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    Windows Paint and JPeg

    Hi,
    Due to the nature of my work I operate between many PC's. I have noticed that the Paint Application on some PC's running WinXP have the ability to save a picture as BMP or JPeg, and on other PC's, also running WinXP, the Paint Apllication can only save BMP file format with 256 or 16 bit or 24 bit . Why is this and how can it be contralled so all PC's can also save JPeg?

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Windows Paint and JPeg

    Are you sure that the PC's with a "limited" Paint are running Windows XP? Microsoft has gradually added more file types with each new version of Windows.

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    Re: Windows Paint and JPeg

    I went to check now...as you mentioned this. And you are correct. The PC had WinXP on it on Wednesday. I used it again yesterday when I noticed Paint only had BMP file format, but I did not realise that the PC had been downgraded to Win 2000 for training purposes. Tx for clearing that up!
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    Re: Windows Paint and JPeg

    If you can get software installed on these PCs check out the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Paint.NET.

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    Re: Windows Paint and JPeg

    Hi Rudi,

    I've got Win 2K and have bmp, gif and jpeg save options ... Paint Version 5, Build 2195: SP4.

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    Re: Windows Paint and JPeg

    I don't use Paint, but I've heard that if you open a file of the type that you want Paint to open with Paint (jpg, gif, tif, png), it should then have the ability to open and work with that file type. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Windows Paint and JPeg

    Tx guys....your comments are recieved warmly! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Macropod: In our training faciltiy, all the PC's are ghosted with the same Image, Win 2000 Prof, and Office XP. I checked on two different PC's that were loaded with the same image, and both Paint Versions are like yours, and one has JPeg and BMP, and the other only BMP...

    I must still read the links posted in this thread, but its unusual to see the difference???
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    Re: Windows Paint and JPeg

    TX Alan...I see your link explains the reasons....You require a file filter to be present in a folder in the program files and windows directories...

    Cheers!
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