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when is a jpg not a jpg ?


greyballs

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hi just been sent a couple of pics that i can only open with paint and the image is huge even after resizing to 12% from original.in properties the file is jpg but windows media player says can not open file ect any ideas as to the file type so i can find something to open or convert. i am using w/vista hp.

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bremner

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but if you have opened it in Paint and then saved as it a jpg then....

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greyballs

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yep i know what mean i have 6 of these and am getting nowhere .so i will ask big sis if she
can re format the files and re send them as jpg. although they have this description in properties i do not believe they are ,so we have a enigma.
thanks for your help i will leave the thread open for a while just in case cheers

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wee eddie

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I once had such a file, much too large to be a .jpg.

So I made a copy of the file and kept changing its suffix until it opened in one of my Programs.

I think that it was an .mpg

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mooly

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Very interesting problem this...

click here

A non technical friend was telling me about another friend of theirs that bought a PC and found it "wouldn't work with their camera pictures" and a neighbour said the PC "wasn't suitable" and helped them choose another.

I couldn't understand what they meant... maybe this is a similar issue.

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greyballs

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hi read the link but i dont think my file at 11mb is as large as what they discribe although the dimensions do look heavy ie 10142 x 15593

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wee eddie

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I think that someone has slipped up at the other end unless it's a file that needs to be printed at A1 Size

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greyballs

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no 15in, they are old family pics and will ask for them to be sent again as they seem to be just to big.have just had a look through photo gallery and there they are as a thumb nail view but just will not open so i think mystery solved,just to large.
thanks all for the replies

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wee eddie

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can produce large/huge files like that

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SparkyJack

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Irfanview will resolve the large image problem
However- the best way to really get over this is to ask the sender and for you too, to download when you need to send images.
Download this

click here
I comes with its own 'How to' movie.
It runs in the background and as soon as you click on an image and attachment the program gets to work - taking a copy and reducing it to a predetermined size[you choose] as the send button is clicked.

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