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    Default Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    windows photo viewer is a dll not an app, and in current clean install windows 10 it is only associated with TIFF files

    being a dll file you cannot just [re]associate file types to it in the windows 10 UI, it needs a registry patch to do this; once done you get back the wpv

    why would I do this? - because the windows 10 photo app:

    does not show alpha
    does not loop through the files repeatedly
    does not [necessarily] sort in the order the files are in [and the patch restores this in wpv]

    but that aside it just does not handle some files well - here is an example of pencil sketch PNG:

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    I have more pencil sketch references like this than you could shake a forest full of sticks at

    cool... not
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    Default Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Windows 10, however, does not have Windows Photo Viewer installed.
    You would have to do some registry editing to use it.

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    Default Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    yes Rik, registry editing [patch] - that is one of the points I was making

    I used this one, option 2.3:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    as I particularly wanted to get back the 'view files in the same order as they are arranged in the folder' capability as well...
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    Default Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    yes Rik, registry editing [patch] - that is one of the points I was making

    I used this one, option 2.3:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    as I particularly wanted to get back the 'view files in the same order as they are arranged in the folder' capability as well...
    I definitely read your post.
    But, clearly missed that point!

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    Default Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    I do it all the time Rik, probably abort far more than I post
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    Default Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    Steve: Why do you prefer 'Windows Photo Viewer', instead of the default 'Photos'?

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    Default Re: Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

    well Rik, expanding on the OP:

    if I have asset in a different alpha state wpv will show me the difference - 'photos' won't:

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    [and thats besides the afore mentioned degredation of line]

    also when I use the cursor keys to go through a sequence of asset files [say for animation] I usually want to sequence in the order they were created, not in name order [sometimes that is the same thing, but in my case often not] - the photo app does not appear to do this, even when they are sorted that way in a folder [and in that respect it is not alone amongst some of the free viewers I have tried in the past]

    and finally, again, if you are running through an animation sequence say, looping the files continuously is very handy indeed
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