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Photo Name and Extensions Change

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by pcollins, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. pcollins

    pcollins Thread Starter

    Apr 14, 2004
    I am running on XP. When I load a photo from my digital cameria via card or download from the internet, it will have a name and extension, such as from my Canon A40 it will be Imp101.jpeg. A photo from the internet may have a name, MtEverest.jpeg.

    I have Microsoft Picture It! on my computer and have used it for years-works well. However, after I load a photo, such as the examples above, the names and extensions go away and are replaced by the Microsoft Picture It! icon. When I double click on the picture, Microsoft Picture It! opens up along with the picture. When I was running on Windows 98, it did not do this.

    Does XP automatically say all photos belong to Microsoft Picture It! and change the name and extension? I can't tell what the picture is until I open it up. I want the picture left alone in the folder where I put it until I am ready to do something with it.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Phil from Texas
  2. xgerryx


    May 16, 2003
    Right click one of your photo files, open with, choose program, select your preferred program and check the box "always use the selected program to open this kind of file"
  3. Moby


    Mar 18, 2002
    You should have the option to save as a jpg direct from the programme too, keeping the original name, by clicking file, save as, then in the drop down box 'save as type', the jpg option should be there.
    It is in my picture it express anyway which I assume is a lesser version of picture it.
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