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Sunday, November 07, 2004

JPEG Problems

Several people with PCs had problems opening my JPEGs of Antonio sent by e-mail -- does anyone know why?? Is it something to do with Macs communicating with PCs? Shouldn't a JPEG open anywhere? Should I be saving it as something else?? As an "optimized" JPEG, maybe??

3 Comments:

  • i'm not sure, but maybe its a problem with the extension. if you tried to send the image named without the .jpg extension added pc's may give you a problem. make sure that the file you sent has the .jpg extension in the name so that the pc knows how to deal with it.

    .... i think .... that's at least one thing to check.

    By Blogger killy, at 7:14 PM  

  • oh, by the way, if you're using Mail.app (mac mail) to send the image there is a button on the bottom right of the 'attachment' window that says:

    send windows friendly attachments

    make sure you have this clicked when you are sending attachments to people you know are going to try and open it on a pc. i assume it does automatically what i suggested in my previous comment.

    By Blogger killy, at 7:39 PM  

  • Yeah, a jpeg is a jpeg, but a computer running Windows wants a filename that ends with ".jpg" and not .jpeg. Another consideration is "gamma," or how dark the image appears. Images that look perfect on a Macintosh will look somewhat dark on a Windows computer. If you are sending a proof or a sample to a nontechnical person, then your best bet is to use ImageReady to save the jpeg from the original art (I'm assuming that you are using Photoshop to manipulate your scans).

    By Blogger Adolph, at 7:39 PM  

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