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  1. #1


    Frustrated Guest

    Multiple instances

    Hi,
    Just got Windows Vista 2 days ago. Overall my experience has been
    pleasureable except for the "windows photo gallery". Every time I open an
    image file a new instance of Photo Gallery opens. This probably wouldn't be a
    bad thing if I were doing photo editing or websites, but I'm viewing hundreds
    if not thousands of pictures a day. I have to manually close out each and
    every instance. THIS SUCKS! How do I "turn off" multiple instances or
    re-install Windows Picture and Fax Viewer? Is there a comperable program that
    either doesn't have this quirk or has an option to alternate?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Dale Guest

    Re: Multiple instances

    There's an image editor that is part of Office 2003 called the Microsoft
    Office Picture Manager that works great for that. It has several views you
    can use including a thumbnail or a thumbnail with a larger size of the
    selected image. If you open one file in a folder, you can, from the same
    application instance, view all files in the folder.

    It doesn't appear to be included with Office 2007 because my installation
    did not replace the Office 2003 version with a 2007 look and feel version.
    At least the 2007 installation didn't eliminate that as it did the Office
    File Viewer or whatever the printer thing in 2003 was.


    HTH,

    Dale

    "Frustrated" <Frustrated@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:97082248-E68E-4EB8-BC15-7FF27F6E8C4D@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > Just got Windows Vista 2 days ago. Overall my experience has been
    > pleasureable except for the "windows photo gallery". Every time I open an
    > image file a new instance of Photo Gallery opens. This probably wouldn't
    > be a
    > bad thing if I were doing photo editing or websites, but I'm viewing
    > hundreds
    > if not thousands of pictures a day. I have to manually close out each and
    > every instance. THIS SUCKS! How do I "turn off" multiple instances or
    > re-install Windows Picture and Fax Viewer? Is there a comperable program
    > that
    > either doesn't have this quirk or has an option to alternate?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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