Digital photos often are saved in formats like PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, JPE, JPEG, TIF, JPG and JPEG. These formats are widely supported by digital cameras and other applications. But it is common that photos and images in certain formats fail to open in some applications. For example, JPG files sometimes does not open in Windows photo viewer. Similar issues can arise after you have recovered your photos and images using a digital media recovery tool. But this issue can easily be fixed just by changing the format of the image you have recovered. And this can be done easily with the help of Microsoft Paint. Here are some easy methods to help you convert the file formats of images and photos:
Method 1: Change the image format using Microsoft Paint
Now the image gets saved in PNG format and you can open this in any application.
Method 2: Change the format by renaming the image
The file format of the image has been changed. This will probably help in accessing the image in the required application.
How to recover photos and images that are inaccessible?
Sometimes photos and images misbehave while trying to open them. These images might turn corrupted generally due to some bad hard drive sectors, virus infection, corrupted or broken header, incomplete JPEG scan, etc. On such occasions, you can simply choose to avail the services of a third party tool like the Digital Media Recovery Tool by Kernel Data Recovery. This tool can help you with successful recovery of the media file even in extreme cases of corruption.