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What to do about .jpeg

Thursday, July 14th, 2005 by | Filed Under: Digital Photography
 
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Q:
Whenever I get pictures ending with “.jpeg” I can’t get them to open. Is there a way to fix this?

A:
JPEG is an acronym that stands for “Joint Photographic Experts Group”. The reason that the PC uses .JPG is that the old DOS filename limitation.

Rather than the three-digit “.jpg” used by Windows and Linux, Macintosh uses the “.jpeg” file extension. If you get an image with the four-digit extension Windows 98 can’t open it. This can easily be remedied by changing the file extension to “.jpg”

Windows XP, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to have any problem handling “.jpeg” files.

I also found that when you save a .jpeg picture with Internet Explorer it changes the extension to .jpg while Firefox leaves it the way it is unless you manually change before saving.

~ David

David Samuel Thomas

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