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December 28, 2004 5:04:47 AM

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Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used as a
desktop picture?
It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the desktop,
but B/W on the display background, under display properties)

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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 5:04:48 AM

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If it is currently being displayed on the Desktop then it must still be on
your Hard Drive somewhere.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used as
> a
> desktop picture?
> It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the
> desktop,
> but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 1:44:37 PM

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>> It is in colour on the desktop, but B/W on the display background, under display properties

Is this happening to all the pictures, or the one in particular?

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message news:3b3Ad.200979$Np3.8377299@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used as a
desktop picture?
It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the desktop,
but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
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December 28, 2004 7:28:09 PM

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Just this one. What happened was I installed and used Olympus CanMedia
software to fiddle with a few pictures. In the process of doing something, I
looked at the help screens, which indicated that deleting a picture via
their software deleted from the HD, bypassing Recycle bin. Here is their
wording
"
Deleting Files
Note
This operation completely deletes files from the computer hard disk, without
transferring them to the Windows recycle bin or Macintosh trash."

I think I may have deleted a picture or two, thinking it was just being
deleted out of CanMedia software, as seems to happen with most other
software.
I rebooted overnight, and the picture is still on the desktop, but I can't
find it anywhere else.


"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o KTbOwJ7EHA.2608@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> It is in colour on the desktop, but B/W on the display background, under
display properties

Is this happening to all the pictures, or the one in particular?

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
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Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used as a
desktop picture?
It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the desktop,
but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
Anonymous
December 28, 2004 7:28:10 PM

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Happy you might be able to find the file by running this free tool
http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html. If possible download onto
another computer, open the zip and save to a floppy then on your computer
run the Restoration.exe file from the floppy. This will locate most deleted
files. Please be advised that the more you use your computer the greater the
risk of overwriting deleted files.

On the other hand I am not certain how you can still be running the file as
a desktop image if it has been deleted.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
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> Just this one. What happened was I installed and used Olympus CanMedia
> software to fiddle with a few pictures. In the process of doing something,
> I
> looked at the help screens, which indicated that deleting a picture via
> their software deleted from the HD, bypassing Recycle bin. Here is their
> wording
> "
> Deleting Files
> Note
> This operation completely deletes files from the computer hard disk,
> without
> transferring them to the Windows recycle bin or Macintosh trash."
>
> I think I may have deleted a picture or two, thinking it was just being
> deleted out of CanMedia software, as seems to happen with most other
> software.
> I rebooted overnight, and the picture is still on the desktop, but I can't
> find it anywhere else.
>
>
> "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:o KTbOwJ7EHA.2608@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> It is in colour on the desktop, but B/W on the display background, under
> display properties
>
> Is this happening to all the pictures, or the one in particular?
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
> news:3b3Ad.200979$Np3.8377299@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used as
> a
> desktop picture?
> It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the
> desktop,
> but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
>
>
>
>
>
>
December 29, 2004 2:19:14 AM

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Thank you Ramesh! I don't know how it worked, but it did, and that's what's
important. Somehow, the file "changed it's stripes" from a jpg to bmp file.
(5.5mg, instead of 350kb!) but at least I have the picture. When I tried to
save it as a jpg instead of bmp, a warning came up that it could become
unstable. What does that mean?
Thanks also to Harry Ohm for the Restoration file. I will keep that for my
next deletion adventure!

"Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message
news:o QUwClQ7EHA.1112@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Happy you might be able to find the file by running this free tool
> http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html. If possible download onto
> another computer, open the zip and save to a floppy then on your computer
> run the Restoration.exe file from the floppy. This will locate most
deleted
> files. Please be advised that the more you use your computer the greater
the
> risk of overwriting deleted files.
>
> On the other hand I am not certain how you can still be running the file
as
> a desktop image if it has been deleted.
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
> news:tQfAd.201109$Np3.8399460@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> > Just this one. What happened was I installed and used Olympus CanMedia
> > software to fiddle with a few pictures. In the process of doing
something,
> > I
> > looked at the help screens, which indicated that deleting a picture via
> > their software deleted from the HD, bypassing Recycle bin. Here is their
> > wording
> > "
> > Deleting Files
> > Note
> > This operation completely deletes files from the computer hard disk,
> > without
> > transferring them to the Windows recycle bin or Macintosh trash."
> >
> > I think I may have deleted a picture or two, thinking it was just being
> > deleted out of CanMedia software, as seems to happen with most other
> > software.
> > I rebooted overnight, and the picture is still on the desktop, but I
can't
> > find it anywhere else.
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:o KTbOwJ7EHA.2608@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >>> It is in colour on the desktop, but B/W on the display background,
under
> > display properties
> >
> > Is this happening to all the pictures, or the one in particular?
> >
> > --
> > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP Shell/User
> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >
> >
> > "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
> > news:3b3Ad.200979$Np3.8377299@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> > Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used
as
> > a
> > desktop picture?
> > It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the
> > desktop,
> > but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 29, 2004 2:19:15 AM

