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Paint cannot read this file, this is not a valid bitmap file

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by DandyDanaDee, Dec 7, 2017.

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  1. Noyb

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    Sorry ....
    Won't open in Photoshop CS5.1, Photoshop Elements 2018, Irfanview, Xnview or Paint.
    I tried to repair it with StellarPhoenix JPEGRepair and JPEG Repair PRO .... No Luck.
    Next time, make sure you always work on a copy.
     
  2. DandyDanaDee

    DandyDanaDee Thread Starter

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    ...is there some other way I can try and fix this ?
     
  3. Noyb

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    Where did the original picture come from ???
     
  4. Macboatmaster

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    Have you tried my other suggestions, besides the Irfan View
    My colleague mentioned other versions in Pics
    I mentioned restore earlier versions from RP`s or backups

    and in addition to where it came from - what is the picture of - scenery or what
     
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  5. Noyb

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    FYI .. I was working in W7
     
  6. Macboatmaster

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    Yes I was referring to the possibility of him having a previous version
    I cannot open it either on 7, 8.1 or 10
    Paint cannot open jpegs over - cannot remember now is it 1200 x 1200
    but there is a reported bug on 10 that jpegs edited in Paint will not then reopen in Paint

    Is it not unusually large for a jpeg I get it at 2.49MB
     
  7. DandyDanaDee

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    The original picture came right from my photo's file in my computer's library, It was a picture I made in msp.
     
  8. DandyDanaDee

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    I have a Toshiba laptop, with Window's 8.1
     
  9. Macboatmaster

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    Well if that is the case there is a good chance it has a copy in restore points - depending on if you have restore points turned on
    I will leave you with my colleague
    It will be easier for you than trying to answer both of us - a task which I think you are finding a little difficult

    Good luck with it
     
  10. DandyDanaDee

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    Thank you
     
  11. Macboatmaster

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    If the copy has the same name as the original try right click and restore previous versions as I mentioned in my first reply
     
  12. DandyDanaDee

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    Hello, what should I do from here ?
     
  13. managed

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    I opened the unzipped file in a Hex editor and it seems to be full of zeroes.
     
  14. DandyDanaDee

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    ...is that bad ?
     
  15. DaveA

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    I can not open your zipped file.
     
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