Article ID: 272969
In Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), you can view multiple file formats (for example, files with .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jpeg, .png, .tif or .wmf extensions) with Image Preview, a new shell feature in Windows Me.
To open an image in Image Preview, right-click the image that you want to preview and click either Open, Open With or Image Preview. If the image is too large, Image Preview scales the image down to fit in the size of the window.
The following options are included with Image Preview:
The Image Preview feature is located in the Shimgvw.dll file. To load the file into your computer system, type the following at a command prompt:
rundll32.exe c:\windows\system\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_FullscreenNote that this command is case sensitive.
Image Preview is supported in the registry in the following key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\Shimgvw.dllTo resolve any issues with this key, delete the key and reregister the Shimgvw.dll file. To do this, type the following at a command prompt:
regsvr32 shimgvw.dllThe My Pictures folder in My Documents and the My Pictures screensaver use the Image Preview feature.
For additional information about the Image Preview feature, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/266245/EN-US/ )Image Preview Saves the File When the Rotate Option Is Used on Any Picture
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/264032/EN-US/ )Rotate Button May Be Unavailable in Image Preview
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/265216/EN-US/ )Error Message: Cannot Delete Filename. Access Is Denied. The Source File May Be In Use
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/270625/EN-US/ )Rotating JPG Files in Explorer Cause Loss of Progressive Format
Article ID: 272969 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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