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Windows Photo Gallery No Thumbnails

Question: Windows Photo Gallery No Thumbnails

Hi. All thumbnails for pics on windows folders have recently disappeared. I have double checked all folder and performance settings and tried repairing Windows photo gallery, deleting thumbnails cache, restoring pc to previous state, changing file associations etc etc. No joy.

When I open the pictures folder, thumbnails appear briefly and then quickly revert to icons. "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is definitely unchecked.

I have successfully installed another picture browser which works fine when I work through it directly, unfortunately I still need thumbnails on the standard windows folders for selecting & uploading pics online, which is an important part of my business.

Anyone any suggestions? I have already tried all the suggestions for similar problems I have found on the forums but nothing so far has made any difference.

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Answer: Windows Photo Gallery No Thumbnails

Welcome
Maybe, you should check to see if they are properly turned on
Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

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I have rebuilt my windows live photo gallery multiple times. Following these instructions:

Windows Live Photo Gallery freezes or does not start

Why do my thumbnails go away!!! I didn't use CCleaner or anything that would delete temporary files, to my knowledge. Very frustrating... This has been an ongoing problem for years.

I am on Windows 7, but also happened to me on Vista.

Thanks for you help!

Answer:Why doesn't Windows Live Photo Gallery Save my Thumbnails! It Drives me crazy!!!?

Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi, I am runnning Vista Home on my system. On C drive is Windows Photo Gallery and when I downloaded W Live Mail, Live Photo Gallery came along as well onto C drive. Prior to this, as a back-up I had installed Picasa on drive H. So, in effect I have three lots of photos on my system. I was wanting to get rid of W Photo Gallery but when I tried deleting just one photo, it also deleted the same photo in Live Gallery and Picasa. How can I keep W Live Gallery and Picasa but delete W Photo Gallery. Any help / assistance appreciated. Peter

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery & Live Photo Gallery problem

You don't have three lots of photos, only links to the originals, which I'm guessing are in "My Pictures"

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I just installed Vista x64 and don't know what the difference between the "Windows Photo Gallery" that comes with Vista and the "Windows Live Photo Gallery" I can download. Is the download a newer version? Should I install it or just use the one that came with vista?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Photo Gallery vs. Windows Live Photo Gallery?

Hi TheGreatGazoo,

Welcome to the forum.

It really just depends on what features are more useful to you. It seems that Windows Live Photo Gallery will work seamlessly with Live Spaces.

You can compare the features from the two at these links to see which one you like better.


Windows Photo Gallery:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/photogallery.mspx


Windows Live Photo Gallery:
http://get.live.com/photogallery/features


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop. Fairly new to computers, but in the last 2 years I have loaded photos from a digital camera, and also from a scanner. I have successfully emailed some of them. Yesterday, when trying to get the full knowledge about how to use the Photo Gallery, I realised that I have Windows Photo Gallery, and also Windows Live Photo Gallery installed. It seems that both can be used without any problem. However, when I have been in 'Live Gallery' a message will appear that '.... Live Gallery has stopped working.' followed by a prompt- should I report this to help with a repair, which I always do;then another prompt to close the programme. Next time I use Live Gallery everything is fine, then eventually the same prompts again appear.
Am I doing something incorrectly ? From what I have gathered trawling around here, the Live Gallery has extra features not found in Photo Gallery.
Thanks for any forthcoming simple guidance and explanations.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery & Windows Live Photo Gallery.

Since Windows Live is an internet connected program, I'm wondering if you're just getting the same error message I get several times a day with Internet Explorer. Lately, IE has been recovering on it's own rather than saying it has to shut down.
I assume you have SP2 installed since that is required.

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I've got myself a real pickle. First of all, does this look like the correct location [thread] for the Pictures Files;

The problem I have, is that none of my Pictures Files will open in Windows Live Photo Gallery, or even Windows Photo Gallery for that matter, because, as I am told by these windows, 'a' Folder is hidden. Here's the info I get;

How the heck do I get myself out of this mess? All my Picture Files are there, it's just that I cannot access WL Photo Gallery, to do any editing etc.

I also suspect that something isn't quite right with my Folder set-up here;

Any advice appreciated to assist me to clean-up my act

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I have a large number of photos on my Vista PC, and use Windows Photo Gallery. The view tab lets me change to "List". This list could be very useful, but how can I print it out, or cut & paste it?
Glen

Answer:Printing a photo index from Windows Photo Gallery

You could allways 'print screen' and paste into a word processing program.
(button on top row of keyboard next to F12)

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When opening any image file in Windows Live Photo Gallery or Windows Photo Viewer, I get an unknown error. Windows live photo gallery isn't listed in the start menu, I have to browse to a photo and open it. I have tried uninstalling it but I get multiple unknown errors.
 

Answer:Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Photo Viewer Error

Hope that this fix from Microsoft can solve your issue.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...-picture/3bf88c8d-7812-48cf-aff5-b9ad73c91f3d
 

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I need Window's Live Photo gallery to automatically import photo from my canon 60D on Windows 8. It did it on windows 7 and every other OS. I have to manually open Phote Gallery and then click on the import button.

At the very least I want to create some kind of shortcut to do this

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Does it matter if I set Windows Live Photo Gallery as the Current Default, instead of Windows Photo Viewer ?
example : ico

Related question :
Why is Windows Live Photo Gallery not in the Default Programs list under Set Your Default Programs window ?

I Know I can use the " Associate a file type ... " to set the program I want as the Current Default, but that is not the point.

Thank you.

Answer:Windows Live Photo Gallery vs Windows Photo Viewer

Strange... Windows Live Photo Gallery shows in the default programs on my system, in the "Set your default programs" section. I can then click on it and set it to use all of its defaults.

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I recently just upgraded my laptop and I am so upset to see that Windows 10 does not have the Windows Photo Viewer or the Windows Live Photo Gallery- these two programs offer ways of printing photos (such as printing 2 4x6 or 5x7 pics on one page) and simple/quick one click enhancement features that I cannot find anywhere else! The Microsoft photo viewer that came with the PC is useless - it has no options or features! Help please or suggestions!!!!

Answer:Any way to get the Windows Photo Viewer & Windows Live Photo Gallery?

