Argus Preset Viewer

Search Less, Design More

With Argus Preset Viewer, see what’s inside your Photoshop brushes, shapes, patterns, and other presets WITHOUT loading them in Photoshop. Increase your productivity.

Design More with Argus Preset Viewer for Windows.

Image of laptop with Argus Preset Viewer installed showing how the brush files are display within the Windows file explorer.

Watch Argus Preset Viewer in Action!

Argus sees more than just brushes…

The Right Resource, Right Now

Because Argus allows you to see inside the brush, pattern, shape, or style file WITHOUT loading it into Photoshop, you’ll no longer feel like your looking for a needle in a haystack or searching for the missing piece of the puzzle.

Increase Productivity

Less time searching means more time working to meet your clients needs. And an increase in efficiency translates to an increase in profitability.

Decreased Load Time

Photoshop loads lightning fast when you run with only the assets you really need installed.

It Just Works

Argus Preset Viewer works like magic. It’s not actually software, and once installed, there is nothing to run. Activate your preview pane and voila! See inside just like magic.

The tool you can't live without.

Originally developed in 2014, Argus Preset Viewer has become an indispensable tool for many Photoshop users.

See what our users have to say:

I find the Preset Viewer to be one of the handiest things to have, especially if you do any painting and artistic work in Photoshop. I use it everyday! And you cannot beat the price.

Thank you so much for this. It was exactly what I needed. LOVE ARGUS!

Great video, I’m a happy user of Argus Preset Viewer and since it’s such a transparent program, it’s great to show how it works so that everybody gets it. My life has been so much easier since I have your cool product! Thank you!

We LOVE Argus! Best $10 I’ve ever spent. It’s so simple, you forget it’s there. I hate when I get on a computer that doesn’t have it, and can’t see my thumbnails. No starting up programs, no loading folders, just do what you usually do, and ta da!

Need help? These are the most commonly asked questions

Help! I can't find Argus Preset Viewer in my Start Menu!

The program is not an executable application, but rather an extension. It adds functionality to your Windows File Browser that allows you to see previews of Photoshop presets. Once installed, there is no software to run.

Help! I can't see the previews of my presets!

In order to see the previews of your presets, begin in Windows File Browser on the View tab, select Medium, Large, or Extra Large icons. The thumbnail for the files will change to previews. To see a more detailed preview, make sure the Preview Pane is activated. If you have installed the software and have selected an appropriate icon size and still can not see the previews, restart your computer to finish the installation. This should resolve the issue.

Still having problems?

Sorry for your frustrations. Please send a screenshots of:

your Adobe Photoshop>Presets>Brushes folder with the view tab showing

the Argus Preset Viewer installer with your serial code

then we will help you troubleshoot further.

We are here to help!

image showing how photoshop presets are displayed in Windows file explorer with and without Argus Preset Viewer

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