unable to open jpeg files

January 29, 2006 at 22:47:13
Specs: Windows 98, don't know

For some reason when I try to open a jpeg file on my computer a window pops up in microsoft paint that says, C:\My.bmp was not found. I am unable to view any jpeg files. Any suggestions?



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#1
January 29, 2006 at 23:11:44

AFAIK, jpegs are not usually associated with PAINT, though it shouldn't hurt much if they are.

Not obvious what's going on with my.bmp either.

Try this:

Right click on the jpeg and use 'open with' and point it at the app you want to use. Usually your browser, PaintShop, PhotoShop etc.


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#2
January 29, 2006 at 23:16:14

Go to paint and select file then open. Click the drop down menu that says files of type then let us know how many options are there in the menu. Paint by default does NOT support JPEG's and you need some filters to be able to open them. These filters can be downloaded online but they also seem to come bundled with Microsoft Office 97 and 2000 as far as I know. If the only options are for BMP files (bitmap) then you don't have the filters installed. Do you have something like MGI photosuite on your machine? On my Win 98 machine, I have that and it opens JPEG's just fine along with bitmaps. If you don't have any JPEG options at all, then you won't be able to open them with paint and you should try another program as I stated above if you have it.

Faris,


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#3
January 30, 2006 at 02:09:58

I use Irfanview. You should be able to get a free download. Does other formats and also slide shows and image editing.

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#4
January 30, 2006 at 02:30:25

The default association for JPG files is Internet Explorer, but it makes more sense to associate with an actual graphics application (such as IrfanView)

Might be that old filters problem - those are available here, along with further instructions

As I recall, M$Paint doesn't much like filenames with embedded spaces

Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is not more a science than a heap of stones is a home


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#5
January 30, 2006 at 07:30:28

Delete all your temporary internet files.

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#6
January 30, 2006 at 11:00:54

Kurt S
Can you amplify your reasoning please, I'm having a job to relate this to the posted problem.

Thx

DerekW


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#7
January 30, 2006 at 11:40:33

The more common problem associated with this fix is when you try to save a picture from a website. You only get the option to save as bitmap. But I have seen this corruption also happen when trying to open jpeg files. Something in the temp internet folder becomes corrupt and jpegs can't be saved or opened. Deleting all files fixes the issue.

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#8
January 30, 2006 at 13:30:14

Kurt S

OK, thx for extra info.

DerekW


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#9
January 30, 2006 at 16:07:59

Before Kurt mentioned it I was thinking the same thing.
Additional reasoning...Specified TIF size has been exceeded. One could increase it's size or empty it. I prefer the later.

Bryan


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#10
January 30, 2006 at 17:48:56

I'm pretty sure Win98 version of Paint doesn't support JPG files. I have one thing you could try:

Click start > Run > Type C:\ and press enter.

Click Tools > Folder Options

Click the File Types tab

Find the JPG file type in the list, and delete it.

Then attempt to reopen a JPG file. It should ask to open with a particular type of file. If internet explorer is not in the list, click browse and type the following, including the quotes: "C:\Program files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

IE should then view the JPG.


You could also try holding down the shift key and right clicking a JPG and opening the file with IE. Clicking the "always open with" checkbox will save the program you choose as the default program.

// Impavidus


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#11
January 30, 2006 at 18:09:49

"I'm pretty sure Win98 version of Paint doesn't support JPG"

I'm absolutely certain you are mistaken

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#12
January 30, 2006 at 19:23:13

jboy
I'm not quite so sure on this Paint thingy. I've a feeling the virgin W98 doesn't support jpg in Paint but it does so after you install MS Office.

I'm not 100% but I think that's how it goes.

DerekW


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#13
January 30, 2006 at 19:37:53

That may well be the case, but that would still constitute support

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#14
January 30, 2006 at 20:01:20

Yep, sure Paint is "capable" of jpg support. Mine's doing it right now.

DerekW


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#15
January 31, 2006 at 00:01:26

Neithe PBRUSH nor IE is much of a "tool" but unscrewing the file assoc is the way forward.

And we still don't know why PAINT is messing with c:\my.bmp [after being told to open a jpeg].

Hopefully we'll all learn something on this one.


If at first you don't succeed, you're about average.

M2


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#16
January 31, 2006 at 17:48:01

I find that those that say that Paint doesn't open jpegs are correct. And it is not just Windows 98. I just now opened Paint and pointed it to a jpeg. I got an error message that Paint could not open it.

Now those that say it will open jpegs after Office is installed are correct also. Much the same as Outlook Express not having a spellchecker until Word or Office is installed.

Good Luck
Smitty


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#17
February 1, 2006 at 09:24:31

I don't really know why anyone would want to (and the OP seems long gone) - but saying that (crappy) M$Paint doesn't support JPGs is about as accurate as saying IrfanView doesn't support a gajillion file formats - until the plugins are installed.

The explanation was given early on - you don't require Office, just the damned filters (and possibly a registry edit)

Much ado over very little

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#18
February 1, 2006 at 10:19:12

"(and the OP seems long gone)"

ROTFLMAO


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M2


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