Photo Printing Wizard



Herb
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Is it possible to open the Photo Printing Wizard as an application?
Or to install it as a Printer?

Alternatively, why is the Picture Tasks menu available for some
folders but not others? I have read that it is available for any
folder that contains images, but that is not true. It is available
for SOME of the subfolders of My Pictures, but not others, despite the
fact that there are images in all of them.

I have also read that you can use the Wizard to print any pic (or
selected prints) by right-clicking and selecting Print - that's also
not true (on my computers), the pics immediately start printing on the
default Windows printer without opening the Wizard.

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
"Herb" wrote:
> Is it possible to open the Photo Printing Wizard as an application?
===========================
No.
===========================
> Or to install it as a Printer?
===========================
No.
===========================
> Alternatively, why is the Picture Tasks menu available for some
> folders but not others? I have read that it is available for any
> folder that contains images, but that is not true. It is available
> for SOME of the subfolders of My Pictures, but not others, despite the
> fact that there are images in all of them.
===========================
Read the following articles:

(291257) Picture Tasks Options Are Not
Available in a Folder That Contains Images
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291257

Common Tasks Don't Match Folder Type
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_common_tasks.htm
===========================
> I have also read that you can use the Wizard to print any pic (or
> selected prints) by right-clicking and selecting Print - that's also
> not true (on my computers), the pics immediately start printing on the
> default Windows printer without opening the Wizard.
===========================
Try running the following command...
maybe it will restore the option:

go to...Start / Run and type:

"REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL"
(without the quotes)(Yes, there's
a space between 2 and S)

Click...OK.

A dialog box should report the following:

"DllRegisterServer in SHIMGVW.DLL succeeded"
===========================


--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP

Herb
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Thanks John, the MSKB article explains it. The Kelly's Korner article
was also helpful.

Apparently folders created by some applications do not acquire the
Picture Tasks Options, perhaps because the application copies or
creates a non-image file in the folder before the first image is
copied. Frustrating, because it appears this happens to folders
created by Adobe Photoshop Album when copying images from a camera -
precisely the type of application that where you are most likely to
want the Picture Tasks.

Fortunately there's an easy fix - open the folder's properties, the
Customize tab, and select either the Pictures or Photo Album tab.

Do you happen to know the difference between a Pictures folder and a
Photo Album folder? Thanks in advance if you do, or thanks anyway and
I'll track it down elsewhere.



"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message
news:%23y8xQ31VFHA.3100@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "Herb" wrote:
> > Is it possible to open the Photo Printing Wizard as an
application?
> ===========================
> No.
> ===========================
> > Or to install it as a Printer?
> ===========================
> No.
> ===========================
> > Alternatively, why is the Picture Tasks menu available for some
> > folders but not others? I have read that it is available for any
> > folder that contains images, but that is not true. It is
available
> > for SOME of the subfolders of My Pictures, but not others, despite
the
> > fact that there are images in all of them.
> ===========================
> Read the following articles:
>
> (291257) Picture Tasks Options Are Not
> Available in a Folder That Contains Images
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291257
>
> Common Tasks Don't Match Folder Type
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_common_tasks.htm
> ===========================
> > I have also read that you can use the Wizard to print any pic (or
> > selected prints) by right-clicking and selecting Print - that's
also
> > not true (on my computers), the pics immediately start printing on
the
> > default Windows printer without opening the Wizard.
> ===========================
> Try running the following command...
> maybe it will restore the option:
>
> go to...Start / Run and type:
>
> "REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL"
> (without the quotes)(Yes, there's
> a space between 2 and S)
>
> Click...OK.
>
> A dialog box should report the following:
>
> "DllRegisterServer in SHIMGVW.DLL succeeded"
> ===========================
>
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
That question is answered right in the drop
window where you make the choice.

Pictures (best for many files)
Photo Album (best for fewer files)

