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GlenKruger
post Mar 23 2009, 09:19 AM
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I have 1 picture that has a .mix extension and I need to open it to print it
For convert it to a jpg or bmp extension.
Any ideas ? confused.gif
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BananaRepublic
post Mar 23 2009, 09:24 AM
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This suggests opening the file in Word, and saving it as a picture...?
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post Mar 23 2009, 09:28 AM
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Thanks I will give a try.
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GlenKruger
post Mar 23 2009, 09:40 AM
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No luck using Word 2007.
I think I need Picture It or Photodraw which is not in production anymore.
I have tried many viewers including Infraview with no luck.
I'll have to try and track down Office 2000 it was suppose to have Photodraw in it.
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Willem
post Mar 23 2009, 09:51 AM
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Did you try to open the file in Word? Below a slightly different approach:
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GlenKruger
post Mar 23 2009, 09:57 AM
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I'll give it another try and let you know how and if it works.
Thanks !
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post Mar 23 2009, 10:16 AM
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It errors out trying to insert the file.
I am running Windows XP Media Centre SP 3
and I must have something installed that can view the file.
When I select the file in explorer it generates a preview of it in the
details section sidebar. I downloaded the coverter program in the link provided if it works will buy it.
never use .mix files but it is important to me to be able to print this 1 picture.
It is a picture of a grand father, a farther and a son and it is the only one they have.
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post Mar 23 2009, 10:22 AM
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If you can view it in the preview, what if you open the Windows Photo Gallery or whatever is the default photo program that Windows Explorer uses for the thumbnail, and try to open the MIX file there. Can you then save/export/print it out?
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post Mar 23 2009, 10:51 AM
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The converter did not work so I will give this suggestion a try.
Thanks I am not a graphics person so I'll try anything laugh.gif
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post Mar 23 2009, 10:59 AM
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One another option I've used as "last ditch" - if you can view the picture with sufficient quality, you can do a screenshot of it, format out the rest of desktop to leave only the picture, save it as whatever.
This is only viable if you can preview it at all and enlarge it enough to be meaningful. (I doubt they would want to keep a thumbnail of their Grandparent. laugh.gif)
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post Mar 23 2009, 11:03 AM
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...surfing around I found this related thread:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/design-for...g-gif-asap.html
Apparently 'KoosHopeloos' solved it:
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XnView can be found here: http://www.xnview.com/
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Willem
post Mar 23 2009, 11:24 AM
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...and in another discussion John Inzer (MS Picture It! MVP) states it can be done with 'Polyview':
http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/WinXP/...7/msg00404.html
John Inzer:<
http://www.polybytes.com/
So it should be possible...
HTH thumbup.gif
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post Mar 23 2009, 12:20 PM
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Well I may have to do that as Photo Editor and the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer Explorer uses wont actually open it.
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post Mar 23 2009, 12:23 PM
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I have to admit this is a bit of mystery since you can see it in preview, so logically, it should be available for opening.
izarre, isn't it? confused.gif
Hope Willem's excellent suggestions works for you. sad.gif
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GlenKruger
post Mar 23 2009, 12:31 PM
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PolyBites does not work properly it opens it as a Flash Pixs format.
Will try xnview but I think I will give up after that.
I will get Office 2000 Developers Edition not that I really want it but it could have it uses
I guess.
Thanks for all the effort you have put into this.
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post Mar 23 2009, 01:53 PM
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XnView worked yahoo! yayhandclap.gif
Thanks a lot this picture is very special to them.
Now my problem is it was a Picture It thubmnail so there will be a lot of resizing going on.
Thanks again !
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post Mar 23 2009, 01:58 PM
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XnView worked and discovered it was a Picture thumbnail so at least I was able to save it as a jpeg.
It is very bizarre that I could not view it with them and I even created shortcuts to the programs and did a drag and drop on them but still nothing. A mystery indeed!
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post Mar 23 2009, 02:04 PM
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I'll have to remember XnView next time I get a weird picture format. Glad you got it out & props to Willem for his Google-Fu. sad.gif
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post Mar 23 2009, 02:30 PM
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Thanks for your suggestions as well I learned something new today.
rops definately to Willem would not have found it without his efforts.
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post Mar 24 2009, 02:53 AM
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Glad I could assist! o! thumbup.gif uarulez2.gif
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