Image Node Preview

by Simon Wendsche in Scripts and Addons

A Blender addon that shows thumbnails for image texture nodes in the node editor.

Note: If you want rendered previews for all nodes, not only image nodes, check out my new addon Node Preview instead. 

Required OS: Windows 10/11 or Ubuntu 18.04/19.10/20.04

Mac OS is not supported!

Demo Video


  • High performance: Thumbnails are generated by a C++ worker thread in the background, the Blender UI stays fully responsive at all times
  • Low memory usage: Each thumbnail takes up 265 KiB of graphics RAM (regardless of the size of the previewed texture). 100 thumbnails would use 25.6 MiB - a negligible amount.
  • Supported image formats: jpg, png, hdr, exr, psd, tga, bmp, gif
  • Cycles/Eevee nodes supported (Image Texture and Environment Texture)
  • Octane nodes supported (Image Tex, Alpha Image Tex, Float Image Tex, Image Tile Tex, Instance Color Tex)
  • No changes are made to the .blend, others without the addon can still open your scenes without problems
  • High-resolution displays supported (works with Blender's resolution scale feature)


  • Thumbnails are not displayed for packed images
  • Thumbnails of image sequences are not updated when changing frames
  • TIF images currently not supported

Upgrade to Node Preview Anytime ($10 off!)

If you have bought this addon, you can buy my more advanced Node Preview addon for $10 off, anytime, with the following coupon code: np-existing-customer
Node Preview shows realtime-updated thumbnails for every node, not just image nodes.

About Me

I am the author of the Blender addon for LuxCore. In 2014, I started working on Blender addons by contributing to the LuxRender addon. ImageNodePreview is my first commercial addon.

Sales 400+
Customer Ratings 13
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Published over 3 years ago
Blender Version 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
License GPL
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