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Zer Netmouse
August 31st, 2005
06:33 pm

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Just trying to flip through the pictures from our trip...
back in the day, windows came with a perfectly fine picture viewer. okay, it did have the annoying habit of automatically saving the changes to the file if you rotated an image, but it at least scanned through them in chronological/numerical/alphabetical order in the folder and would even do a slideshow if you wanted. my work laptop comes with something called "Jasc Paint Shop photo album"... are they showing the pictures in random order in order to get me to upgrade to an edition that does something sane? Gaa!

At least it asks for confirmation that you want to save changes if you rotate an image, but - Gaa!

Is there a sane picture viewer out there? anyone?

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From:dd_b
Date:August 31st, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
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IrfanView, free, has slideshow mode, has thumbnail mode, even has some editing (including lossless rotation).
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From:netmouse
Date:September 2nd, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
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thanks! I grabbed a copy and the plugins and it definietly seems like what I wanted.
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From:mjwise
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Seconded, a pleased IrfanView user here for years. The best I've ever found by a large margin.
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From:scottij
Date:August 31st, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
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If you're willing to pay a little money, Adobe Photoshop Album is fantastic for about $35 or $40. Comes with a decent color/exposure fixer, red eye remover, and album organizer. The best part is you can create tags (like "Maine trip 2005") and drag and drop them on pictures. Then later you can click on one or more tags, and it will pull up only those pictures that have the set of tags you clicked on. This has been a tremendous help to us in organizing our digital pictures.
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From:talyen
Date:September 1st, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
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Windows still comes with the picture-viewer - you just have to change your file associations. The windows picture viewer is called "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer."

Good luck.
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