How to open an image with an invalid jpeg marker type?
May 20, 2009 2:40 PM Subscribe
I was sent a CD of images today, however none of them will open in any application I have. I'm getting an unknown or invalid jpeg marker type message. Does anyone know a way around this?
posted by seaweed to Technology (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm using a MacOSX 10.4.11 and trying to open them mostly in PhotoShop 7.0. If I just double click on them I get this error message Couldn’t open the file. It may be corrupt or a file format that Preview doesn’t recognize. or if I open them with PhotoShop I get this message Could not open because an unknown or invalid jpeg marker type is found.
I've been looking through a few forums on the subject and they suggest renaming the extensions or copying the files on to another drive. I've tried this without any success, I've also tried opening them with GraphicConverter X V4.9 and that supsected that they weren't even image files. The jpeg icons look right and they are around the right size. Is there anything else I can try or is the CD corrupt and that's that?
I wanted to try all available options before asking the man who sent me the disc to send it to me again, as he was already doing me a huge favour and he has been really hectic looking after his best friend in the hospital.