Kodak EasyShare replaced MSPicture and Fax Viewer?



Phil Jenkins
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
I got "free" Kodak EasyShare software, and loaded it. Now it has converted
all my photos to its (Kodak EasyShare's) format. It made Kodak my default
photo viewer, and I don't like it.


How do I get back to Windows Picture and Fax viewer as my default software
for viewing photos, faxes, etc?

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Right click an image and from the menu...choose
Properties / Change Button...choose the program
you wish to use (Windows Picture and Fax Viewer)
and click...OK / Apply / OK.

You'll have to do this for each format...jpg, .gif, .tif, etc.

Also, the following link may be useful:

Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"Phil Jenkins" <philjenkins@flash.net> wrote in message
news:ekv33YiZFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I got "free" Kodak EasyShare software, and loaded it. Now it has converted
>all my photos to its (Kodak EasyShare's) format. It made Kodak my default
>photo viewer, and I don't like it.
>
>
> How do I get back to Windows Picture and Fax viewer as my default software
> for viewing photos, faxes, etc?
>

hollygolly
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
I note with interest your knowledge on Picture and Fax viewer, and wondered
if you might be able to help me with a problem.
I have just found that my Picture and fax viewer saves every picture i view,
some i do not wish other people to see on this computer, i have deleted them,
some 900+ but some of them have come back automatically, are they saved
somewhere? can i delete them for good? and what sort of space must they be
taking up?
Can i use another picture viewer and how can that be done?
Hope you can help.
Peter

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Right click an image and from the menu...choose
> Properties / Change Button...choose the program
> you wish to use (Windows Picture and Fax Viewer)
> and click...OK / Apply / OK.
>
> You'll have to do this for each format...jpg, .gif, .tif, etc.
>
> Also, the following link may be useful:
>
> Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Phil Jenkins" <philjenkins@flash.net> wrote in message
> news:ekv33YiZFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >I got "free" Kodak EasyShare software, and loaded it. Now it has converted
> >all my photos to its (Kodak EasyShare's) format. It made Kodak my default
> >photo viewer, and I don't like it.
> >
> >
> > How do I get back to Windows Picture and Fax viewer as my default software
> > for viewing photos, faxes, etc?
> >
>
>

John Inzer
07-09-2005, 09:55 PM
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer...is just
a viewer...actually it's a .dll file...shimgvw.dll
to be exact.

I suspect the unwanted images you are in
your Temporary Internet Files folder. The
following articles should explain how to solve
your problem:

(310312) Description of the Disk Cleanup
Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310312

(260897) How to Delete the Contents of the
Temporary Internet Files Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=260897

Personally, I delete everything from my
Temporary Internet Files folder daily.

Here's the path to the folder:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\
Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

--

John Inzer
MS Picture It! MVP



"hollygolly" <hollygolly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E1A653B9-2D3B-4A30-9809-78B3DBCF868D@microsoft.com...
>I note with interest your knowledge on Picture and Fax viewer, and wondered
> if you might be able to help me with a problem.
> I have just found that my Picture and fax viewer saves every picture i
> view,
> some i do not wish other people to see on this computer, i have deleted
> them,
> some 900+ but some of them have come back automatically, are they saved
> somewhere? can i delete them for good? and what sort of space must they be
> taking up?
> Can i use another picture viewer and how can that be done?
> Hope you can help.
> Peter
>
> "John Inzer" wrote:
>
>> Right click an image and from the menu...choose
>> Properties / Change Button...choose the program
>> you wish to use (Windows Picture and Fax Viewer)
>> and click...OK / Apply / OK.
>>
>> You'll have to do this for each format...jpg, .gif, .tif, etc.
>>
>> Also, the following link may be useful:
>>
>> Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm
>>
>> --
>>
>> John Inzer
>> MS Picture It! MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "Phil Jenkins" <philjenkins@flash.net> wrote in message
>> news:ekv33YiZFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >I got "free" Kodak EasyShare software, and loaded it. Now it has
>> >converted
>> >all my photos to its (Kodak EasyShare's) format. It made Kodak my
>> >default
>> >photo viewer, and I don't like it.
>> >
>> >
>> > How do I get back to Windows Picture and Fax viewer as my default
>> > software
>> > for viewing photos, faxes, etc?
>> >
>>
>>

verobaez
07-09-2005, 09:56 PM
I installed Ulead and didn't like so took it out and now my photos that come
in attachemnets come in closed and my attachments sent out are received
closedand they need to be downloaded to temp file to be viewed. I tried what
you said, but this did fix my problem my PC is diaassosiated, and I went to
the link you mentions and I cant figure out where to look for "registry
editor" to begin with, and they have an automated wizard, but I tried to down
load it but it meantions something about the registry and that didn't work,
please help me!!
verobaez

"John Inzer" wrote:

> Right click an image and from the menu...choose
> Properties / Change Button...choose the program
> you wish to use (Windows Picture and Fax Viewer)
> and click...OK / Apply / OK.
>
> You'll have to do this for each format...jpg, .gif, .tif, etc.
>
> Also, the following link may be useful:
>
> Repair image file type associations in Windows XP
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/imgassofix.htm
>
> --
>
> John Inzer
> MS Picture It! MVP
>
>
>
> "Phil Jenkins" <philjenkins@flash.net> wrote in message
> news:ekv33YiZFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >I got "free" Kodak EasyShare software, and loaded it. Now it has converted
> >all my photos to its (Kodak EasyShare's) format. It made Kodak my default
> >photo viewer, and I don't like it.
> >
> >
> > How do I get back to Windows Picture and Fax viewer as my default software
> > for viewing photos, faxes, etc?
> >
>
>


Kodak EasyShare replaced MSPicture and Fax Viewer?