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invalid JPEG marker type is found

Feb 21, 2008 8:01 AM

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"Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marher type is found."

I have a folder of hundreds of images I have collected from the web, all different sources.
Using BRIDGE. I opened up various groups of these images from their folder, not the main picture folder, selected ALL, BATCH RENAMED them, for example, "Military000.jpg" Not all of them were jpegs. BRIDGE renamed them accurately as I wanted.

But now there are several in each renamed group that will not open in Photoshop as before. I have viewed all of them in Photoshop, or PictViewer, or Acrobat. I know they are not all jpgs, now I want to open them all and save as jpg.

I grabbed the free utility FILEINFO, selected all the files, and changed the TYPE and CREATOR names. But Photoshop will not open them either through theOPEN dialogue, double clicking the file, or dragging the file over the icon in the DOCK.

What did Bridge do to these files?

John R
 
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  • Ramón G Castañeda
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    Feb 21, 2008 8:05 AM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    >grabbed the free utility FILEINFO, selected all the files, and changed the TYPE and CREATOR names.

    You cannot change a file type just by editing its Type and Creator. You actually have to open each one in Photoshop and save it as a different file type.

    All you did was wreck the images by forcing them to masquerade as something they are not.
     
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    Mar 26, 2008 10:26 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    I have a similar problem. After creating an image from Illustrator and editing it in photoshop I cannot save the pds as a jpg, nor can I open the file as a jpg. Further, if I save as TIF, I still cannot save it as a jpg.

    Anyone---Any help???
     
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  • Ramón G Castañeda
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    Mar 26, 2008 10:37 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    Dan,

    Is your image an 8-bit RGB image without layers?

    The JPEG format does not support 16-bit, transparency or layers.

    Will the file save as a JPEG if you go through "Save for Web and Devices" in Photoshop 10.0.1 (CS3)? That does the necessary conversions on the fly.

    More details might help understand what your problem is.
     
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    Mar 27, 2008 9:23 AM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    Ramon-
    As I learned, the file was 16 bit and therefore couldnt be supported as JPEG!
    Viola!
    Thanks for the knocker...
    danM
     
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    May 12, 2008 5:22 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    I have been scanning photos into photoshop cs 8.0 and them saving them as jpegs. I am unable to reopen them in photoshop! I get the invalid marker error. I can open them in preview and resave as a jpeg, then they will open in photoshop.I have scanned in hundreds of photos and would prefer to not have to resave them all in preview. outside of all the time wasted I lose the preview thumbnail. Is there a way to get photoshop to reopen them? How do I save them inside of photoshop as jpegs so I can reopen them again???
    Thanks

    Wendy
     
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  • Ramón G Castañeda
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    May 12, 2008 7:26 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    Wendy,

    Restore the .jpg extension at the end of each file name.
     
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    May 19, 2008 10:14 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    Hoping someone can help me. I have been using photoshop to automate contact sheets and saving them as jpegs. When I try and re-open them in photoshop (or any other program on my computer) I get the "could not open file because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker tyep was found".
    The files are all .jpg files, 8-bit rgb with no layers.
    Any suggestions gratefully received
     
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  • Ramón G Castañeda
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    May 19, 2008 10:34 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    >"could not open file because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker tyep was found".

    Assuming the .jpg extension is on each and every file:

    Unfortunately, your files are most likely toast. That error message indicates a corrupted file.

    As a last resort, try opening them in Graphic Converter and/or Apple's Preview, but don't hold your breath.

    Sorry I can't give you better news.

    Hope you have backups.
     
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    May 19, 2008 10:37 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)
    If you neglected to include the .jpg extension, add it now to each and every file name.
     
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    Oct 14, 2009 4:26 PM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)

    I also am getting the same error alert when I try to open up a file that was sent to me through email. Under file properties it says that the file type is JPEG and that its an 8 bit message. I have tried copying it saving it from an online image, renaming it copying it from a simple viewer program and even had the person re-capture the image and send it to me again and it still doesn't work. Any ideas?

