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Pictures Library with problems

  1. #1


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    Pictures Library with problems


    In the Pictures Library I can view some pictures, but for others I get only black boxes. All those pictures show perfectly in Photo Viewer and in Explorer. Any thoughts ??

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I've got no idea, but are all the pictures the same file type, bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, size etc. Maybe it just doesn't like some file types.
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  3. #3


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I have the same problem.

    Jim
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  4. #4


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    They are different filetypes - most are .png. But that does not seem to matter. .png #3 will show and .png #4 will not show.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Doesnt sound like a file type problem then, although most of my pics are .jpg and dont seem to have any problems. Hopefully its just a bug that will be sorted out.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    Just a bug that hopefully will be sorted out? What??


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Doesnt sound like a file type problem then, although most of my pics are .jpg and dont seem to have any problems. Hopefully its just a bug that will be sorted out.
    Why do people waste our time with these forums if they are not going to answer them. If you do not have the answer, kindly do not post instead of saying hopefully the bug will get worked out--I have this problem too and I want a solution nothing more, nothing less-how do I correct this problem? Now! Is the answer to remove Windows 8 and go back to 7?
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  7. #7


    There are several aspects to the problem.

    I tinkered around with it some and it seems that 2 or 3 possibilities are potentially present.

    In your pictures library you have files and folders. Some are yours and some are public. In mine all public folders are empty.

    I also have a webcam on my computer built into the monitor. I have one file called camera roll that is blank. I seem to recall that some time back I too was getting some blank photos but not now. You may try experimenting with the several settings in the file explorer and reset to default.

    I saved your photo from your post to my pictures library. On your photo the file is IT-olwp1.jpg. After I saved it my file extension was peg. I got a quick flash notice that said - " you have new apps that can open this file ". But it blinked off and I haven't as yet found the referred apps. Sorry !

    It seems, too, that this photo of the staircase with blank adjacent came from an Internet download from ITUNES! Is that correct? It doesn't seem to have come from a camera. In any event, unless that photo of the magnificent staircase is in your home I'm guessing as speculated.

    I should mention that there are other places to stash your pictures. For example in Sky Drive which is on the Microsoft servers and available in Win 8 to you. Also you can save photos in the free web photo hosting sites Snapfish and Photobucket free. Further the pictures can be saved to DVD, SD card, external hard drive, memory stick, flash drive and for pay sites that provide backup.

    I noted that several other posters complained about blanks too so I'm assuming that all of them probably didn't download from a website. Are there blanks of pictures taken with a digital camera and uploaded to a computer ?

    Bottom line. It looks like your problem is the type of file and apparent lack of the appropriate apps to open it.

    I'll dig around a little bit and see if I can discover it.

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    BTW you may try setting your screen resolution to the highest. It appears as though your present setting is adequate but it can't hurt to try.
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I solved my problem - I am not using Windows 8 any more.
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  9. #9


    OhhhhhhK!!! That sure seems to be the path of least resistance.

    Where's the smiley face ?


    I doubt that the other posters will follow that, so their problems and THE problem haven't been finalized.

    Does anyone in the same boat want to pursue it or should I just drop the matter for them too?

    Just as a matter of personal substance I intend to seek it out to it's finality for my own future reference.
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  10. #10




    The visible photo is actually a Windows 7 desktop wallpaper selection. It is the Palais Garnier, Paris, France, Paris Opera.

    The blank on the right is an apparent corruption of the same photo.

    This photo is FR-olwp4.JPG.

    Viktor Kulik - FR-olwp4.jpg

    It can be saved from the website as HTM, or PNG or JPG. by "saving as" or "sending" to or saving under another selection.

    I saved the photo under all three file extensions in my pictures library" and it is readily visible there as well as in the photo viewer and other places.
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