open and save jpg mspaint windows 98

September 21, 2010 at 16:53:12
Specs: win 98, pentII 333, 224mb
old hp vectra with win 98 mspaint only deals with bmp files. need it to open edit and save in jpg.
where can filters be found to fix this? want to use this machine, not discard. any help appreciated, thanks!

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#1
September 21, 2010 at 18:13:04
As you said, Win98 mspaint works with bmp files only. There is nothing that can change this. Your best option would be to find a third party program that does what you want.

Edit: Apparently there is a way to change this:
http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/ms-paint-fix-open-and-save-jpg-and-gif-files/65364.html


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#2
September 21, 2010 at 19:04:34
Quickest way would be to download IrfanView.

Very neat and small viewer that does the lot.

Ms Hulot's boat


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#3
September 21, 2010 at 20:57:20
thanks for the excellent advice. irfanview seems to do the trick. only used it for slideshows before, never thought of using it for edits. wow i coulda had a v8! lol

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#4
September 22, 2010 at 06:21:14
Fine - thx for popping back.

If you want to use Paint features, from IrfanView you could re-save the jpg as a bmp. Do your editing, then when finished open the bmp with IrfanView and save it back to jpg again. A bit long winded but it works.

Ms Hulot's boat


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#5
September 22, 2010 at 11:25:29
If there is a jpg picture that I want to save as bmp, I usually just right-click on it, do "Save As", and change the default format from jpg to bmp, then click "Save".

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#6
September 22, 2010 at 12:35:34
sdfox 7

Not so sure you can do that on W95 without third party software.

On later oprating systems Paint could interchange between bmp & jpg.

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#7
September 25, 2010 at 04:01:08
http://www.reocities.com/one_human/...

Cannot Save JPEG Files with Picture It! Express or Paint
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...

Some Office 2000 graphics filters are not available in Paint
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...

Cannot View Files Other Than Bitmaps in Microsoft Paint
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...

Unable to Save .jpg Files with Microsoft Paint After You Install
Office
2000 SR1 or SP2 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=...

MS Paint Filters
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/a...
http://download.microsoft.com/downl...

Apparently, the mspaint_fix doesn't include a complete registry file and is still dependent on having Office or other MS app install the filters properly in the first place, or it doesn't work because of the missing entries as a stand alone installation.

It is apparent after viewing all the above articles that 95 and NT4 PAINT are quite capable of JPEG viewing and saving. It would stand to reason then so would 98, ME, 2000 and the other PAINTs? And they are if you install MS Photo Editor with Office for example. A true 'fix' with the missing installation part of the registry files does not yet exist?

Lee


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