     
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    Nov 6, 2009 4:20 AM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)

    Although in the past I have had this occur once in a while, recently I had hundreds of images become corrupt with the same message. At the same time, I was also getting an assortment of other error messages but all were stating about the same thing. The .jpg images could not be read. In addition, at this same time, (and from the same photo session,)

    Most of my .tiff images became corrupt after I had converted them from RAW format. Along with about half of those of the RAW format were unreadable.

    Of course the first problem I thought it was, was the digital camera, or the card reader or maybe the memory card.  Unless something very unusual took place on that day of photographing, there was and is nothing wrong with any of the camera devices.

    After thinking for a bit, I realized I was also having the .tiff problem in other folders, with images that had been scanned and never came from a RAW format. After moving folders from one drive to another, (I thought it might be the external drive). I did some disc utilities on the external drive. (this is where I keep most working images before I burn all onto DVDs.

    After doing the disc utilities and then defragmenting. I also ran Gary’s Utilities (the free version).

    In addition, I cleaned up my folders and did basic house cleaning on that USB External drive.

    Once all of this was completed, I stopped having the problem with any additional images. However, I do believe those that received the error message, along with the garbled .tiff and unreadable RAW images, well, I have as of now deleted all of them. (A virus? Who knows).

    I have spoken to the customer support of the manufacture of my external drive, and he told me that nothing from a hard drive could cause this problem. I think I tend to believe these problems come from drives needing utilities done, a registry problem or things along that line. Just goes to prove, “Back up – Back-up and Back-up” This way you are always protected

     
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    Mar 3, 2010 11:22 AM   in reply to ststmt

    Sorry, i don't have a solution, but I did want to mention that I have the same problem.   Let's not overly complicate what is going on.  Photoshop can cost up to thousands of dollars depending on which version you have...and it will not open a simple .jpg file.  Period.  A major flaw exists within the program.  We don't want to waste hours about hours looking for workarounds.  ADOBE needs to fix this problem and send us all a patch, as well as a refund.  I am tired of using Paint and other free programs to view a jpg.

     
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    Oct 31, 2010 3:49 AM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)

    Try open the image in any browser, then save it once more... (rtclick> saveas)

    It will be cleared.....

     
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    Dec 4, 2010 9:29 PM   in reply to mediaonepro

    mediaonepro wrote:

     

    simplest fix I've found is to open the image (jpg for example) in MS Paint

     

     

    How is this particular suggestion helpful in the Adobe Bridge Macintosh forum?

     
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    May 12, 2011 6:39 AM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)

    I've recently been having a similar problem. Here's the scenario. I take a photo, upload them into iPhoto. I edit that JPG in Photoshop no problem. I'm usually taking out backgrounds and saving them as PSD files to keep layers. I'm then putting that PSD back into iPhoto for storage. Now here's the problem. When in iPhoto I right click on the PSD file and choose 'Edit in External Editor', Photoshop comes back with "Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found". This only recently started happening and am not sure why. But its annoying.

     

    Photoshop CS3 v 10.0.1

    iPhoto '11 9.1.2 (605)

    System: iMac, OS 10.6.7, 2 GHz, 2GB RAM

     
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    Jun 13, 2011 6:38 AM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)

    I just finished using this one and it worked pretty well on a SanDisk CF Ultra II.

    http://http://www.z-a-recovery.com/download.htm

    I had a card not recognised message in camera and in card reader.

    Retrieved approximately 90% of my photos off the card.

    Better than the none I had before.


    Was also recommended this one which I have not used as of yet, but a few people

    had recommended it as well. So I thought I would include it as well.

    http://http://home.arcor.de/a.niggemann/dir.zip

     
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    Jun 14, 2011 12:44 AM   in reply to Flat_Cat

    I had a card not recognised message in camera and in card reader.

    Retrieved approximately 90% of my photos off the card.

    Better than the none I had before.

     

    Don't want to scare you off but first it is a bit off topic in a Bridge Forum,

    second, you are in the Mac section and the solution you provided is Windows Only

     

    Third observation is you did copy the hyperlinks but they don't work because you have twice "http" added

     

    If you use San Disk CF, they have an excellent app called Rescue Pro, not free but cost far less then losing the content of a CF card.

