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My customer used to work with the MICROSOFT PHOTOS appx.
But since we changed to LTSB and the missing WindowsStore, nobody can download the app anymore.
(Aside of this I gave up deploying the PHOTOS APPX due to missing dependencies.)

So I am looking for a low-weight photo app (nothing like full featured Krita, PaintNet or GIMP) that simply can adjust contrast, light, crop, scale.
Preferable as a portable app.

The customer told me they tried IRFAN VIEW but noticed wrong pixel scaling while resizing, so they abandoned it.


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Robert762
Ghost Chili
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Robert762

If you don't mind a bit of a work around, you can install the free SharePoint Designer 2007 and ONLY install the picture manager bit.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21581

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Mike4003
Datil
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Mike4003

I've used Vueprint for years. It's an older app but it's quick and ridiculously easy to use. The two best features are that you can hit the End button and rotate the image 90° at a time, and just drag the cursor around a section to crop the image. But it'll scale and change contrast and saturation with single keys too.

The only negatives is it will play an animated gif frame by frame and it doesn't like some png files.

This file is an installer, but once it's installed the executable is standalone.

https://www.hamrick.com/upg.html

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Stefan X
Serrano
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Stefan X

I get suspicious when I read s.th. like this:
"you might need to turn off Data Execution Protection (DEP) for VuePrint."
;)

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Matt2257
Serrano
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Matt2257

xnview is pretty good, and I think it has a portable version

https://www.xnview.com/en/xnview/

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Mike4003
Datil
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Mike4003

I'm sure it's because it is an older executable. I've probably put it on 300+ computers over the last 20 years and never changed anything to accommodate it. And it's one of my base set of programs I install on all my new computers, servers too.......

And this is my machine right now.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 I did also just see this article about online editors.

https://www.howtogeek.com/358450/best-online-photo-editors/

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Stefan X
Serrano
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Stefan X

Online Editors are not a choice due to data protection and Euro laws
But I take a look for personal use

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