Windows Photo Gallery


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rabrad

when I first started with Vista, Photo Gallery would show only the photo i
clicked on. Now when i click on any photo it shows all the photos i created
since I was born.
Can anyone tell me how to change the view back to only showing one photo?
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

You are trying to assign a 'default viewer' for a picture file. Photo
Gallery is not what you want to use for that. It will always open in a view
that shows you all the files you can choose from.
Rightclick a picture, like you were doing before. Click the item in that
menu for "Open With", and then the item at the bottom for "Choose Default
Program". The application you choose there will be used from now on as your
viewer. (You are setting up a 'file association' for one of your picture
filetypes. like *.jpg or some other picture type. )
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Tom Allen

message snip
You are trying to assign a 'default viewer' for a picture file. Photo
Gallery is not what you want to use for that. It will always open in a
view that shows you all the files you can choose from.
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Not quite - if you 'preview' the image Photo Gallery will open with a
single image displayed plus the slide-show buttons and usual tools
available.
Preview is in the context menu and is the default action for jpeg in my
setup so I use 'edit' or 'open with' if I intend to do anything other
than just view.

Tom
 
R

rabrad

Mark L. Ferguson said:
You are trying to assign a 'default viewer' for a picture file. Photo
Gallery is not what you want to use for that. It will always open in a view
that shows you all the files you can choose from.
Rightclick a picture, like you were doing before. Click the item in that
menu for "Open With", and then the item at the bottom for "Choose Default
Program". The application you choose there will be used from now on as your
viewer. (You are setting up a 'file association' for one of your picture
filetypes. like *.jpg or some other picture type. )
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Thanks Mark....when i first started using this vista machine i would click
on 1 photo and thats all i would see....now it opens in gallery....i want to
go back to the single view...I don't want all the photos i own
showing.....any thoughts or do I look for another viewer?
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

It would seem there is a "Preview" action available that I failed to notice.
You can change the default action for a filetype. Control Panel, Default
Programs no longer has a GUI interface to set the default action, so you
would have to reset it in the registry. Since you lack experience with that,
it's probably not a good idea to try it without local help. There will
probably be some reg file available for download eventually. I would suggest
you wait for that.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open
default set to:
%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo
Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen %1
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