Solved How do I open a jpeg file on my mac?

January 21, 2018 at 13:01:20
Specs: Macintosh
One of my friends posted pictures on a jpeg file but I can't seem to open it on my mac. How do I do it?

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January 21, 2018 at 15:05:00
Don't beat yourself up over "age"... A lot of the "young uns" know very little about computing; other than how to press buttons and play games... A lot of us here are at the older end of the spectrum...

The " image1.jpeg " etc. is the name of each individual file or image (in the jpeg file format).

If these were sent as an attachment then they should respond to you clicking on them individually.

You say the images are contained with a message(?) posted by a friend on a website - listserve?

If the files (which is what they are) are posted as you show - names only on that message, then again I would expect them to respond when you click or double click on oeach of them

However as I don't know much (if anything) about the listserve sites I may be missing something important. If my suggestion to simply click or double click of them doesn't work - hang about for others here more familiar with the situation.

There is possibility that you have a setting in the browser (Safari) which is not allowing images to show? Can you try to download (as in copy) one of the jpegs to your Mac and then try to open it?

Often (in Safari) if one right clicks an image one has an option to save the file.image - which do so; then click/double click on the download and see it opens?



#1
January 21, 2018 at 13:25:04
On my Macs I either right click on the file and select "open" - or "open with"...; or simply double-click on the file...

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#2
January 21, 2018 at 13:32:34
The file is not highlighted to click on it.

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#3
January 21, 2018 at 14:01:25
Your information is confusing...

What does this mean ... " posted pictures on a jpeg file..."

An image is a jpeg (or any one of several other possible file formats) in itself; one doesn't post pictures/images "on a jpeg file..."

Can you actually find/see the jpeg which your friend presumably sent you.


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#4
January 21, 2018 at 14:30:10
I’m sorry, I’m not computer savvy (I’m old and do the best I can). I’m on a listserve and a friend posted something and pictures were included. I didn’t see any pics but I saw
image 1.jpeg
Image2.jpeg
Image 3.jpeg
They were not in bold. I assumed the pics were in those things.

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#5
January 21, 2018 at 15:05:00
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Don't beat yourself up over "age"... A lot of the "young uns" know very little about computing; other than how to press buttons and play games... A lot of us here are at the older end of the spectrum...

The " image1.jpeg " etc. is the name of each individual file or image (in the jpeg file format).

If these were sent as an attachment then they should respond to you clicking on them individually.

You say the images are contained with a message(?) posted by a friend on a website - listserve?

If the files (which is what they are) are posted as you show - names only on that message, then again I would expect them to respond when you click or double click on oeach of them

However as I don't know much (if anything) about the listserve sites I may be missing something important. If my suggestion to simply click or double click of them doesn't work - hang about for others here more familiar with the situation.

There is possibility that you have a setting in the browser (Safari) which is not allowing images to show? Can you try to download (as in copy) one of the jpegs to your Mac and then try to open it?

Often (in Safari) if one right clicks an image one has an option to save the file.image - which do so; then click/double click on the download and see it opens?


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#6
January 21, 2018 at 15:17:14
Also - something to try - to get more info about the image files... Although I'm not sure this will be an option you can use here.

If you right click on one of the images and a drop down menu appears... see if there is a " get info " option - use it. It will be near the top of the drop down list/menu.

Note what it shows the file/image to be; and if it has more than simply .jpeg or jpg after image1 etc. then post what it is here.


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#7
January 21, 2018 at 16:08:08
I was trying to open it on my Mac. Btw, was not beating myself up over age just explaining to you why I may have been unclear in my earlier message.

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#8
January 21, 2018 at 16:35:29
Are you able download any of the files - by right clicking on them?

As I suggest above, hang about for other input- likely from Canada/USA and Australia as they come online more about this time.I'm in rhe UK and it's past my bed time...


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#9
January 21, 2018 at 17:43:41
Is the list you are on set to pass along attachments?

Is your email server set to accept attachments from the list?

Did your friend remember to put links to the images in the email?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

message edited by Jeff Root


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#10
January 21, 2018 at 23:03:38
I have the impressing it is just a text and not a link or file containing the picture.
If your friend forwarded the message to you it is possible the files were detached or the links where converted to text.

Ask your friend to resend the actual pictures that he downloaded.

message edited by sluc


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#11
January 22, 2018 at 13:17:09
This does read as though either the message content was a cut 'n paste, or forwarded - without the actual attachment - but the text reference to the image(s) was included. I note on occasion that when someone replies to an email I may send (with a jpeg attachment) that the reply doesn't always include the original jpeg - but does include the original reference to it. Similarly if the message is forwarded, without the attachment, the reference too is often present nonetheless...

message edited by trvlr


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#12
January 25, 2018 at 08:03:33
Is this something you were sent by email?
If so what email service or program are you using and are these "image" things part of the text or attachments?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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