Not a valid image file

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Jamesvan, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Jamesvan

    Jamesvan Guest

    When trying to change my display picture or add a new emoticon from an
    animated GIF, I cannot do so. Error message says it is not a valid image
    file. This worked just fine in MSN Messenger prior to upgrading to Live
    Messenger. Anyone else having the same problem?
    Jamesvan, Jul 24, 2007
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  2. Jamesvan

    Jamesvan Guest

    The files are the same I've used in previous versions. In fact, I can email
    an animated GIF to someone else, have them create an emoticon out of it, IM
    it to me, and I can right-click on it and select Add...that works. It just
    doesn't work on my machine - emoticons nor display image.
    Jamesvan, Jul 26, 2007
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  3. Jamesvan

    John G Guest

    I am also having this same issue. It happens when I try and add both a
    display picture or new emoticons...doesn't matter what image type I try they
    all come back as invalid.

    Paint can open em all fine as well as a number of other image applications
    that I have tried. I've tried BMP, JPG and GIF all witht he same result and
    on 2 different machines...have also tried uninstall/re-install as well as
    this suggestion I found which suggested the image store was damaged:

    not sure what to do now other than uninstalling it :p

    Any help here?
    John G, Jul 27, 2007
  4. Jamesvan


    Jan 26, 2011
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    Not a valid Image File : How to Upload Image anyway

    I was also getting same problem.
    I have tried it many times by the same way.
    And got success once.
    After that I am not getting success but I am sure if I try 10-20 times once it will add the image.

    Just log out from messanger and exit messenger by right-clicking on Messenger icon on Task Bar then re-run the messenger from Start -> All Programs-> Windows Live ......
    try uploading photo.
    If it failed repeat the process from sign-out.

    Anyway this is not the obvious solution but if you need to upload you photo once only it will help.
    k.deomurari, Jan 26, 2011
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