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Trouble report 333

JPE is not recognized as a valid file type for jpeg images

Versions affected

1.6, 2.0 - 2.4, 3.0 - 3.1


Minolta cameras (Dimage 7Hi in particular) use the .JPE file type for jpeg images that have embedded color profiles and .JPG for jpeg images without color profiles. PF does not recognize the .JPE file type. This should be added to the list of valid file types for jpeg images.


There are two workarounds for this problem.  Either one will correct the problem.

  1. Rename your image files to change the file type from .JPE to .JPG before importing them into The Panorama Factory.  No format conversion is required -- the .JPE image is in the standard jpeg format and can be imported by PF after changing the name.


  1. Do not embed the color profile in the images. This should cause the camera to save the images with a .JPG file type which will be recognized by The Panorama Factory. PF does not process the color profile information, so this should not cause any problems with PF. To turn off the saving of color profiles, use the "Color profile" item in your camera's "Custom" setup menu (see p 119 of the Minolta Dimage 7Hi Instruction Manual).


Corrected in V3.2

Revised: April 28, 2004

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