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I have several small images I would like to display all opened at the same time (on my second monitor)?

I would like to multiselect the files in file explorer or from within the tool and get them displayed next to each other.

Any ideas? I am using Windows 7.

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Have you tried to tile the group? – soandos Aug 14 '12 at 19:59
@soandos What group? I don't want to open each file one at a time. – Tony_Henrich Aug 14 '12 at 20:00
So select all of them and hit enter – soandos Aug 14 '12 at 20:03

Without any external tools (there are plenty but maybe not worth installing, depends on you), you could use windows explorer with its "extra-large icons" view options (from the view menu).

To process those files in a separate window/monitor, you can

  • Copy the images from their original location
  • Open a new Explorer window in a temp directory, displayed as "extra-large icons"
  • Right-click > Paste shortcuts in this directory
  • work with the shortcuts in the temp directory
  • When done, do the merge by hand

If you need a more complex tool, there are plenty that you can download a demo from

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I use PhotoFiltre when I need to open several images at the same time:

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You might want to try something like this:

  1. Right click on an empty part of the task bar
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • show windows side by side (auto-arrange windows vertically)
    • show stacked(auto-arrange windows horizontally)
    • cascade
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What program group? – Tony_Henrich Aug 14 '12 at 20:04
@Tony_Henrich, my bad, see edit – soandos Aug 14 '12 at 20:04
This will do it for all opened apps. Not what I want. – Tony_Henrich Aug 14 '12 at 20:36

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