Looking for a simple image viewer - and it doesn't appear to be Photos...


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Laptop, Windows 11 Pro…

I have a folder of jpg images. I want to see them FIT in the window, one at a time, with some way to move back and forth. So when I CLICK on one of the thumbnails in the folder, I’d like it to display that image, by itself, filling the window (retaining the aspect ratio), then be able to easily move through the images…

I didn’t use Photos on Windows 10 because it was pretty ghastly. I enabled the old Windows Photo Viewer and used that.

Unfortunately, on Windows 11, Microsoft appears to have found a way to finish it off – EVERY image, perfectly VALID jpg, I attempt to display comes back with the error:
“Windows Photo Viewer can’t open this picture because the file appears to be damaged, corrupted, or is too large. “

Needless to say, the images are NONE of those.

Everything I found about fixing the error was ancient, and nothing even remotely applied to this error.


I looked up Photos on Windows 11, and the pictures I saw look NOTHING like the thing I get on my screen. This thing is white (which is OK), with a picture on it, and a strip across the top with icons for doing things I don’t care about. But NO filmstrip at the bottom (which the information I saw SAID was there), and NO WAY I can find to move through the REST of the images in the folder…

So, is Photos just a complete mess or is it just a complete mess on THIS computer?

IS there a simple, idiot-proof way to FIX Windows Photo Viewer?

Is there a way to have Photos act like a normal viewer – move image to image, have a clean, unobstructed image view, things like that?

Is there a GOOD alternative? I’ve looked at Faststone and Irfanview, but they’re not a whole lot better.

Ideas?
 

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@GracieAllen

I gave up on all other viewers, long ago. 18 or so years ago I switched to XnView, and never looked back.



Scroll down and get the "Minimal" version.

These are the main settings I use...

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This is the main window. You can set the thumbnails to whatever size you want.

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Double click any image to open. Then you can use the back/forward arrows to "move" through your pics.

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I'm using Windows Photo Viewer on my 3-month-old Notebook running Win11 Pro in addition to my Win10 computers.
 

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I also didn't really like Photos (and had some odd lockups and process CPU hangs with it). For now I'm using the portable version of Honeyview, but I don't know if it will work exactly in the way you want. You can switch between fullscreen and windowed view, original photo size and fit-to-window, etc. It's pretty configurable, but it's not as simple to use as the old Windows Picture Viewer. Links & info below.

 

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I didn’t use Photos on Windows 10 because it was pretty ghastly. I enabled the old Windows Photo Viewer and used that.

Unfortunately, on Windows 11, Microsoft appears to have found a way to finish it off – EVERY image, perfectly VALID jpg, I attempt to display comes back with the error:
“Windows Photo Viewer can’t open this picture because the file appears to be damaged, corrupted, or is too large. “
No, MS haven't 'finished it off', it's just your Windows Photo Viewer that's broken. Mine can open some very large jpegs, my largest .jpg being 30,000 x 17,078.

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Yes, Photos is a terrible viewer. As others have offered alternatives I'll add mine. My other photo viewer is Irfanview.
 

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For a light solution, I too like Honeyview, but for my regular usage, I use Fastone Image Viewer. It is very much like XNView, but it suits me better. I think the only options I changed were to open the image in a full window and I told it not to display the filename on the image (it shows on the frame anyway). It has some good basic editing, but the Crop function works better then any free editor I tried.

 

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+1 for ImageGlass,
and, Windows Photo Viewer is still fine.
 

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Irfanview isn't bad.
 

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Simple? One of the reasons I always loved Picasa...
... A simple front end overlay viewer..., PERIOD!

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Thanks for the ideas. I'll grab a couple and put them on to see how easy they are to use...

As for Windows Photo Viewer - it's DEFINITELY not working on this Windows 11. I can't open a jpeg of ANY size. I tried a couple that were 250x250 and it complains about the same thing.

This is a brand new Windows 11 upgrade on a working Windows 10 Pro laptop. I've got no idea why it doesn't work, but it doesn't. And it's not worth chasing. I'll try the recommended ones and come up with a good option.

Thanks again.
 

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Irfanview is a very detailed viewer and manipulator. One great thing I like about the viewing capabilities is that you can step through all files in a folder by pressing the space bar to go forward, and the back button to go back. And when you have a picture open you can toggle full screen and regular size by toggling the Enter key.
 

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    Win11 Home, ver 22H2 build 22621.675
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard Spectre x360 convertable
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 5200U @ 2.20GH
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 802D
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics
    Hard Drives
    119GB AXNS381E-128GM-B (SATA (SSD))
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
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    Win 10 21H1 build 19043.1055
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-4001DX
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 802D
    Memory
    4 GB soldered in
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 5500
    Sound Card
    Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) crackly - annoying!!
    Hard Drives
    ADATA 119GB AXNS381E-128GM-B (SATA 6.0 (SSD))

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Irfanview you can use the scroll wheel to go forward and back once you have an image in a directory open, no need to click any buttons :wink:

