Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Changing mechanism that win 7 uses for picture viewing

03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Changing mechanism that win 7 uses for picture viewing

If I have a jpg on HDD, and view it with, say irfanview, it is noticeably sharper than the same picture viewed using the Win Fax and Picture viewer.

I first noticed this when I saw that Firefox was not as sharp as the irfanview viewing. I thought it may be the uploading of the shot, or the site's treatment of the shot. But even dragging and dropping a picture straight to firefox causes a loss of sharpness.

When I then saw that Win 7's native viewer also did the same thing, it made me wonder if perhaps FF just uses the same underlying display mechanism/stream that is decided by Win.

So, firstly I guess, would a browser simply use the Windows viewing mechanism/codec?

If so, is it possible to change the way that Windows views pictures, so I can try to get sharper jpg views.

I have asked on the Firefox forums also, about whether I can change the way that FF views images. I have not had an answer yet.

Thanks for any help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2012   #2

win7 ultimate 32bit

open firefox--go to tools>options>applications--scroll down to jpeg--set option on the right hand side (default is the Windows Viewer)

Attached Images
Changing mechanism that win 7 uses for picture viewing-untitled.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks for the fast reply, mate!

I had done that, but there is no jpeg / jpg option there.Nothing in the "js" at all.

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Changing mechanism that win 7 uses for picture viewing

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Picture "tearing" when viewing video files.
When watching mkv and avi videos via Vlan or KMPlayer there is a noticeable tearing of the picture occasionally. Lowering the refresh rate on my Samsung Syncmaster SB370 from 60 to 50 Hz seems to help but still present. Running at native 1080p, HDMI via a GTX 660 Ti card. Just wondered if anyone...
Music, Pictures & Video
Slow Picture viewing in Media Center
Hello! I would like to use the Win Media Center to watch my pictures. The pictures are scanned pictures from an older (not digital) camera. Each picture has about 3MB. I would like to switch to the next picture manual (by clicking the right arrow). It takes more then ten seconds until I can see the...
Media Center
viewing a picture in "My Picture" folder.
I realize that it takes 8-10 seconds to open up a picture when i want to click on it to view it. I do not have such problem with Vista and Window XP. Is this a new problem??
General Discussion
Win 7 and slow picture/thumbnail viewing?
I have quite a few folders, with quite a few photos contained in them. When viewing these, and this happens even with folders that have as few as 20 takes FOREVER to load thumbnails....and even then it might take a minute to view the actual picture when I double click on it. ...
Music, Pictures & Video
Stalls changing uac picture
Whenever I open User Account to change my picture Windows 7 64 bit stalls and I have to manually shut down and restart..any suggestions?
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02.
Twitter Facebook Google+