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

 


page last uploaded: 2016-09-19, 14:57
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