
Zilla PDF to TXT Converter PDFZilla.com C   Download Free
 
eBooks
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
KindleGen Amazon C CLI Download Free
 
XML & XSLT
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
AltovaXML Altova V+C OLE Download Free
XML Starlet Dago et al V CLI Download Free
 
Notes 1 With CopyExif, ExifTool and FxIF you can read and modify an image's EXIF data, but you cannot view nor change the image itself
  2 With FastPictureViewer WIC RAW Codec Pack you can view RAW images from Canon, Nikon, and others in Windows Explorer too
  3 DCRAW is a command line tool; it can convert RAW images and read metadata, but it cannot be used to view images
  4 SImage consists of SImageUtil.dll and SImg.exe; SImg.exe is a command line tool (wrapper for SImageUtil.dll), SImageUtil.dll is a DLL to be used for scripting; both can resize images and read metadata, but they cannot be used to view images
  5 STDU Explorer adds a preview pane to an otherwise very Windows Explorer like window with all of Explorer's context menus
  6 MUPDF contains a PDF viewer plus 6 other command line PDF utilities
  7 SumatraPDF can save PDF files as Unicode text (discarding all formating and graphics, of course)

 

 

 


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