JPE vs. JPEG files

Ok, I have a bunch of pictures I took that are displaying themselves as JPEG files, but when you click on them, the extension is .JPE. That sucks for me, because the pics don’t imbed into my e-mail messages the way JPEGs do - they have to be opened with a program (explorer does it), but because many people are not familiar with .JPE they are reluctant to do it. How can I convert these files into JPEG traditional format, with the traditional .jpg extension?

Download Irfanview (it’s free) from irfanview.com/

You can batch process images and save them in any format you want.

My guess is that those are JPEG files that their “extention” changed to JPE due to some usage of the old 8.3 name scheme, meaning the “G” got cut off.

If they are saved as JPE you could just rename it to JPG, if that’s what you’re looking for.

I guess you could also just open them in Photoshop or something like that then do a ‘Save As’ and save as jpegs. But if there’s a lot of them, Blueface’s option is probably the best.

Brian

JPE files are same as JPG. You just have you rename them. One way is to open a command prompt (Dos box) then if for example the files are all in a directory called ‘\Maoman\Porn’ you can do :

cd \maoman\porn ren *.JPE *.JPG

I think that would work

Another way might be to use a function a lot of image editors have: batch processing. Select a folder with all your target files to convert and do the mass conversion with a new file or save to the original file. I’m not sure about Photoshop, but Ulead PhotoImpact has a very robust tool for this. It can very easily batch convert anything, and also at the same time batch-do other things, such as reducing the image size, etc.

[quote=“Big Fluffy Matthew”]JPE files are same as JPG. You just have you rename them. One way is to open a command prompt (Dos box) then if for example the files are all in a directory called ‘\Maoman\Porn’ you can do :

cd \Maoman\porn ren *.JPE *.JPG

I think that would work[/quote]

Although the prospect of actually having to type a DOS command might put some people off, Mathhew’s method is actually the simplest and doesn’t require downloading anything.

Of course, if you want to do any more complicated batch renaming, you are better off downloading something that is meant for that purpose.

Most decent image viewers now come with batch renaming, so check to see if the one you’re using does.

Has anyone ever thought of teaching the OS and the mail program how to properly handle files with the extension .jpe? Just use the same settings as used for .jpg and everything will be fine…

Sure, but what if he wants to share the pictures with a bunch of friends and family? Then they have to do the same thing on their computers. Changing OS settings may not be so easy for Aunt Betsy and less technical savvy people.