Yeah the default app isn't great. The old photo viewer can be enabled if you did an upgrade from 7 I believe. I think those with a clean install of 10 are bang out of luck though. I'm sure Brink posted a tutorial on how to do it but I'll need to dig around

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I recently purchased a new laptop (Dell Inspirion 17 5000 series) and I am so upset to see that Windows 10 does not have the Windows Photo Viewer or the Windows Live Photo Gallery- these two programs offer ways of printing photos (such as printing 2 4x6 or 5x7 pics on one page) and simple/quick one click enhancement features that I cannot find anywhere else! The Microsoft photo viewer that came with the PC is useless - it has no options or features! Help please or suggestions!!!!

Answer:Any way to get the Windows Photo Viewer & Windows Live Photo Gallery?

Yeah the default app isn't great. The old photo viewer can be enabled if you did an upgrade from 7 I believe. I think those with a clean install of 10 are bang out of luck though. I'm sure Brink posted a tutorial on how to do it but I'll need to dig around

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I have Visa 64 bit with Photo Gallery. I have read that Live Photo Gallery has some nifty features and may also prohibit the duplicates when importing. If I download Live Photo Gallery, what happens to Photo Gallery? Do I need or keep both on my PC?

Answer:Photo Gallery vs Live Photo Gallery

Can't answer your question, but just wanted to let you know that if you have MS Office, you also have Microsoft Office Picture Manager on your system, and it's a GREAT photo viewing and editing app.

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How do I stop windows photo gallery from adding duplicate pictures into the gallery. In windows xp, xp would automatically detect duplicate and ask if you wanted to add it or not. So simple and easy. So now why is vista so anal about it. It there a way to manually go in the program and set so it does not add duplicates. Thanks for the help.

Answer:windows photo gallery

File..options...delete originals. choose time limit.

Quite simple really.

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The windows photo gallery on Vista Premium will not work it says there is a problem in the viewerdll;. I have tried to Delete the program but a message says there is another user so I asadministrator must get permisssion? who from?As I am the only person to use my computer Iwould like to know who they are meaning other users. I wouldn't mind but I do not want this program as I use MGI PHOTOSUITE for my photo's but this windows photo gallery has made itself DEFAULT so all my photo's are declared curupt.Please Help me . longjohn74.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery - Help!

What if you right click on an image and select open with then choose the program Ie mgi then tick the box open all this type with this program .Note you would have to do it once for each type of file say jpeg / bitmap whatever then it will be the default .least it would in XP

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I have an HP Pavillion a1700n. 250 GB HD, 1024 MB memory, 3800 AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual core. Vista operating program. PROBLEM: When I try to run personal videos that i download off my camcorder it pauses and starts continuously. I run it on Quicktime. 

Answer:windows photo gallery

How many other programs are on in the System tray area when doing this ? ?Try turning off any you don't need.Another 1G stick of RAM wouldn't hurt and it's relatively cheap right now...

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Why can I only print an A4 photo in HP Photo Essential & Sony PMB but in Windows Photo Gallery I can have photos in any size. In both, I select the photo and in options select the size e.g.: 4x6 paper etc but although it indicates printing nothing appears. It does not make sense to me? I hope there is someone out there who can help.If the settings are ok in WP Gallery should it not follow the same for HP Photo Essential and PMB and print all sizes other than A4. I run Vista Home Premium & my printer is a HP Photosmart 26100 all in one. I look forward to someone telling me where I am going wrong and how to sort Thank you

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

Maybe you need to be select the size of the print from within your HP Photosmart Printer settings. That is what I would try - I may be wrong of course.

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Greetings!

Quick question! How do you import photos into windows photo gallery that are on disk? It won't let you add them if they're already in the Pictures folder. And if import them from outside pictures folder it just includes that outside folder.

The help is hideous for this app! If somebody has a hot idea could you please share it with me??

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Need a little help with Windows Photo Gallery

I'm sorry but I don't fully understand your problem. From what I'm understanding, you are trying to copy pictures from a cd to your Pictures folder but it will not let you because there are already files in there with the same name? In that case, a prompt will show up and ask if you want to keep the originals, replace the files, or change the name of the new files you are importing. If they are not the same pictures but do have the same name, choose the third option that will let you keep all the files but it will simply change the files' names.

Hope I was of some help.

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When I insert the SD card from my camera into the card slot of my old Windows XP PC a very useful explorer window comes up offering me the alternative of importing pictures and videos using windows Live photogallery or viewing pictures using window live photo gallery. However when I put the camera memory card into my Laptop, upgraded to Windows 7, no explorer window comes up How do I make this happenThanks

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

Go to - Control Panel - Autoplay - Pictures - change to "Open Folder to View Files using Windows Explorer" - click SAVE.

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In Windows Photo Gallery when I want to copy to a folder in Pictures I always end up with a duplicate in the Gallery is there a way to avoid this?

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

Hello Mich,

Can you also please provide us the exact steps on how you copy/edit the photos? Do you do the same for the duplicated photos? You may refer to the following articles and try the suggestions mentioned:

How to Prevent Duplicate Photo Downloads My photos keep duplicating themselves
Hope this helps!

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Hi,

I have a HP Compaq 6720s Lap Top computer with Vista, recently, I noticed that several of my programs, i.e, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker as well as Windows Media Player are not functioning correctly. With Windows Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, I received the following error message everytime I try to access the program-- This application has failed to start because d3d9.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

I have gone to several website and have downloaded suggested fixes and still can not access these programs. I'm not sure if this has compounded the problems and now I can't watch any videos or pull up my pictures on my computer. I have two disks that were provided with the purchase of the computer 1- Application and Driver Recovery DVD For Windows Vista and 2- Operating System DVD for Windows Vista Business. I don't want to have to do a total re-installation to get these programs going again, but would appreciate any assistance.

Thanks in Advance.
 

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When I open a folder of pictures and plan on viewing it with Windows photo Gallery, instead of it going straight to the picture, it goes to the Window Gallery with all the pictures that is in the computer. I just want to view that only picture not anything else. Can someone help me? Thank you!

Answer:Need help with Windows Photo Gallery

I think this is what you mean. Double click on the one picture you want to open. If it opens in the wrong program, come back here.

Richard

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When I double click on a jpg file in Explore it comes up in Windows Photo Gallery - which is what I want.

But when I double click on a gif file it always opens Windows Photo Gallery in thumbnail view and not even in the directory I'm using.

How can I change it so that it just shows me the gif image I've clicked? There don't seem to be any settings to change - and why does it do one thing for jpg's and another for gifs?

I don't want to change file associations to another application as it's very quick for viewing files full screen and I can then subsequently open them easily in Photoshop or whatever if I need to.

