General photo viewer


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Guest

I'm a new user to WinXP. In win98, when I clicked on a file with a photo
extension it would open using Internet Explorer. Using WinXP, it asks me to
choose from a list. At home I use MS Office photo editor, but at work and
other computers I'm not finding a progam to use.

Does WinXP come with a default photo viewer. I recall the "paint" program
was for bmp's only.

Thanks
 
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John Inzer

Toddo said:
I'm a new user to WinXP. In win98, when I clicked on a
file with a photo extension it would open using Internet
Explorer. Using WinXP, it asks me to choose from a list.
At home I use MS Office photo editor, but at work and
other computers I'm not finding a progam to use.

Does WinXP come with a default photo viewer. I recall the
"paint" program was for bmp's only.

Thanks
=======================
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer should be
the default image viewer.

The following info describes how to change
your file associations:

Have a look at this article:

(307859) HOW TO: Change File Associations
in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307859

More info:

Try this...open an image folder and right click one
of your image files...from the menu, select...Open
With / Choose Program.

Make your choice from the list or Browse to the
correct program if it is not in the list.

If you want the default...choose..."Windows
Picture and Fax viewer"

Once you make your selection...be sure to check
the box that says: "Always use the selected program
to open this kind of file". (you will need to do this
for each format....jpg, .tif, .gif...etc.)

Also...you can right click an image and choose
Properties / Change Button...choose the program
you wish to use and click...OK / Apply / OK.

Also...in WinXP, you can go to...My Computer /
Tools / Folder Options / File Types tab...

And the following links may be useful:

Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm

Windows® XP File Association Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm


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John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

Digital Image
Highlights and FAQs
http://tinyurl.com/aczzp

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G

Guest

John:
I've been working on this and have never seen the "Always use the selected
program to open this kind of file check box" option. I always click Windows
Photo Viewer from the lists because if I select browse I can't find Windows
photo viewer anywhere.

Also, if I right click an image and go to properties, I don't find a
"change" option anywhere. Any help?

Toddo
 
J

John Inzer

Toddo said:
John:
I've been working on this and have never seen the "Always
use the selected program to open this kind of file check
box" option. I always click Windows Photo Viewer from the
lists because if I select browse I can't find Windows
photo viewer anywhere.

Also, if I right click an image and go to properties, I
don't find a "change" option anywhere. Any help?

Toddo
================================
Sorry, but if the options are not in the
correct location, I have no idea what
could be wrong. Try once more and
carefully go through the steps I posted
for you.

Maybe the info at the links I posted
would be more useful:

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

Digital Image
Highlights and FAQs
http://tinyurl.com/aczzp

Making Good Newsgroup Posts
http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
 
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Guest

If you have Office 2003 (Maybe 2000 or XP) you can use it picture manager.
(C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OIS.EXE) or look in the Microsoft
Tools folder in the START menu under Microsoft Office.

Just a note, if you're serious about your pictures, try ACDSee at
(www.acdsee.com) or
CompuPic Pro from (www.photodex.com).
 

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