Windows 10: Zoom settings behave weirdly on Windows 10 default photo viewer.

Discus and support Zoom settings behave weirdly on Windows 10 default photo viewer. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The photo viewing program in Windows 10 automatically slightly resizes the photo it's displaying according to the window size. And by slightly, I mean... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by You, Jul 31, 2015.

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    You Win User

    Zoom settings behave weirdly on Windows 10 default photo viewer.


    The photo viewing program in Windows 10 automatically slightly resizes the photo it's displaying according to the window size. And by slightly, I mean slightly. This doesn't matter with things like a photo of r house or family, but it makes a difference with screenshots. What I'm wondering is why it resizes at all. It resizes the photo even if the window is bigger than the photo's actual size. Look @ photo below for reference.

    :)
     

  2. Photos app often displays sharp images as somewhat blurry (includes example)

    This is pretty clearly an image zoom interpolation issue. Perhaps Microsoft can provide a "nearest neighbor"-like interpolation like they did in Windows Photo Viewer. It is much more prevalent on images with sharp geometry. I work with pixel art and game
    development and this issue was the first thing that I noticed on Windows 10 back in 2015.

    The following images are different views of the same screenshot of the pixel art game
    Hyper Light Drifter. Specifically, please look at the character, the icons, and text. The first image is a screencap within the default Photos program and it looks crisp because there is no zoom - it is a 956 x 536 image on a 2560 x 1440 screen. The
    second image is the same screenshot in Photos but zoomed in. The third image is the same screenshot, zoomed in, but in Windows Photo Viewer.

    (Not uploaded directly into this post because Microsoft compresses the images.)

    http://i.cubeupload.com/4TfUHb.png

    Photos, unzoomed, 956 x 536 on a 2560 x 1440 screen

    The image is crisp. The pixel art is sharp.

    http://i.cubeupload.com/kvGW6G.png

    Photos, zoomed all the way

    The image is blurry. It is especially evident around the character and the icons and text.

    http://i.cubeupload.com/A1SNx4.png

    Windows Photo Viewer, zoomed most of the way

    The image is crisp.

    A few other comparisons:

    http://i.cubeupload.com/gijzJg.png (Photos, unzoomed, 512 x 512 on a 2560 x 1440 screen)

    http://i.cubeupload.com/zd2vjt.png (Photos, zoomed)

    http://i.cubeupload.com/pUZ5lm.png (Photo Viewer, zoomed)

    This is a big problem for the Windows platform. The fact that the DEFAULT picture viewer in Windows, Photos, behaves this way means that anytime a user is viewing images on a Windows computer directly from a file, the photo is blurry and otherwise not optimally
    displayed. I was able to bring back the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer via a registry edit, but the vast majority of users will not and will be stuck with this issue. Imagine being a photographer or artist and browsing through images on a Windows computer.
    Microsoft, this is a major issue that is taking way too long to resolve.
     
    AssembledVS, Jul 31, 2015
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  3. Windows 10 Picture viewer [Fixed]

    I have a problem that whenever I open any still photo, JPG PNG, TIF etc etc with the standard windows 10 picture viewer it just keeps zooming in until it get to its maxed out size. But even then it just keeps trying to magnify the image even further. It
    kind of bounces back & forth.

    If I click on edit the zooming stops and the photo reverts back to normal size without it trying to zoom.

    But soon as ever I close edit it starts zooming in again & it will continue to go on doing it indefinitely.

    Then I tried the old photo viewer (that was the standard viewer in win 7) to open these image files & there is no problems at all. If you look in program defaults the old windows 7 photo viewer is still there thankfully.

    The other problem is that while in win 10 picture viewer when I click on slideshow every photo on the PC flashes past at super speed (about 10 images per second) it is almost a blur.
     
    LanceDickchops, Jul 31, 2015
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