Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Corrupt JPEG Files

Posted on 2004-04-22
8
Medium Priority
?
11,066 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I am trying to open some jpeg images and they keep coming up with the following comment " cannot open <filename.jpg> because an unknown or invalid jpeg marker type is found.

These photos were taken on a Kodak digital camers and are rather important.

Would appreciate some help in trying to recover them from the system as the memory card for the camera has been stolen.
0
Comment
Question by:paulfind
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
SheharyaarSaahil earned 320 total points
ID: 10891273
Hello paulfind =)

Read this article:
http://www.x-ways.net/winhex/forum/messages/174/626.html?1079013368

!! GOOD LUCK !!
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Tomeeboy
ID: 10892555
One way around this problem sometimes is to try opening the images in a web browser window.  If they show up, right click and save them in a new folder.  There aren't very many options.  It sounds like the data on your camera's memory card may have been corrupted.

Here's a direct link to the software suggested in the above post... it looks like the evaluation version is limited to recovering images up to 200K in size... depending on the resolution of your pictures, this may or may not help you.

http://www.x-ways.net/davory/

Tom
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Phill_upson
ID: 10930067
I have seen this issue many times, what application are you trying to open the jpg files in?  There are several versions of jpeg which have different compression and header markers.

The digital camera you have should only be using a fairly basic version but products such as microsoft photo editor aren't very good with jpg files.  Something like adobe photoshop will do the job on it, or photoshop elements (the cheap version of its big brother).  Also worth trying www.download.com and look for image viewers on there, bound to be something that will cope with them.  Failing all that, then yes the jpegs could well be corrupted, but its not a common sight.
0
Tech or Treat!

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:SheharyaarSaahil
ID: 10991317
paulfind,,,,,,,

any progress :)
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Sohel Rana
ID: 11025890
You can give a try by Pixrecovery :

http://georgecox.excelrecovery.com/pixrecovery/index.htm

rsdn
0
 

Expert Comment

by:dmichaelb
ID: 13013714
I have the same problem.  My pictures are on the hard drive and I have had no success on finding anything that opens them or fixes them.  Any more thoughts would be appreciated.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:turn123
ID: 13013975
dmichaelb,

You need to ask a new question :-).

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/askQuestion.jsp
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs3

Include a link back to this question so that everyone can see what you've tried so far.

Turn123
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As computers become more powerful, jobs will be replaced with artificial intelligence, leaving no place in the future for humans in the workforce. In the oncoming technological revolution, the staggering change to human mind labor will prove the ski…
In this article, I’ll show how research, determination, and use of modern technology helped me solve a DNA mystery.
Notifications on Experts Exchange help you keep track of your activity and updates in one place. Watch this video to learn how to use them on the site to quickly access the content that matters to you.
Where to go on the main page to find the job listings. How to apply to a job that you are interested in from the list that is featured on our Careers page.
Suggested Courses

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question