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unguis

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Hey there!!!

I have had this problem for years but am so pleased to have found your site!!!

My problem is:

When I left click on a picture, whilst on the internet, to save it to my computer, it gives me the option of saving it as either an ART (*.art) or Bitmap (*.bmp) file.

I have tried saving the picture as either - however they both appear as an unreadable JPEG on my computer, i cant see the picture nor can I open it in anything - even paint!!!! This message appears;

"Paint cannot open this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not supported."

Which program do I need or
How on earth do I correct this - it is even happening with downloaded pictures from friends????!!!

Please help me out!!!!

Regards,

Alex
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Try with Irfanview

http://fileforum.bet...c...5D=2&os[]=3

You need the plug ins as well

Install Irfanview then close it, install the plug ins

Use that to open the pictures
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unguis

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Thanks Keith!

It works perfectly when I copy and paste pictures into irfanview from the internet!!!

I still can't open up files that have been downloaded in this format - which is really annoying because I can't recieve files!!

Is there anything i can do in my settings to help?

I have included an example file if that is any help??

Regards,

Alex

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isSome other suggestions that might help, I'm a big fan of Irfanview myself, are the .art format is AOL, so you may be able to modify something in your registry or settings that would change that. You could get Flashget, a great download manager, and download the images with it. You might try the Firefox browser and see if it helps.
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