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File format has gotten messed up on .jpg files. Files still exist, but can't be read by camera or computer. Extensions are strange, like .j0x and .jxg

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There is quite probably some connection error between the memory card and the camera's memory card bay. Take a clean anti-static fabric (like the one we use to clean eye-glasses) and wipe the contacts of the memory card and those of the camera's memory card bay/slot (if you can reach them somehow).

Have you tried another card? If another memory card works, then it's obviously a problem of the specific card.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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SOURCE: strange characters in file name

Dear Adriana,

Try downloading your pictures through a USB2 card reader. I have found that some cards are not 100% compatible - a bit like computer memory: Unless the brand is tested and recommended by the manufacturer, you are never really sure until you try it out both in the camera and through computer interfaces. I strongly recommend Kingston Ram. A 2GB SD card is around $18 AUS and has a lifetime warrantee. If it is not compatible, you will get your money back.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: How to reduce my picture files size

Go to user manual and check Image size settings as shown in below...

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Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Can we make a jpg file in pagemaker 6.5 ? How

Can't be done in PageMaker 6.5, or in any version of PM. PageMaker is a page layout program. One thing you CAN do is, print the file to EPS, and open/rasterize in Photoshop. Then you can save as a JPG.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: my mp3 & video files always converted into jpg files

I too had the same prob... But got rid of it with the help of help 2 design site.. Go through this..
A new malware virus MediaControl.exe found in some parts of central asia late this month.
It changes the extension of all the media files like AVI (.avi), Music (mp3, …) to .jpg.
This just canges the file extension. Not the file format.
To play the media file, you need to re-change the file extension to the previous type, or open the file using the media player.
Malware name is MediaControl.exe.
It internally creates a folder by name ”mcont” in AppData of OS drive. AutoRun inside mcont also puts the MediaControl.exe to the winwos start up of msconfig.
How To Remove MediaControl.exe?:
1. Kill the process MediaControl.exe is running.
How?:

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the windows taskmanager.
Click on the Processes tab
Search the MediaControl.exe, Click on End Process button at Bottom right.
2. Remove MediaControl link from Windows Start up
How?:
Click on Windows Start Button, and on the Run option at the right side of the window,
Type msconfig on the form opened at left bottom.
This will open the System Configuration Utility
.
Click on Start Up tab.
Search for MediaControl, Untick the link. Click Apply -> OK, Click on Exit Without Restart on the dialog opened.
3. Remove the AutoRun from Computer:
How?:
Option 1:
Using Command prompt inputs.
Click on Windows Start Button, and on the Run option at the right side of the window,
Type cmd, to open the command prompt window.
Type the following command lines one by one.
cd C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
attrib -s -h -r /S /D *
del *
y
cd C:\WINDOWS\system32\mcont\AutoRun
attrib -s -h -r /S /D *
del *
y
exit
Option 2
Using Safemode booting.
Restart the Machine.
Click F8 on Booting, this wil open the machine in safe mode for you.
Browse for the folder
mcont
inside C:\Windows\System32\
Delete the folder mcont.
Restart the computer in the normal mode.
Thats All.
Once you remove the mallware, your computer is free of mallware but, you are left with thousands of your media files changed its exentsion to .jpg. It is not an easy job to change the file extension one by one. You can use an Auto-Renamer programs.
We recomond you the AndRenamer program. You can download it here: [ftp://ftp2.antp.be/antp/software/antrenamer2_install.exe]

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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Check the names of your picture files on the computer and compares the endings (.JPG or .BMP or whatever) between new pictures that come directly from your camera and pictures that you have edited and resaved.

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