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Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer is insanely SLOW!

09 Nov 2013   #21
jay1232000

windoes 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spankmaster View Post
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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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21 Jan 2014   #22
coolnezz

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks Spankmaster!!! u da mastah! lol
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23 Mar 2014   #23
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spankmaster View Post
Quote:
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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19 Jul 2014   #24
turnernathaniel

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solidusnake View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spankmaster View Post
Quote:
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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13 Oct 2014   #25
M4dn3ss

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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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13 Oct 2014   #26
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Other options?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M4dn3ss View Post
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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14 Oct 2014   #27
M4dn3ss

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah I've tried them and only removing the ICC profile works...
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11 Dec 2014   #28
djvtech

Windows
 
 

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.
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