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How to get 2 different JPEG pictures to show on my screen

by djs1165 / August 31, 2004 2:25 PM PDT

I would like to know if someone could tell me of a good, free, software program download, that will enable me to show 2-3 JPEG pictures on my screen together at the same time.I have WINDOWS XP. THANKS!

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Re: How to get 2 different JPEG pictures to show on my scr
by ChuckT / August 31, 2004 7:14 PM PDT

IrfanView IrfanView IrfanView . . . !

Just make sure that the Options>Properties>Misc 1
"Only 1 instance of IrfanView is active" is NOT set.
Make sure that your Associations for JPGs is set to IrfanView.

Then just use Windows Explorer (or whatever you need) to select your multiple picture files, and open (possibly just press Enter).

That will open the multiple pictures in separate IrfanView windows.

You will now have those multiple windows open, and possibly other windows from whatever else you were running.

Since you have WinXP, here is how to just get the DESIRED windows in view:
along the taskbar you will see buttons of all your active (opened or minimized) windows,
just click one of the IrfanView buttons,
hold down the "Ctrl" keyboard button,
now click all of the other IrfanView buttons (while still holding down Ctrl),
(you can let Ctrl go now)
and now Right-click over one of those selected buttons.
Select the "Tile Horizontally" (or Vertically)

I don't believe that "trick" works in prior versions of Windows. But I know it works in WinXP.

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Re: How to get 2 different JPEG pictures to show on my scr
by taboma. / September 23, 2004 2:39 PM PDT

Did you try just double clicking on the file? You should be able to open many, many JPEG files this way. They will just stack up on one another with a small offset for each file. I have not been on a PC for the last 2 years since I bought a Macintosh. Mac works the same way to open multiple files. Just double-click on each JPEG icon or file and open up to your hearts content. You could have hundreds on your desktop to view.
Kevin

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Re: able to open many, many JPEG files...depends
by ChuckT / September 24, 2004 4:00 AM PDT

It may depend upon the application associated with the opening of the JPG files. That application may, or may not, allow multiple instances of the same application open at one time.

In IrfanView, for example, on the Options, Properties page "Misc. 1" there is a selection for "Only 1 instance of IrfanView is active"

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