View Full Version : Save net pix in XP?
05-23-2002, 06:29 PM
I'm having a problem saving images from the net in WIN XP. No probs at all in WIN 98, just right click the image, choose 'save picture as' select 'bitmap' to save in, then save.
I do the same thing in WIN XP, the image saves but none of my programmes will open it, I get an error message. I've tried Paint Shop Pro 7.0, Photoshop and Windows own viewer. None will recognise the saved image.
Only choices I get to save an image from the net is 'ART' or 'bitmap'. ART doesn't work either.
Is anybody out there managing to save images from the net within WIN XP?
This is quite frustrating, I was trying to download some audio CD covers and I'm a bit fed up saving stuff from my WIN 98 setup to a CDRW to load on to my my main workstation and then print out.
Is anybody else suffering this problem? Or have a fix?
All replies apreciated.
05-23-2002, 06:44 PM
No problems here, are you given the option to save as a .gif?
05-23-2002, 09:29 PM
i have no problems w/saving pix off net with WIN XP, either, flopps. right click, save as JPG or Bitmap, and save, - same as u do w/WIN98. no option for .gif. gee, since u've already tried Paint Shop Pro 7.0, Photoshop, etc., i'm almost reluctant to suggest u "Open in IE Zoomer" and proceed from there (unless that's what u mean by "Windows own viewer"). silly, huh? - newbie trying to help ... :sarcastic :)
05-23-2002, 10:12 PM
My only options are bitmap or jpeg. Can't do anything with bitmap either, funny thing tho, seems I had several options at one time.:confused:
05-23-2002, 10:29 PM
No problem here either. It will let me save ART images as Bitmaps and open them in Paint ETC. ART images are web based images that can only be viewed in your browser.
A temporary stopgap would be to use a screen capture utility that lets you outline the part of pix you want then copy and paste it into an image editing program. I use Print Key, a free utility.
Does the Save As command only offer you the ART and BMP formats no matter what pictures you're trying to save???
05-23-2002, 10:53 PM
What kind of error message? Please disregard previous post. Everything is working as it should. Clicking wrong thing, long day:)
05-24-2002, 02:44 AM
I just clicked on Pat's 'Rose' banner, I got a choice to save that as a gif or bitmap. Saving it as gif was OK, bitmap was not.
Here's a link to the site where I was trying to load an audio CD cover from:
CD Covers (http://www.cdcovers.cc/)
When I right click any of the images there I only get a choice to save in bitmap or ART, neither of which I have the means to display.
I have a screen capture facility, Grabbit, but the CD covers save as actual CD cover size and if I stretched a saved image to fit a frame, it would start to become pixellated.
I'm wondering why most images I come across on the net only have the two options to save with and why I can't display either of them?
And this is the error message I get:
05-24-2002, 02:54 AM
Sorry Skamp, yep, I cocked up my original post, so I deleted it and re-posted.
Confusing eh? :D
05-24-2002, 03:04 AM
I think you need to be introduced to Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/english.htm) ;)
Now I don't use this program but from what I read itís a must have for picture manipulation. :D
Back to subject ... your link is messed up ...
when you right click to save an image (please honour any copyright) and "save as" you will find that the option to save as a .BMP is always there, we are dealing with Windows and that is their preferred format, however depending on whether the pic is a gif, jpeg, art or even png that option should be the one chosen.
What I mean is ... if you r'click your BBT logo in you sig it should want to save as a .jpeg ... if you however r'click your UD pic it should want to save as a gif.
If this is not the case then YOU have re-assigned your pic file extensions to something else ...
Right Click the image below, sorry itís not a plug but the only .PNG file I have to hand Ö if you do not see that it wants to save as .png, then you have a problem.
05-24-2002, 03:15 AM
Ok, I've just reread your post ... I have no problems with any "save as" ... just book-maked that site. ;)
Your problem is a little deeper. :(
05-24-2002, 04:46 AM
You could try installing another browser. It could be a corrupt IE file thats causing the problem. But there could also be a problem with what kind of file windows XP thinks your viewing. What you can do is download the pic, then open it up with either notpad or ideally a hex viewer. One if the first lines should tell you what type of file it is. You can then compare this with what the windows property box for the image thinks it is.
05-25-2002, 07:33 AM
Mucks: When I right click the image you posted I get two choices: bitmap or png.
