jpg format not readable

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Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:32 pm

I have re-sized photos, but Windows Vista Paint cannot read the photos, says it can't read the format..... says it is not a valid bitmap file. I have taken photos in jpg format, and have no problem reading the original photos in Paint, but once reduced in resolution or date stamped, cannot view in Paint.

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Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:06 am


I have tested this and encountered the same error that you did.

This happens only under Vista Paint, the image was successfully loaded under Windows 7 Paint or Vista/7 Photo Gallery. The version of Paint under Vista is outdated and does not recognize the newer JPG files.

So I suggest you to download and install Paint.NET as a replacement to Vista Paint, it's open source and much more powerful that the original Paint program:

Please let me know if there is something else.

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