Windows Picture and fax viewer in XP

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Flrman1

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I just formatted and reinstalled XP and have a little problem. When I open a picture in Windows picture and fax viewer and click on the Icon in the bottom right that opens the image for editing it opens the image in paint and not in photo edit program. Before I reinstalled XP that icon opened my pictures in what I assume is the built in XP photo editing program now it opens with paint. Can anyone tell me how to set this back to where it does not open in paint but in photo editor?
 
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Try this. First get the path to the program you want to use to edit the filetype.

For example C:\Program Files\whatever\whatever.exe
In this example I will use gifs

Open the registry. Navigate to
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\giffile\shell

Right click on shell and create NEW>Key
Name the key edit

Right click on Edit and create New>Key
Name the key command

Look in the right pane, You'll see an entry named Default. Double click on that . In the Edit String box which will appear, fill in the Value data like this:

Path space %1

C:\Program Files\whatever\whatever.exe %1
Now the default editor for gifs is whatever.exe

For jpegs you would look for
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell

and do the same thing
 

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find an image of the type you want to open in photo editor, right click the file and select open with, then select photo editor. and tick always use this programme for these files

Derek
 
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