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is there a jpg viewer that shows pictures as full screen ?

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closed as off topic by Canadian Luke, soandos, tombull89, Breakthrough, gronostaj Jun 25 '13 at 16:21

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Uhhh... I'm having a hard time thinking of a single image viewer that doesn't offer a full screen view option... Including the built-in Windows one... Are you looking for a specific feature within it? – Aeo Sep 9 '10 at 14:38
@Aeo If it's just in the slideshow - you can’t zoom or show it in fill mode. Our Penteract Picture Viewer (for Windows 10) can default to fullscreen+fill so you use all of your screen. – User42 Nov 25 '15 at 11:37
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Just use the built in Picture and Fax Viewer.

Right click over the image and select Preview (if it's bold then it's the default action so double-clicking will do the same thing.

Then click the slide show icon (screen) or press F11 to start the slide show.

Esc takes you out.

You can download 3rd party programs that do this as well which might have more configuration options. One such is:

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"Pausing" the Windows Photo Viewer slide show (to view a single image fullscreen) is not immediately obvious. Ashamed to admit it took me a minute to figure this out, but maybe it will help someone else: in the default Windows Photo Viewer slide show, right click on the photo and select "Pause" in the dropdown. – Michael Richardson Mar 20 '13 at 20:12
Unfortunately this doesn't work properly on hi-res displays with scaling. In Windows 10 the best I can do is to use the Photos app, enable tablet mode to hide the title bar, and go into taskbar properties to auto-hide the taskbar. Still get annoying left/right arrows popping up. Come on Microsoft, how difficult is a simple full-screen photo viewer that just works? – Luigi Plinge Oct 24 '15 at 17:29

Vote for IrfanView, freeware, great photo viewer and some minor image editing as well.

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also allows multiple instances to be opened on multiple monitor setups. – davivid Apr 3 '13 at 16:39
Last time I used IrfanView (a few months ago) it required admin privileges and made it possible to see images and slideshow history across multiple user accounts - a big security hole. – Luigi Plinge Oct 24 '15 at 17:32
  • You can use windows Built in Picture and Fax Viewer. . You can go to full screen mode when clicked on Slide Show But disadvantage is that it automatically changes images if found in the current directory unless paused

  • Inzomia image viewer enables you to see a single image in full-screen . I found it here . But the software is not free

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