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Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer very slow

03 Aug 2012   #21
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Sure Thanks


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04 Aug 2012   #22
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Found that Thumbnail Preview in Windows 7 consumes almost 90 % CPU time while indexing the picture-folder. Compared with Firestone who will only take some 3 seconds to preview the whole picture folder, where the W7 viewer takes at least 21 seconds to a half a minute of more, sometimes even several minutes. The same problem occurs when you explore a large folder with thumbnail viewing on. Even then Firestone, although it can't recognize all formats, is very fast. In Task manager the only CPU swallowing process was Explorer. Normally the CPU is only 4 to 7 % busy. So more memory won't help, because the memory usage was only some 600 MB. (I've got already much more installed).
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04 Aug 2012   #23
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Agreed

Why not try irfanview which can many formats and is very light on your system.. it has Thumbnail/preview option as well. And its fast
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12 Aug 2012   #24
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Centaur

Tried Irfan view, but I don't like the small window, like windows itself with that useless large underbar with hardly any relevant information.
Faststone displays the whole screen at once.

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12 Aug 2012   #25
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bernardus View Post
Centaur

Tried Irfan view, but I don't like the small window, like windows itself with that useless large underbar with hardly any relevant information.
Faststone displays the whole screen at once.

You have to use the Irfanview thumbnails shortcut on your desktop or go to Start>All Programs> Irfanview>IrfanView - Thumbnails and then view you folders...its much faster .
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12 Apr 2013   #26
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What I did was buying a new main-board, almost a new PC, which solved the problem mainly.
So it has to do with capacity and speed of the processor and mem.
However it's still considerable slower inside Windows explorer, compared with for instance Firestone Viewer which shows no delay at all.
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