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Windows 7: Retiring Windows 7 Anyone Else?

16 Dec 2009   #171
dave1812

Win7
 
 

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We seem to be in a minority .. My W7 handicap list is 14 items long.
The only good thing about W7 is better graphics.
Except for those that don't have the inexplicable, unresolved, and unrelenting inherent graphics display resolution/pixelation issues with the native photo viewer. So, that doesn't leave a lot for those of us that can't get any solution to why viewing pictures in Win7 look grainy and pixelated when zoomed at all and the same ones in XP are smoothed without jagged edges.

I could go on.

There are plenty of free alternatives to the crappy photo viewer MS ships.


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16 Dec 2009   #172
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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We seem to be in a minority .. My W7 handicap list is 14 items long.
The only good thing about W7 is better graphics.
Except for those that don't have the inexplicable, unresolved, and unrelenting inherent graphics display resolution/pixelation issues with the native photo viewer. So, that doesn't leave a lot for those of us that can't get any solution to why viewing pictures in Win7 look grainy and pixelated when zoomed at all and the same ones in XP are smoothed without jagged edges.

I could go on.

There are plenty of free alternatives to the crappy photo viewer MS ships.

Absolutely right. i use FastStone Image Viewer ( FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter ) and never noticed that the MS photo viewer is crappy - because I never needed to use it.
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16 Dec 2009   #173
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I was thinking about DX10 > 11 support.
Irfanview look great.
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17 Dec 2009   #174
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
We seem to be in a minority .. My W7 handicap list is 14 items long.
The only good thing about W7 is better graphics.
Except for those that don't have the inexplicable, unresolved, and unrelenting inherent graphics display resolution/pixelation issues with the native photo viewer. So, that doesn't leave a lot for those of us that can't get any solution to why viewing pictures in Win7 look grainy and pixelated when zoomed at all and the same ones in XP are smoothed without jagged edges.

I could go on.

There are plenty of free alternatives to the crappy photo viewer MS ships.
There are. However, the fact remains that Windows 7 natively has crappy image resolution in only particular scenarios. Downloading and using another product does not fix that. No matter how "crappy" or whatever term we want to call it (I'm not even sure how something can be crappy that simply displays an image), the "crappy" native image viewer in XP displays them just fine. So, it has nothing to do with the quality of the image viewer and more to do with something inherently wrong in the display function(s) of the OS that are producing this degraded effect in Win7.

Since we are discussing things inherently wrong in Win7, this would directly satisfy that in the fact that there is no fix and the only suggestions are ones that point to 3rd party apps to mitigate something that shouldn't be happening in the first place.
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17 Dec 2009   #175
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
point to 3rd party apps to mitigate something that shouldn't be happening in the first place.
Like buying a new luxury car .. Then sneaking down to the auto parts store for the after market kits to install Power Windows and Cruise Control ..
and you still have a car that can only turn right .. With 3 left turns.
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17 Dec 2009   #176
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

@FliGi7, is your monitor using the correct resolution? Or has the DPI been increased at all?
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17 Dec 2009   #177
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Yep. 1920x1200 native resolution at native 60Hz. DPI has not been increased and even tried turning off using "XP scaling" to no avail.
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17 Dec 2009   #178
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Whether one is experiencing problems or not, I would recommend the FREE Faststone Image Viewer in any case. I love it.
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17 Dec 2009   #179
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Just for grunts, I'm going to download it and try it out. To be honest, I don't think it's going to fix anything as I think the problem is at a lower level than the application layer.
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17 Dec 2009   #180
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Whether one is experiencing problems or not, I would recommend the FREE Faststone Image Viewer in any case. I love it.

see my link above.
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