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Herb" <TryingToBeAnonymousHere@Stop-Spam.com> wrote in message
news:eAt5D$2VFHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Thanks John, the MSKB article explains it. The Kelly's Korner article
> was also helpful.
>
> Apparently folders created by some applications do not acquire the
> Picture Tasks Options, perhaps because the application copies or
> creates a non-image file in the folder before the first image is
> copied. Frustrating, because it appears this happens to folders
> created by Adobe Photoshop Album when copying images from a camera -
> precisely the type of application that where you are most likely to
> want the Picture Tasks.
>
> Fortunately there's an easy fix - open the folder's properties, the
> Customize tab, and select either the Pictures or Photo Album tab.
>
> Do you happen to know the difference between a Pictures folder and a
> Photo Album folder? Thanks in advance if you do, or thanks anyway and
> I'll track it down elsewhere.
>
>
>
> "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message
> news:%23y8xQ31VFHA.3100@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> "Herb" wrote:
>> > Is it possible to open the Photo Printing Wizard as an
> application?
>> ===========================
>> No.
>> ===========================
>> > Or to install it as a Printer?
>> ===========================
>> No.
>> ===========================
>> > Alternatively, why is the Picture Tasks menu available for some
>> > folders but not others? I have read that it is available for any
>> > folder that contains images, but that is not true. It is
> available
>> > for SOME of the subfolders of My Pictures, but not others, despite
> the
>> > fact that there are images in all of them.
>> ===========================
>> Read the following articles:
>>
>> (291257) Picture Tasks Options Are Not
>> Available in a Folder That Contains Images
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291257
>>
>> Common Tasks Don't Match Folder Type
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_common_tasks.htm
>> ===========================
>> > I have also read that you can use the Wizard to print any pic (or
>> > selected prints) by right-clicking and selecting Print - that's
> also
>> > not true (on my computers), the pics immediately start printing on
> the
>> > default Windows printer without opening the Wizard.
>> ===========================
>> Try running the following command...
>> maybe it will restore the option:
>>
>> go to...Start / Run and type:
>>
>> "REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL"
>> (without the quotes)(Yes, there's
>> a space between 2 and S)
>>
>> Click...OK.
>>
>> A dialog box should report the following:
>>
>> "DllRegisterServer in SHIMGVW.DLL succeeded"
>> ===========================
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>

Herb
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Thanks John, but it's not much of an answer. "Best" why? How do they
differ? What criterion are "many" and "fewer" more and less than -
10, 100?


"John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message
news:%23ldzNi3VFHA.3044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> That question is answered right in the drop
> window where you make the choice.
>
> Pictures (best for many files)
> Photo Album (best for fewer files)
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Herb" <TryingToBeAnonymousHere@Stop-Spam.com> wrote in message
> news:eAt5D$2VFHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Thanks John, the MSKB article explains it. The Kelly's Korner
article
> > was also helpful.
> >
> > Apparently folders created by some applications do not acquire the
> > Picture Tasks Options, perhaps because the application copies or
> > creates a non-image file in the folder before the first image is
> > copied. Frustrating, because it appears this happens to folders
> > created by Adobe Photoshop Album when copying images from a
camera -
> > precisely the type of application that where you are most likely
to
> > want the Picture Tasks.
> >
> > Fortunately there's an easy fix - open the folder's properties,
the
> > Customize tab, and select either the Pictures or Photo Album tab.
> >
> > Do you happen to know the difference between a Pictures folder and
a
> > Photo Album folder? Thanks in advance if you do, or thanks anyway
and
> > I'll track it down elsewhere.
> >
> >
> >
> > "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.xyz> wrote in message
> > news:%23y8xQ31VFHA.3100@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> "Herb" wrote:
> >> > Is it possible to open the Photo Printing Wizard as an
> > application?
> >> ===========================
> >> No.
> >> ===========================
> >> > Or to install it as a Printer?
> >> ===========================
> >> No.
> >> ===========================
> >> > Alternatively, why is the Picture Tasks menu available for some
> >> > folders but not others? I have read that it is available for
any
> >> > folder that contains images, but that is not true. It is
> > available
> >> > for SOME of the subfolders of My Pictures, but not others,
despite
> > the
> >> > fact that there are images in all of them.
> >> ===========================
> >> Read the following articles:
> >>
> >> (291257) Picture Tasks Options Are Not
> >> Available in a Folder That Contains Images
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291257
> >>
> >> Common Tasks Don't Match Folder Type
> >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_common_tasks.htm
> >> ===========================
> >> > I have also read that you can use the Wizard to print any pic
(or
> >> > selected prints) by right-clicking and selecting Print - that's
> > also
> >> > not true (on my computers), the pics immediately start printing
on
> > the
> >> > default Windows printer without opening the Wizard.
> >> ===========================
> >> Try running the following command...
> >> maybe it will restore the option:
> >>
> >> go to...Start / Run and type:
> >>
> >> "REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL"
> >> (without the quotes)(Yes, there's
> >> a space between 2 and S)
> >>
> >> Click...OK.
> >>
> >> A dialog box should report the following:
> >>
> >> "DllRegisterServer in SHIMGVW.DLL succeeded"
> >> ===========================
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> John Inzer
> >> MS Picture It! MVP
> >
> >
>


Photo Printing Wizard