images in windows me

  Badgerboy 14:57 09 Jul 2003

whenever i save an image from an internet site it appears to download and a jpeg icon appears in my pictures file, but no previews are available and when i attempt to open the file i get a "cannot determine type" or "invalid file type" message. this happens no matter what file format i save as or whichever program i attempt to open the file with. i can still "set as background" direct from the site directly and it will open picture files d/loaded from kazaa etc. can anyone help me? keep it simple as i'm not particularly computer literate. thanks

  turbo_paws 15:22 09 Jul 2003

I don't know exactly what the problem is (it occasionally happens to me with winXP)but if you have a reasonably good paint package there is a simple solution.

Load the image into your desired package and simply 'save as',overwriting the original image with the saved image.

Works for me (i use psp 7)so i can safely assume it will work for you.

Hope this helps.

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