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rather than just changing the extension of the file from .bmp to .jpg you
need to convert the file. If you open it in MS Paint you should then be able
to use Save As to save it as a .jpg

Doing that will create a file which is reduced in size from 5.5MB down to
around 250KB

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
news:SRlAd.201284$Np3.8405202@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> Thank you Ramesh! I don't know how it worked, but it did, and that's
> what's
> important. Somehow, the file "changed it's stripes" from a jpg to bmp
> file.
> (5.5mg, instead of 350kb!) but at least I have the picture. When I tried
> to
> save it as a jpg instead of bmp, a warning came up that it could become
> unstable. What does that mean?
> Thanks also to Harry Ohm for the Restoration file. I will keep that for my
> next deletion adventure!
>
> "Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message
> news:o QUwClQ7EHA.1112@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Happy you might be able to find the file by running this free tool
>> http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html. If possible download
>> onto
>> another computer, open the zip and save to a floppy then on your computer
>> run the Restoration.exe file from the floppy. This will locate most
> deleted
>> files. Please be advised that the more you use your computer the greater
> the
>> risk of overwriting deleted files.
>>
>> On the other hand I am not certain how you can still be running the file
> as
>> a desktop image if it has been deleted.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
>> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>>
>>
>> "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
>> news:tQfAd.201109$Np3.8399460@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>> > Just this one. What happened was I installed and used Olympus CanMedia
>> > software to fiddle with a few pictures. In the process of doing
> something,
>> > I
>> > looked at the help screens, which indicated that deleting a picture via
>> > their software deleted from the HD, bypassing Recycle bin. Here is
>> > their
>> > wording
>> > "
>> > Deleting Files
>> > Note
>> > This operation completely deletes files from the computer hard disk,
>> > without
>> > transferring them to the Windows recycle bin or Macintosh trash."
>> >
>> > I think I may have deleted a picture or two, thinking it was just being
>> > deleted out of CanMedia software, as seems to happen with most other
>> > software.
>> > I rebooted overnight, and the picture is still on the desktop, but I
> can't
>> > find it anywhere else.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:o KTbOwJ7EHA.2608@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >>> It is in colour on the desktop, but B/W on the display background,
> under
>> > display properties
>> >
>> > Is this happening to all the pictures, or the one in particular?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> > Windows XP Shell/User
>> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>> >
>> >
>> > "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
>> > news:3b3Ad.200979$Np3.8377299@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>> > Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used
> as
>> > a
>> > desktop picture?
>> > It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the
>> > desktop,
>> > but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 29, 2004 2:31:58 AM

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To locate the picture, try this:

Open Regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Note down the value of "Wallpaper" which contains the path to the current Wallpaper.

If it's a standard XP background, extract it from XP CD.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message news:tQfAd.201109$Np3.8399460@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Just this one. What happened was I installed and used Olympus CanMedia
software to fiddle with a few pictures. In the process of doing something, I
looked at the help screens, which indicated that deleting a picture via
their software deleted from the HD, bypassing Recycle bin. Here is their
wording
"
Deleting Files
Note
This operation completely deletes files from the computer hard disk, without
transferring them to the Windows recycle bin or Macintosh trash."

I think I may have deleted a picture or two, thinking it was just being
deleted out of CanMedia software, as seems to happen with most other
software.
I rebooted overnight, and the picture is still on the desktop, but I can't
find it anywhere else.


"Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:o KTbOwJ7EHA.2608@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> It is in colour on the desktop, but B/W on the display background, under
display properties

Is this happening to all the pictures, or the one in particular?

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
news:3b3Ad.200979$Np3.8377299@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being used as a
desktop picture?
It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the desktop,
but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
Anonymous
December 29, 2004 1:25:20 PM

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You're welcome Happy. Glad to see you were able to locate the file.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message news:SRlAd.201284$Np3.8405202@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Thank you Ramesh! I don't know how it worked, but it did, and that's what's
important. Somehow, the file "changed it's stripes" from a jpg to bmp file.
(5.5mg, instead of 350kb!) but at least I have the picture. When I tried to
save it as a jpg instead of bmp, a warning came up that it could become
unstable. What does that mean?
Thanks also to Harry Ohm for the Restoration file. I will keep that for my
next deletion adventure!

<snip>
January 2, 2005 7:06:32 PM

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Thanks for that tip re. "paint" program. It worked just fine (saving me file
space to boot!)
What does happen when you try to save a file like that to a different
format, and the warning comes up that it may become unstable. What happens
when it is "unstable"?
"Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message
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> rather than just changing the extension of the file from .bmp to .jpg you
> need to convert the file. If you open it in MS Paint you should then be
able
> to use Save As to save it as a .jpg
>
> Doing that will create a file which is reduced in size from 5.5MB down to
> around 250KB
>
> --
>
> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
>
>
> "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
> news:SRlAd.201284$Np3.8405202@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> > Thank you Ramesh! I don't know how it worked, but it did, and that's
> > what's
> > important. Somehow, the file "changed it's stripes" from a jpg to bmp
> > file.
> > (5.5mg, instead of 350kb!) but at least I have the picture. When I tried
> > to
> > save it as a jpg instead of bmp, a warning came up that it could become
> > unstable. What does that mean?
> > Thanks also to Harry Ohm for the Restoration file. I will keep that for
my
> > next deletion adventure!
> >
> > "Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message
> > news:o QUwClQ7EHA.1112@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> Happy you might be able to find the file by running this free tool
> >> http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html. If possible download
> >> onto
> >> another computer, open the zip and save to a floppy then on your
computer
> >> run the Restoration.exe file from the floppy. This will locate most
> > deleted
> >> files. Please be advised that the more you use your computer the
greater
> > the
> >> risk of overwriting deleted files.
> >>
> >> On the other hand I am not certain how you can still be running the
file
> > as
> >> a desktop image if it has been deleted.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
> >> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
> >>
> >>
> >> "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
> >> news:tQfAd.201109$Np3.8399460@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> >> > Just this one. What happened was I installed and used Olympus
CanMedia
> >> > software to fiddle with a few pictures. In the process of doing
> > something,
> >> > I
> >> > looked at the help screens, which indicated that deleting a picture
via
> >> > their software deleted from the HD, bypassing Recycle bin. Here is
> >> > their
> >> > wording
> >> > "
> >> > Deleting Files
> >> > Note
> >> > This operation completely deletes files from the computer hard disk,
> >> > without
> >> > transferring them to the Windows recycle bin or Macintosh trash."
> >> >
> >> > I think I may have deleted a picture or two, thinking it was just
being
> >> > deleted out of CanMedia software, as seems to happen with most other
> >> > software.
> >> > I rebooted overnight, and the picture is still on the desktop, but I
> > can't
> >> > find it anywhere else.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Ramesh [MVP]" <ramesh@nojunkmails.com@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> > news:o KTbOwJ7EHA.2608@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >>> It is in colour on the desktop, but B/W on the display background,
> > under
> >> > display properties
> >> >
> >> > Is this happening to all the pictures, or the one in particular?
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> >> > Windows XP Shell/User
> >> > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
> >> > news:3b3Ad.200979$Np3.8377299@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> >> > Does anyone know how to restore a picture that is currently being
used
> > as
> >> > a
> >> > desktop picture?
> >> > It seems to have disappeared out of my HD. (It is in colour on the
> >> > desktop,
> >> > but B/W on the display background, under display properties)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
January 2, 2005 8:49:14 PM

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On Sun, 02 Jan 2005 21:14:45 GMT, Happy wrote:

> Thanks-- doesn't sound good---better to avoid doing it, is the message I
> get!

