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    Photo default format (XP)

    I've long used OE as my newsreader, and I frequently save photos that are posted in a certain newsgroup. The process typically goes like this: I click on a message, and the photo opens. In almost every case, the photo appears in JPEG format. Then I right-click on the photo and choose Save photo as.... In the dialog box, .jpg is the default format, just as the file name says. However, just a few days ago, I noticed the dialog box gives me just one choice: .bmp, even though the photo is in .jpg. What brought about this change? FWIT: I use ACDSee.

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    Re: Photo default format (XP)

    I believe this is a common problem stemming from IE.
    Check out
    260650 - Internet Explorer Does Not Save Graphics Files in the Proper Format
    and see if that helps.

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    Re: Photo default format (XP)

    Yessiree! That's exactly what's going on! I'll explore this further, now that I've got that article to use. Thanks!

    One more question, though: The article mentions one possible cause that relates to using a password. Hm-m-m...just about the time this problem developed, I started using a password to log onto my WinXP(Home) user profile. Is that what the article is talking about?

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    Re: Photo default format (XP)

    Not sure of the password issue, I suppose the image will be held in a temporary folder in your profile which will be password protected...
    Should be easy enough to find out though! - can you reset your profile to not a need a password to test the theory?

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    Re: Photo default format (XP)

    It wasn't the password. It was my Temporary Internet Files. I dumped the whole lot of them, and the problem's solved. Thanks again for the tip!

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