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Trying to Save As a .gif but always get .bmp

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by peterinwa, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. peterinwa

    peterinwa Thread Starter

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    If I am looking at a .gif graphic on my screen with Internet Explorer and right click on it to save it to disk, the only option I get for an ending from XP is .bmp.

    If I enter the whole name, for example, graphic.gif, it creates the file graphic.gif. But then if I use it in a webpage it doesn't display.

    But if I name it graphic.bmp and call it into my webpage as a .bmp it works.

    My question is when I do a right click and Save As using XP how do I get the option to Save As .gif?

    Thanks, Peter
     
  2. Elvandil

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    This happens sometimes when there is a corrupted file in your temporary internet files. Even if you save as gif, it still really saves as a bmp.

    Close your browser, open the Control Panel, Internet Options, and delete all the temp internet files. That should do it.
     
  3. peterinwa

    peterinwa Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much. It totally fixed it and it's been bugging me for months!

    Actually I figured out a work-around... FTPing the file elsewhere then FTPing it back.

    Should have posted sooner!

    Thanks again, Peter
     
  4. Elvandil

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    No problem. It's those little things we think shouldn't bother us and try to ignore that end up sending us to the nuthouse.[​IMG]
     
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