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Re: pics


So, Kitty...you said in an earlier post you had a slight idea where they might have come from...why not try the theory out on us?


Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 08/17, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 17:06:50 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] pics

It just wouldn't make sense that these 1000s of plant pics would come
with a<br>generic product like quick time. It is all
plants.<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From: "james singer"
<jsinger@igc.org><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Tuesday, August
17, 2004 4:26 PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] pics<br><br><br>> Maybe they
came with Quick Time.<br>><br>> On Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at 10:45
AM, Kitty wrote:<br>><br>> > Marge - it's not clipart, it is superb
photography. And it definitely<br>> > did<br>> > not come with my HP
scanner. The files are dated May of 2002; I<br>> > bought the<br>> >
scanner almost 7 yrs ago.<br>> ><br>> > I have one photo program that
claims to open pic files, but says these<br>> > pic<br>> > files are too
complicated for it. The file extensions cannot be<br>> > changed.<br>> >
The images are all compressed. File # 2001 is a 141kb pic,
compressed<br>> > from<br>> > a 942 kb jpeg. Changing the extension just
screws up the photo.<br>> ><br>> > The Quick Time Viewer offers no
saving capabilities, however you can<br>> > copy to<br>> > your
clipboard. If I want to save the photo with a usable extension,<br>> > I
just<br>> > open Photoworks, click on "New Image" and paste. Then save
it anyway I<br>> > want. So, yes, they're usable - in a convoluted
way.<br>> ><br>> > The biggest problem is in the identifying. As I said,
they're in no<br>> > particular order and no names, just numbers.<br>>
><br>> > This is going to really bug me for awhile. Where the heck did
this<br>> > come<br>> > from? I have an inkling.......may take a while
to figure out.<br>> ><br>> > Thanks for your help.<br>> ><br>> >
Kitty<br>> ><br>> ><br>> ><br>> > ----- Original Message -----<br>> >
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net><br>> > To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:53 AM<br>>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] pics<br>> ><br>> ><br>> >> Sounds like a
collection of images that must have come with your<br>> >> scanner
software - sort of a really great collection of clipart.<br>> >> Q

uite a few programs will offer collections of images or contain
them<br>> >> for use with the program - sort of an extra to get you to
use or buy<br>> >> the program in the first place...or the hardware they
came with.<br>> >><br>> >> Try renaming one of the files - copy it to
another folder somewhere<br>> >> else on your hard drive. Name it
"whatever the photo is".jpg<br>> >> (without the quotation marks) and
see if you can open it in whatever<br>> >> image viewer you usually use.
If you're using a MAC, maybe you need<br>> >> to use .jpeg as an
extension - try it both ways. You can name a file<br>> >> anything you
want to and change the extension to anything you want<br>> >> to, but to
open it, the extension has to relate to the data in the<br>> >> file in
a meaningful manner to your computer system. If those<br>> >> extensions
don't work, try .gif .bmp .tif or .tiff...any file<br>> >> extension
connected to images. If you have an image editing program<br>> >> on
your computer, see what options it gives you for saving files and<br>>
>> try all those extensions as well...<br>> >><br>> >> If you can open
it, that means you can change the file extension to<br>> >> .jpg (or
whatever works) and away you go...rename the images you want<br>> >> to
use or keep as you come across them; put them in other folders in<br>>
>> another directory on your computer. Once you do that, you can
delete<br>> >> them from the original location to save space on your
computer if you<br>> >> want to.<br>> >><br>> >> If changing the file
extension works, I am sure there is some freebie<br>> >> software out
there for doing this as a batch file - in other words,<br>> >> software
or instructions for creating a batch file that would change<br>> >> all
the file extensions in a given folder or directory at one time...<br>>
>><br>> >> PS...just Googled file extensions .pic and found a site
listing about<br>> >> every known extension with what the file actually
is - amazing. It<br>> >> gives the following for .pic...<br>> >><br>> >>
P

