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Are you trying to open a .jpg file directly in Dreamweaver? Or are you
trying to insert an image into your page?
Dreamweaver is not an image editor so the former would not work.
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"12345xy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> After downloading Dreamweaver 8 trial version. Download was
> Installation was successful. I opened the program to proceed to build a
> webpage. I was able to open a HTML file. and I was UNABLE to open any
> file... I attempt to open jpg file... I get error message saying
> can't open jpg file Please open HTML, XML or other compatible files. When
> attempted to open a gif file ... another error message same but for gif in
> place of jpg. I checked the other programs and other programs did not have
> same problem. I was able to open file from Internet Explorer or WS FTP.
> NOT in Dreamweaver. IT is the only program that I am not able to open ANY
> the image files. I am not able to continue to evaluate this version
> deciding whether it is what I would like to order. I have heard many good
> things about it so I wanted to give it a try but no... I did not get a
> start. I need advise what to do about it. Thank you. A quick reply will
> greatly appreciated.
> I attempt to open jpg file
You can't use File-->Open to open image files; dreamweaver is not an image
You can Insert-->Image to place an image file into an html document.
If you want to open images to work on them, use an image editor like
Fireworks or Photoshop or any of the hundreds of others.
Thank you Nancy and Alan
I must admit I feel silly. I am not a techie I did not go into the program far enough. I needed to create a new or open an HTML file and then insert image inside the dreamweaver on the designer property area... but your response caused me to realize... I knew dreamweaver was not image editor so it did not recognize jpg or gif until I have the HTML or other compatible files on the designer interface! Thanks again have a great day