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blacklabs

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OK, i'll right click on a pic, select save picture as. Gives you two options. Save as .art or .bmp . When you save to either and then try to open the pic it doesn't work, ever....

How do i fix that. Using XP home
 

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When you try to open a .bmp, what exactly happens?

Do you get an error message, does it open the program and do nothing? Does it state anything about file associations?

Any addtional info can help us narrow down the problem.
 
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Go to start/programs/accessories/paint

paint opens bitmaps
if for some reason you don't have ms-paint . You can download irfanview to open all images.
http://www.irfanview.com
be sure & get the english version
Supported file formats: AIF, ANI/CUR, ASF, AU/SND, AVI, BMP/DIB, CAM (Casio JPG), CLP, Dicom/ACR, DJVU, EMF/WMF, EPS, FlashPix (FPX), FSH, G3, GIF, ICO/ICL/EXE/DLL, IFF/LBM, IMG (GEM), JPG2000, JPG/JPEG, KDC, LDF, LWF, MED, MID/RMI, MOV, MP3, MPG/MPEG, NLM/NOL/NGG, PBM/PGM/PPM, PCX/DCX, PhotoCD, PNG, PSD, PSP, RAS/SUN, RealAudio (RA), RLE, SFF, SFW, SGI/RGB, SWF (Flash/Shockwave), TGA, TIF/TIFF, WAV, WBMP, XBM, XPM. Support for Apple QuickTime: allows IrfanView to read following formats: MOV, QTIF, Mac PICT, FLI/FLC. Microsoft Media Player PlugIn: allows IrfanView to read following formats: ASF, AU/SND/AIF, AVI, DAT (VideoCD), MID/RMI, MOV, MP3, MPG/MPEG, WAV, WMA, WMF, etc.

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blacklabs

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It will open the program (Paint, Paintshop pro,microsoft imager, etc)

It says not a valid bmp or art image. I also tried saving different pic's off of different sites just to see if it will work.

Although now that i think of it usually the file i'm trying to save is a jpeg. But when you right click it doesn't give you that option. Could that be part of it?

Thanks
 

blacklabs

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Oh, sorry.

If i just click on the image icon it will default to that Microsoft crapy imaging preview which it will show a blank screen. I'll then separately open Paintshop pro or MS paint and then it will say not valid.
 
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ok....when I see an image online I want to save I right click on it & click "save picture as" ... then I can rename it & sometimes I can change it to a .gif or jpg.... look at the bottom addressbar under the name at format & see if it can be changed by a scroll arrow.

or go to the paint program & open it then in file select the image you want to open.

OR..........when you see the picture in your files & you right click & go to properties what format is it?



it sounds like you need an image viewer to me
 

blacklabs

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Only on XP is this happening.

When i had windows 98 it would work just fine. Would also give me more options for saving. Now it sucks!

Anybody else have any ideas??
 
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