Windows 10: Alternative to Photo Viewer. Solved

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  1.    24 Jun 2015 #11

    There seems to be something broken in the Windows Photo Viewer app, in that it cannot handle % signs in the target directory. If you manually type out like this, it works.

    C:\Users\myuser>%SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen C:\Users\myuser\Pictures

    You can probably hack your registry to change this, but I don't have the time to figure it out.
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  2.    11 Jul 2015 #12

    Arc said: View Post
    Hi.

    I am using build 10147 now, and Windows Photo Viewer is not working here as it used to. The new look/appearence of the Photos App is very cool, but is there any third party software that can be an alternative of the good old Windows Photo Viewer?
    I got the Windows Photo Viewer working in Win 10 64bit 10162 by making a modification to the filetype I wanted to open with it in the registry. Then right clicking on a file of the type and choosing Windows Photo Viewer, from the list of programs, to always open it.

    There's probably a slicker registry hack, but this method worked fine for me.

    Put this in a .reg file and run it:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open]
    "MuiVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
      69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
      00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,\
      72,00,5c,00,70,00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,76,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,\
      00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,33,00,30,00,34,00,33,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
      6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
      00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
      25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
      00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
      00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
      5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
      00,31,00,00,00
    Then:
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    The same code works for the other picture formats just replace jpegfile with pngfile, giffile, Paint.Picture, etc. (Paint.Picture does .bmp).
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  3.    23 Jul 2015 #13

    Google Picasa.. Is the fastest and easy to use that I know of .. 😀
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  4.    23 Jul 2015 #14

    Hi there

    The Photo app in build 10240 seems to work just fine.

    This app AFAIK has replaced the old Windows Photo viewer -it works OK though.

    I like scrolling through the directory by using the Mouse scroll wheel - great way of navigating - or on a Touch Screen slide the photos across the screen.

    I'm not a fan usually of the Ms standard apps - but this one is VASTLY improved -- it's installed in Windows by default.

    If you are ever in Brussels near the EU Commission --GREAT PUB !!!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails photos.jpg  
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  5.    23 Jul 2015 #15

    does this new improved photo app allow you to shuffle photos or when viewing slideshow shuffle photos?
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    Thread Starter
       24 Jul 2015 #16

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    The Photo app in build 10240 seems to work just fine.

    This app AFAIK has replaced the old Windows Photo viewer -it works OK though.
    Yes, that is a real great app. It is wonderful.
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  7. Posts : 1,468
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       25 Jul 2015 #17

    IrfanView + Plugin Pack


    I'd suggest IrfanView + Plugin Pack (I've used it for ~10 years).

    It lets you:
    • View images (multiple formats)
    • View videos (multiple formats)
    • Listen to audio (multiple formats)
    • Read txt & pdf files (probably other types too)

    It's is one of the first programs I install in my Windows OS installs.
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  8. Posts : 1,590
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       25 Jul 2015 #18

    There is a Kludge: rename one of your image files in your image folder in the following way image.png -> image.tif and you will find that it opens in Windows Photo Viewer when clicked. Then you can click next or previous and scroll through ALL of your image files in that folder. Make a shortcut to that image.tif file, and put it on your desktop, rename it photo viewer, and you will be able to scroll through all your photos there, or run a slide show etc.

    What is broken is the registry associations, unless I believe you have upgraded from Windows 7 or 8, when you will have inherited those associations.
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  9.    28 Jul 2015 #19

    This simplest fashion that I solved this problem was by using the file association registry keys for the files I wanted opened with Windows Photo Viewer that are located here: Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8
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  10. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Aug 2015 #20

    Nus said: View Post
    I got the Windows Photo Viewer working in Win 10 64bit 10162 by making a modification to the filetype I wanted to open with it in the registry. Then right clicking on a file of the type and choosing Windows Photo Viewer, from the list of programs, to always open it.

    There's probably a slicker registry hack, but this method worked fine for me.

    Put this in a .reg file and run it:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open]
    "MuiVerb"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
      69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
      00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,\
      72,00,5c,00,70,00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,76,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,\
      00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,33,00,30,00,34,00,33,00,00,00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
      6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
      00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
      25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
      00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
      6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
      00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
      5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
      00,31,00,00,00
    Then:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	L9fIqLl.png 
Views:	3571 
Size:	19.2 KB 
ID:	23956

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	vYIlHjb.png 
Views:	3568 
Size:	21.8 KB 
ID:	23957


    The same code works for the other picture formats just replace jpegfile with pngfile, giffile, Paint.Picture, etc. (Paint.Picture does .bmp).
    Thanks a lot, you saved me
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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