Windows Picture and Fax Viewer overview

An image or picture is a photograph, line drawing, or text document converted to digitized form, usually by a scanning device such as a digital camera, fax machine, or scanner. You can download your images from the device and save them in a folder. After downloading pictures to your computer, you can view them as a slideshow or view them using Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

Use Windows Picture and Fax Viewer to work with your images without having to open an image editing application. If you store your picture files in the My Pictures folder, you see the preview window automatically. Double-click an image to preview that image in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, where you can:

Scroll through the images in the folder.

Increase or decrease the image preview size.

View the image in full size or as the best fit for your window.

Manage image files and print, save, delete, or change file details.

View a slide show of all your images, or select the set of images you'd like to view in a slide show.

Open the image in an editing program if you wish. Note that this closes Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

Rotate images right or left by 90 degrees.

In addition, you can preview and annotate fax or TIFF files using the annotation toolbar. This toolbar enables you to draw lines, highlight portions of the file, or add textual annotations to the file. You can customize your annotations by editing properties such as line width, font, and colors. You can even use your personal pictures as a screen saver.

Note

Windows usually places images in the My Pictures folder. From this folder you can change the way you view your pictures and preview them in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.

For more information, click Related Topics.

Related Topics

Use personal pictures as a screen saver

View or edit image file information

Standard Windows Picture and Fax Viewer toolbar overview

Annotation toolbar overview

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer Annotation overview



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