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By jardinier ·
I use two image editing programs -- Micrografx Picture Publisher (1995 edition) and ArcSoft Photo Studio (which came as part of the software with my Canon LIDE Scanner).

I like Micrografx because it gives the percentage size of the image, so that it is easy to estimate how much to reduce an image for a particular application. ArcSoft does not have this feature, but reduces image size with an acceptable degree of distortion.

Both programs will readily read images scanned in, but in many instances of photos copied from emails for example, Micrografx either will not show the image until I have replaced the original jpg image through ArcSoft via "Save As," or gives an Illegal Operation message and closes down.

I am running Windows 98 SE on this particular computer. This problem applies to jpg images only.

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by Jaqui In reply to jpg image problem

I just checked.
The G.I.M.P. will resize by percentages, you only have to select that as option wwhen resizing.

the issue with the Micrografx app is probably due to changes in the file format of jpeg.

here is the download page for getting both packages needed to run gimp in windows.

http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html
( yes, win98 compatable, and with the top two packages on the page, no known issues with it. )

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by jardinier In reply to

Hi Jaqui. It seems OK. It opened up some jpg files which Micrograpfx wouldn't. Thanks.

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by jardinier In reply to jpg image problem

The GIMP website says that the software was designed for Pentium MMX or better.

My CPU is Pentium II 400. I don't know if this means it is MMX or better. I would like confirmation of this before I make the download.

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by jardinier In reply to jpg image problem

It's OK. I have been advised that the P II 400 is more recent than MMX.

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