Answer:Windows photo gallery

Change the .gif file association to Internet Explorer. That's where they should be displayed. It will show the animation.

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I have recently purchased i new laptop with built in Vista which includes Windows Photo Gallery.

When I double-click on an image (whether it be .JPG or .GIF) it opens up the whole of windows photo gallery and not the picture that i choose

However, when i right click on the picture and left click on 'preview', it comes straight up with the picture.

Is there a way i can get it to preview the photo by default when i double click on the image?

Many Thanks, Andy, Guildford.
 

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery Help

a good viewer i use is faststone image viewer. when you click on a image to open it opens it in full screen. a
http://www.faststone.org/
 

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When I turn on my computer it always starts me out with this install windows photo gallery and then it asks for a cd to be inserted. How do I get rid of this from my computer?
 

Answer:Windows photo gallery

You can check in your startup folder. The installer might be in there so everytime you restart your computer it asks for it. Simply delete the file that calls the installer.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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hi - i recently had a crash with my computer. i took it to get repaired by geek squad but the idiot removed all the photos from my gallery. now i'm re-importing those same photos and there is a default setting that makes them ALL come out the same size and not the true size of the image in my camera. i cannot figure out how to change the "pixels" default setting so the images come out their natural true self. can you help me?

thanks!

Answer:windows photo gallery help

Quote:





Originally Posted by HeidiBittman


there is a default setting that makes them ALL come out the same size and not the true size of the image in my camera.




I'm not sure what you mean by that, can you explain? Are you referring to the size of the pictures when you view them in Windows Photo Viewer? If so, there's a button on the bottom of the viewer to switch between actual size and making the image fit on your screen.

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How do I pick and choose photos which show up? Photos automatically show up some of which I dont want (because I share the cpu) and some I do.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

If you are talking about the photos in the screen saver, have photos selected as the screen saver then click the settings button and you can see: Use pictures and videos from:

and it lets you browse to the folder. Put the photos you want in screen saver in that folder.

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Hello,
I am using the Ultimate version and for sometime now, I have been without Windows Photo Gallery. I believe it occurred when I installed Windows Photo Gallery Live (mistake?). My problem is not a serious one, but more of an annoyance. I am unable to "Preview" a single photo by using my context menu (right-click). Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can resolve this problem?
Any and all ideas are welcome!

Thanks in advance,
Jake
 

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Recently we got a new camera (Canon Powershot SX10 IS) Previously we had a Canon IS3. With the new camera when I import from the camera to the computer it will only import my pictures and not my video (while before with the old camera it would import both my video and my pictures) There is no problem on my husband's computer (windows xp) both are important with the new camera.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

Add: it tells me it is importing and it copies to my hard drive but can not view in Gallery???

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I use to be able to click on a picture and it would open in Windows Photo Gallery. .just the one picture.. now when I click on a picture I get every dang picture I have showing in a gallery that I have to click on to get to open the way it use too .. just the single picture.. what can I do to get this to do this again please
 

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My computer received a virus, which was caught by Windows Defender. As a result, some files in both my C: and J: (external hard drive) were quarantined / deleted. I got my C: working again via a diagnostic/fix disk, but my J; was no longer registering on my Windows Explorer and every time I tried to reboot it froze up my computer.

Long story short, I have been told J: may be recoverable via a data specialist (in a clean room) at a very high cost ($800-$1200). Not much of value on the drive (from what I recall), but there is about 1 year worth of photos.

I've noticed that my Windows Photo Gallery has the images saved, but only as Read Only and I cannot copy or move them because the file path was to my J: drive. Any idea how I can transfer the photos back to my C: for safe keeping?

Thanks in advance...

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

A little know feature of Vista is shadow copies. You can recover personal documents etc from an earlier time with an image that is created in restore points.
Download this software and see if it can help
ShadowExplorer.com - About

If you are not successful, try recuva, which may prove to be beneficial.
Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

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Hey all, I currently use Windows Photo Gallery to view all my photos and exif data...

I'm wondering if theirs anyway for the program to always display the exif data from simply just opening the photo...

Currently I have to right click then go to properties for every photo....
 

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Hi,I am running Windows Vista and am experiencing a problem when an image is zoomed (or just viewed at fill size) in the Photo Gallery. The image turns black and white, shifts on the screen and distorts. If I then drag the image (i.e. pan around) it looks fine again, but after a few seconds when I let go, it can just mess up again.I have posted a link to a screenshot of the effect below.click hereIf anyone knows how or why this is happening, or knows a solution I would be very grateful.

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I had a problem with a user who was trying to open jpegs using Windows Photo Gallery. The application would open, but the photo wouldn't display. I discovered that if I selected Preview the photo would open; but simply double clicking didn't work.

To fix it I went into Default Programs and set Windows Photo Gallery as the default program for pictures. After that it worked fine.

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Why do I lose all pictures in Gallery when I trash desktop folder? How do I clear desktop?
 

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

It's not clear what you're doing.
What do you mean by "Trash desktop folder"?
I don't understand "Clear desktop" either.
 

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The boss of the house wants her desktop upgraded to Win 10. I know Win 10 has a Photo progrram, but the boss is very adamant about staying with Photo Gallery. Tried her pics on the my laptop with Win 10 Photo program, what a big mess I made. Are there any problems with keeping Photo Gallery on Win 10? Will in the dog house and couch sleeping if I mess up her sysytem. Any advice would be appreciated.

Whizzer
 

Answer:Photo Gallery on Windows 10?

I remember it is packed up with Movie Maker installation package. Not very sure but you can still have a try.

Or go check the link then.
Photo Gallery - Microsoft Windows
 

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I had one photo on my desktop that I imported into Windows Photo Gallery and now it imports every picture in every folder that is placed on the desktop. How do I stop this?

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I have a problem and that is that when I zoom into a picture, a quater of the photo gallery scean turns black and the picture turns black and white. usually, I would get the program out of this state by moving the picture around when it was zoomed in. Lately, photo gallery has been loading picture so that they start off in this black and white state and I can't get out of it.
 

Answer:windows photo gallery

Try and go to another imaging program and zoom in and if nothing happens then i think it might be a problem with you windows photo gallery. To fix it, uninstall windows photo gallery and then go to Microsoft's website and install it again.
 

