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Why Nothing But .bmp?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by USMCsilver, Aug 5, 2004.


  1. USMCsilver

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    Okay, I can click something on the web and check the "properties" and have it state that it is a .jpg or .gif or .whatever but when I go to save it, it will only let me save as .bmp. I mean, on the drop down box, well, it doesn't drop to anything.

    Why in the hell is everything only being allowed to be saved as a freakin' bitmap? Anyone got a clue?
     

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  2. sandboy6184

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    (just delete your cache)


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    John Savill's FAQ for Windows


    A. This problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) will manifest when you attempt to save a picture to disk and your only option is to save the picture as a .bmp file instead of as a native .gif or .jpg file. Because several situations can lead to this problem, I've listed them below along with a suggested solution.

    * Your Temporary Internet files cache is full - Delete the temporary Internet files by selecting Tools, Internet Options, General tab, then clicking Delete Files.
    * You selected 'Do not save encrypted pages to disk' under Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab and are loading the page over a secure connection (i.e., HTTP over Secure Sockets Layer--HTTPS) - Uncheck the 'Do not save encrypted pages to disk' option and select View, Refresh to reload the page.
    * You connect to a Web site using an address that contains a username and password (e.g., http://<username:password@site>/default.htm instead of http://<site>/default.htm) – To remedy this problem, perform the following steps:
    1. Open the Temporary Internet Files directory, and locate the image that you attempted to save.
    2. Right-click the image, and click Open.
    3. When the image loads into IE, right-click the image, and click Save Picture As. The file type and name should be correct.
     

  3. USMCsilver

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    None of that stuff worked. This is odd...
     
  4. 308endurdebate

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    You may get this if you have image (generally large) which appears to be fully downloaded, but is not. ie... a 99% downloaded image. If you reload and it gets completely downloaded, then you can save as a jpg. Otherwise, it is saving the rendered in memory format (ie. BMP).

    btw - where in the middle of SC?

    I'm formerly from the lowcountry (Chas).
     
  5. jthuang

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    Yeah I had that problem too. I switched to Netscape. :)
     
  6. USMCsilver

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    Didn't really do anything new, but maybe it was a re-boot that took care of it after deleting all the stored trash. It's back to normal again. Thanks guys!