JPGExtra - Troubleshooting
JPGExtra will handle most problems, such as corrupt JPG files, disk errors and so forth. This page lists these
common errors plus some of the less obvious problems and their solutions.
Corrupt or Invalid JPG Files:|
JPGExtra performs extensive checking that all required sections of a JPG file are intact and valid. When any
critical section is missing or invalid, JPGExtra will not process that file.
Some people mistakenly believe that an image in a different image file format can be converted to the JPG file
format simply by renaming the file (eg. renaming
ABC.JPG). However, changing the filename does
NOT change the file contents, so the data within the file will not be in the correct JPG format.
As above, JPGExtra will consider such a JPG file to be corrupt because it will almost certainly be missing one or
more critical sections. JPGExtra will not try to identify what other type of file it "might be". Instead, it will
simply skip that file.
Truncated JPG Files:|
A JPG file that has been cut short can easily occur when downloading images from the Internet. For example,
pressing "Esc" on the browser before an image has completely downloaded will create a truncated JPG file. JPGExtra
will show a warning and will still try to optimize such a file, but will make no attempt to properly terminate the
chopped off portion.
JPG Files With "Read-Only" Attribute:|
Windows allows any file to be tagged with a "Read-Only" attribute in order to prevent such files being modified.
JPGExtra will respect that attribute and will not attempt to process such a file.
JPG Files From CDs or DVDs:|
CDs and DVDs normally can't be written to directly without special CD or DVD "Burning" software. This means three
If files on a CD or DVD need to be processed with JPGExtra, they should firstly be copied to a hard drive, then
the Read-Only attributes need to be reset. Consult the Windows "Help" for details on how to clear the read-only
attributes of any such files.
- JPGExtra does not contain any such "Burning" capabilities, and therefore cannot process JPG files directly on a
CD or DVD.
- All files on CDs and DVDs (not just JPG files) are automatically given a "Read-Only" attribute, which as explained
above means that Windows is indicating that the file can not (or should not) be modified. This is a further reason
preventing JPGExtra from processing JPG files directly on a CD or DVD.
- When files are copied by Windows, the file attributes are normally copied as well. If JPG files are copied from
a CD or DVD to a hard drive, they will inherit the Read-Only attributes. Once again, JPGExtra will not be able
to process those JPG files.
Disk Space Errors:|
It's possible to run out of disk space whilst optimizing, especially if the option:
• Backup Original Files is selected, as some disk space will be consumed for every
single JPG file that is optimized.
If this happens when processing an individual file, JPGExtra will simply show a disk space error and stop.
If it happens while processing a whole library of files, JPGExtra will quit processing the current file but will
nonetheless attempt to keep running, the theory being that enough space may still be available to optimize some
of the remaining smaller JPG files.
Errors During Batch Processing:|
JPGExtra's greatest strength is that it is designed to run over a whole library of JPG files, often called "Batch
Processing". In order to find out about any errors without having to pause for each and every one, do the following:
If JPGExtra does find any errors, processing will proceed without stopping. Once completed, examine the log file
for a brief description of any errors found.
- Un-tick the error option:
• Pause on Errors;
- Select the log file option:
• All Files Processed.