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Windows 7: How to change Picture Viewer frame color to black?


07 Mar 2012   #1

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How to change Picture Viewer frame color to black?

Hi everyone... I know how to change the color of windows, etc. but I'd like to specifically change the frame around the pictures to black. Black is better to the eye than the default white because it doesn't blind and enhances the viewing of any photography, especially dark ones. Thanks!

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07 Mar 2012   #2

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I can tell you that it does change that color with some custom themes, I am trying to find that location right now and will try to get back to you when I find it.
Here are two screenshots showing the default and what I get with one custom theme I'm using.
Jerry
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07 Mar 2012   #3

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Thanks Jerry, looking forward to it. I don't really want to change the theme, just that white frame. Thanks!
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07 Mar 2012   #4

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I can change that to any color you want for you, using Windows Style Builder and post it here in a zip folder.
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This will be a custom theme and you will need to do 1 of these 2 ways of Enabling custom themes for it to work.
Enabling Custom Themes - Windows 7
Or
Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Everything will still be the default Aero theme except though background on that Windows photo viewer.
All I need is the color you would like (preferably in a RGB format) and a name you would like to call the theme.
Let me know.
Jerry
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07 Mar 2012   #5

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Awesome! Well, the color is pure black, so RGB would be 000000. You can call it Black Picture Frame, to make it obvious, or anything else a bit more creative you wish! Thanks so much!
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07 Mar 2012   #6

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Here you go download the zip file at the bottom of this post and extract it to your desktop then put both 1 Black_WPV folder and 1 Black_WPV.theme file in C:\Windows\Resources\Themes
How to change Picture Viewer frame color to black?-black_wpv.png


It will show up in Personalization under Installed Themes as Black_WPV
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Let me know if it is OK
Jerry


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07 Mar 2012   #7

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Thanks for the help Jerry! That should work fine, thanks!
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07 Mar 2012   #8

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You're welcome
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