     

    Don't know how you use the CF card and how you import the files but here is what I do:

     

    Always use a separate card reader and Adobe Photodownloader to ingest the files in Bridge (I also convert to DNG, rename, back up and add metadata template with this action in one go).

     

    Then I check the thumbs and try some of them in preview to see if they are working correctly.

     

    Now having one DNG file on my main disk and the original CR2 file (I never use jpeg in camera) as back up on a second disk I can safely format my CF card. And I always use the format card option instead of delete all.

     

    Only the first CF cards have let me down sometime because I did not eject them correctly from my system. but they where only 128 MB in size and that was back in 2001, things where a little different then...

     

    Up to the last 7 or 8 years I did not have any failure with my CF cards from several vendors (Mostly Lexar and Sandisk btw)

     
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    Jun 21, 2011 6:36 AM   in reply to Tai Lao

    It's actually very helpful, and solved my problem! Like many Windows users I found this discussion through an internet search, and didn't realise I was in a Mac forum until I got to this message. It's not possible, and I don't think desirable, to keep these forums hermetically sealed off from one another -- we're all using the same suite of programs and even Mac and Windows users can help each other occasionally.

     

    Tom.

     
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    Jun 21, 2011 8:22 AM   in reply to Tom Johnstone

    Mac users tend to help Windows users with replies like "Why do you want to do that".   I prefer the hermetically sealed!  

     
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    Jun 21, 2011 8:34 AM   in reply to TomGroupGA

    Well, I know that's the default position. If I'd realised I was in a Mac forum I would have baled out immediately. But I did find the solution to my problem!

     

    Tom.

     
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    Jun 21, 2011 12:04 PM   in reply to TomGroupGA

    I prefer the hermetically sealed! 

     

    Why do you want to do that...

     
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:31 AM   in reply to (John_R._Robinson)

    I have had the same issues. I would save an edited file in Photoshop, only to be unable to open it later on. I would get the "invalid jpeg marker" notice every time.

    This is what I did to fix it.

    On a Mac, I right clicked the photo and opened it in Preview.

    I then went to file - export - and saved it with a .psd extension

    That created a new file which I was able to open into Photoshop successfully.

     

    I think what might have happened in my case was that I first saved my photo as a .jpg. Then I saved it as a .psd document with the same name as I had used for the jpeg. (I never found that psd version) I think Bridge or Photoshop must have had a conflict with the similar file names causing the photo to appear as a small thumbnail jpg in Bridge, but being 90 mb and unable to be opened in Photoshop. But when I opened the corrupted file into Preview, it was a full resolution, perfectly fine photo. I just went to file and clicked "export", and it automatically set it as a psd... almost as if it was already supposed to be a psd but was somehow saved as a jpg. So I saved it with the same file name and everything, except with a .psd ending, opened into Photoshop and resaved it as a jpg with a new filename.

     
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    Nov 14, 2011 10:55 AM   in reply to TomGroupGA

    I agree with TomGroupA.

     

    Apple Preview, free, opens these files like a charm.

     

    Photoshop, $800, balks at 16 bit????? format it saves in?

     

    What good is a super-duper high-end graphic editor with a bazillion bells and whistles that can't open a file?

     

    Jay Gamel

     
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    Dec 15, 2011 5:04 AM   in reply to JFG5

    hahahahaha... are you really basing a program's worth on its inability to open a particular file type?

     

    What good is a super-duper... well I could hardly process all the photos I have for this exhibition system, and accompanying 48pp brochure, using only Preview! I'd soon be out of a job if I did.

     

    I arrived here because I was getting the same error, not blaming Photoshop, but thinking it was more likely somebody had either saved or named the file wrong.

     

    The Preview trick worked for me – exported as TIFF (export as Photoshop file didn't work), then opened it in Photoshop – job done.

     

    Cheers you've made my day, in more ways than one.

     
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