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Starting Windows Photo Viewer

Windows Photo Viewer provides windowed or full-screen playback for common digital photo file types such as JPEG and TIFF and can also be used to view RAW files after you install the appropriate RAW codec. Here's how to open a photo with Windows Photo Viewer:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Pictures.
  3. Navigate to the picture you want to view.
  4. Choose from one of the following:
    • If you have not installed any other photo-viewing or photo-editing programs, double-click the photo or right-click it and select Preview (see Figure 4.1).
      Figure 4.1

      Figure 4.1 Opening Windows Photo Viewer with Preview.

    • If you have installed other photo-viewing or photo-editing programs, right-click the photo, select Open With, and select Photo Viewer from the list of programs (see Figure 4.2).
      Figure 4.2

      Figure 4.2 Opening Windows Photo Viewer from the Open With menu.

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