Why can't I save web pictures as JPEG? only BMP

Whenever I save a picture off the web by right clicking it and choosing save target as.... the only option is to save it as a bmp. Why can't I save it as a jpeg so that it's a smaller file size?
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  1. hey hey hey

    i just tried it on my computer just then!!!!!!

    and i had the same problem
    i presume you are using IE (internet explorer)

    well my sugestion is you download netscape/mozila this doesn't have the same issue.

    i am only temporarily using IE untill i can be bothered installing Netscape or mozila.


    see ya round bro

    p.s. the other way to change this is to simple write *.jpeg or *.jpg at the end and it will save it as one of them
    actally on checking this the file size for all of these is the same so it can't be doing it right so just download one of the other browsers to overcome your problem
  2. It gives me the option to save as .gif as well, however no .jpg. If you open with any program or even windows picture viewer you can resave as .jpg and drop the size down then just delete the .bmp (that's what I do anyway).

    Psyko

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  3. <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q260650" target="_new">Internet Explorer Does Not Save Graphics Files in the Proper Format</A>

    Toey

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  4. Thank you toejam, never thought I'd say that.hehe
  5. The reason is often that the IE can not handle saving when it has to many temp-files.
    Go to the Tools menu -> Internet Options and chose Delete files from the "Temporary Internet files" section.
    /Lasse
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