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MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?



 
 
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Old April 29th 13, 12:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?

Is there any workaround that anyone knows of to highlight a group of images and have MS Paint open them? MS Paint natively only handles opening files one by one even if many are highlighted and the "open" option selected in the context menu.

Thx.
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Old April 29th 13, 02:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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From:

Is there any workaround that anyone knows of to highlight a group of
images and have MS
Paint open them? MS Paint natively only handles opening files one by one
even if many are
highlighted and the "open" option selected in the context menu.

Thx.


Why even use MS Paint ?
What are you doing with the images once opened ?

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Old April 30th 13, 10:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?

Thanks for the replies, everyone. First off, boy, do I ever know that there are better apps out there than MS Paint. I have several, indeed, at home.. However, at work there are 2 issues: 1. We're not allowed to bring in 3rd party apps. 2. Even if we could, the registry is locked down so we couldn't install it either. (and 3. Even if I snuck in a 3rd party portable application to get around 1. and 2. above, if I got caught ... nah, not worth it).

MS Paint does very well for the work screenshot tutorials I seem to write quite frequently at work. However, the opening of multiple files at once to do that work is TEDIOUS! Ugh. Anyway, the last bat file sounds like a great solution if it works. I put a shortcut in SendTo as one of the workarounds I tried to do but MS Paint just won't open more than 1 file at once. So having something to intercept 15-20 images at once and then get Paint to open them would be grand. I'll give it a try.

Thx!
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Old April 30th 13, 10:35 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?

JJ, that's BRILLIANT!!!

It worked! Wow.

I modified things a little bit, not much, but here's what I did. I actually put the BAT right into the SendTo folder, then I hid it. I made a shortcut to it and called it "MS Paint ..." and then pointed the icon path to MS Paint's executable and then selected the regular MS Paint icon from the various icons available in the exec. I searched for a few JPGs and dumped them into the "MS Paint ..." shortcut in SendTo and in milliseconds had them all opened.

One question, though, to fine-tune ... can the BAT tell Paint to open the windows MAXIMIZED, though? That would be the ultimate although this is great just the way it is.

Thank you, thank you!!! D
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Old April 30th 13, 03:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Robert Macy[_2_]
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Default MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?

On Apr 30, 2:27*am, wrote:
Thanks for the replies, everyone. *First off, boy, do I ever know that there are better apps out there than MS Paint. *I have several, indeed, at home. *However, at work there are 2 issues: *1. We're not allowed to bring in 3rd party apps. *2. Even if we could, the registry is locked down so we couldn't install it either. (and 3. Even if I snuck in a 3rd party portable application to get around 1. and 2. above, if I got caught ... nah, not worth it).

MS Paint does very well for the work screenshot tutorials I seem to write quite frequently at work. *However, the opening of multiple files at once to do that work is TEDIOUS! *Ugh. *Anyway, the last bat file sounds like a great solution if it works. *I put a shortcut in SendTo as one of the workarounds I tried to do but MS Paint just won't open more than 1 file at once. *So having something to intercept 15-20 images at once and then get Paint to open them would be grand. *I'll give it a try.

Thx!


Just as a test, on this Win98 PC I highlighted a series of .bmp
images, hit enter, and they all opened in individual MSpaint windows.
Doing EXACTLY what it sounded like you wanted. Didn't try on the
WinXP, hate to use it. For me, when MS moved to the 'new and improved'
MSPaint in WinXP; again, and as usual, they screwed it up. So, I had
to go back and pull the mspaint.exe from the Win98 installation and
put it in somewhere on my WinXP PC, then add the appropriate
shortcuts, like desktop. Same with Notepad, had to install Win98
version on the WinXP.

Perhaps the multiple opening is a function of MSpaint version and NOT
WinXP OS; so put a copy of your MSpaint Win98 version on your work PC
and give it a try.

Anyway, I didn't have to 'install' mspaint onto the WinXP just put it
somewhere, so you can take it to work and put it in your storage
files. Not third party and is MS so everyone should be happy.

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Old May 1st 13, 10:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
JJ[_10_]
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Default MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?

On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:35:27 -0700 (PDT), wrote:
One question, though, to fine-tune ... can the BAT tell Paint to open the
windows MAXIMIZED, though? That would be the ultimate although this is
great just the way it is.


Just insert the "/max" option for the "START" command. i.e.:

start /b /max mspaint %1
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Old November 1st 16, 09:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Old December 21st 17, 06:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?

This is a very old post but I was curious if this was possible. Instead of lashing out saying "download this instead" maybe explain the solution to this. Anyone can google search for the best photo editor. Maybe actually consider being helpful for a change.
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Old December 22nd 17, 10:45 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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Default MS Paint - any way to open multiple images at once?

On Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:40:08 -0500, Paul wrote:

wrote:
This is a very old post but I was curious if this was possible. Instead of lashing out saying "download this instead" maybe explain the solution to this. Anyone can google search for the best photo editor. Maybe actually consider being helpful for a change.


In the time it took you to write your post,
you could have figured this out for yourself.

30 seconds, tops.

https://s14.postimg.org/vcbfp98nl/tw...of_mspaint.jpg

mspaint1.exe
mspaint2.exe

Paul


Paint Shop Pro is a much better program. Even the early versions of it.
Those early versions 3.x and 4.x were free. It should be easy to find a
download for it on one of the archive sites for software like
"oldapps.com". PSP can open many images at once. Your only limit is the
amount of RAM you have. (I have opened too many large pictures on older
computers, at the same time and caused the computer to lock up).


 




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