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Change Windows 7 Photo Viewer Background Color by dAKirby309 Change Windows 7 Photo Viewer Background Color by dAKirby309
If you are like me and like to use Windows Photo Viewer to see your images very large and they are very light in color, you may have a problem.. NOT ANYMORE! I present a great tutorial on how to CHANGE the Photo Viewer's BACKGROUND COLOR, FINALLY!! :D

I have had issues like this NUMEROUS TIMES, if I wanna check to see if an icon I have made looks appropriate (i.e. looking for any pixelation in the image). Many times, because I make the white images for my Metro UI Dock Icon Set, I have to go and check the image in-depth in Photo Viewer, but since they are white they can be VERY hard to see, and you can't change the color by default... :(

Now I'm gonna show you how to do so...
TUTORIAL:

1. Go to Start Menu/Run... and type "regedit" and press ENTER! Now you should have the Registry Editor open.

2. Now, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows Photo Viewer > Viewer >

3. There should be 2 items that are in view. Right-click in that part of the window and go to New>DWORD (32-bit) Value then the new item will appear, type in "BackgroundColor" (no spaces)

4. Double click the new item. Now you need to insert the color value you want to use using this site, scroll down until you see the values/colors and find one that you want to use! AND MAKE SURE TO TYPE IN "FF" THEN YOUR DESIRED DATA VALUE!!!!

Now you can open Photo Viewer and the background color SHOULD be changed!! Enjoy! :D

TIP: I recommend using a light-ish gray color for the bg (in my preview image I am using data value "ff969696"), less images would probably use that color so it would be more of a versatile color range to use in my opinion. :)
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Sorrow-US Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
tyvm, very helpfull!^^
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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dannyhel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
~Wow! Thank you dude!!. ;DLove 
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enjoy! :)
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SoheiQi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thx Master, and it woks on win8 x64 bit too.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, it does? Sweet, I'll be sure to try! :)
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Cool! I didn't really need to use it, but I did it anyway!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha I'm glad!
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Erfa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thanks for this, it works like a charm! Just had to restart the program, not the computer.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it worked. :)
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