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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 8:21:16 PM

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Something has changed in my MS Paint program. I can load, display, and edit
JPG files, but it will only save them as BMP files. What happened? How to
Fix? Appreciate any help.
OM

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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 9:44:27 PM

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MS Paint can natively only read and save bmp files and needs filters from
other products such as MS Office to be able to save files as jpgs etc. Do
you have such a product installed? There can also be problems with MS
Paint following the installation of Service packs to MS Office 2000.

See MS KB251351 - "Cannot View Files Other Than Bitmaps in Microsoft
Paint" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=251351) and also KB298580 -
"Some Office Graphics Filters Are Not Available in Microsoft Paint"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=298580) and KB299953 - "You May Be
Unable to Save .jpg Files with Microsoft Paint After You Install Office
2000 SR1 or SP2" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299953).
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OM <Nomail@msn.com> wrote:

> Something has changed in my MS Paint program. I can load, display,
> and edit JPG files, but it will only save them as BMP files. What
> happened? How to Fix? Appreciate any help.
> OM
July 7, 2005 10:45:54 PM

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Clean out your temporary files.
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"OM" <Nomail@msn.com> wrote
> Something has changed in my MS Paint program. I can load, display, and
> edit
> JPG files, but it will only save them as BMP files. What happened? How to
> Fix? Appreciate any help.
> OM
>
>
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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 10:45:55 PM

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"Alias" <aka@[notme]maskedandanonymous.org> wrote in message
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> Clean out your temporary files.

NO help.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 11:31:52 PM

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But did you read my post?
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Mike Maltby
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OM <Nomail@msn.com> wrote:

>> Clean out your temporary files.
>
> NO help.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 11:31:53 PM

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"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
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> But did you read my post?
> --
> Mike Maltby
> mike.maltby@gmail.com

Yes Mike - but not sure what to do. Paint worked - reading & writing JPG's -
before I installed Works Suite 2003 a couple of years ago. Sudenly, it
doesn't want to save in JPG format. Using an IBM (Pentium 3) "NetVista" with
ME as its operating system. What would most likely re-enable the JPG store
operation? OM
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 11:31:54 PM

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You can try this little diddy. I've done this procedure last year when I was
using the Paint app. Read carefully and backup the registry before attempting
this. After a successful operation you should be able to save graphics with
the .gif and .jpg extensions with microsoft paint.
<< http://www.geocities.com/one_human/advanced.html#mspain... >>

"OM" wrote:

>
> "Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
> news:o qJppIygFHA.1412@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > But did you read my post?
> > --
> > Mike Maltby
> > mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
> Yes Mike - but not sure what to do. Paint worked - reading & writing JPG's -
> before I installed Works Suite 2003 a couple of years ago. Sudenly, it
> doesn't want to save in JPG format. Using an IBM (Pentium 3) "NetVista" with
> ME as its operating system. What would most likely re-enable the JPG store
> operation? OM
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:02:06 AM

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OM <Nomail@msn.com> wrote:

> Yes Mike - but not sure what to do. Paint worked - reading & writing
> JPG's - before I installed Works Suite 2003 a couple of years ago.
> Sudenly, it doesn't want to save in JPG format. Using an IBM (Pentium
> 3) "NetVista" with ME as its operating system. What would most likely
> re-enable the JPG store operation? OM

You could try following some of the suggestions in those KB articles. For
example have you tried opening a jpg using MSPaint (KB298580)?
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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 12:51:49 AM

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"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
news:o 1p4gZygFHA.3436@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> OM <Nomail@msn.com> wrote:
>
> > Yes Mike - but not sure what to do. Paint worked - reading & writing
> > JPG's - before I installed Works Suite 2003 a couple of years ago.
> > Sudenly, it doesn't want to save in JPG format. Using an IBM (Pentium
> > 3) "NetVista" with ME as its operating system. What would most likely
> > re-enable the JPG store operation? OM
>
> You could try following some of the suggestions in those KB articles. For
> example have you tried opening a jpg using MSPaint (KB298580)?
> --
> Mike Maltby
> mike.maltby@gmail.com


As you guessed, I didn't follow through, Mike.
Indeed, "Unable to Save .jpg Files with Microsoft Paint After You Install
Office
2000 SR1 or SP2" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299953) " did the
trick.

Thanks! OM
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>
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 2:19:00 AM

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OM,

Whether you followed through or not is immaterial. What is more important
is that you are now able to save jpgs. Thanks for letting us know you
have managed to fix the problem. Well done!

Best wishes,
--
Mike Maltby
mike.maltby@gmail.com


OM <Nomail@msn.com> wrote:

> As you guessed, I didn't follow through, Mike.
> Indeed, "Unable to Save .jpg Files with Microsoft Paint After You
> Install Office
> 2000 SR1 or SP2" (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=299953) " did the
> trick.
>
> Thanks! OM
May 22, 2008 10:19:47 AM

Just add this Registry keys, it will work

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Graphics Filters\Export\JPEG]
"Path"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\COMMON~1\\MICROS~1\\GRPHFLT\\JPEGIM32.FLT"
"Name"="JPEG File Interchange Format"
"Extensions"="jpg"
!