Paint cannot read this file.

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A couple of days ago I was using Paint. I got an error message at the time of when I was trying to open a file.

I was not able to continue due to this.

Any idea to solve this?

C:Userscapper1AppdataLocalTechSmithSnagltDataStore81318D96-13A7-4CEB-AB9FCA2C5F74.SNAG

C:Userscapper1AppdataLocalTechSmithSnagltDataStore81318D96-13A7-4CEB-AB9FCA2C5F74.SNAG

Paint cannot read this file.

This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #174944

Paint cannot read this file.

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Hi,

SNAG file format, which is specific to the SnagIt Editor, preserves vector objects.

If catches or image files containing vector objects are stored in a different format. SNAG, vector objects are flattened and thus become a permanent part of the bitmap.

Once flattened, they cannot be separated from the image.

So to open it, use SnagIt Editor Image.

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Answered By 10 points N/A #174945

Paint cannot read this file.

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Hello,

Paint would not open files it does not support. You have not mentioned the type of file that you are trying to open.

In any case, this link might help you if the file you are trying to open is PDF:

Microsoft answers

The link mentioned above explains how you could open different types of files in paint. You might as well want to download a converter that allows you to convert files to bitmap format.

Hope that helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #174946

Paint cannot read this file.

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Hello Vance,

The error message you are receiving is due to the format you are trying to open is not a valid format for paint. You may try one if the following solutions to open the file.

1. Download and install the software that supports .SNAG format and open it.

2. Convert the existing format into .bmp or any other paint supportable format and open again.

This will help you in this situation.

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