RE: cannot get Windows Photo Gallery viewer
Of course IrfanView is a good and fast general purpose editor and viewer, but
that's not the question. I also have lost my standard coupling to the WPG
Viewer and there is no simple way to restore this like in XP.
It is a shame that Microsoft does not list this standard viewer in Vista.
You can't expect that anyone (apart from experts) are going into the register
to repair this problem. Till sofar I have not found a simple solution either.
> hello group,
> I've lost the capability that was there (Windows Vista Business SP1) a few
> days ago - click on a picture in the folder, WPG viewer opens and I go
> through all pictures in the folder. Now it is different: first, some other
> application was assigned to open jpgs and WPG even did not appear as a
> program to "Open with...". I found its location and in such a way assigend
> it to open jpgs. But clicking on a jpg opens Windows Photo Gallery with
> thumbnails of default pictures (starting with Winter Leaves), there is no my
> clicked jpg and it is not a viewer.
> Or am I imagining things? At the beginning there was Corel Snapfire Plus.
> But I uninstalled it because it didn't seem any good and was given 60 days
> trial. Then as far as I remember I viewed pictures and it was WPG working.
> The computer is quite new, so I do some new installs, uninstalls, check how
> the system is working. Since the viewer worked I have run sfc /scannow (for
> other reasons), uninstalled MS Office2007, tried to install Office2k3
> (without success), installed Office 2000 (with Photo Editor which was
> assigned to jpgs), installed PrimoPDF (btw, this computer has not seen any
> real printer in its life).
> Now I just want to get WPG working its supposed to do. Of course I can and
> maybe do install some nice freeware for picture viewing.