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when I try to put a still shot into photo gallery {from home video} it does not appear there it goes to desktop instead. how do I do i get it to appear in photo gallery? and windows photo gallery will not open the still shot. I am running vista 64 bit home. Any suggestions please email me at:

[email protected]
 

Answer:windows photo gallery

Hi

What file format is the still shot from the video taken in? (right click it and properties and type of file should mention the extention it uses, like .jpg, .gif etc)

What version of Photo Gallery are you using, latest is Windows Live Photo Gallery 2009 Build 14.0.8064.206 and can be found when in Photo Gallery clicking the down arrow by help icon, then about photo gallery.

If you click File > Import from Scanner or Camera, does that let you import the image?
Does this image open with MS Paint?
 

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Hello everyone,

This is all very new to me, so I apologise If I come across as being a bit dim when it comes to computers.

My pc is Vista Home Premium 32bit and I have Canon Digital Photo Professional on it, which I constantly work with. I also have Windows photo Gallery which I am not very keen on at all. My question is: Can I delete WPG from my computer? I want to have a good clean up and I find that if I delete a photo from WPG it also deletes the same one from my Canon folders. If it is not possible to delete wpg then am I able to turn it off?

The other problem that I have is when I send photos to my mum. She saves them from email (all I know is that she saves as jpeg) but when she goes into her Windows Photo Gallery, it is opening my photos as thumbnails. So for some reason her computer is squashing the photos down. Whenever I send photos to other people, there isnt a problem.

I hope my post make sence and if anybody needs any more information I will try to find it. As I say I'm a bit dim when it comes to computers

Regards
Maisey

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery help

First of all Unfortunately you cannot uninstall Windows Photo Gallery because it is Part of Vista and it is very hard to do so and even then you may get errors and Possibly Blue Screens.

And can I ask how is your Mum saving the Pictures has she tried saving them as Bitmap instead of jpeg?

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section , move it if needed.

Today I was trying to move the "windows photo gallery" icon from my start menu thing , to my desktop. Which didn't work. It removed it from the start bar thing , erased it from the "start search" & the only way i can get to it is if i go through 'help & support".
can anyone help me get it back ?

please & thanks.

i actually figured this out after a long , long time.
thanks anyway(:

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery.

Hi Nia. If you sort out a problem, it is a good idea to post how you did this in order to help someone who may be experiencing the same thing. Good on you for sorting it though.

To put an icon on your Start menu, click Start/All Programs, right click on the program you want and click 'Pin to Start Menu'
To put an icon on your Desktop, right click on the program and click on 'Send To' Desktop (create shortcut)'.

Cheers

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Hi all, I was just playing with opening programs to see what was in them and tried to open the above program, I was then informed that DEP was closing it down. The 'help box' opened and I followed the instructions to turn off DEP for Windows Photo Gallery but it informs me that I can't because it has to run with DEP enabled. If I go to 'pictures' and then 'sample pictures' in my 'User' folder the same pictures are there, that are in the Photo Gallery and they open OK. Any suggestions please? P.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery and DEP

I've noticed this as well. It was a 'bug' during the beta testing and it's still a bug in Vista RTM and also Server 2008 beta.Perhaps it's our equipment?

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Hi there,

I just recently did a format and reinstall of Vista 64 Ultimate and i've been having a problem with windows photo gallery. If theres a bunch of new pictures on my desktop and i go to click on one it will take around 30secs to load and and when it loads it will just freeze until it loads the others.

I've never had this problem before and it only seems to happen on my desktop. If i view a new image on my other hard drives they load instantly, it just seems to happen on my windows drive.

Anyone know what causes this to happen?.

EDIT: I tried windows live photo gallery and that works fine, but i would like to have the original working as well.

Any help is much appreciated, thanks.

Answer:windows photo gallery

What else do you have on your desktop? Any really large files, or executables?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8450 Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 3965 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599103 MB, Free - 555276 MB; D: Total - 11374 MB, Free - 1522 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA3, 3.02, MS1C86R62108710
Antivirus: Kaspersky I

Hello and thank you for allowing me to ask a question, which is when I go into the photo gallery and click a picture to blow it up to full-screen the hour glass comes on and stays on then if I try and go back to the thumbnails the screen will turn to a white fog, you can still see through it but then in the upper left hand corner it says photo gallery not responding and then the computer freeze's and the only way to get control of it is to turn it off and back on. I have done a sfc /scannow which is what a friend told me to do and showed me how, I have done a disk check, defrag, I have ran a complete virus scan through Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and it comes back fine also, I dont know where or how to find out what is wrong with the photo gallery, does anyone have any ideas that I can try, oh and since I got the computer from HP all the programs came allready on the system and I only have the recovery disc's and not the full programs.

Thank You
Tom
 

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My computer has changed the way it opens pictures in Windows Photo Gallery, and I need help fixing it. Previously when I clicked on a picture, it would open already maximized in Windows Photo Gallery. Now, when I click on a picture, it opens up Windows Photo Gallery and I have to click on the image to make it open maximized. I had this trouble in the past and was able to fix it, but I can't remember what I did. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, 32-bit, running Windows Vista Home Premium. 1.60 GHz, 2038 mb. I would appreciate any help that I can get, I tried doing a search on this forum, but all I come up with is fatal errors.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery help

Hello taylorsmommie, my name is Rick and I work with the Windows Outreach Team. I have been looking into your issue and am not quite sure what the trouble is. The first thing I would do is to check and make sure that Windows Photo Gallery is your default image viewer. Start/Control Panel/Default Programs/Set Default Programs/Windows Photo Gallery. Click photo Gallery and set it as your default image viewer. From my experience when you open Photo Gallery and click on an image it opens the image centered in the window and if you have a scroll wheel on your mouse simply scrolling zooms in or out on the image. In addition the size of the image you are opening makes a difference as well. If the image is small and much less than the window than it will open centered, if the image is larger than the window it should open optimized to fit, thus filling the window. Let me know if any of those tips help out, if they don?t I can try something else to help.
Rick, Windows Outreach Team

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How can i delete the history of windows photo gallery (thumbnails) without loosing the photo

Answer:windows photo gallery

You can't remove photos from windows gallery without them being deleted from the PC. It works the same as the new Libraries. You can remove a folder without it being deleted from the PC but not sub folders or single images. To remove a single image you'd need to create a new folder then cut and paste the image from the original folder ( that windows photo gallery associates with) TO THE NEW FOLDER that windows gallery isn't associated with. It will then dissappear from windows photo gallery and your image will be in the New Folder.
Have a look under Remove a Folder from Photo Gallery.
Try moving (cut and paste) a single photo to a new folder then it will dissappear in gallery. Don't associate the new folder with it. If you do happen to delete a photo it should be in the recycle bin. That's neither here or there, though, as you have backed up all your photos?
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Whenever I try to use this program I get the message "Windows Photo Gallery has shut down" within seconds. It calls the problem APPCRASH. Can anyone help me out of this hole ?Peter

