.png images not getting displayed on Internet Explorer 7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Sambit PAUL, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Sambit PAUL

    Sambit PAUL Guest

    After installing the internet explorer 7, the png images are not getting
    displayed on the browser instead there appears a red cross sign; to view the
    image I have to copy paste it on MS Word to view the image.
    But when I was using IE6 there was no such problems.
    Looking forward for the help
    Sambit PAUL, Sep 28, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    If you uninstall IE7 RC1 (which automatically returns you to IE6), does this
    behavior persist?
    PA Bear, Sep 28, 2006
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    Sambit PAUL Guest

    In the add-remove section I couldn't find the IE7 uninstall column so I am
    unabling to remove the IE7.
    plz help me out
    Sambit PAUL, Oct 2, 2006
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    PA Bear Guest

    Add/Remove Programs: Make sure Show Updates is checked (top right) and look
    for Windows Internet Explorer 7.
    PA Bear, Oct 3, 2006
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    Gilles I. Guest

    Gilles I., Nov 27, 2006
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    Gilles I. Guest

    I face the exact same behavior.
    I uninstalled IE7 and had the same issue in IE6.
    I reinstalled IE7, still the same. Help is welcome.


    Gilles I., Nov 27, 2006
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    OmegaJunior Guest


    I had to install the Apple Quicktime plug-in to view png images embedded
    in sites using the Object element or MSIE wouldn't show them at all, but
    after installing Quicktime, MSIE7 said "this page is trying to access MS
    HTML document, are you sure you want to allow that?". Obviously, on my
    Windows XP Home, using MSIE7 to view a web site, I don't want to allow
    MSIE7 to access MS HTML.

    Then I told the browser to allow it and lo and behold, it actually did.
    It's a miracle indeed.

    MSIE7 still won't show jpg files in object elements, nor BMP files, MS'
    own proprietary image format. Seems some code didn't get updated in the
    process... Seems MS doesn't WANT to add support for XHTML 2.

    Ah well. Plenty of competitors.

    OmegaJunior, Nov 28, 2006

  8. Perhaps your QuickTime is interfering now?
    Unused advice for another poster... ; )


    Give some example sites where you are having problems,
    if you need more help. In particular I would be interested in knowing
    which page(s) caused you to install QT in the first place.


    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 28, 2006
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    OmegaJunior Guest

    Try watching the images on this page without Quicktime. Do you get to see
    the PNG images in the object elements, or do you get to see the links that
    ask you to open them separately?


    Now I know how to work around this and get Internet Explorer to show the
    PNG images as well: by using img elements instead of object elements. But
    it's a bit silly of this "modern" browser to refuse to show images that it
    knows how to show, just because it's being accessed through different
    means, and it's especially silly that, once given the means to show the
    pictures using a plug-in, it doesn't claim to be using the plug-in, but
    claims to be using an HTML active-X control, and then having the audacity
    to blame its failure on the page.

    It doesn't do this with PNG images only, though. It does this with BMP
    images too. Baffling. This way, Microsoft will miss out on XHTML 2.0.
    OmegaJunior, Nov 29, 2006

  10. Instead of using Show Picture try using E-mail Picture...
    and then doubleclick on the resulting attachment
    or if the image was cached use the TIF Viewer and doubleclick
    on the cached image's icon. Hint: Alt-T,O,Alt-S,V and then
    Alt-V,D Alt-V,I,Last Accessed to order the cache conveniently.

    That's probably the source of the problem, e.g., an incompatibility between
    those other programs and IE7. Have you reinstalled or reinitialized them
    since installing IE7?

    What happens if you restore all XP default image filetype associations?
    E.g. Run... regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll
    If that works and then later restoring filetype associations for your third-party
    programs makes it stop working you'll know where to look for a fix.

    First you need a diagnosis.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 11, 2007

  11. Right-click on which? The Red-X or the image icon for a .png file
    in the TIF viewer?

    In either case I would say it's broken, certainly not default.

    I've never tried that one.

    AFAIK that's not standard either--not what I was expecting at any rate.
    Perhaps the Photo Editor is restoring itself automatically?
    Have you uninstalled and reinstalled it too?

    My guess is that that association with that filetype is what is causing your
    symptoms. E.g. that app has somehow messed up the other linkages
    for that extension. I was hoping that doing shimgvw's DllInstall would
    clean up that sort of thing.

    It really should be pngfilt.dll but that module doesn't have either COM routine
    in it. Previous posters reporting similar symptoms have claimed that
    using the suggested command has had the desired effect. So I was just
    guessing that the DllInstall routine would initialize the pngfilt.dll linkages
    as if it had its own entry point for registering itself. If that's not the case
    I have no idea how to reinitialize its linkages. Perhaps you could find another
    machine which is working properly, export the appropriate branches,
    values, etc that it uses (e.g. as seen using RegMon) and then try importing
    them into the broken system.

    That is what I thought the regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll would accomplish.
    Actually the only one of the scenarios I mentioned in which its open
    action is used is after the E-mail Picture... one when you doubleclick
    on the attachment that creates. When I press Enter on one in the TIF
    viewer, e.g. use its Open action, the image is opened in an IE window.
    RegMon shows that that is strictly pngfilt.dll being used, not shimgvw.dll.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle, Jan 16, 2007
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