Photo Viewer app???


  1. Posts : 17
    win10
       #1

    Photo Viewer app???


    Hi;
    I updated a friends comp to win10 from win8.1, now all her pics are missing info.
    She swears she was using windows photo viewer and had all her pics titled and dated. This is different from file name.
    Win10 photo app does not show the title/Subject or date. I tried opening the pics using Photo Viewer but they do not show title or date on it either.
    The info is in the pics under details, (see attached)
    What program/app can I use that will show the info in the viewer?
    What settings do I have to change?
    Photo Viewer app???-bird-pic-info.jpg
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  2. Posts : 1,334
    windows 10 PRO
       #2

    This is exactly why I hate updating or repairing someone elseís PC. Now I always do 2 FULL Macrium reflect image backups first, then worst case scenario I can revert it back exactly as it was, too late now for you, if you didnít do this, but worth noting.

    regarding the images, I had a similar issue, where when changing the subject field the title field changed also, then a day or so later it suddenly was ok again, then the problem retuned a few days ago and then again back to normal...very confusing....I have 3 complete back ups of all my data inc photos, so only when I am happy all is ok do I update ONE of the backups, sounds paranoid but essential I think.

    this post has a similar issue although I think itís not what you are experiencing
    File Explorer fails to show metadata?

    I believe that if you havenít deleted the windows OLD folder you can roll back to Windows 8.....
    Go Back to the Previous Version of Windows in Windows 10

    good luck

    P.S. It might suddenly revert and come back to normal, no scientific basis behind that, but my PC doesnít follow the laws of science.
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  3. Posts : 546
    W10
       #3

    I do not think that Windows photo viewer ever gave that info. But in your properties microsoft windows live photo gallery is listed. Maybe your friend is referring to that. See:
    How to Use Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 10? - Appuals.com
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  4. Posts : 17
    win10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I can not get Windows Live Photo Gallery to install.
    When I click on get help with this it just takes me to Outlook page.
    MySQL server light (seems to be 2005 ver) does not seem to be compatible with win 10 so I did not install it.

    Am I missing something?
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  5. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #5

    You can try this, but I can't guarantee is will work. And I don't use Windows Live.

    How to Use Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 10?

    Good luck.
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  6. Posts : 17
    win10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks to all.
    The above links did not work, it would not install, but I did find a link for Windows Essentials that did.
    Sadly Microsoft no longer supports Photo Gallery.
    Is there another Photo app that uses and shows the info created in Photo Gallery?
    The popular ones Photo Viewer, Irfanview, XNview, Piccasa, Fastone sadly do not.

    TIA
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  7. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #7

    Jazz1 said:
    Sadly Microsoft no longer supports Photo Gallery.
    Yeah, I figured that, but figured I'd post that link anyway. That said, you can get the old Photo Viewer back (though it actually is still installed, but only opens when opening tiff files) - Restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Jazz1 said:
    Is there another Photo app that uses and shows the info created in Photo Gallery?
    I use Adobe's apps - Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge which reads the meta data. I don't rely on other apps to do this.

    Good luck.
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