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JPEG "no preview available", error message

ROBERT K. , Jun 30, 2005; 12:25 p.m.

I burned all the pictures from my compact flash card on a CD but when I try to open any of the pictures I get this message: "no preview available". The jpeg file is there but I don't know how to open it.

Photoshop error message: "could not open because an invalid jpeg marker type has been found"

Any help would be apreciate it.


Byron Lawrence , Jun 30, 2005; 01:36 p.m.

can any program open the files.. and if you copy the files to your hard drive can they be opened from there?

Steve Dunn , Jun 30, 2005; 02:10 p.m.

What version of Photoshop? Can any other image viewers (Irfanview, whatever picture viewer applet comes with your operating system, your favourite Web browser) open them? If you haven't already deleted the files from your CF card, do those files work properly?

This symptom usually means one of two things: the JPEG file is written to a more recent spec than the program you're using to view it (or the program doesn't fully implement the JPEG spec), or the file is corrupt. If the original files on the CF work, then you had an error somewhere in the process of copying the files or burning them (which is why I always test a CD after burning it before I delete the source files). If the original files have the same problem with all viewers, there's something wrong with the CF card (or, less likely, the camera); reformat it and try again.

Professor K. , Jun 30, 2005; 02:54 p.m.

How much space do the files use? If you copied them directly, then on the CD they should be the same kilobytes (or megabytes) as on the card. If the CD shows "0 KB" then the worst happened - only the file names were written to the directory, the actual files weren't copied.

Kari Douma - Grand Rapids, Michigan , Jun 30, 2005; 09:30 p.m.

Something similar happened to me once, and I had to do an "open as" in photoshop, and open it as a jpeg. Aparently it had an extra tag on it of something else.

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