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

Navigate your way to this Microsoft forum - some way down the page a Dave G seems to have a solution to your problemclick here

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Just had one of those moments when a problem appears out of nowhere for some unfathomable reason.I have my photos stored and organised in the Picture folders and have a short cut to Pictures.So normally - click short cut - open a folder within Pictures and open an image which opens in windows gallery.This normally works with jpg, tiff and raw (Nikon raw codec installed)But after a year of working like this suddenly if I clk to open a Tiff I am taken to all the pictures on the PC in Windows Gallery itself where I then have to search for the photo again and clk to open it from there.(which it does)NEF & jpg still open straight from the picture folder?Any ideas please assuming you can see what I am trying to say.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

First 'line-of-defence' System Restore back to when it worked properly.

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Hi, whenever i've wanted to view a picture on Vista, i've simply gone to the Pictures folder and double clicked on an image to get a (full screen) preview of just that image, but since i reinstalled Vista yesterday, when i double click on a picture file it takes me to Windows Photo Gallery where all my pics are, then i have to right click and select Preview, all i want is a preview with a double click (like it is on XP)(and it was on vista). Is there any way to change it so it doesn't go to the gallery it just gives a preview with a double click.

Hope this isn't too confusing
 

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

I'm wondering why you re-installed Vista?

Have your pix become read-only files?
 

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Not sure which forum to use, but the problem is deleting photos from the above. Unfortunately, the only time I did it, I was blown away by the fact that whatever I deleted from the Gallery was also deleted from my hard drive regardless of where I had saved it. Fortunately I had some pix saved on a cd. This just seems crazy to have all that hard drive space taken up by photos I don't need to be in the Gallery. Help!

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I used my USB cable to hook my camera to my computer so I could download pictures (into Windows Photo Gallery), just like I've done a hundred times.

Only this time no windows popped up to allow me to create a folder, etc. If I go to Windows Photo Gallery, on top under "All Pictures" the pictures that were on my camera appear there. But why wasn't I able to create a folder and download these pictures into that specific folder? As I said, I didn't get any pop-up windows at all -- nothing.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

Try opening autoplay and set it to ask you what you want to do when you plug your camera in.

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I not sure I am in the right forum, here goes anyway. I use widows photo gallery for all my pictures, I find it to be user friendly and pretty easy. I have a problem with it adding duplicate pictures. I just spent almost an hour deleting one by one all the duplicate pictures it had listed. How can I set it up to where it does not add duplicates. On my other machine that I just upgraded from Me to Xp, it will automatically ask you if you want to accept any or all of duplicate pictures. That is such a great feature. Why would Microsoft leave that off in Vista? Any way can some one please help me with this...it is a pain in the ass to hand delete every duplicate picture....thanks for the help...

Answer:windows photo gallery

Open Gallery...click FILE....OPTIONS.... DELETE ORIGINALS..allows to select a time scale for delete.
(In case you change your mind)

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I just switched to Windows 10 and there seem to be problems now with Windows Photo Gallery.  If I have to re-install Photo Gallery, I'm afraid I'll lose my thousands of pictures.  It won't let me rename photos like it did in Windows 7, stating
error code 0x80070057.  Please tell me what I need to do.

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This is a part of the explorer shell right? I don't know if this should be in the graphic/photo editing forum so I put it here... the error also happens in windws photo screensaver if there are any videos in the folders.HardwareI am running on a Dell Vostro 1500 Laptop w/ Vista Business SP1 32Bit, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600M GT (256MB), 250GB HDD, with a page file set manually to 9GB or so.... So there should be no memory problems am I right? Vista Flys like a sonic jet on this machine-I have a Fujifilm 8.2MP camera and all of my photos open quickly and slide transitions are great in photo gallery and in the slide shows, whether from SD card or on the Hard Disk. The camera also records video in AVI format at ~70MB for 1 minute (640x480) and as you can tell it is VERY uncompressed lol.The ProblemWhen viewing and browsing through images normally, there are NO PROBLEMS until I encounter a video. It takes a long time to load the video and it will play normally most of the time. Sometimes it is snappy and plays straight away with no hastles. The big problem is a lock up when trying to view the video, either moving past it or actually playing it, and when viewing in slide show mode it almost ALWAYS freezes. Sometimes an error message comes up in a white background "you have insufficient memory to view this video, please free up memory by closing running programs...." or something very similar, but only ever freezes in slide show mode.I have run ... Read more

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery

Well try run chkdsk/f in Run.. , if dont help try: http://forums.techarena.in/vista-music-video/899462.htm ,but if it crashing with error message post it please..+send it to Microsoft servers..Of course it may dont show video,if you have damaged/old codecs..Oh yes, its very strange that you have 32-bit Windows and you can acess 4GB RAM

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Hi I have windows 8.1 have downloaded the windows essentials 2012 for mainly photo gallery however everytime it opens I click on anything comes up with Photo Gallery has stopped working. A box appears and windows photo gallery closes . I have tried to
uninstall and reinstall but this makes no difference. Hope you can help

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Hello, i have just upgraded my pc to win7Ultimate and i absolutely love it but i would l like to have vista's windows photo gallery. I have the files but i dont know how to install it. can someone give me direction.(NOT windows live.....i have that).

HP Pavilion dv9627cl notebook
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit upgraded to Win7Ultimate64bit
2g RAM 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400
200gb(120&80) Memory upgraded to 580GB(2 drives 500 & 80)
AMD Turion 64x2 processors 1.9GHz
17" widescreen high definition monitor
NVIDIA graphics

Answer:Windows photo gallery Install

Hi, i do not think you can reinstate the Windows Photo Gallery from Vista...Otherwise take a quick look at the tutorials index section of the SevenForums:
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index

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Hi Everyone , seem to have lost ability to edit , resize etc . The single image edit view is no longer there . How do I get it back ? Would appreciate any advice.


Thanks

Nick

Answer:WINDOWS PHOTO GALLERY . THERES SOMETHING WRONG .

In Thumbnail or Tile view, double-click the image you wish to edit.

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I just put in a new GTX 295 video card and 4 gigs of ram. Now my windows photo gallery keeps crashing. It was fine before the new hardware.

