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08 Nov 2009  
josephkarman

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Photo Viewer background color change to black

Hi Everyone,

This is what everyone is looking for and I just did it / works

This applies to the program Windows Photo Viewer / Windows Live Photo Gallery to change the background from a Yellowish white to black so that the pictures appear better.

Windows 7 Instructions

-Start
-In search field type, "regedit" Press Enter

Regedit program comes up

Be careful here don't delete anything

Expand the following folders:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- SOFTWARE
- MICROSOFT
-WINDOWS PHOTO VIEWER
- Select on VIEWER
On the right hand side that has MainWndPos right click on an empty surface

-NEW
-DWORD (32-BIT) VALUE

Change NEW Value #1 to

Backgroundcolor

Now double click on the backgroundcolor word

Change the value from 0 to

ff000000

To do this just copy and paste

On the right hand side that has MainWndPos right click on an empty surface

-NEW
-DWORD (32-BIT) VALUE

Change NEW Value #1 to

Textcolor

Now double click on the backgroundcolor word

Change the value from 0 to

ffffffff

To do this just copy and paste

Now you should have to values that look like below

BackgroundColor = 0xff000000 (Some long number)
TextColor = 0xffffffff (Some long number)

It is as easy as that you don't have to reboot. Open a Picture using Windows Photo Viewer

If you want to change Windows Live Photo Gallery you do the same thing in this location below

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\Viewer

I will work on changing the color of the folder location to black.

Joseph Karman, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PS: If you still don't know how to do it attached are files ONLY for Windows 7 (64 Bit) addition only. It will ask you to enter it into the registery, click yes / OK.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Windows Photo Viewer.reg (502 Bytes, 1586 views)
File Type: reg Windows Live Viewer.reg (582 Bytes, 695 views)
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