Unable to load image C;\documents

I am trying to open jpg files to edit with PhotoFiltre.  Used to work fine but now, I get 4 errors

Unable to load image in file "C:\documents"!
Unable to load image in file "and"!
Unable to load image in file "Settings\Administrator\Desktop\photos"!
Unable to load image in file "tmp\photo"!
Unable to load image in file "name.jpg"!

The program is stopping at spaces...

The correct path is C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\photos tmp\photo name.jpg
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lake59Asked:
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r-kCommented:
Try this:

Start -> run -> regedit -> OK

This launches the Registry editor. Expand the tree on the left and locate the following key:

 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\Open\command

For the default value, it should have something like:

 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\PhotoEd\PHOTOED.EXE" "%1"

(except in your case it should have PhotoFiltr instead od Photoed.exe)

Can you check if the %1 is enclosed in double-quotes. If not, right-click on the default value and select modify and change %1 to "%1"

Do the same for any value named "Command" in the same window.

Then exit regedit, restart the computer and check if double-clicking works.

If the double-quotes are already there then please post the values for the two items (Default and Command).
You can also compare with corresponding values on another PC where it does work properly.
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r-kCommented:
How exactly are you opening the jpg file? Sounds like you need to include the file/path name in double-quotes.
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and235100Commented:
Just take all the spaces out of the path and file name - much easier. Sounds like old software that cannot use spaces in the file/path name.
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lake59Author Commented:
all I am doing is double-clicking on the photo!  I went to folder options and reset file associations for jpg files but no joy...
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r-kCommented:
Try reinstalling the program. You can download from: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/photofiltre.html
That should restore the relevant registry entries and file association.
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and235100Commented:
Does this happen in Explorer when you d-click a photo?
If not - then I would suggest updating/reinstalling the third-party software - or finding an alternative.
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lake59Author Commented:
PhotoFiltre is a great program i have used for years.  This problem just started happening.  It happens whether i click on desktop, in windows explorer or right click and use open with....
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r-kCommented:
Any luck after reinstalling?
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and235100Commented:
Try uninstalling it - then reboot.
Does the issue persist? If it doesn't - find an alternative program.
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lake59Author Commented:
Re-install / re-boot does not work.  i tried that first
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Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
Try copy
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\photos tmp\photo name.jpg
to C:\photo.jpg
Then open
C:\photo.jpg
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lake59Author Commented:
JoseParrot,

Good idea, That works!  Now, how do I fix the program/folder options so it works in subdirectories?
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Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
I have PhotoFilter (pretty good program), in my PC at the office, but unfortunately its code is not well develop to adhere to Windows properties, despite the MS Windows logo in its advertising. Even a simple dragging of the filename into the executable in Windows Explorer cause PhotoFilter to stop.

Both Windows 2000 and xP (probably Vista too) have defined JPG as internal type FT000001 as default and PhotoEditor (that horrible thing) as the default jpg viewer. Probably the problem doesn't happen in Windows 95 or 98.

My guess is that this is the real cause of such problem with PhotoFilter, not solved by Opanda PhotoFilter, but solved in other programs, like IrfanView for instance.

The workaround is to open PhotoFilter directly, say from Start-->Programs-->Opanda-->PhotoFilter
and drag the image files from a Windows Explorer and drop them into the image area of ImageFilter.

Jose

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lake59Author Commented:
The program i have is PhotoFiltre.  Check out http://www.photofiltre.com/
I like it better than infranview for cropping and adjusting color, contrast, etc.
I have used it without problem on WXP and W2k for a long time.
Just started having problem on this machine only
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Jose ParrotGraphics ExpertCommented:
I agree with you, PhotoFilter is a better filter than IrfanView, which is target to a lot of other tasks. I cited Irfan, because, in my PC it solves well the problem of redirection of the filetype JPG to it.
I have too a problem with PhotoFilter in my PC at office. My guess is that this software tries to do something not allowed in the office environmet, which has a lot of administrative restrictions over the workstations.

Then I use the workaround described previously.

Jose
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lake59Author Commented:
That registry key has a default value of:
rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen %1
It is the same as another WXP computer where PhotoFiltre works by double-clicking

Despite this, I did change the key to "C:\Program Files\PhotoFiltre\PhotoFiltre" "%1" and will report back here after reboot.
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lake59Author Commented:
r-k,  It worked!  I don't understand why that changing that key worked though as it works fine on the other machine.  Any thoughts on this?

Jose, you are talking about another program.  PhotoFilter and PhotoFiltre are different.  Check out http://www.photofiltre.com/ to see which one i am using.
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