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MSPaint problem on my new PC

I do much design work using MSPaint and producing .bmp files. Sometimes I wish to email these files, so I first convert to .jpg for obvious space reasons. Until now, I had no problems converting .bmp to .jpg and vise versa, but on my new PC, I can only convert .jpg to .bmp . When I open a .bmp file, and try to save as a .jpg file, I get the message ….....
<<< Paint cannot save this file. Save was interrupted, so your file has not been saved >>>

Until now, I got round this by transferring the .bmp file to a external disc, linking the latter to my old PC, converting to .jpg, and transferring back to my new PC. Much too wearisome!!! Anyone know the problem, and its solution?

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This was an issue years ago since Paint didn't know JPG.

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MSPaitn problem

In reply to: This was an issue years ago since Paint didn't know JPG.

I`ll try what you say, many thanks. But it doesn`t explain why I never had this Problem on my 3 previous PC´s. I have just tried the conversion using ConvertSoftware (bmp -->jpg) - no Problem, this works.

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You want to know why but I can't check your PC.

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So the only guess is how Microsoft tried recently to kill off MSPaint and could have messed it up.

But I don't see where you tell me about the the filter file or much else. It's really hard to guess why without details.

I'm guessing all the way here as I don't know if it's W10 or other.

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Problem solved?

In reply to: You want to know why but I can't check your PC.

Yes, JPEGIM32.FLT exists as C:\Programme (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\VFS\.........\JPEGIM32.FLT

Just found out .............. no Problem with the current MSPaint. I always use the older Version, so that`s probably the Problem. My Laptop is my FIRST Windows10.

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Also .......

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There`s no Problem in saving a .bmp file -> .jpg using my Photoshop.

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I can explain that.

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Photoshop doesn't use the Windows filter files.

But what is this about this older version? I mean if you tried to copy MSPaint from another PC, so many things could go south.

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MSPaint problem

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It´s the old MSPaint from back to XP days which I alwys passed onto to the next Windows Version PC without problems; I`m using it still without problems on my old W7. I´ve always preferred its layout, and as usual Microsoft has to go and spoil everything. Like MS Office - I´ve turfed the latter out, and quite happily use Open Office. I also use Mozilla Thunderbird over MS Outlook. These alternatives are in part better (eg Excel with Open Office and, and ...........)

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To use old MSPaint

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I fear that a lot of work would have to be done in the registry. The paths differ from 7 to 10 on some items. I didn't know you were copying this into W10. Bad assumption on my part.

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MS Paint

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I have now +- solved the issue by just opening a bmp file using Photoshop, then saving it as a jpg file. Only slightly an extra burden than doing it with MSPait but otherwise acceptable. Perhaps THEY (the Microsoft Gods!) are now attacking their good old Software.
Thanks for your comments

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