OT Photoshop weird error

BillyBoy wrote on 5/11/2005, 5:11 PM
OK, I must have opened hundreds of thousands of files in Photoshop and I never saw this weird error message before trying to open a file:

"Could not continue with your request a SOFn, DQT, or DHT JPEG marker is missing before SOS Marker".

I did a search on Goggle and found a lot of pig Latin in some technical sites, but none really explain what's going on. For what its worth Microsoft's Digital Image Suite opens it without problem as do many image viewers, so why the heck can't Photoshop?


MUTTLEY wrote on 5/11/2005, 5:15 PM

Pretty avid user of Photoshop and have never seen that one either but have ya tried saving it as something else when ya have it open in Microsoft ?

- Ray

p@mast3rs wrote on 5/11/2005, 5:17 PM
I have never seen that error either. However, I did a system reinstall this weekend and now when I open snapshots from my video in Photoshop, all my caps are very dark. I forget the color profile I need to select in PS for video. Anyone have a clue which color profile I need to select?

P.S. Sorry, didnt mean to hijack this thread.
Spot|DSE wrote on 5/11/2005, 5:22 PM
Never seen the error myself, but in talking to a developer at Adobe, he says it's a corrupted header file where metadata has either been corrupted, or completely stripped out of the file. Apparently Pshop looks at that data differently than other applications do. (in his words, it's one of the things that makes Pshop "superior" to other apps)
His advice, save it in an app that will open it with a new file name and the metadata structure should be restored.
BillyBoy wrote on 5/11/2005, 5:28 PM
Yep, I did open/save it in another application, then Photoshop can open it afterwards, but it seems weird that since Photoshop is "king" that is can't open the file. Visually, there doesn't seem anything wrong with the file, so I guess some weirdness in the header.