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guitarelf

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I have somehow managed to save a batch of photos to CD with the following extension:
T96.HMT, T97.HMT etc., etc.. I believe this is Highmat format. Each file also has the IRFANVIEW logo on (I have IRFANVIEW 3.98) I tried to perform a "batch conversion" in IRFANVIEW to convert the pics back to jpeg, but nothing doing!! I have Windows HIGHMAT extension installed but Windows can't open the files, only IRFANVIEW can.
Am I missing something here; am I stuck with this format for these pics or can they be converted; anyone brave enough to tell me how I might have got myself into this mess!!

Windows XP(HOME) sp2, all critical updates/IRFANVIEW 3.98/ZoomBrowser Ex
Thanks in antis,
Happy New Year,
Guitarelf. :confused: ;) :)
 
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Will Irfanview let you save an individual image as JPG? If not, does it offer any other choices in the “Save as” menu?

You might make sure you have the latest Irfanview plug-ins and try the conversion again.

Evidently the Windows record wizard lets you choose HighMAT. I haven’t used it and don’t plan to unless you find a solution.

The HighMAT viewer page has this note:
“Although HighMAT adds additional files to a disc for navigational and performance purposes, it stores all supported file types in their native format.”
There is a selection to "Display the parent folder". You might be able to extract the JPGs from there. http://www.highmat.com/download/help_viewer.asp#highmatviewer_main
 

guitarelf

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Thank you slipe, for the detailed reply. Much to do & think about here. I can't do much about all this for a day or two, but WILL post with progress & info as soon as I can. (y) :)
 

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This is as far as I have got:
1. Rightclicking on the IRFANVIEW file gave me "open with...." & allowed me to choose Windows fax viewer which will open the file.
2. Each picture is thumbnail size & appears in a small dialogue box.
3. It is not possible to generate a slide show.
4. Only one picture can be viewed at a time.
5. Only one picture can be printed at a time.
6. You cannot resize the pictures.
7. If the original jpegs exist, I'm damned if I can find them!

I would be exceedingly p***** off if I had lost the pictures. At least they're safe....just hobbit-sized!! :mad: :( ;) :)
 

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Ok, I found it, trouble is, if I try to open my HMT files, it tells me they are not...."valid HighMAT Accelerator files". When I hover the pointer over the file, it identifies it as an "accelerator file". :confused: :confused: :(
GElf.
 

guitarelf

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Didn't realise that the HIGHMAT VIEWER needs to read off a disc. I was trying to open files from "My Pictures"....told you I'd lead a sheltered life!! So all pics viewed, all "missing" jpegs found & I've done what I wanted to do in the first place, email some lovely photos of two of my grandchildren,
Life is Good!!
Guitarelf. (y) :) :D (y)

Just noticed....I made it to Senior Member...just gets better & better!
 
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