How to fix a corrupt JPG file

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How to fix a corrupt JPG file
You can fix a corrupt JPG file via image-recovery software. (computer image by blaine stiger from

Computer users normally store their digital images in the form of a JPG file. However, JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) files can become corrupt on occasion in the same way as other computer files. If you face a situation where you have to deal with a corrupt or damaged JPG file, you can use digital-image recovery software to fix the actual item.

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  1. 1

    Open your JPG with a different application. For instance, if you normally use Adobe Lightroom to look at JPG pictures, attempt to utilise Adobe Photoshop instead. To accomplish this, click on the corrupt JPG picture, choose the "Open With" option from the pull-down box, and then choose an application that varies from the application you normally use.

  2. 2

    Find the JPG file on your computer's hard drive. Go to "Start," click on "Search," and then type in the name of the damaged file. Right click the file and choose the "Rename" option. Title the JPG with a new name, import it into your browser and then open the JPG file.

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    Open a JPG picture-recovery application such as Davory, JPEG Recovery Pro or PixRecovery (see Resources). When you open the JPG file with your software, it automatically reassembles the picture. Then, store the JPG you just repaired under a new file name that you choose and import it to your computer.

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