.jpg as .jpeg in windows XP

  theodor 17:30 14 Apr 2005

When I use "Save as" to save a .jpg photo in IE6 from the web, the file is saved as a .jpeg file.
When I want to save the next photo, the .jpeg photographs do not show up in the "Save as" box, only the names of .jpg files.
I think this is a Win XP problem and not related to graphics software. ThumbsPlus 7 has the same problem as IE 6 but Photoshop 7 & Elements2 are OK.
Before posting a reply, try saving a .jpg file in IE and then another and see if the first is listed in the "Save as" box. (I know I can change .jpeg to .jpg before saving but I am fed up with doing it!)

  Stuartli 17:49 14 Apr 2005

As far as I am aware they are both the same in the end.

  mattyc_92 17:53 14 Apr 2005

Thats what I have always thought....

They are the same compression rate and both formats are for Images (obviously).... So what is the differnce appart from the file extention

  Technotiger 18:17 14 Apr 2005

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  theodor 21:19 14 Apr 2005

What has your post to do with my question? I know what a jpeg is thank you!!

  Technotiger 21:26 14 Apr 2005

I wont bother in future - I was simply pointing out that JPEG and JPG are one and the same thing,
which is what I thought you were asking.

  Technotiger 21:26 14 Apr 2005

Perhaps you should be more careful in wording your question.

  Border Collie 21:31 14 Apr 2005

(I know I can change .jpeg to .jpg before saving but I am fed up with doing it!)

Why not just leave it as .jpeg? It won't make any difference and the attitude will remain the same.

  theodor 22:52 14 Apr 2005

It does make a difference as .jpeg files are not listed in the Windows "Save as" box, and therefor you can't see which picture files are present ( See my post at the top of the page and try it!)

  Sans le Sou 23:08 14 Apr 2005

Well go to folder options and associate all the jpeg variants to the same thing.

  Stuartli 08:55 15 Apr 2005

>>I was simply pointing out that JPEG and JPG are one and the same thing>>

To be fair I think that theodor might also have inferred it was perhaps a bit long winded...:-)

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