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    Default How to Change the Photo Viewer in windows 8

    Windows 8 has a big bug that the default photo view is not windows photo viewer. It will switched to full-screen Metro Photos app when I try to open images. Its not convenient. How can I change windows photo viewer be the default viewer?

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    Default Re: How to Change the Photo Viewer in windows 8

    Hi ening,

    That is simple to change default photo viewer. Go to control panel > default programs > set your default programs > scroll to windows photo viewer > select "set this program as default" > OK. Thats it!

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    Default Re: How to Change the Photo Viewer in windows 8

    Unless, you don't like that photo viewer.

    You can install a photo program of your own liking and if it does not take over all photo file associations, you can do it yourself.

    I prefer "Photo Filtre" and so I had to set the file association for every graphics file type Manually, just like I did in XP.

    Good Luck,
    TM

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    Default Re: How to Change the Photo Viewer in windows 8

    How do you emphasis something in Photo Filtre, like put a red rectangle around it (like in the above screen shots). In Paint it's quite easy but I have not discovered how in Photo Filtre. I did download this app to try it.

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