1. Features
  2. System requirements
  3. Installation
  4. Download
  5. Source Code
  6. Support and feedback
  7. Donation

VSImageVisualizer is a free open-source debug visualizer for Visual Studio 2008/2010. It allows the developer to view the graphical content of a System.Drawing.Image (or any object derived from it) while in Debug mode.

1. Features

  • Display the graphical image in Debug mode.
  • Zoom/pan the image.
  • Get color information while hovering the mouse cursor on image.


2. System requirements

  • Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010

3. Installation

  1. Download the setup file.
  2. Run the file
  3. That’s it.

4. Download

5. Source Code

The source code is available for free under the Non-Profit Open Software License version 3.0.

6. Support and feedback

If you have any problems and/or suggestions for VSImageVisualizer please feel free to …

  • … add a comment on this page
  • … send an e-mail at: contact [monkey tail] victorhurdugaci {dot} com

7. Donation

Like this tool and want to support it?

Donations removed due to legal reasons. However, VSImageVisualizer is still free :) Enjoy it!


  1. To visualize or not to visualize | Ex nihilo nihil fit on November 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

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  2. Ignat Andrei on November 17th, 2009 at 8:28 am


  3. Timotei Dolean on November 17th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    WOW! That’s just too cool. I never thought someone can debug an image like that ;).

    Very usefull.

  4. Mareo Code » List of freeware goodies for C# developer – tools, libraries, visualizers, controls etc. for free on November 2nd, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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  5. Michael Taylor on December 29th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    My feedback would be to do away with the setup program. I absolutely hate downloads that are simple xcopy of binaries. It clutters the Start Menu, the registry and ARP. Ideally just generate a .vsi to install the visualizer. Otherwise provide just the compressed binary.

  6. Michael Taylor on December 29th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Followup feedback – create a VS2010 version. The existing version crashes under VS2010.

  7. Sergiy on November 4th, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Thank you so much. It’s very useful.
    Works under VS2010

  8. Darren on January 27th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    This doesn’t seem to work with managed C++. In C# it works just fine. But in C++ the hourglass is not present for images. Perhaps this could be because an Image handle, (Image^), in C++ is not properly equated with an Image reference, (Image), in C#. I still love this software, but C++ users should be aware of the limitation. An inflexible work around is to pass suspect images into a C# assembly and inspect them there.

  9. Rainer on June 7th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    How can I do this in VS2012?

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