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kayden azagthoth
04-25-2001, 01:44 PM
Greetings group!

I was wondering how I can view my JPEG images on a full, or relatively full screen? I used to be able to at one point but I can't any longer. The icon for my pictures is just the plain white paper with the Windows logo on it. The icons used to have red in them with a lightning bolt (?)--I think?

I can see the pics when I double click on them but it's only the sample shot to the left of my screen under the properties of the picture. I remember a time when I could double click on a pic icon and it would ask me what program I would like to use to view the picture. I'm not even sure I have a program to view full size pictures though.

Can anyone help? I'm running Windows 98.

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mjc
04-25-2001, 01:50 PM
Whatever you view a picture with is determined by which viewer you have setup as the default viewer for that format, if you can remember which program it was that had that icon you can either re-enable it as default or re-install it.

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kayden azagthoth
04-25-2001, 04:36 PM
Is there a default viewer that comes with Windows 98? If so, where would I find it and what is it called?

If not, can you recommend a free viewer that I could get off the 'net?

Thanks mjc!

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And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.

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mjc
04-25-2001, 05:54 PM
Paint is the default viewer for just abou all image files in Win9x. Not much to it though.

I recently found one calledFuturis (http://futuris.itsoft.ru/), haven't played around with it much but it seems pretty nice, it can be made the default veiwer for just about everything. Should turn up a ton of them doing a search on Google (http://www.google.com/).

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tjaymadison
04-26-2001, 12:21 AM
PhotoEd.exe and/or Internet Explorer are JPEG viewers that come with Win98. Sometimes when you install other graphics software, it just assumes that you will want it to be the default, so it makes changes. You can change it back by associating JPEG files with one of the programs I mentioned.

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sea69
04-26-2001, 07:02 PM
yep tj

Internet Explorer is/can be (is MY) default picture viewer. (jpegs etc.)

works EVERYTIME http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif



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tjaymadison
04-26-2001, 09:36 PM
Just ran across something else. If you're set up to use Active Desktop and you have the "as Web Page" option checked in Windows Explorer/View, you will get images displayed as thumbnails like you mentioned in your first post. If that is the case and you don't want to change those settings, then you'll probably have to start one of the programs first and then go through the File/Open procedure to load the image.

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mjc
04-26-2001, 09:51 PM
The program I mentioned, Futuris does thumbnails, I was playing around with it today. It seems to be a pretty versatile program and it uses pluggins for added flexibility.

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venkaya
04-27-2001, 12:05 AM
Try to get the software called Polyview, I think you can get it free from the internet. It is pretty good for pics display and have a lot of features too.

Venkaya

BTW - Nice quote, I think Pink floyd is amazing


[This message has been edited by venkaya (edited 04-26-2001).]

kayden azagthoth
04-27-2001, 10:37 AM
Yeah! I think that's what my default viewer used to be...Internet Explorer. But now I don't have any viewer at all for the pictures. How do I set IE as my default picture viewer?

My old viewer was something called 602 Software (something like that). I had it downloaded to use as my word processor until I got Word 2000. I finally got Office 2000 so I uninstalled that 602 and now I can't view my pictures anymore.

I feel so stupid because I know it's something really easy, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to get a default viewer back!! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.

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sea69
04-27-2001, 11:42 AM
hey http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

if you get the 'Menu' "Open with........" choose IEx, then "use this everytime".

sorry if I wasn't clear about that before. Additionally (not to confuse the matter).. Win98 comes also with "picture viewer", in that list.. I sometimes will use that when IE will not work.. but be carefull when just trying- picture viewers that you do not have "use this evertime" checked UNLESS- you know thats the one you want.

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[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 04-27-2001).]

kayden azagthoth
04-27-2001, 11:58 AM
Hey Sea!,

I think I know what you are talking about...and then again, I don't! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I think you're talking about viewing a picture online, say by clickin a thumbnail, and you get a prompt on 'what to view document' with or what program to use? I know that prompt, but I don't get that prompt anymore.

For instance, I have a bunch of pictures on my hard drive, but I can't view them on a full screen. When I double click on the particular icon of the picture I want to view, I don't get the prompt of what viewer or program I want to use. All I get is a 'thumb' on the left side of my screen underneath the folder name. Before, I was able to just view the photo on a full, or sometimes larger than full screen. On that screen, there was never any tools, icons or anything to click to enhance or change the picture.

Geez, I wish I could remember what my old picture icons used to look like. Now they are the basic white 'page' with the MS Windows logo on them.

LOL! I really can't believe I don't know what the heck I am doing!!
http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

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And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.

-Pink Floyd

kayden azagthoth
04-27-2001, 12:05 PM
I remember what my old picture icons used to look like!! It was the standard JPEG Image icon. The icon looks like a small, gold picture frame with a blue paintbrush colouring the inside of the frame red!!

...I knew there was red in that icon http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

But I still can't fix it http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif

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And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.

-Pink Floyd

sea69
04-27-2001, 05:22 PM
wish I could see a screenshot of what you're talking about... had you tried mjc's suggestion ?? I have yet to see him steer someone wrong http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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[This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 04-27-2001).]

buck52
04-28-2001, 12:41 PM
Kayden
hope i'm not just repeating what others have said
Try this
While highlighting one of your picture icons press and hold shift and right click
then left click "open with". In the open with box click on "iexplore" or "Explorer" then
put a check in the box " always use this program to open this type of file"
then click OK , then try opening your pictures

buck

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kayden azagthoth
04-28-2001, 01:33 PM
WOW!! You solved my problem Buck52! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

I never heard of holding down Shift while right-clicking on the icon to open it with a certain program! That's all I needed to do and now everything is fine and dandy!

Thanks for all your help!

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And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.

-Pink Floyd

buck52
04-28-2001, 01:51 PM
Your welcome http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

glad it worked
just repeating what someone showed me awhile back

buck

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sea69
04-28-2001, 02:48 PM
nice one Buck ! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

we seem to have overlooked the obvious.. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif

sometimes it takes a fresh perspective.. and you had it !

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buck52
04-28-2001, 03:18 PM
sea69

Thanks. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif I'm still very new to this whole computer thing and with the wealth of knowledge at this site I realy didn't think it could be that simple. I guess you never know.

I try to learn something new from you guys/girls every day as well as just hav'n fun

buck

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