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Old 03-01-2012, 09:44 AM
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I am trying (so far unsuccessfully) to dodge everything Google. That information squid is EVERYWHERE!!!

I just removed Picasa form my computer. Now I can't view my collection of images of Freeebird being naughty with farm animals.

For those of you not using Google's Picasa, what software are you using to view you pictures?
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:23 AM
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On my computer I use windows picture viewer. On my TV I use XBMC. I have them organized in the my pictures folder by year/month/day and then a description if needed. What are you trying to do?
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if you use Picasa for just a viewer they will have access to nothing of yours. I use it for a viewer/simple editor. Anything I want to host I do somewhere else.

Would that not work for you?
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To store some of them,

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jrolin1 - I tried the MS viewer, looks like it will work for a simple viewer. Basically, that is all I want, a simple viewer. I can use Photoshop to resize or whatever.

Because Boat nad drkptt - I have Infanrecorder loaded, tho I can't recall why. I believe Infanview and Lview are the oldest viewers. I will look into that one.

freedbaby - I was wondering if Picasa was safe if used just as a viewer. But something inside tells me not to be surprised if Google will be querying for the exif data embedded in images.

240 LTS - I store them on my computer. I just need something so I can look at them.

By far, Picasa is very simple to use, fast, and I like the way it allows scrolling though folds of thumb nails to find an image. Anything with a feature like that would be great.

I recall a piece of freeware something-stone that was a viewer and editor. It was not so user friendly but was very feature rich, enough so that most Photoshop Elements users wouldn't need to buy Photoshop Element, they could do the same thing with whatever-stone.
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Why cant you view the photo albums on you PC?
Open the album, double click on a photo then forward thru them or go back to the album and pick and choose what one or ones you want to see?

What am I missing here?
Why do you need an outside source to "View" them?



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I use Picasa to email photos to family and friends. It's quick and easy. Should I be using something else?
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Again I ask, if they are on your PC, why not just attach them to the email, using the "attachments" or "paperclip" icon on the top of the new email?

Get them from your album where they originally are located on your PC?

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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Why cant you view the photo albums on you PC?
Open the album, double click on a photo then forward thru them or go back to the album and pick and choose what one or ones you want to see?

What am I missing here?
Why do you need an outside source to "View" them?



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I do not have that on my machine. If I right click on an image I can choose to open/view the pic with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, except for RAW format pics. MS does not support RAW, I need to be able to view RAW. Are you on Win 7 ??? This machine is Win Xp. I just bought a new machine that is Win 7, perhaps it has what you show. The new machine is a Google virgin ... let's see how long that lasts.

Thanks for your suggestion.


CNet rates Infraview the highest, so do users. Faststone and PhotoScape are close seconds. All three of those image viewers are perfect for casual editing and support RAW format.
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If you're looking for photo management software to work with files on your PC (incl. RAW support), check out Corel AfterShot. Up until about a month ago, the software was made by Bibble Labs, an independant developer. Lots of great features, incl. editing tools (though it doesn't have the extensive editing suite of Photoshop).
http://www.corel.com/corel/product/i...id=prod4670071
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Thanks but Corel products must be paid for. I'm looking for freeware. What I need doesn't saise to the level of something that would require a quality product like Corel AfterShot or Adobe Lightroom.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
I just removed Picasa form my computer. Now I can't view my collection of images of Freeebird being naughty with farm animals.

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I've always used Fastone Image Viewer, or Photoscape. Both free, and quite feature rich.
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Originally Posted by CaptWill View Post
I've always used Fastone Image Viewer, or Photoscape. Both free, and quite feature rich.

I am leaning toward FastStone, don't know much about PhotoScape except what I read today.

Between the two, which ONE would you choose, if you had to choose?
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
I am leaning toward FastStone, don't know much about PhotoScape except what I read today.

Between the two, which ONE would you choose, if you had to choose?
I set FastStone as my default photo program, as it does more stuff. But batch photo resizing is not as easy with it, as some others, so I use Fotosizer just for that, and Photoscape has a better "slideshow" viewer than FastStone. All are easy enough to use, and not memory hogs.
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I really don't understand why you are changing if Picasa is working for you. I use picasa because it's powerful and easy to use. Plus I can set it so it uploads pictures to the web (Picasa Web) and all those photos sync with my phone (Android). Maybe I have been brainwashed by google, but I really do enjoy all their integration. Good luck with your search.
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Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...s.aspx?id=8802

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