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Cannot save jpg photos attached to an email

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    Cannot save jpg photos attached to an email


    I am new to Windows 8. I emailed myself a .jpg photo as an email attachment (in yahoo email), from a different computer. When I try to save the attached photo to my own computer, the options are to save as "webpage complete" or as "HTML." I don't want to do either of those. I want to save it as a .jpg-format image in a folder of my choice on my computer.

    Also, when I click on the attached photo, it opens in some unnamed Windows 8 imaging app that takes up the whole screen. I don't know what I am supposed to do with it (there are no explanations or options, or even any text that tells what the app is called or what it is supposed to be doing), and I can't get rid of it unless I press the keyboard key with the picture of a window on it, and then get back into my browser (Chrome). If I knew the name of this intrusive imaging app, maybe I could uninstall it, or at least reconfigure Windows 8 to make it save images in the format I want them in and in the folder where I want it to save them, so I can manipulate them the way I want to (in my case, with Paint Shop Pro)

    Any advice?

    //Peter

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    It's "Pictures" App that it defaults to. You can find any .jpg file on the computer and change default program to open it, to anything you want to open it with. You may need to reboot but after all .JPG files will open with that program when you open it or double click on it.
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    I can't find where to change the default program.
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    Choose the apps Windows uses by default - Windows Help

    This should help you find out what defaults to use.
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    I don't understand the page at all. It says "Use these apps to search," but I don't want to search -- I want to change a default program.

    I was told that the imaging app that comes up automatically is "Pictures," but that is not on the list. There is one called "Photos", which is probably it. But I see no way to change the default from "Photos" to "Paint Shop Pro 6," which is my preferred imaging program.
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    That's for modern Apps. For desktop programs: Find a .JPG format picture, right click on it and choose open with (it may be under x64), than if there's no Paint Shop Pro listed there, click on "Choose Default Program" find PSP choose it and make sure "Use this app to open all .jpg files" box is marked.
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    When I right-click on a jpg image, there is no "open with" option in the list, so that doesn't work. And I don't know what "x64" means. Any other ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slade View Post
    When I right-click on a jpg image, there is no "open with" option in the list, so that doesn't work. And I don't know what "x64" means. Any other ideas?
    x64 should be one of lines in right click menu. When you high lite it, on it's right side is a triangle that shows there is i a sub-menu which opens with list of programs available to open.jpg files with. If there's no x64 than there should be just "Open with "
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    x64 is not in the right-click menu. The right-click menu options are
    Open link in new tab
    Open link in new window
    Save link as...
    Copy image URL
    Copy image
    Open image in new tab
    Search Google for this image
    Print...
    Inspect element

    And that's all. Any other ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slade View Post
    x64 is not in the right-click menu. The right-click menu options are
    Open link in new tab
    Open link in new window
    Save link as...
    Copy image URL
    Copy image
    Open image in new tab
    Search Google for this image
    Print...
    Inspect element

    And that's all. Any other ideas?
    Not in that place, any .jpg picture in the computer.
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