Any ideas? I have not d/l any new codecs or anything like that.

I am running Vista x32.

Thanks

Nit
 

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When editing a picture, I keep getting this message: "changes to this picture can't be saved because Photo Gallery has experienced a problem." I've tried various things I've found online (as apparently others have experienced this too), but none of the ideas helped. Here's the thing, it's worked for years until now. Last week I played around with my services, disabling some to speed up my computer and also played with my start-up menu. I have no idea what I changed, however. Could any particular service being disabled cause this problem? Thanks, and have a nice day.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery question

Hello Patch19, welcome to Vista Forums!



Let me get this straight, you made changes to "services" not knowing what you were doing and didn't create a restore point first and you have no idea what you changed.
See if doing a system restore to a point before you made the changes will sort it out, have a look at the tutorial at the link; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


How to Do a System Restore in Vista

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HI folks

How r ya? Ok so i have Windows Photo Gallery and Office 2010 (including MS Picture Manager 2010) installed in my laptop. Office 2010 has new feature to save documents directly as pdf format. Even Microsoft also introduced pdf Add-on for Office 2007 a while ago (probably for Offfice 2003 as well, not sure).

I completely understand that the purpose of Windows Photo Gallery, MS Office Picture Manager 2010 and Paint is to deal with pictures.

Now think this way that how easy or comfortable it would be for the people who wants to operate Scanner function of the printer without manufacturer's heavy user interface/software.

Does anyone knows if Microsoft has introduced/preparing to introduce any Add-on to save as pdf for Windows Photo Gallery, MS Office 2010 and Paint?

P.S.
I dont want to use external pdf creater software available under GPL, Unless the software don't have any interface and only gives an option to save file as pdf at the time of saving it.

If above-mentioned solution is available then;
It would be great if anyone can guide me through the process of extending add-on for pdf from Office 2010 to Windows Photo Gallery, MS Office Picture Manager 2010 and Paint!

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery (Add-on save as pdf)

Hi,

Do have "Adobe print to pdf" installed on your machine? If so just print directly to that & it will create the pdf file for you!

Here is a free alternative to the issue: -

FREE PDF Printer

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OK... I am a paralegal that does social security disability work. All SS files are now electronic. When we need exhibits in a file, SS sends the exhibits to us on a CD. This was fine when I used a computer with XP, as when I launched the CD, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer automatically came up adn I could view the documents I wanted to see. I now have a new computer with Vista Home Premium and can't seem to open the docs on the CDs.

I did a little research and it appears that Vista Home Premium is supposed to have Windows Photo Gallery Viewer on it, replacing Windows Picture and Fax Viewer. However, I do not find it on my computer.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery Viewer

It should be in your start menu, have you ran a search? You can go here and get the windows live photo gallery just choose photo gallery if you don't want the other software.

http://get.live.com/photogallery/overview

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Can anyone help
Had photo gallery installed since bought laptop ( hew Pack running Vista ) in 2007
Now upon clicking upon link, it will open and run for 30 secs then closes saying DEP has closed this program
I followed steps via help to unmark dep on this program but message says I cannot disable DEP on Windows photo gallery. Very frustrating as I cannot work on photos.
Please help in easy to understand steps. Thanks
 

Answer:DEP closing Windows Photo Gallery

hi i found this please read all http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/mi...02332-windows-photo-gallery-dep-shutdown.html
 

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Hi

When i run Windows photo gallery, i'm getting a empty alert box (doesnt show any message). I'm not able to view pictures using Windows Photo Gallery.

any idea??

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2310 @ 1.46GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142333 MB, Free - 72685 MB; D: Total - 10291 MB, Free - 3977 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, P-6301, 1234567, 1014776R739012F0KS00
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled The error message I am getting is as follows:The host "Mozilla Firefox" could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Subject "remove", Account;"pop3',server; ' mozilla firefox', Protocol: SMPT, Port; 25, Secure(SSL); no, Socket Error; 11001, Error number; 0x800ccc0d. "tasks" send 40 messages using 'pop3' status failed connections Local Area Network (LAN). I am trying to email photos from my Window Photo Gallery, which I used to be able to do. Now I get this message. Thanks for any help you can give me. Margaret
 

Answer:windows photo gallery email

Hi Margaret, and welcome to TSG.

Double check the account settings of your default e-mail client program. It appears that a mail server's URL or IP address got changed to "Mozilla Firefox" from what ever the correct setting has to be for your e-mail account.
 

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Suddenly can't view any pics on WLPG. All the folders are there and the photos are still on my PC. Tried uninstalling the programme and reinstalling. It comes back with all my folders listed as before but saying 'There are no photos or videos in photo gallery. Why not add some? To get started click file, and then click include a folder in the gallery' Tried that numerous times to no avail. Anyone got a clue please?

Answer:windows live photo gallery

Photo gallery can be a real pain at times. Try this Fixit from MS http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windowsphotoandslideshowdiag/en-us.
System Restore usyally does the trick for me.

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Hi,
Windows Photo Gallery for my Windows Vista Home Basic x32 bit SP 2, wont let me edit my pictures, every time I try it freezes. Please help, Thank you.
 

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When I start this it doesn't see the pictures in my picture folder.
I try and add that folder and it says its hidden or a system folder.
I am using the admin account. picasa found the pictures and
I can see the pictures in Media Center. Thanks for any help
 

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I'm running Vista 64 (SP2) and am having an issue with "Previewing" or opening graphic images in "Windows Photo Gallery". When Windows Explorer rests on a graphics image, the bottom pane of Explorer shows a thumbnail of the image along with some of the image's properties. This part still works but nothing much happens when I either click the image to open it or right-click it and select "Preview". Actually, something flashes briefly on the taskbar (file name and photo gallery icon) but not long enough to make out what it's saying.

I can change the "Opens with" to "Microsoft Office Picture Manager" and everything works ok but what is going on with "Windows Photo Gallery"? I've installed the Windows Live version of Windows Photo Gallery but that didn't change anything so I uninstalled it.

Windows Photo Gallery does start and run from the Start Menu but not from Windows Explorer (It looks like it wants to start but then immediately shuts down)

Maybe there's some way to uninstall and then reinstall Windows Photo Gallery?

Any ideas?

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery issue

Try SFC: System Files - SFC Command

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How to batch program Windows Photo Gallery (WLXPhotoGallery.exe)?
Call it's Slideshow and timing and endless repeat parameter.
From Autostart folder and from command line.

