Rob van der Woude's Scripting Pages

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 7-Zip Free
(donations welcome)
ExtractMHT Jared Breland X CLI Download ExtractMHT Free
IZArc Ivan Zahariev X CLI Download IZArc Free
(donations welcome)
Universal Extractor Jared Breland X CLI Download Universal Extractor Free
WinRAR WinRAR X CLI Download WinRAR Buy WinRAR now
 
Bitmap Images
(bmp, gif, jpg, raw, tiff, etc.)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
CopyExif Ken Reneris (1) CLI Download CopyExif Free
dpMagic Plus dpMagic Software V Download dpMagic Plus Buy dpMagic Plus now
ExifTool Phil Harvey (1) Download ExifTool Free
(donations welcome)
FastPictureViewer WIC RAW Codec Pack Axel Rietschin (2) OLE Download FastPictureViewer WIC RAW Codec Pack Buy FastPictureViewer WIC RAW Codec Pack now
FastStone Image Viewer FastStone V+P+C Download FastStone Image Viewer Buy FastStone Image Viewer now
FastStone MaxView FastStone V+P+C Download FastStone MaxView Buy FastStone MaxView now
FastStone Photo Resizer FastStone V+C Download FastStone Photo Resizer Buy FastStone Photo Resizer now
FxIF (Firefox EXIF viewer) Christian Eyrich (1) Download FxIF (Firefox EXIF viewer) Free
IrfanView Irfan Skiljan V+P+C CLI Download IrfanView Free
(donations welcome)
MDI to TIFF File Converter Microsoft C Download MDI to TIFF File Converter Free
RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer Microsoft V+P Download RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer Free
(validation required)
SImage Ken Reneris CLI+OLE Download SImage Free
STDU Explorer STDUtility.com (5) Download STDU Explorer Free
 
Databases
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Access Database Viewer Free Labs Software V Download Access Database Viewer Free
RazorSQL Richardson Software V+C Download RazorSQL Buy RazorSQL now
Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Microsoft V Download Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Free
xBaseView Mutex LLC V Download xBaseView Buy xBaseView now
 
Multimedia
(music & video)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Adobe Flash Player Macromedia (Adobe) V Download Adobe Flash Player Free
Flash Movie Player Eolsoft V Download Flash Movie Player Free
Free CD to MP3 Converter Eusing Software C Download Free CD to MP3 Converter Free
Free M4a to MP3 Converter Maniac Tools V+C Download Free M4a to MP3 Converter Free
HandBrake The HandBrake Team C CLI Download HandBrake Free
MediaInfo Lite (media file analyzer) KL Software V Download MediaInfo Lite (media file analyzer) Free
QuickTime Apple V OLE Download QuickTime Free
RealTimes RealTimes V Download RealTimes Free
SWF & FLV Player Eltima V Download SWF & FLV Player Free
SWF & FLV Player Pro Eltima V Download SWF & FLV Player Pro Buy SWF & FLV Player Pro now
SWF & FLV Toolbox Eltima C Download SWF & FLV Toolbox Buy SWF & FLV Toolbox now
SWF Live Preview Eltima V Download SWF Live Preview Free
SWF Video Converter Eltima C Download SWF Video Converter Buy SWF Video Converter now
Swiff Player GlobFX V Download Swiff Player Free
VLC Media Player The VideoLAN Team C+V Download VLC Media Player Free
Winamp Media Player Winamp V Download Winamp Media Player Free
Windows Media Player Microsoft V OLE Download Windows Media Player 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 Access Database Viewer Free
Bullzip Print to Word BioPDF (9) Download Bullzip Print to Word Free
Excel Viewer Microsoft V+P Download Excel Viewer Free
Advanced PDF to Word Converter OfficeConvert.com C Download Advanced PDF to Word Converter Buy Advanced PDF to Word Converter now
OXPS to XPS converter tool for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1 Microsoft C Download OXPS to XPS converter tool for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1 Free
(validation required)
Powerpoint Viewer Microsoft V+P Download Powerpoint Viewer Free
Save as PDF or XPS for MS-Office 2007 Microsoft C Download Save as PDF or XPS for MS-Office 2007 Free
Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Microsoft V Download Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Free
TextMaker Viewer SoftMaker V+P Download TextMaker Viewer Free
Visio Viewer Microsoft V+P Download Visio Viewer Free
Word Viewer Microsoft V+P Download Word Viewer Free
xBaseView Mutex LLC V Download xBaseView Buy xBaseView now
 
Portable Documents
(pdf, xps, oxps)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Acrobat Wrapper bioPDF (8) CLI Download Acrobat Wrapper Free
Adobe Reader Adobe V+P CLI Download Adobe Reader Free
Bullzip PDF printer BioPDF C OLE Download Bullzip PDF printer Free
doPDF (PDF printer) Softland C Download doPDF (PDF printer) Free
Doro PDF printer the sz development C Download Doro PDF printer Free
(donations welcome)
Drumlin PDF Reader/Publisher Drumlin Security V+P Download Drumlin PDF Reader/Publisher Free
Foxit Reader Foxit Software V+P CLI Download Foxit Reader Free
MUPDF Dirk Paehl V+C+P (6) CLI Download MUPDF Free
Advanced PDF to Word Converter OfficeConvert.com C Download Advanced PDF to Word Converter Buy Advanced PDF to Word Converter now
OXPS to XPS converter tool for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1 Microsoft C Download OXPS to XPS converter tool for Windows 7 SP1/Server 2008 R2 SP1 Free
(validation required)
PDF-XChange Viewer Tracker Software V+P Download PDF-XChange Viewer Free
PDF2HTML Mikhail Kruk C CLI Download PDF2HTML Free
PDF2Word Online BCL Technologies C Download PDF2Word Online Free
PDF995 Suite (PDF printer+) Software995.com C Download PDF995 Suite (PDF printer+) Buy PDF995 Suite (PDF printer+) now
PDFZilla PDFZilla.com C Download PDFZilla Buy PDFZilla now
Save as PDF or XPS for MS-Office 2007 Microsoft C Download Save as PDF or XPS for MS-Office 2007 Free
STDU Explorer STDUtility.com (5) Download STDU Explorer Free
Sumatra PDF Krzysztof Kowalczyk V+P+C (7) CLI Download Sumatra PDF Free
Text Mining Tool Text-Mining-Tool.com/ C CLI Download Text Mining Tool Free
XPS Viewer Microsoft V+P CLI Download XPS Viewer Free
Zilla PDF to TXT Converter PDFZilla.com C Download Zilla PDF to TXT Converter Free
 
Help Files
(hlp, hxs)
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
HXS to CHM Converter JSWare C Download HXS to CHM Converter Free
Windows Help Program Microsoft V+P Download Windows Help Program Free
(validation required)
 
eBooks
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
Calibre Kovid Goyal V+C Download Calibre Free
KindleGen Amazon C CLI Download KindleGen Free
STDU Explorer STDUtility.com (5) Download STDU Explorer Free
 
XML & XSLT
Product Programmer / Manufacturer Features Scriptable Download Purchase
AltovaXML Altova V+C OLE Download AltovaXML Free
XML Starlet Dago et al V CLI Download XML Starlet 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 formatting and graphics, of course)
  8 Acrobat Wrapper is, as its name suggests, a wrapper for Adobe Reader, so Adobe Reader is still required
  9 The free (unlicensed) version of Bullzip Print to Word can print up to 2 pages, the paid version can print an unlimited number of pages

 

 

 


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