Canine Fellow: I minimised AOL's bastardised version of IE6 and used IE6 on it's own, still no luck. Maybe it's worth trying that Opera browser you're fond of.
Skamp: You may well be right, it's something to consider.
Montana: In the end I did use my screen grab software and it worked just fine, the images actually filled the CD case templates just right. I'd like to get to the bottom of this problem though.
And I still only get the option to save most web images as ART or bitmap, neither of which will open with any software programme I have.
I'm going to put this prob on ice for a while as in the middle of next week I'll probably be upgrading and will more than likely 'format c:'
After my fresh install I'll see if the problem is still there.
In which case I'll be back :)
Thanks all :wave:
05-25-2002, 09:21 AM
That is what you are supposed to see thatís why I chose that format ... so I say again something that you have installed has messed up your "file association" ... what program have you installed that uses .ART?
Have you loaded something like Xara Studio or Canon Crayola?
A clean install will fix anything. :smirk:
05-25-2002, 09:28 AM
One clean install will be coming up soon, probably on Wednesday.
Only software I have that makes use of Graphics AFAIK are Photoshop 6.01 and Paint Shop Pro 7.04. I have a thing called Flip Album Pro installed which is for compiling 'photo albums' haven't actually used it yet.
And no, no Xara Studio or Canon Crayola. I don't know of any software programmes I have that use the ART extension.
06-06-2002, 10:10 AM
Did the clean install solve your problem?
06-06-2002, 10:22 AM
Nope, it didn't, I have exactly the same problem. If all I have as a choice to Save As is ART or Bitmap, I save in Bitmap and I can't open the image.
This time around I haven't bothered with Paint Shop Pro 7, I've just loaded Photoshop 6.01.
07-12-2002, 05:52 PM
It's been over a month since I last asked. Found a solution yet?
Sorry, don't mean to bug you about this, but the reminder note I set keeps popping up and asking if a fix has been found yet, so in order to satisfy its curiosity, I have to ask. :)
07-12-2002, 06:12 PM
Sorry, Ms Breathless, not found a fix yet. If I need an online image now, I just use a screen grab and mess with it in Photoshop.
07-12-2002, 06:57 PM
I had a similar problem, mine ended up being file association. Since you only have photoshop installed now, I should imagine you have all types associated with it.
Did you check them? ( silly question :emb: ;) )
07-12-2002, 09:03 PM
flops, what do you get when you try to "save as" the error message you posted above? It should say jpeg. Pat's flower should say gif and Mucks image should say png. IE6 will list the actual image format first and bmp as a alternative and if you select the alternative then IE6 has to convert the image, which if you do this with AOL's version it might not have the capability to conver the image. I believe the ART format comes from your aol version of ie6.
07-16-2002, 01:10 AM
Finally caught up to this one Flops, IMHO, get rid of the AOL browser, just use regular IE6. It's got to be a file association problem. Try this:
open Windows File Explorer/tools/Folder Options/File Types
Find the the file associations you need changed and manually change their associated program by clicking the change button, then selecting Windows Pic and fax viewer from the list. If by some reason that doesn't show, click the Other button and browse to X:/program files/Windows Media Player and select the WMPLAYER.exe file.
Keep us posted.
Oh no, please say your not using that AOL customized browser...
No, you are far too smart for that.
07-16-2002, 03:30 AM
OK, have noted everybody's advice, will mess around later today and report back. Thanks for all suggestions :)
It's an oft-repeated story of how I wound up with AOL but basically I'm not using the major phone line supplier in the UK and there are only two choices with unlimited 'free' online time for the alternative supplier (NTL) -= NTL or AOL and of those, AOL is the lesser of two evils.
I do try and remember to switch to IE6 when browsing but often forget.... That's because I'm not that smart and stupid is as stupid does
Soon come change to BT line and alternative ISP - can't wait for that! :D
07-26-2002, 12:15 AM
Hey Flops, any luck? Looks like we want you to fix this even if you don't, hehehe.
07-26-2002, 02:42 AM
I've been lax. Will try soon. Promise.
01-03-2003, 06:47 PM
I was wandering around the MS site today and came across this:
Maybe you even have this fixed by now Flops.
01-03-2003, 07:11 PM
Jumped in with both feet. :lol:
01-03-2003, 07:14 PM
get it with every page, can't adjust the size and everything is stuck in bitmap..
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