Braintrust, (graphics file gurus):
I have a handful of family pictures that have gotten corrupted somehow. A
majority have the thumbnails in place showing the initial exif header is in good
shape, but the scan section may be hosed. All pictures were taken from the same
kodak camera, so a hex edit replacement of the jpg header may be an option. I
don't know, I've just been googling for ideas. I suspect the corruption occurred
in the copy from the flash drive to the hard-disk. The flash drive is long long
I'm looking for any and all ideas. Different apps, different potential
mods/recompiles to libjpeg, anything?? I've tried the different apps, gimp,
kview, convert, etc.. convert gives the most descriptive error:
family_pictures/2008/12> convert 2008-12-24-095905.jpg -resize 95%
convert: Corrupt JPEG data: 3896 extraneous bytes before marker 0x51
`2008-12-24-095905.jpg' @ warning/jpeg.c/JPEGWarningHandler/325.
convert: Unsupported marker type 0x51 2008-12-24-095905.jpg @
convert: missing an image filename `/home/david/tmp/2008-12-24-095905.jpg' @
From the error I can tell that there is a messed up jpeg marker, but I
haven't a clue to what markers are legit and what aren't. (obviously it doesn't
What say the gurus? Anyone every solved something like this before?
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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