Weird image file format...

cwright

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Jan 5, 2004
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I have a CD of pictures that I need to open, but all the pictures are in a format I've never seen before and won't open in anything.

They all have the extension .pi2

I've tried to open them in photoshop and graphic converter, neither of which worked. Does anyone know if there might be another way to get these to open and convert them to JPEGs?
 

homerjward

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May 11, 2004
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seems to be a medium resolution image file from dages elite. not sure what that is; just googled it.
if you have a windows pc, you might try irfanview--that opens pretty much anything...
 
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cwright

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Jan 5, 2004
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Missouri
I tried graphic converter, but it says that they're damaged :rolleyes:
now there are over 100 pictures, and I doubt they are all corrupt, so I assumed it just didnt work with that format.

But who knows... they may not work after all
 
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MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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cwright said:
I tried graphic converter, but it says that they're damaged :rolleyes:
now there are over 100 pictures, and I doubt they are all corrupt, so I assumed it just didnt work with that format.

But who knows... they may not work after all
Yes. If those are Atari files--and it seems that they are--then they are also very old--very, very old, in fact. It is easy to imagine how all 100 files may have been corrupted over the decades.
 
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Makosuke

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Aug 15, 2001
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If it exists, GC will pretty much open it, but I'd have made the same assumption as you about the corrupt files.

However, based on the age (especially if it's a CDR), it is possible... so have you tried copying one of the files off the disc onto your hard drive and opening it from there? That will usually tell you wether it's damaged or not, though it's not fullproof.
 
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