Windows Photo Viewer

Windows Photo Viewer
Component of Microsoft Windows
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Windows Photo Viewer on Windows 10
Introduced inWindows 7
ReplacesWindows Photo Gallery

Windows Photo Viewer is an image viewer included in Windows 7 and later versions of Microsoft Windows. It is a simplified version of Windows Photo Gallery from Windows Vista, closely resembling the functionality of Windows Picture and Fax Viewer from Windows XP.

Windows Photo Viewer supports images in BMP, JPEG, JPEG XR, PNG, ICO, GIF and TIFF file formats. It can show individual pictures, display all pictures in a folder as a slide show, reorient them in 90° increments, print them either directly or via an online print service, send them in e-mail or burn them to a disc.

In Windows 10 and later, Windows Photo Viewer was deprecated and hidden by default in favor of the Photos app. However, Windows Photo Viewer was not actually removed from the OS and it can be brought back with a registry tweak.[1] Also, if a user upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, Windows Photo Viewer is still available as an option in the Default Apps section of Settings and in the Open with dialog box when right-clicking any photo in File Explorer.[2]

Bugs and quirks[edit | edit source]

  • When you click the Help button in Windows 10 and Windows 11, Microsoft Edge opens and performs a Bing search for "how to use remote desktop to connect to a windows 10 pc".

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