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Windows 7: Photo Viewer and GIFs


18 Feb 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Photo Viewer and GIFs

So, I noticed that when I wanted to associate gifs with the photo viewer that the photo viewer was not selectable (as in, not displayed as a choice). We all know photo viewer in 7 is not an selectable executable program. I don't want to use a browser; that's dumb as hell. I'm not typing about specifically gif animations either. I like my gifs static.

I went to the internets to see what everyone had to say and saw many others had this unresolved problem.

I gave up trying to figure it out and just wanted to add paint.net as an option to open gifs with. After I did this, photo viewer was available to choose as the default gif viewer.

This is a bug, am I right? That silly Windows...

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19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

You can set program associations in the control panel/default programs.

You can also right click the gif file and choose the default program to open the file.


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19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Animated gifs don't work in Windows Photo Viewer however, so I've left them to open in I.E.
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19 Feb 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickle View Post
You can set program associations in the control panel/default programs.

You can also right click the gif file and choose the default program to open the file.
I just want to clear up that I could not associate files this way until I manually added another program to the list. Photo Viewer did not show up in the list until after I added Paint.net. After I selected paintdotnet.exe (I think that's it.) as the program I wished to open a gif with as a single instance; Photo Viewer along with the other applications shown in your second image (right hand), became instantly available to select.
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