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Old 02-12-2004, 08:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question can't save as a gif

running window xp home when I try to save a gif image by right click and save as the only option that is avialable is bitmap, does anyone have a clue on how to fix this . Same thing with e-mail right click on can save as bitmap but if I select the files in my email by using the file option they will be saved as gif's . About to drive me batty, thank you in advanced for any help

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Old 02-13-2004, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm sure your using XP's dafault Paiting program which only saves as bitmap format.

I've used this to change formats:

Get it at:

JPG's tend to have better quality and the great compression.
Gif's are smaller but quality is not as good.

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Old 02-13-2004, 09:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you for that . I think I have found the problem had to delete my temporary internet files and it seemed to solve the problem I can now save the images as jpeg gif or bitmaps thank you for the link Infraview is a great program as well as ACDSEE
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