I upggraded Vista to Windows 7 and could edit pictures before, but now it says Windows photo viewer?
There are several options for photo editing and I honestly do not use the Windows default editor.
It should not be much different from what you are used to though. When you right click on a photo it will give you more options as to what program to use to open them with. Once you choose a default it will always go that default program, whether it be Photo Viewer or PhotoShop or paint. Here are some common options:
HP Media Smart, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Paint, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, PictureViewer, Windows Live Photo Gallery, Windows Photo Viewer, or Windows Media Center.
Windows Live Photo Gallery is the tool that Microsoft seems to be moving its users toward. This is the fastest tool for editing photos and pictures that are editable. The new Paint is also a nice option to have if changing colors and adding minor graphics, lines, or additional images to the editing process. For more advanced and professional features, some other program should be installed or a suitable on-line editor should be chosen.
When you open Windows Live Photo Gallery the first time, it will ask you if you want it to be the default for certain file types. You should say 'yes' so that it will always be used to open these files. You do not have to use your Windows Live ID to use this program unless you want to access the photos on-line. You can use the program to edit and save files locally on your machine.