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 Post subject: How to save your KI pics
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However, they are unviewable in their current state, so you'll need to convert them using a program like Irfanview.

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If you don't have access to fancy graphics editing software, you can make a ki image into a normal jpeg by carefully removing the first four bytes of the KIimage file. You'll need a file editor that will load in a binary file, I use Linux, so I use Okteta hex editor, but with care, you can use Notepad in Windows.

Jpeg files usually start with a bye sequence (in hex) of FF D8 FF E0, which looks a bit like y0ya when displayed as ASCII characters, but with a couple of dots over each y and a grave accent over the a. If you examine a Ki image in Notepad or Okteta, you'll see that this sequence appears starting at the fifth byte in the file, ie after four bytes which have some significance to URU, but none to your photo display software, which is why they won't normally load the image. If you delete these four bytes, and save the result under a new filename (do NOT save over the original KIimage file! :wink: ) remember to end the filename with .jpeg. Now you can use this new file in any software that can handle a normal jpeg.

If this all sounds a bit technical, you'd probably better use photoshop elements recommended above or have someone else do it for you. 8)

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