XP Program To Open Image File Without Any Title Bar Or Other Borders

Basically I need the equivalent of MS paint, but without the title bars or borders around the image content.  So when I open an image using the program I seek, all I see is the image itself.  The surrounding program is invisible.  Does such a program exist?

Thanks,
Jonah
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lance_corporal_jonesCommented:
Irfanview does this, under view you can turn off everything
http://www.irfanview.com/

Only problem is every time you open up a fresh image the menu bar comes back up however its still pretty bare (nothing else, just the menu bar) and even with that theres a quick shortcut to turn it off again, Alt, Shift, M.

I'd be surprised if there was anything else that can do this.
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lherrouCommented:
Jonah11,

Irfanview is an excellent recommendation.

I have an older copy of LView, and it does this by default - for example, double-click on an image (with LView set as default viewer for that image type) and it opens in full-screen mode. http://www.lview.com/

Cheers,
LHerrou
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Jonah11Author Commented:
Thanks for your responses so far.  However, I can't get rid of the title bar, window borders, or menu bar.  Alt Shift M only removes the text portion of the menu.  Can you specify exactly what I need to do?  There are about 10 tabs in the setup menu.....
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Jonah11Author Commented:
Also please note I don't want the image to be fullscreen... it should open to exact actual size.
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lance_corporal_jonesCommented:
When you click on View the top 4 show/hide various things.

see attached screenshot
irfanview.jpg
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lance_corporal_jonesCommented:
Sorry didnt mean to post, you need to hide all 4..

Also under View, display options you can say how you want the image to open, mine is set to "fit window to image" which should do what you want
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Jonah11Author Commented:
lance,

even after hiding all 4 i am still left with the irfanview titlebar and borders around my image.  i want only the image....
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Jonah11Author Commented:
Actually, to clarify that last comment.... it gets rid of the title bar, but the window borders are still there.....
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lance_corporal_jonesCommented:
yes its only the panes, which are minimal, not seen anything which would get rid of it.
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KenO1964Commented:
Hmmm...  I think the Picasa viewer does something similar to what you're describing.  It opens pictures in a "full screen mode", only the pic is normal sized. The rest of the screen is semi-opaque and backgrounded, then there's an {X} in the top right corner and a toolbar at the bottom.  No other borders or anything.
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lherrouCommented:
Again, I don't know what LView's latest version does, but my older copy opens a photo fullscreen - every portion of the screen is used for the photo and there is no toolbar, {X}, or anything else visible. In slideshow mode, it does the same, but can also display filename across the bottom of the photo if you select that option.
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Jonah11Author Commented:
hey guys,

the fullscreen option of any kind won't be what i need here.  i need a normal window without any frame of any kind.  just the picture floating in my screen.  thanks for any more ideas....
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lherrouCommented:
Right, that's exactly what I'm talking about with LView - from monitor edge to monitor edge with nothing else showing on screen - like below (that's a photo, as shown in LView's full-screen mode):
Photo-05.jpg
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Jonah11Author Commented:
No, that's not what i want.  i dont want it to fill the whole screen.  the irfan view solution would be correct if i could also get rid of the window borders.  
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Jonah11Author Commented:
lherrou, by floating i meant floating like any other window, not filling up.....
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lherrouCommented:
What is it that you want to do with it, maybe if we start from that direction, we can help you.
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Jonah11Author Commented:
Here is a picture of my desktop.  See the picture of the cute little cat being displayed in IrfanView?  That's almost what I want.  But see the gray borders around the picture that IrfanView is adding?  I don't want those.  If those were gone, I would have a solution.  Note that the picture is being displayed in its actual size.  IrfanView is not stretching it or making it fullscreen.  
no-borders.jpg
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lherrouCommented:
The question was:
>> Does such a program exist?

The answer appears to be NO. That's still a valid answer, and a lot of alternative suggestions were given.
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lance_corporal_jonesCommented:
i think we got pretty close
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lherrouCommented:
Recommend split:

Comments:
#24468389 as accepted
#24468409
#24469127

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Jonah11Author Commented:
lherrou,

Just saw this. None of those is the answer.  If you want to make a post stating that it seems likely that no well-known commercial product can do this, I will select that as the answer and award points.  I really don't like the idea of responses that are clearly incorrect being marked as the answer tho.

Jonah
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lance_corporal_jonesCommented:
Jonah11 , my answer number 24469067 "yes its only the panes, which are minimal, not seen anything which would get rid of it." states exactly that, i.e. its likely no known commercial product can do this.
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lherrouCommented:
Actually, even before that, in comment #24468389, you said:

>>I'd be surprised if there was anything else that can do this.

Which is why I suggested that as the accepted answer.

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Jonah11Author Commented:
>>I'd be surprised if there was anything else that can do this.

Which is why I suggested that as the accepted answer.

leherrou, if you read that again, it implies that IrfanView CAN do this, and he'd be suprised if there was anything ELSE that could also do it.  Which is misleading, since IV cannot do this.
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