1.    18 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows saving as jpeg instead of jpg

    Not sure if this is a windows problem or not but I've tried everything with my browsers to resolve this.

    Whenever i save an image in firefox and chrome the save file type is greyed out and the images are always saved as jpeg instead of the native jpg and my embroidery software doesnt find/display jpeg's, i know i can convert them to jpg's with irfanview but this is a bit laborious. O've googled to im blue in the face and can't find a soloution for the the browsers.

    This only happens on my laptop and not on my main pc.

    Any ideas guys?


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  2.    18 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,129
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Actually, I've not had to convert from .jpeg to .jpg, just rename the file using the .jpg extension. Both extensions tend to show as the same type when using Save As. Most times images get downloaded as .png types.
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  3.    18 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    That's the problem too, only the image name is showing and not the file extension.
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  4.    18 Jul 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)

    If your embroidery software can't find a file with the jpeg extension, it's very poorly written. jpg and jpeg are the exact same file. As pointed out, there is no need to convert them, they simply need to be renamed.

    Here's a batch file that will do the renaming for you. Copy the text between the CODE tags below into a text file and name it something like jpg.bat. Put it in the folder where you download the jpeg files. After downloading, simply open File Explorer and find the jpg.bat and double-click on it and it will rename all the jpeg files to jpg files.

    @echo off
    rename *.jpeg *.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
    That's the problem too, only the image name is showing and not the file extension.
    That's because, by default, Windows hides file extensions in File Explorer. In File Explorer, on the View ribbon, put a check mark in the File name extensions checkbox.
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  5.    18 Jul 2016 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 601
    Windows 7

    jpeg and jpg are the same file format, just with a different name. The reason is historic. The file format was originally designed for the Mac which allows extensions of more than 3 characters. When ported to Windows the extension was changed to jpg because early versions allowed a maximum of 3 characters. Most programs accept both.
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  6.    18 Jul 2016 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    The software does read jpegs, just not on my laptop. The firefox mimetype.rda file doesn't even contain the parameter to change from jpeg to jpg, was told to change this on another post. The MIME string isn't even in my registry.
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