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Windows 7: Windows 7 Picture Viewer

11 Jul 2010   #1
Jimporte

windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Picture Viewer

Hi Guys
I'm pretty new to this computer stuff. My old laptop with XP had a picture viewer that when i looked at my pics (mostly holiday snaps) in the slide show mode the picture filled the screen. Now on my new laptop with windows 7 the slide show plays at a smaller size with big black bands down each side? When i click on fill screen with previews up all the individual pics do fill screen but as soon as a start slide show the play back at smaller size. Is there a setting or something i cant find? Any help would be appriciated.


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11 Jul 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Jimporte, and welcome to sevenforums,

the standard windows 7 picture viewer is a bit basic, to say the least.

try downloading windows live photo gallery from microsoft.

it's free, and is a substantial improvement.

post back if you need more help
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11 Jul 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Another excellent option is Faststone Image Viewer - a lot more complete than all the windows viewers.
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11 Jul 2010   #4
Jimporte

windows 7
 
 

Thx guys i'll try one of the above.
First time i've used a Forum so obviously pleased at quick response
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11 Jul 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jimporte View Post
Thx guys i'll try one of the above.
First time i've used a Forum so obviously pleased at quick response
no problem Jimporte, that's what we're here for!

make sure you use us again.


*edit* thanks for the faststone tip, whs - i won't need to crank up photoshop for the little jobs.
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11 Jul 2010   #6
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Some freeware Image Viewer reviews .. Here

I use Irfanview for the little jobs .. before I fire up Photoshop
The others are good but seem to be a little bloated with features that slow them down.

Some more advance Freeware editor reviews are Here
Basic, Mid level and Advanced Image Editors are discussed.
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11 Jul 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
*edit* thanks for the faststone tip, whs - i won't need to crank up photoshop for the little jobs
Yeah, it is reall handy for the "little jobs" and it has a very easy and intuitive interface.
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