C 
Paint bitmap<br>> >> Lotus picture<br>> >> Macintosh PICT drawing<br>>
>><br>> >>

    http://www.ace.net.nz/tech/TechFileFormat.html#o<br>>

>><br>> >> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland<br>> ><br>> > ----- Original
Message -----<br>> > From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net><br>> > To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> > Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:53 AM<br>>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] pics<br>> ><br>> ><br>> >> Sounds like a
collection of images that must have come with your<br>> >> scanner
software - sort of a really great collection of clipart.<br>> >> Quite a
few programs will offer collections of images or contain them<br>> >>
for use with the program - sort of an extra to get you to use or
buy<br>> >> the program in the first place...or the hardware they came
with.<br>> >><br>> >> Try renaming one of the files - copy it to another
folder somewhere<br>> >> else on your hard drive. Name it "whatever the
photo is".jpg<br>> >> (without the quotation marks) and see if you can
open it in whatever<br>> >> image viewer you usually use. If you're
using a MAC, maybe you need<br>> >> to use .jpeg as an extension - try
it both ways. You can name a file<br>> >> anything you want to and
change the extension to anything you want<br>> >> to, but to open it,
the extension has to relate to the data in the<br>> >> file in a
meaningful manner to your computer system. If those<br>> >> extensions
don't work, try .gif .bmp .tif or .tiff...any file<br>> >> extension
connected to images. If you have an image editing program<br>> >> on
your computer, see what options it gives you for saving files and<br>>
>> try all those extensions as well...<br>> >><br>> >> If you can open
it, that means you can change the file extension to<br>> >> .jpg (or
whatever works) and away you go...rename the images you want<br>> >> to
use or keep as you come across them; put them in other folders in<br>>
>> another directory on your computer. Once you do that, you can
delete<br>> >> them from the original location to save space on your
computer if you<br>> >> wan

t to.<br>> >><br>> >> If changing the file extension works, I am sure
there is some freebie<br>> >> software out there for doing this as a
batch file - in other words,<br>> >> software or instructions for
creating a batch file that would change<br>> >> all the file extensions
in a given folder or directory at one time...<br>> >><br>> >> PS...just
Googled file extensions .pic and found a site listing about<br>> >>
every known extension with what the file actually is - amazing. It<br>>
>> gives the following for .pic...<br>> >><br>> >> PC Paint bitmap<br>>
>> Lotus picture<br>> >> Macintosh PICT drawing<br>> >><br>> >>
http://www.ace.net.nz/tech/TechFileFormat.html#o<br>> >><br>> >> Marge
Talt, zone 7 Maryland<br>> >> mtalt@hort.net<br>> >> Editor: Gardening
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>><br>> >><br>> >> ----------<br>> >>> From: Kitty
<kmrsy@comcast.net><br>> >>><br>> >>> I wonder if anyone can help me on
this. I have a few collections<br>> >> of garden<br>> >>> photos on cds.
I have a large collection on my hard drive that I<br>> >> have no<br>>
>>> clue where it came from or how to identify the photos in it.
For<br>> >> some<br>> >>> reason the whole lot is simply titles Pics and
was installed under<br>> >> my<br>> >>> scanner software. It didn't come
with the scanner.<br>> >>> The photos all have the extension .pic which
none of my photo<br>> >> programs will<br>> >>> open. However, Pics was
also installed with its own Quick Time<br>> >> Viewer which<br>> >>>
bears a red apple icon making me think it has to do with Mac. So,<br>>
>> if I click<br>> >>> on one of these

.p
ic files in Windows Explorer, the QTV opens and<br>> >> shows the<br>>
>>> selected photo.<br>> >>> When the QTV is open, I can open more of
these pics. Each one is<br>> >> labeled<br>> >>> PHOTO - JPEG and a
number like 1639. There are 8 directories each<br>> >> named<br>> >>>
1500, 2000, 2500, etc. Each directory holds roughly 500-1000<br>> >>
pictures.<br>> >>> The strangest part of the collection is that there is
no connection<br>> >> between<br>> >>> the pictures within each
directory. 8001 is a waterlily and 8007<br>> >> is some<br>> >>> sort of
succulent. 8005 looks like Million Bells. There are also<br>> >>
shrubs,<br>> >>> palms, cacti, you name it.<br>> >>><br>> >>> First,
does any of this sound familiar to any of you? Second, can<br>> >>
you<br>> >>> suggest any way of utilizing this horribly configured
collection of<br>> >>> absolutely stunning plant photography? It's
pretty useless as it<br>> >> is because<br>> >>> I can't find anything
and nothing is named and there is no order to<br>> >> it. But<br>> >>>
it seems a shame to waste it. Any ideas?<br>> >>><br>> >>> Kitty<br>>
>>><br>> >>><br>> >>
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