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What is photoviewershim.dll?

Part of 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 photoviewershim.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
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How is photoviewershim.dll loaded?

Autoplay handler - photoviewershim.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of MSLivePhotoAcquireDropHandler with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSLivePhotoAcquireDropHandler. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.
Approved shell extension - photoviewershim.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {00F33137-EE26-412F-8D71-F84E4C2C6625}. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the photoviewershim.dll file.Of the 0.3% of photoviewershim.dll users, 17.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows live\photo gallery\photoviewershim.dll

Are there other versions of Photo Gallery?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: photoviewershim.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Photo Gallery
Description: Photo Gallery
Version: 16.4.3503.0728_ship.client.main.w5m4 (ship)
Product version: 16.4.3503.0728
Size: 53.44 KB
Original file name: DropTargetShim.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 7/26/2012
Expiration date: 10/26/2013

Autoplay handler details

Name: MSLiveShowPicturesOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\MSLiveShowPicturesOnArrival

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {00F30F90-3E96-453B-AFCD-D71989ECC2C7}
Command: Windows Live Photo Gallery Autoplay Drop Target Shim

Image hashes

MD5: fc4a316ae62895534a756580a19c7fc5
SHA-1: 27d205329d4f3eef5cd90546857693685caa3df1
SHA-256: 314bf61f548f19a94d065d993ea8cc125054ecc828a2b54f2b510245164ef4f2

PE image details

File packed: No
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