Windows Photo Viewer is insanely SLOW!

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    windoes 7 home premium 64 bit
       #21

    Spankmaster said:
    Windows Photo Viewer is insanely SLOW!
    SOLUTION - At some stage you probably color calibrated your display using the tool in Windows 7. As soon as you remove this calibration profile speed will return to normal.

    Now suddenly the image viewer will be lightning fast.
    Go figure.
    Spankmaster, I just opened account on this site just to thank you for your solution. I have been struggling to this issue for almost 15 days. Thanks buddy.
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
       #22

    Thanks Spankmaster!!! u da mastah! lol
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    windows 7 ultimate 64bit
       #23

    Spankmaster said:
    Windows Photo Viewer is insanely SLOW!
    SOLUTION - At some stage you probably color calibrated your display using the tool in Windows 7. As soon as you remove this calibration profile speed will return to normal.

    Right Click Desktop -> Screen Resolution -> Advanced Settings -> Color Management -> Color Management -> Advanced -> Change System Defaults

    Then click on the default profile (the one you are using now) and click Remove. The profile should have some string in it like 'calibrated' ( I forget, I just deleted mine ). Make sure the new default profile does not have the 'calibrated' string in it. When you click Remove you will probably note some change in the screen colors as another profile becomes the default.

    Now suddenly the image viewer will be lightning fast.
    Go figure.
    great! thanks
    does sombody know the default settings of a clean install of w7 sp1?
    thanks
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    Oregon
       #24

    solidusnake said:
    Spankmaster said:
    Windows Photo Viewer is insanely SLOW!
    SOLUTION - At some stage you probably color calibrated your display using the tool in Windows 7. As soon as you remove this calibration profile speed will return to normal.

    Right Click Desktop -> Screen Resolution -> Advanced Settings -> Color Management -> Color Management -> Advanced -> Change System Defaults

    Then click on the default profile (the one you are using now) and click Remove. The profile should have some string in it like 'calibrated' ( I forget, I just deleted mine ). Make sure the new default profile does not have the 'calibrated' string in it. When you click Remove you will probably note some change in the screen colors as another profile becomes the default.

    Now suddenly the image viewer will be lightning fast.
    Go figure.
    thanks!
    Thank you So Much. It worked.
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    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #25

    Sorry to bump this, but is there another solution that doesn't involve deleting ICC profiles? In my opinion, having to "un-calibrate" my monitor is an unsatisfactory way to "solve" this problem.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #26

    Other options?


    M4dn3ss said:
    Sorry to bump this, but is there another solution that doesn't involve deleting ICC profiles? In my opinion, having to "un-calibrate" my monitor is an unsatisfactory way to "solve" this problem.
    There are other options listed here:

    [Fix] Windows Photo Viewer Takes Too Much Time in Opening Images - AskVG
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    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #27

    Yeah I've tried them and only removing the ICC profile works...
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    Windows
       #28

    I have this problem, whenever I open explorer, or leave it for a few seconds and go back to it, the second time i open a photo(same one or different one) has a 4 second delay before photo viewer opens. I can keep clicking the photo during this and it will result in multiple openings. It's always the second time I try to open a photo after waiting several seconds or re opening explorer. I fi open a photo and just minimize it, the second one opens fast.

    None of the above suggestions worked. I have no color profile enabled. I set default programs. I did the cachesize registry tweak.

    I just reinstalled my OS onto an SSD, and didnt have this problem before. I've used custom ICC profiles before and never had this problem (not using one currently).

    I dont want to use irfanview, The zoom/pan controls in it are awful.
    Last edited by djvtech; 14 Dec 2014 at 09:00.
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  9. Posts : 149
    Windows 7, Windows 10 Pro
       #29

    Should be a sticky


    Windows Photo Viewer" program utilizes Windows Imaging Component (WIC) to take all advantages of the advanced Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) architecture.

    Delete the color profiles using:

    1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type colorcpl.exe in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Color Management window.

    2. Now go to Advanced tab and click on "Change system defaults..." button.

    3. Now select the default profile and click on Remove button.

    If you see other profiles having calibrated term in their names, delete them as well.

    4. Close all programs and restart Windows.

    It should solve the slow Windows Photo Viewer problem.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 7/64
       #30

    That solved the issue, thanks Spankmaster! I don't know how you discovered that was the issue, but awesome.
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