help opening jpg files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by catlover8, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. catlover8 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2010
    I have about 10 jpg files that in the finder window I can see the whole image, but when I try to open the picture or put it in iphoto i can only see half of the picture. Please help! How can I see the whole photo??? Thanks!
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    Typically this means that the image is actually corrupt. I had a few like this, the preview worked fine (this was on a PC actually) but then I couldn't open them all the way. I'm not sure if the JPG format allows for a preview or were the preview images created before the corruption and they why they work. I think this is the case, because for me, I was able to recreate the preview images and then they showed the corruption.

    I was never able to fix the files (on PC or Mac) : anyone have any idea?
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Have you tried other image applications. Perhaps one can open them and you can resave them, hopefully fixing the corruption issue. Gimp is a free tool that's worth a shot.

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