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Recently, I updated my Vista when my computer slowed down. Now, I can't open photographs with Photo Gallery (I can inconsistently see thumbnails) and I am not allowed to use pictures to create desktop backgrounds or anything. I have tried to find information on this, but all I find is complaints about yellow tinted pictures. Nothing I have found from Microsoft even references the problem much less has any suggested fixes.

Has anyone else had this problem and how did you fix it?

Answer:Desperately need help with Windows Photo Gallery

try looking for file system errors press windows key and R type CMD in the box that opens type sfc /scannow note the space before/
If it fails to run you need to run it as administrator
Start all programs accessories Command Prompt
If errors are found repeat the scan a couple of time

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I started a question - but somehow the answer has got lost ! !
My camera loads pictures into Windows Photo Gallery.
I would like to attach several pictures to email message
BUT
(1) the pictures are too large and I don't know how to reduce the size
(2) I cannot find how to send the reduced pictures to email attachment ( or flashpen )
How can I keep track of this query ? ?
[email protected]

Answer:Advice on Windows Photo Gallery

Firstly contact the Forum Editor and ask him to remove your email address as it is likely to attract spam.
In Photo Gallery on the Create Tab you should find an email icon. You can then chose a size and it will then open your email client. However you want to make several smaller. You can use resize on the edit tab which will make your photo much smaller and should save it with a name of the smaller size.
Do you have another photo editing program?

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Hi. Please help. I have windows photo gallery and I can not get it to work. It does nothing when I try to email pictures and when I imported some videos off of my camcorder i can't get them to come up, all i get is a hotair balloon picture. Please help anyone. I will take all the help i can get. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery issue

Originally Posted by eellio


Hi. Please help. I have windows photo gallery and I can not get it to work. It does nothing when I try to email pictures and when I imported some videos off of my camcorder i can't get them to come up, all i get is a hotair balloon picture. Please help anyone. I will take all the help i can get. Thank you in advance.




Hi eellio,

It's not a fix but you download Windows Live Photo Gallery. It has a little more options and it's free.

Explore Windows Live Photo Gallery

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I really don't know what happened. I went to access Windows Live Photo Gallery (WLPG) and got the message that it has stopped working. I ran sfc \scannow and it states that corrupt files were found and not all were able to be fixed, but I don't know how to open that log to see what it says.

I tried doing a System Restore back to the earliest date I had and that didn't work.

Can someone please help me with this?

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Best I can determine Windows Photo Gallery is part of Windows Essentials. But, I cannot remove Windows Essentials without removing Movie Maker which I use. So, how can I remove Photo Gallery and only Photo Gallery?

Answer:How do I remove Windows Photo Gallery?

It's simple. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. elect Windows Essentials and you can remove selected Essentials programs (including Photo Gallery) or repair the installation.

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I have many old pictures of my seven children.  I want to scan the pictures into the computer and put them on discs for each of the children.
When I tag their names will the program put a copy of that picture in the folder with the corresponding name?  Is there another
procedure I should follow to accomplish this.  Any help you can give me is appreciated.  

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Everytime I play a video or burn a disk I get a message:

WINDOWS INSTALLER - PLEASE WAIT WHILE WINDOWS CONFIGURES
PHOTOGALLERY.

THEN IT ASKS ME TO INSERT A DISK WITH THE PROGRAM PHOTO GALLERY ON IT.

I honestly do not know what program PhotoGallery is. IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING?

Other than just being annoying and sometimes an interruption. It hasn't hurt anything. I just want to stop it form continuing.. Any suggestions?

thanks

Answer:windows installer - photo gallery

Does it show in Add/Remove programs? If it does, try removing it.

Failing that, go to START>Run and type msconfig, and have a look in the start-up folder, and if it appears there, disable it.

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Hi there,

I'm having a issue with Windows Live Photo Gallery.
When I boot the program it immediatly comes up with a "Windows Live Photo Gallery Repair has stopped working", shortly afterwards that message dissapears and the program can be used normally.

After I close the program, the message "Windows Live Photo Gallery has stopped working" pops up , and keeps popping up very frequently for about 10-30 minutes after closing the program.

I already tried reinstalling the program completely but to no avail, the same issue repeats itself.

Are there any suggestions how to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows Live Photo Gallery

gameleon, I am having the same problem as you. I am surprised no one has answered you query. However, yesterday when 'exploring' the photo gallery on Vista, I began to realise that the Photo Gallery, and the 'Live Photo Gallery' are 2 different things. I will be doing a bit more digging here on this forum to see what else I can find out. As far as I can make out both versions can be used by me, but after going into Live Gallery, and looking at a photo, similar messages as to what you received pop up, ' has stopped working' 'do you want to send information for repair'., etc, etc.

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I'VE just realized that every time i send out a scanned image via email, the recipient gets access to all of my windows photo gallery...it just opens in it's windown on their end!! HOW does that happen?? isn't there a way to just send ONE attachment/picture when you scan something?? i guess it's 'stored' in the gallery & when that gets emailed it 'stays?" in the photo gallery 'window' with access to all my photos, etc.?? can you help?? thanks!
 

Answer:Windows photo gallery problems

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since about a month ago i have not been able to save any changes done to photos and images with the default built-in image viewing software (dont know the exact name in english). after changes is done to the image and i closes the window, normally the program would save the image file before quitting, but now i get "cannot save the change done to the image, because the program has encountered a problem"
anyone knows a fix to this? thanks.

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I have the icon of the photo gallery. I click on it and nothing happens. I need some help. I did have windows 8. Now I have windows 10.

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Got Windows Vista/Internet Explorer... Windows Photo Gallery "can't find a printing company in my area".  Is this to say that I must install such software myself?... Never such a problem with XP.

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery issue

What does "can't find a printing company in my area" have to do with Windows Photo Gallery or your OS?

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Hi - When I upload photos from my camera to Windows PhotoGallery, every photo shows up twice !! I have to manually go through and delete all the duplicates. Any thoughts as to why this might be happening ? I only click once on "Upload".
An associated question is this : Even after I've gone through and deleted all the duplicates, invariably some photos uploaded on a previous date (even months ago) will suddenly be duplicated and some even triplicated. This is frustrating to say the least, and I wish I knew what I was doing wrong.
Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Answer:Problem with Windows Photo Gallery

No way to know if its the camera or Gallery.

However, you could copy the photos from the camera to another part of your hard drive. Use Windows Explorer.

