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How do I change graphic format Icons?

by CSU_Jr / December 15, 2004 5:47 AM PST

I installed a new graphics program and it took over ALL of my graphic files. It changed All of them (JPG's, GIF's, TIF's, etc.) to their 1 Icon, making it impossible to ditinguish which is which. Also, now the images always open in that program when I click on them. Can anyone tell me how to resolve this issue?

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Sure. . .
by Coryphaeus / December 15, 2004 6:53 AM PST
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CSU, More Options...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 16, 2004 9:02 AM PST

Using similar procedures to the ones given by Coryphaeus above...

Default Picture Viewers

The specific defaults will depend on your operating system and your choices, but the selections below should get you back to what you want.

Go to one of the .jpg pictures, click on it once to highlight it, then while holding down the Shift key, right click on the file, then choose "Open With" from the menu. (On Windows XP, you should be able to simply RIGHT click on the file, then choose "Open with", then select "Choose Program".) When the "Open With" box opens, make sure there is a check mark in the "Always Use this program to open this type of file", then scroll down to "Iexplore" (or any other choice of picture viewer) and double click it. This will set up the default viewer for opening jpg files. You can always set up another type for those files if you want. Do this same procedure with .gif files, Iexplore is their default opener.

Do the same for .bmp files, except when you open the "Open With" box, scroll down to "MSPaint" and double click that. That is the default for bmp files.

Hope this helps.


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Or, just change that program's options
by ChuckT / December 16, 2004 4:34 PM PST

Some well written graphic viewing programs remember the previous settings of your various graphic types. So, (at least it is supposed to work like this) if that one program has an Options, or Types of files, or Extensions, that the program associates with itself, by just deselecting the types that you no longer want to be associated with your new graphics program, that will get the previous settings back.

You might give it a look-see, see if there is some sort of Option settings, and try it.

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