A Guy
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    INTEL Core i5-11400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME H570-PLUS
    Memory
    KINGSTON HyperX Fury Black DDR4 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz, CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Superclocked 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32MA68HY 32" IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 250GB 970 EVO Plus NVMe, M.2 SSD, Crucial 250GB MX500, SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
    PSU
    CORSAIR RM550x 80 PLUS Gold 550W
    Case
    ANTEC P10 FLUX
    Cooling
    be quiet! Pure Rock 2, 5 x 120 mm Case Fans
    Internet Speed
    480 + Mbps Up/ 12+ Mbps Down
    Browser
    Vivaldi Snapshot
    Antivirus
    Avast
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-750
    Motherboard
    ASUS P7P55D
    Memory
    Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz CL8
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI GeForce GT 240 N240GT-MD1G/D5 1 GB DDR5
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 32MA68HY 32" IPS
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1040
    Hard Drives
    Samsung Electronics 840 EVO 120GB, SEAGATE 500GB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
    PSU
    Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W
    Case
    Antec 300
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212+, 4 Noctua NF-P12 120mm, 1 Noctua NF-P14 FLX
    Internet Speed
    480+ Mbps Down/12+Mbps Up
    Browser
    Vivaldi Snapshot
    Antivirus
    Avast

TheMystic

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I’ve looked at Faststone and Irfanview, but they’re not a whole lot better.
I will disagree with that one. Between IrfanView and FastStone, I found FastStone to have a better UI. I haven't tried ImageGlass or HoneyView, so can't comment on those. What I don't like about IrfanView is how it keeps resizing the picture Window for each image. There should be a setting to fix the size, but I didn't find it.
it's just your Windows Photo Viewer that's broken.
Windows Photo Viewer is broken for many users. In my case, I get the insufficient memory error for some of the pictures. Didn't find a simple way to fix the error permanently. So just let go of it and using FastStone now.
 

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    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy dv7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 & Nvidia GeForce GT 635M
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Crucial MX500 on bay 1.
    1 TB Seagate HDD on bay 2.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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Irfanview is a very detailed viewer and manipulator. One great thing I like about the viewing capabilities is that you can step through all files in a folder by pressing the space bar to go forward, and the back button to go back. And when you have a picture open you can toggle full screen and regular size by toggling the Enter key.

Irfanview you can use the scroll wheel to go forward and back once you have an image in a directory open, no need to click any buttons :wink:

A Guy


In XnView you can do all that also. In fact you can set the keyboard and mouse, to do whatever you want.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.1194 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4201)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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After all the recommendations, I went back and looked at Irfanview and Faststone. I like Irfanview for some things, but once I decided to really dig into Faststone, and eventually got almost all the things I want to work working...

The ONLY problem I still have with Faststone is on Windows 11 - in the folder pane, the text is a very pale grey that's almost unreadable against the white background. On my Windows 10 system the text is black. I haven't been able to find a way to make the text black - I've asked in their forum.

I'm going to pull down and install some of the other suggested tools, but at least I now have Faststone configured so it'll do a decent job.

Thanks again!
 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i9-12900 overclocked just a touch
    Motherboard
    MSI Tomahawk
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD 5700XT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 3818 & Dell 2407 on the desktop, Dell 2405 on the laptop, Dell 3014 in the RV for traveling.
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1600
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD for O/S, 4TB for non-image stuff, 8TB SSD for images, 8TB spinning platters for backups.
    PSU
    EVGA 850 silver
    Case
    Phantek
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M575 trackball
    Internet Speed
    Varies between 20 and 400 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Plain ordinary PC.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 7740 Precision
    CPU
    I9-9880
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 4K and Dell 2405 as needed. Uses Dell 3014 in RV when traveling.
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 2560x1600 with connected to 3014
    Hard Drives
    Nothing spinning, 4, 1TB NVME SSD internal.
    PSU
    Dell 240W
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 wireless trackball
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Depends on how fast the hotspot is wherever I am.
    Browser
    firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender...
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    Just an ordinary laptop for doing image processing and presentation.

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After all the recommendations, I went back and looked at Irfanview and Faststone. I like Irfanview for some things, but once I decided to really dig into Faststone, and eventually got almost all the things I want to work working...

The ONLY problem I still have with Faststone is on Windows 11 - in the folder pane, the text is a very pale grey that's almost unreadable against the white background. On my Windows 10 system the text is black. I haven't been able to find a way to make the text black - I've asked in their forum.

I'm going to pull down and install some of the other suggested tools, but at least I now have Faststone configured so it'll do a decent job.

Thanks again!


Try enabling (in Windows), "Smooth edges of screen fonts", if you haven't already.
All my text in Windows looked anorexic, until I did that.
Settings > System > About > Advanced system settings

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.1194 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4201)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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All that stuff is turned on. It's not that it's anorexic, it's not black - it's light grey. I can't find anything in Faststone to change that color.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i9-12900 overclocked just a touch
    Motherboard
    MSI Tomahawk
    Memory
    64 GB DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD 5700XT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 3818 & Dell 2407 on the desktop, Dell 2405 on the laptop, Dell 3014 in the RV for traveling.
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1600
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD for O/S, 4TB for non-image stuff, 8TB SSD for images, 8TB spinning platters for backups.
    PSU
    EVGA 850 silver
    Case
    Phantek
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M575 trackball
    Internet Speed
    Varies between 20 and 400 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Plain ordinary PC.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 7740 Precision
    CPU
    I9-9880
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" 4K and Dell 2405 as needed. Uses Dell 3014 in RV when traveling.
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160, 2560x1600 with connected to 3014
    Hard Drives
    Nothing spinning, 4, 1TB NVME SSD internal.
    PSU
    Dell 240W
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 wireless trackball
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Depends on how fast the hotspot is wherever I am.
    Browser
    firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender...
    Other Info
    Just an ordinary laptop for doing image processing and presentation.

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