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Help in getting Photos not formatted Kodak imaging

by mg4196 / November 15, 2004 9:47 PM PST

I have been trying to get about 80 fotos I misplaced and found in Kodak Imaging on C Drive; My documents.
They are there with the little title I gave them but when I click to retrieve them it comes up with "The document format is invalid or not supported." Any way to get these pictures back? Please help. Very important to me.

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Re: Help in getting Photos not formatted Kodak imaging
by Cursorcowboy / November 15, 2004 10:18 PM PST

First things first -- from Explorer/My Computer, click View, Folder Options, View and place a dot in the radio button for Show all files. If a check mark exist in the box for Hide file extension for known file types, remove it. Click the box near the top of the applet labeled Like Current Folder, click Apply, and then click OK to Exit.

They are there with the little title I gave them but when I click to retrieve them it comes up with

Just what is I click to retrieve them mean?

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Re: Help in getting Photos not formatted Kodak imaging
by TONI H / November 15, 2004 10:27 PM PST

As Cursor mentioned, your use of the term 'retrieve' is confusing. I'm assuming that you want to view these pictures, and that the error you are getting is because you no longer have the program you created the images with installed on the computer. Many imaging programs save their created files in some kind of format (extension) other than .jpg or .gif or .bmp type. The extensions I just mentioned are ones that Windows recognizes and associates a viewer for them. If your Kodak imaging program actually saved them in another type of extension, you should try reinstalling that Kodak program so that its viewer will make the association again....then as you can open each image, click File, Save AS from Kodak's toolbar, and save the image as one of the three file types I've mentioned from the dropdown arrow box (FILETYPE box). This means that you will now have two copies of that in the extension Kodak used, and one in the extension that Windows can also view for you.

Then if you don't want the Kodak Imaging program installed anymore, after you have saved all of your images in a Windows type of extension, you can uninstall the program and you will still have a copy of the image that Windows will be able to view for you.

I hope I have understood your problem and my suggestion helps you get the images working again.


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IrfanView can open Kodak Digital Camera files
by ChuckT / November 17, 2004 4:21 AM PST

Get the free IrfanView

and also load in the free "plug-ins" which increase the ability to read and write additional formats.
In all, IrfanView can read over 40 formats, and write about 18.

Once you have all that, then perhaps, you will be able to read your specific Kodak images.

If that fails then get the free XnView which can read over 400 formats.

Why not get XnView first?
Because it is not as small, not as fast, not as easy, as IrfanView. But XnView does have some nice picture editing capabilities that IrfanView does not have. XnView also supports a dozen different platforms (Mac, various Unix, etc.) and over 40 languages.

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