Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: I want my MS Photo Editor back!


29 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I want my MS Photo Editor back!

Let me start by saying
I detest all photo programs other than the old MS Photo Editor. I managed to migrate it thru to my Vista computer but, now I am using Win 7 x64 and it just won't work. Does anyone know a work around for this? I've read that it can be used on x32. I've got the exe file in a folder in Program Files and I've changed compatibility to Win 7 but, still doesn't recognize file types.

I guess I shouldn't be too surprised the knuckleheads at MS took away everyone's favorite photo editor. I don't need to organize, sort, search, file, send, resend, forward ANY picture on my computer. I need some quick necessary editing on occasion. Photo Editor was perfect!

End of Rant

So, does anyone know how I can get this to work without overtaxing my mediocre computer skills?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home 64
 
 

right click on the photo, then left click on edit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2012   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Rt-clk on file | choose Open with | do you see your desired photo editor?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Apr 2012   #4

 
 

Totally agree --- Photo Editor is/was the best! I also managed to download it onto my Vista --- let's see if this same download link will work for your Win 7.
Fingers crossed!

MS Photo Editor download link:
http://sites.google.com/site/probeit/MicrosoftPhotoEditor.exe?attredirects=0

Credit goes to "Computing.net Toms Guide" (Download for the old Microsoft Photo Editor
and the download link is in a poster's response, who said,
"Try here" http://www.ceveni.com/2008/04/micro... I did, it downloaded perfectly, and Voila!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Totally agree --- Photo Editor is/was the best! I also managed to download it onto my Vista --- let's see if this same download link will work for your Win 7.
Fingers crossed!

MS Photo Editor download link:
http://sites.google.com/site/probeit/MicrosoftPhotoEditor.exe?attredirects=0

Credit goes to "Computing.net Toms Guide" (Download for the old Microsoft Photo Editor
and the download link is in a poster's response, who said,
"Try here" http://www.ceveni.com/2008/04/micro... I did, it downloaded perfectly, and Voila!
Out of sheer interest, I tried the MS Photo Editor link (the first one in the above quote) and it installs just fine under Windows 7 64-bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you download windows live essentials then leave all the other programs unchecked for install except windows live photo gallery ( i think thats what its called) then you will have your old photo viewer / editor, set it as default for opening photos and your good to go

Windows Live Essentials: Photo Gallery
its even better than before.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Totally agree --- Photo Editor is/was the best! I also managed to download it onto my Vista --- let's see if this same download link will work for your Win 7.
Fingers crossed!

MS Photo Editor download link:
http://sites.google.com/site/probeit/MicrosoftPhotoEditor.exe?attredirects=0

Credit goes to "Computing.net Toms Guide" (Download for the old Microsoft Photo Editor
and the download link is in a poster's response, who said,
"Try here" http://www.ceveni.com/2008/04/micro... I did, it downloaded perfectly, and Voila!
Out of sheer interest, I tried the MS Photo Editor link (the first one in the above quote) and it installs just fine under Windows 7 64-bit.
I installed it just fine. Getting it to work is another story. Does it open pics for you? When I open Photo Editor I get: 'No file format information can be found in the Registry'. So you know of some other setting I should try? Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It opened images without any difficulty as per this screenshot.

I want my MS Photo Editor back!-mpe.jpg

You might want to run a system file check as it would appear your system registry is corrupted, which is not really a Microsoft Photo Editor problem.

Have a read through this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Just out of interest, what image type are you trying to open?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It opened images without any difficulty as per this screenshot.

Attachment 205918

You might want to run a system file check as it would appear your system registry is corrupted, which is not really a Microsoft Photo Editor problem.

Have a read through this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Just out of interest, what image type are you trying to open?
Mostly jpegs. I'm going to try the system file checker. Thanks so much! And to think I've only had this new computer for less than a month

Just ran system file checker and everything was ok. Ran it as admin but path was C:\users\me> instead of C:\Windows\system32> like in the tutorial. The 'target' and 'start in' paths were correct according to tutorial. Shame I'm totally obsessed with this now....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 I want my MS Photo Editor back!




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: I want my MS Photo Editor back!
Thread Forum
microsoft photo editor problem Music, Pictures & Video
MS Photo Editor Music, Pictures & Video
Picture opens in one photo editor but not another Music, Pictures & Video
A color issue when viewing photos in Live Photo Gallery& Photo Viewer Music, Pictures & Video
Solved Make the Free GIMP Photo Editor Easier to Use Software
Windows Photo Viewer pops in the back layer. Music, Pictures & Video
yet more photo editor questions Music, Pictures & Video

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33