How to View a Digital Image in Windows XP’s Picture and Fax Viewer

You can use Picture and Fax Viewer For Windows XP to not only view your digital images, but also you can use Picture and Fax Viewer to make minor modifications to your digital images, such as rotating or deleting them. XP's Picture and Fax Viewer gives you a couple of options for viewing your images, and these easy-to-follow steps both get you to Picture and Fax Viewer as well as show you how to view and modify your digital images.

  1. Choose Start→All Programs→Accessories→Windows Explorer.

    Locate an image file on your hard drive, network, or storage media by using Windows Explorer.

  2. Right-click the filename or icon and choose Open With→Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

    At the bottom of the resulting Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, you can use the following tools:

    • The Next Image and Previous Image icons move to a previous or following image in the same folder.

    • The Best Fit and Actual Size icons modify the display of the image in the Picture and Fax Viewer.

    • The Start Slide Show icon begins a full-screen slide show of images.

    • The Zoom In and Zoom Out icons enlarge or shrink the image display.

    • The Rotate Clockwise and Rotate Counterclockwise icons spin the image 90 degrees at a time.

    • Delete, Print, Copy To, and Close All do what their names say.

  3. Click the Close button.

    You can find the Close button in the top-right corner to close the Viewer when you finish viewing images.

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