If they don't duplicate then, its Windows Photo Gallery doing it.

If they do duplicate, it has to do with your camera.

When you test things like this, you want to take one part of it out of the process. This helps troubleshoot what is happening.

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I am using Windows 7 Professional and am unable to email images to send in Outlook 2007. When I select a photo (or photos) in Windows Live Photo Gallery and click E-Mail Outlook freezes and in the process of unfreezing (Control + ALT+ DELETE) I receive the following message:"The operation failed because of network or other communications problems. Verify the connection and try again".When this happens I am connected to the internet. Does anybody else have the same problem? Does anybody know how to fix it?

Answer:Windows Live Photo Gallery

"the operation failed due to network or other communication problems. Check your connections and try again"I was having the same problem...1. I tried to replace normal.dot and it didn't work2. I then tried to delete registry key related to NAV and it didn't work either3. what worked for me at the end was fixing this OLE problem:Open the "run" command:Start->Run:Regsvr32.exe %Windir%\System32\Ole32.dllI hope this helps....

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Does anybody of a way for me to get the original version of windows photo gallery the that came with my my Windows Installation disk (Vista basic 32-bit). The new version is fairly annoying. I know it seems like an odd question and im not a nooby to computers but it's been bugging me for a while and I havent found a solution to it yet.....

(Sorry if this question is hard to understand im not good and putting me point across)

Answer:Question on windows photo gallery

Welcome,

With a little luck its very easy.
If you installed the new version a short while ago, replace it by using a system restore.
Go back 5 days before you made the upgrade.
System Restore - How to

If for some reason you cannot use System Restore what was the version etc of the original photo gallery.

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Can anyone tell me how to delete or remove a photo from one folder without deleting it from all others. Would also like to delete unused/empty "Date Taken" folders.
 

Answer:Newbie needs How-to help with Windows Photo Gallery

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well,when i open any picture with Windows photo gallery,it's just open with blank-white screen

but i can open the picture from other picture viewer program
anyone can figure it out?
 

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery cant load anything

Right click the picture and select "open with" then scroll down in the box until you see Windows Photo Gallery and select it. What happens?
Also, what version of windows are you running this on?
 

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Have used the program hundreds of times . When I attach my camera to the USB port the usb image appears on the camera screen as usual . When I attempt to upload the pics all that is recognized is my printer. I have borrowed another vpatch cable /same problem.

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I use Windows Photo Gallery to store and fix my photos. Early last year I backed up all my photos on CD using the "burn" option in Photo Gallery. A couple months later my hard drive crashed and I was thrilled that I had backed up all those photos. Problem. I'm trying to import them from CD into Photo Gallery again and it can't read them. When I put in a disk it looks like there is nothing on it. However, it shows there is only 300 mb of space left on it. It is a 700 mb CD. If you turn it over, you can see that something was burned onto about 2/3 of it.

Autorun is how I originally tried to import these, but since that didn't work I went to PHoto Gallery to try to do it that way. But when I use the import option it only allows me to import from a camera or scanner. I went to Options to change the option to CD/DVD rather than Camera/scanner. I click OK (there is no apply option), but when I got back to import I only get the camer/scanner option.

What am I doing wrong, and why can't I get my photos off my CD's? If I've lost these thousands of photos forever, I'll be crushed.

BTW, I use Carbonite now so I have another backup. Lesson learned!

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery problem

1. Go to Photo Gallery
2. Click "File"
3. Click "Options"
4. Click "Import"
5. Use Down Arrow and select "DVD's and CD's" instead of Camera
5. Click "Browse"
6. Click "Computer"
7. Find your CD/DVD Drive and select it. You will now be able to import those pictures.

If this helped you, please click on the "rate" button and raise my ratings.

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I have been using Windows Photo Gallery to put tags and captions on my pictures. Later, when I opened "pictures" from the start menu, I would see my captions under each picture. Suddenly, the new captions I've added in W. Photo Gallery do not show up in "pictures". The captions I put in previously are there, but not the new ones. I've opened and closed both programs and turned the computer on and off, but they still don't show up. However, they do remain with the pictures if I'm in windows photo gallery. Can anyone help me get them to show up in both? Thanks.

Answer:windows photo gallery captions

Captions in the tag data?

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All my photos in the Windows Photo Gallery are now "doubling." In other words, each photo appears in the gallery twice. I have thousands of photos and am concerned that with two copies of each, they're consuming way too much memory. I've tried manually deleting the second copy of each photo, but it doubles again. Is there a setting a can change - or how else can I resolve this problem?

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery- Vista

It sounds like you have multiple thumbnails for each photo.
The images you see in Windows Photo Gallery are thumbnails of the actual
photo. Sometimes the
thumbnail database gets messed up. You can force a rebuild, by deleting or
renaming it.

The C:\Users\[username]\AppData folder is hidden, so you can't see it until
you change your settings to show hidden files. To show hidden files, open
Windows Explorer, click on "Organize", select "Folder & Search Options",
Select "View", check "Show hidden files and folders", OK

Close WPG, then go to
C:\Users\(youraccount)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Photo Gallery\

Rename Pictures.pd4 to Pictures.pd4.old, and re-open WPG to see if that
helps.

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My Dell pc came with MultiMedia Windows Photo Gallery. I have a very basic question. When I import photos from my camera and then move them to the appropriate folder, why does it copy the photo and move it to the folder. As a result, I have the same photo now in two places. Doesn't this take up more room than necessary? So for every photo I've incorporated into specific folders, there is also another copy of that photo listed under the date it was imported from the camera. Seems to be too much duplication and I'm afraid way to much space being utilized.

Am I correct on this assumption? Is there anyway around it; in other words, once it's put in a folder that's the only place it is.
 

Answer:MultiMedia Windows Photo Gallery

I must first confess I'm not familiar with any Dell application, but if it's anything like most other photo management software it only shows mini "thumbnails" of your photos which in essence are just shorcuts to the "real" photos in whatever folder you transferred them to from your camera.

These thumbnails in the Multimedia Windows Photo Gallery take up only a small amount of room & are provided only as a quick way of viewing your "proper" photo files. Your actual photo files are therefore not being duplicated across 2 or more folders.

Personally, I've always avoided photo management software as it's really unecessary & just a waste of disk space (I'm referring here to the space wasted by the application itself & not the thumbnails in it which use very little space).
I transfer my photos manually using a card reader & sort them into various folders according to year.
 

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