Images are saved as bmp in Internet Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by destinywaste, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. destinywaste

    destinywaste Guest

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could throw some light for me on this --

    At times when I try to save a photo from the web on my comp it's saved in bmp format by default. Is there a way I it could be set to jpg? I don't want to run through paintshop programs to convert the images into jpg.

    Thanks
     
  2. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Try cleaning out ( emptying) your temporary internet files folder.
     
  4. destinywaste

    destinywaste Guest

    It didn't help :(

    The 'save as' option doesn't have a drop down menu.. nothing to chose from apart from bitmap :mad:
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I have this same thing happen from time to time, unfortunately I don't have any explanation for why it happens. I usually just end up using Paint or Photoshop to save the pic as a jpeg. It's not that much of a hassle, unless there are a bunch of pics you want to save that are coming in as bitmaps.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If there is no fix for what is going on there are freeware mass converters around. One click & it is all done.
     
  7. Jim

    Jim Guest

    One more thing to check is the Advanced tab of Tools | Options where "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" may be checked. If so, try un-checking it
     
  8. zyfos

    zyfos Resurrected

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    Irfanview is a nice FREE picture viewing program that has a batch conversion tool in it. Best of all, Irfanview is small and fast, install is less than a meg without plugins. :cool: (If you can't tell, I really like Irfanview.)