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For Seniors: View an Image in Windows Photo Viewer

By Nancy C. Muir

Windows Photo Viewer enables you to view digital photos. You can also use Windows Photo Viewer to e-mail or print photos, burn (save) photos to disc, or display images in a photo slide show on-screen.

1Choose Start→Pictures.

The Pictures library opens in Windows Explorer, displaying a list of related folders and images. If needed, double-click folders until you locate the image you want to view.

2Click an image, then click the arrow on the Open button and choose Windows Photo Viewer.

The image is displayed in Windows Photo Viewer.

If you double-click any photo in any Pictures library folder, it opens in Windows Live Gallery, a viewer similar to Windows Photo Viewer but with slightly different menu commands and tools.

3Use the tools along the bottom of the viewer to control the view.

Click the Display Size icon (magnifying glass) to display a slider you can drag to zoom in or out. Click the Next and Previous icons to move to a previous or following image in the same folder.

Click the center Play Slide Show button to display the images in this folder in a continuous slide show. To exit the slide show, right-click and select Exit.

Click the Rotate Clockwise or Rotate Counterclockwise icons to spin the image 90 degrees at a time. Click the Delete button to delete the selected image.

If you want to quickly open a photo in another application, click the Open button at the top of the Windows Photo Viewer window and chose a program such as Paint or Microsoft Office Picture Manager.