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Windows 7: .gif and picture fax viewer


12 Sep 2009   #11

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I am looking for the Windows Photo Viewer which used to be Windows Picture Fax Viewer back on XP.

I can right click any image file and choose that program as default to open that type of image with and it will without an issue EXCEPT gifs. When I right click on a gif image it does not have that option in the list. If I knew exactly where the exe for the photo viewer was I could fix this issue but I have no idea where they buried it.

In the image below I right clicked a png and chose open with and to choose a default program. If I had done the same for a gif the option in red would not be there.



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12 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-Bit]
 
 

Well then, our task is to find where the .exe of this program is hiding. What sucks is that when you start up the program it does not appear under Task Manager>Processes. I can't seem to find any other way, but I will keep searching for the location of the file.
Later!
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12 Sep 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You can open a .Gif file with Irfanview ... infact you can use this application for quite a few things
IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
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16 Sep 2009   #14

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dw96 View Post
Well then, our task is to find where the .exe of this program is hiding. What sucks is that when you start up the program it does not appear under Task Manager>Processes. I can't seem to find any other way, but I will keep searching for the location of the file.
Later!
That is exactly it I can't seem to find it and I would need to locate it to add it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You can open a .Gif file with Irfanview ... infact you can use this application for quite a few things
IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide
I could use something like that but I really want to be able to just use what is already there if I can make it function how it should. Otherwise opening it with IE works just as well but is not the answer I want either.

On a side note the biggest issue is really that with a folder full of mixed image formats any gif images in the folder are skipped when I open an image with photo viewer and then skip through the images in the folder with it. Since it does not want to recognize gif images properly right now.
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13 Feb 2010   #15

WIN 7
 
 

If it aint showing as .exe all you need to do is... Right click your picture (This is only for location of windows photo viewer, not for a default gif viewer) right click >Properties> clcik change>browse.program files>windows photo viewer> File extension dropdown list>click all files>click photo viewer.dll and it will show photo viewer. However this is not capable of viewing gif files.
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01 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 Gif Viewer

HEY EVERY ONE. I know We are probably not supposed to bump old threads like on most forums, But PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT . I got the windows picture and fax viewer to work and display ANIMATED gifs on vista and Windows 7 please look here Windows 7 Gif viewer and for those leery of clicking on a new members link
Code:
http://www.goofwear.com/windows/
This works on 32 and 64 bit OS. Windows 7 Gif viewer I have used this on a Windows 7 64bit desktop and a windows vista 32bit laptop, windows 7 64bit laptop. If you like it Please spread the world and a link to Windows 7 Gif viewer ... Please read the instruction on the page when installing. and after you install it and windows complains about it might not have installed right, just hit cancel.
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11 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 


YouTube - Windows 7 Gif Viewer

Here is a video too
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11 Jul 2010   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goofwear View Post

YouTube - Windows 7 Gif Viewer

Here is a video too
Thanks goofwear,

I fixed your video, and thanks for the gif viewer.

This part here is all you need between the tags. uY3LeG5UjYo
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15 Jul 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you derekimo.
Here is the new thread for my Gif viewer
Windows 7 Gif Viewer Works perfectly
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