TIP: When editing images, work from a copy of the original file. That way
you always have the original on hand. Useful if you goof up editing or want
to create a different project from the same image.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
January 3, 2005 7:38:05 PM

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What is the best tool or software, to use in editing pictures? All I have is
MS office picture manager. (By best I mean easiest to use for basic
functions, and inexpensive)
"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23XXDgWS8EHA.2012@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> On Sun, 02 Jan 2005 21:14:45 GMT, Happy wrote:
>
> > Thanks-- doesn't sound good---better to avoid doing it, is the message I
> > get!
>
> TIP: When editing images, work from a copy of the original file. That way
> you always have the original on hand. Useful if you goof up editing or
want
> to create a different project from the same image.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
January 3, 2005 7:38:06 PM

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"Happy" <happy@trial.ca> wrote in message
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> What is the best tool or software, to use in editing pictures? All I
> have is MS office picture manager. (By best I mean easiest to use for
> basic functions, and inexpensive)

IrfanView is free and pretty versatile:
http://www.irfanview.com

--
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Anonymous
January 3, 2005 7:43:14 PM

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On Mon, 03 Jan 2005 16:38:05 GMT, Happy wrote:

> What is the best tool or software, to use in editing pictures? All I have is
> MS office picture manager. (By best I mean easiest to use for basic
> functions, and inexpensive)

Frank has mentioned IrfanView - a must have on my systems.

Paint Shop Pro is a decent starter program for painting, illustrations,
animations and image editing. I constantly find myself using their photo
editing tools and think they're quite effective and easy to use. Have heard
some good comments about Microsoft's Digital Image program but have never
tried it. Both are around $100 but can be bought for less if you shop for a
sale.

I also use Corel's Painter and ArtRage on my desktop and tablet pc. ArtRage
is free but platform specific (created especially for tablets). Painter is
not a program that I would term as inexpensive but the art tools it
contains behave very much like their real counterparts. I find it
fascinating to work with.

There's plenty of other good editing and/or painting programs. The above
are just my personal favorites.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
January 4, 2005 2:09:53 AM

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What got me started was a need to remove the little bright circles which
sometimes appear in my photos. I tried IRFAN VIEW after Franks suggestion
today, but have not yet found the answer, but only played with it for 15
minutes or so.
"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:ey2x$Ve8EHA.1392@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> On Mon, 03 Jan 2005 16:38:05 GMT, Happy wrote:
>
> > What is the best tool or software, to use in editing pictures? All I
have is
> > MS office picture manager. (By best I mean easiest to use for basic
> > functions, and inexpensive)
>
> Frank has mentioned IrfanView - a must have on my systems.
>
> Paint Shop Pro is a decent starter program for painting, illustrations,
> animations and image editing. I constantly find myself using their photo
> editing tools and think they're quite effective and easy to use. Have
heard
> some good comments about Microsoft's Digital Image program but have never
> tried it. Both are around $100 but can be bought for less if you shop for
a
> sale.
>
> I also use Corel's Painter and ArtRage on my desktop and tablet pc.
ArtRage
> is free but platform specific (created especially for tablets). Painter is
> not a program that I would term as inexpensive but the art tools it
> contains behave very much like their real counterparts. I find it
> fascinating to work with.
>
> There's plenty of other good editing and/or painting programs. The above
> are just my personal favorites.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 2:09:54 AM

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On Mon, 03 Jan 2005 23:09:53 GMT, Happy wrote:

> What got me started was a need to remove the little bright circles which
> sometimes appear in my photos. I tried IRFAN VIEW after Franks suggestion
> today, but have not yet found the answer, but only played with it for 15
> minutes or so.

Jasc has a trial on their Paint Shop Pro. It's a large download if you have
dialup but it's fully functional and a good way to get a look at the
software before laying out dollars for it.

On Christmas weekend, my sister brought some great photos over of my 7
month old nephew. Unfortunately they had a lot of redeye in them. A few
clicks in Paint Shop Pro and the pictures were salvaged, printed and handed
out to the rest of the family.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
!