JPEG to PAINT?

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JPEG to PAINT??? I've had to reinstall everything lately and now I can't get a JPEG into my paint program, nor can I find how to get paint to reaccept the format. Seems dumb but-hey, that's what's happening. Any suggestions? thanks
 
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Are you saying that if you go to Paint, File>Open and find the JPEG it won’t import into Paint? Or are you saying that a JPEG just won’t automatically open in Paint?

Also tell us which operating system you are using.
 

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Thanks slipe. paint won't import the jpeg- says it's not a bitmap, format not supported, so I've been looking for how to change formats that paint will import. as I've put zillions of jpegs into paint before and never run across this- I'm confused. Operating system is W98-2nd ed.
 

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Thanks tony- I'll follow up on your suggestions- but WHY doesn't it work now when it has before? And where do I get to tell PAINT what I wan it to pay attention to?
 

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According to the MS article, if you install a program that provides filters for other types of graphic files (such as .gif or .jpg files), Paint can then provide support for these file types.

Maybe your setup before you formatted and reinstalled comprised such a program?

Grtz.
 

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thanks again, first link apparently no longer exists( so says my box) and I printed out 11 pages from the second one( nothing like a bit of homework) How come my paint don't do what it used to?
 

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to your last there, tony- maybe it did. Nothing like an unformatted tabula raza drive to replace one that was dropped in your lap all-set-to-go. One must choose between a sense of humor or going nuts- I rather enjoy them both.
 

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Here's the text of the non-existing link :D:

SYMPTOMS
When you try to use Microsoft Paint to open a graphic file other than a bitmap (.bmp) file, you may be unable to do so. However, you may be able to do so on a different computer in Paint.

CAUSE
This issue can occur because Paint only provides support for bitmap files. However, if you install a program that provides filters for other types of graphic files (such as .gif or .jpg files), Paint can then provide support for these file types.

RESOLUTION
To work around this issue and use Paint for files other than bitmap files, install a program that provides the appropriate graphics filter. For example, Microsoft Word for Windows provides an assortment of filters you can install.


But do try Irfanview. It is goooood

Cheers,
 

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OK- then, I'm going down to the PC ice cream store and getting me a big dollop-O-irfanview. I like the concept of that my original C drive had sufficient bells and whistles to augment my PAINT capabilities- could very well be so- danged if I know.I have no better explanation and we never know what we had till it's gone- such is life. Sing on singer- drum on drummer, get yer wig on Gladys- We're goin to tha rock show- thanks
 

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OK- i went to tucows and got a big squirt of irfanview and on installing it's got a huge list of stuff to which I can make it apply. When I selected ALL ( what the hell do I know?) it asked are you SURE - again - what the hell do I know? I suspect it would be prudent to be selective here-how best might I proceed lest this program take over my life,be phoning my girlfriend and stealing milk out of my fridge? I'd like to be able to put anything that comes along into PAINT if I choose but I don't want it to be telling me about my investments or pulling the emergency brake when I'm driving down the road- know what I mean?
 

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I'm sure you can trust Irfanview to leave your girlfriend alone...

But just start by letting it handle the most common image file types like jpg, jpeg, tif, bmp, and gif.

You can always add things afterwards if you like.

Good luck,
 

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thanks again- you may very well be a wealth of wisdom. So if I punch it up right can I not only get it to leave my girfriend alone but also get it to make my mother leave me alone- can tucows do that?... never mind... OK- I'll punch in all the visual stuff I recognize- I guess and then maybe the darn thing will paint my house by spring- right? I shall proceed from here and if my house changes color- I'll let you know- it's a log house- pink would be amusing.
 

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I've been back to my download demon 4 times now, reaccessed and changed what this download applies to and I STILL can't get a jpeg to go into PAINT- I'm cornfused??
 
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