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Not Sure What This Message Means When Opening An Image


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#1 Luvkitty

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 01:08 AM

Hello All!!

I can't seem to open a lot of the images that I want to. When I double-click on an icon for an image that I want to open I get an error message, and the image won't open. I've tried opening it with Paint, Gimp, IE, and Irfanview. The images that I'm having trouble with were received in email from a few groups I belong to. Click this link to see the message that I'm getting when trying to open with Gimp:

http://i1.tinypic.com/zvbdwp.jpg

Click this link to see the message I get when trying to open with Irfanview (Notice that the file is JPEG here):

http://i3.tinypic.com/zvbgn9.jpg

This next image is also from Irfanview. It appears after I click 'Yes' in the message that appears the first time I try to open it in Irfanview which I showed in the image before this one. (Notice that the file has been changed to art here by Irfanview, but it still won't open.)

http://i1.tinypic.com/zvbg3m.jpg

Click this link to see the message that I'm getting when trying to open with Internet Explorer:

http://i4.tinypic.com/zwn7k9.jpg

Any ideas on what I can do? Also, can someone explain the reason some people save images in JPEG, BMP, or ART? I think I was already told the when they are save GIF it's because they are animated, though I've received a bunch that were not animated yet were still sent as a GIF file.

Thanks in advance for your help! Have a wonderful day!

Michele





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#2 jgweed

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 04:54 AM

.art files are proprietory graphics files---very compressed--- from our great friends at AOL; unfortunately, they are not readable outside the AOL world.
You can try completely renaming these files and changing file type to .jpeg.
I wasn't able to find an application that could pull up .art files and then allow you to save as something else more portable.
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#3 medab1

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:06 AM

This might help

I used to convert .art to other formats when using AOL.
AOL is bad.
I'll never use it again.

I can probably still do it.
If you don't have any luck attach a couple to an email & send it to me & I'll give it a shot.

medab1@yahoo.com

That's one of my addresses.
I use it when I need to supply an address in a public forum.

EDIT--

See picture of converted .art file

One more picture showing different formats

Edited by medab1, 17 May 2006 - 07:07 AM.

Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

Learn to use Google Search.  :busy:

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:55 AM

Any ideas on what I can do? Also, can someone explain the reason some people save images in JPEG, BMP, or ART? I think I was already told the when they are save GIF it's because they are animated, though I've received a bunch that were not animated yet were still sent as a GIF file.


Pictures are saved as a .jpg or .bmp so that they are compressed and can be easily emailed, viewed on the internet, viewed on nearly all computers (even slow ones) etc. etc. The most common (and perhaps easiest to use) is .jpg (.jpeg). Reason being is that when it's saved, it's "compressed", and is so "universal" that it can opened in nearly any program. Personally, I'd recommend using .jpg all the time, as it's easier to email/open etc. Also, if you save it at a max resolution (10 or 12 depending on the program you use), it's near lossless, meaning it'll still look great, and not appear all pixelated and jagged looking.
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