Opening .png Files in Windows 7
One major issue we faced with most Windows upgrades is that, they were incompatible with many files and apps. In most cases we had to install third party apps to make particular files run. But when Microsoft engineered Windows 7, they had sought to ensure that it didn’t seem like a mere rectification of Vista, but a repository of quite a few features that would redefine our Windows experience. As part of such an endeavour, Microsoft has incorporated several in-built programs in Windows 7, that would let you run a plethora of files and programs.
In this post, the Windows 7 support team gives you a comprehensive account on how to open a .png file in Windows 7.
There would’ve been several instances when you downloaded or copied an image to your PC, only to know that it can’t be opened. As the Windows 7 support
team says, .png files were somewhat the same, but only until the launch of Windows 7. Portable Network Graphic files (.png files) are essentially copyright-free versions of the older GIF format images, offering more colors and an 8-bit transparency channel. Well, Windows 7 can open such files easily by virtue of its in-built programs. Let’s see how.
Opening in Windows Explorer
- As the Windows 7 support team says, begin by browsing and locating the PNG file you wish to open.
- Double click on the image file, whereby the Windows Photo Viewer program would launch and open the file automatically.
- In case an “Open with” window appears, select either “Windows Photo Viewer” or “Paint“. The .png file would open in the program that you choose.
Opening from Programs
- Commence the procedure by clicking on the “Start” menu, followed by “All Programs”.
- From the list of the programs installed on your PC, select the one that reads “Windows Photo Viewer” or choose “Accessories” and select “Paint”.
- Click on the “File” menu in the program that you have opened and select “Open” from the drop-down list.
- Browse through your hard drive to locate and select your .png file.
- Once you’ve located it, click on “Open”.
Well, that’s it! You’ve successfully opened your .png file in Windows 7.
For any further assistance, feel free to get in touch with Windows 7 support.
Windows 7 support with Windows 7 and Windows 7 Pro versions
Windows 7 was the operating system released by Microsoft after its Windows Vista operating system in the year 2009. Though Windows Vista was criticized for many errors by the users, Windows 7 which came as the upgrade for Vista rose as a stable and successful operating system. The features and characteristics of Windows 7 were greatly appreciated and the users are much happy with this operating system.
Windows 7 is designed for different users with its different versions, like Professional, Home Premium, and Ultimate editions. The same core features are included in Windows 7 versions of home Premium and Professional. However the Windows 7 professional edition offers more number of utilities or tools for the business users. Let’s see the Windows 7 support team’s evaluation of Windows 7 Home vs. Professional edition.
Windows 7 support for Shared Features
The same basic look and feel is imparted to the Windows 7 professional and Windows 7 Home Premium edition. Both these editions / versions of Windows 7 use the Windows 7 Aero interface, and have Internet Explorer 8. Both these versions of Windows 7 are allowed to record television shows, listen to music, and watch movies with the Media Center option in these. Also both these versions incorporate the HomeGroup networking features.
Windows 7 support for Professional features
All features of Windows 7 Home Premium are also included in Windows 7 Professional edition, with addition of certain other features like business related
utilities. For running relic applications It has Windows XP Mode, domain related networking functions, and also the capabilities for backing up information to remote areas. Another difference is that Windows 7 professional costs more than Windows 7 home Premium version.
Other editions of Windows 7 operating system
Windows 7 also has other editions; those include both fewer and more features than Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional editions. The ability to play DVDs or customize the desktop is lacking in Windows 7 Starter. Whereas, the Ultimate edition has got the features that are not in Windows 7 professional, like support for more languages and data protection.
So, these are some differences between the editions of Windows 7 operating system. That’s all the information you will need, Thank you!