There is no double that Windows 10 has some awesome new features like Task View button, new Settings panel etc. If you have been using Windows 10 and have opened any photo on your machine, you might have noticed that Windows 10 has a new photo viewer, which is called Photos. This Photos app will help you to open any type of image including .png, .jpeg etc. At the same time, you can edit your images and give a special effect to your image using this new Photos app.
That is fine. But, the bad news is Windows 10 has no Windows Photo Viewer, which is available in Windows XP to Windows 8.1. Windows Phone Viewer is a simple photo opener for Windows OS, which has very few options like Print, Email, Burn and open with other application. This Windows Photo Viewer sometime helps users to get a better user interface and that is why most of the people love to use this in-built tool.
As Windows 10 has no Windows Photo Viewer, you cannot use it – as simple as that. But, a simple tweak can help you to get back this old but still useful image opener in Windows 10 PC.
How to Get Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10
There is a software called Winaero Tweaker, which is available for Windows 7 and Windows 10 (fortunately). This small yet effective portable application has the option to activate Windows Phone Viewer app in Windows 10. This is very simple and straightforward.
Just download Winaero Tweaker, unzip it and open the portable file. You will get several option on your left hand side. Scroll down to the bottom and find out Windows Accessories. Under that category, you will get Activate Windows Photo Viewer option.
Select that option on your left hand side and click on Activate Windows Photo Viewer button.
That’s it. Now, you are able to open images using Windows Phone Viewer in Windows 10.
This is as simple as that.
Other Features of Winaero Tweaker
Winaero Tweaker some awesome features, what may help you to do various things faster and in a user-friendly manner. You can do the following things using Winaero Tweaker,
- Enable different type of log in screen
- Change Windows Update settings
- Enable new Date & Time pane
- Enable Start Menu jump list
- Enable resizable Start Menu
- Change drive letters
- Enable/disable CTRL + ALT + DEL
- Enable Dark theme
- Change app notification
- Enable/disable aero shake
And more others.
This is tiny but very useful free application for Windows 10.
Anyway, if you want to get Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10, I don’t think there is any simpler way than this.