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What is photoviewer.dll?

Part of Windows Photo Gallery by Microsoft

What is it?

Windows Photo Gallery is a photo editing software that is a part of Microsoft's Windows Essentials software suite. Windows Photo Gallery provides management, tagging, and searching capabilities for digital photos. It provides an image viewer that can replace the default OS image viewer, and a photo import tool that can be used to acquire photos from a camera or other removable media.
Description of photoviewer.dll from Microsoft
Windows Live Photo Gallery has everything you need to edit, organize and share your photos. Photo Gallery even makes publishing your photos to websites like Facebook, Flickr and Windows Live SkyDrive easy. mport photos into Photo Gallery directly from your camera or mobile phone so you can edit, organize and share them. Photo Gallery makes organizing, editing and sharing photos and videos easy. Sort through thousands of photos to find the ones you're after, use editing tools to make them look th
(photoviewer.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is photoviewer.dll loaded?

Shell open command - photoviewer.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of jpegfile with and identifier of C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen %1. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.
Approved shell extension - photoviewer.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {E598560B-28D5-46aa-A14A-8A3BEA34B576} with and identifier of Windows Photo Gallery Viewer Video Verbs. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.
Windows Photo Gallery is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the photoviewer.dll file.Of the 0.2% of photoviewer.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows photo gallery\photoviewer.dll

Are there other versions of Windows Photo Gallery?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: photoviewer.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Photo Gallery
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 2.21 MB
Original file name: PhotoViewer.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Shell open command details

Name: pngfile
Command: C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Windows Photo Gallery\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen %1

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}
Command: Windows Photo Gallery Viewer Image Verbs

Image hashes

MD5: 7c6ababf9bb34d63b96b09fd133d41ad
SHA-1: adfea46d2e73797b3409a48345e61a0dd130093e

PE image details

File entropy: 7.42816
File packed: No
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