Windows Live Photo Gallery vs Windows Photo Viewer

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  1. Posts : 997
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
       #1

    Windows Live Photo Gallery vs Windows Photo Viewer


    Does it matter if I set Windows Live Photo Gallery as the Current Default, instead of Windows Photo Viewer ?
    example : ico

    Related question :
    Why is Windows Live Photo Gallery not in the Default Programs list under Set Your Default Programs window ?

    I Know I can use the " Associate a file type ... " to set the program I want as the Current Default, but that is not the point.

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 370
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    Strange... Windows Live Photo Gallery shows in the default programs on my system, in the "Set your default programs" section. I can then click on it and set it to use all of its defaults.
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  3. Posts : 997
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    CreepinJesus said:
    Strange... Windows Live Photo Gallery shows in the default programs on my system, in the "Set your default programs" section. I can then click on it and set it to use all of its defaults.
    Mine, which is Home Premium, not Ultimate, has Windows Photo Viewer on the list. No WLPG.

    Twilight Zone !
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  4. Posts : 8,398
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
       #4

    That's odd... It shows up for me (see attachment).

    As for which one to use, it doesn't really matter. Personally, I use Photo Viewer but I see no difference. Of course, Photo Gallery enables you to edit images but I simply use Paint for that. Easier, more simple and quicker interface. On top of that, I'm used to it.

    Anyway, I recommend Photo Viewer. I find it to be a lot less complex than Photo Gallery (which is still not very complex).

    Hope that helps,
    Jaidyn
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  5. Posts : 997
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Not mine......

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  6. Posts : 370
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #6

    You could try a repair install of Windows Live Essentials, but otherwise I'm out of ideas :P
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  7. Posts : 997
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
    Thread Starter
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    CreepinJesus said:
    You could try a repair install of Windows Live Essentials, but otherwise I'm out of ideas :P

    No, it is not an issue.
    I just wonder why WLPG is not on the list. No big deal.
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  8. Posts : 997
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    There is only one point not mentioned, although I fail to see any relevancy....

    I am using Windows Live Essentials 2009 version.
    I would assume you two using the 2011 version ?
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  9. whs
    Posts : 26,213
    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
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    It all depepneds what you usually do. The Viewer is handy if you just want to dislplay photos. The gallery provides a lot of processing functions if you want to enhance photos - e.g. straighten them out.

    I made the Faststone Image Viewer my default because it combines the two plus some extra functions.
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  10. Posts : 2,578
    Vista 64 bit and 32 bit (SP2)
       #10

    If you have MS Office, you also have another great photo viewing and editing app already on your system. Depending on whether you have Win 7, Vista or XP, you have either Microsoft Office Picture Manager or Photo Editor. Both great editing apps that are very effective and user friendly.
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