What is a .jpg!d file?

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I'm looking for free CC0 photos and found a website Maxpixels.  Their photos have a file extension I've never seen before: .jpg!d What is that?
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Never heard of that extension and cannot find any reference to it. It mush just be a JPG with a custom file extension but you can’t be sure. Try running a virus scan on the file before you try and open it.. There are case when hackers have embedded malware into image files.

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  • ToddN2000
    You could try to open the file by right clicking the file and select Open With and chose you desired image viewer program or just rename it with the correct file extension. Just be cautious as I mentioned above.
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  • TheRealRaven
    Since any file can have any valid extension, you can't tell what type of file it is simply by its extension. In most cases, extensions tend to be standardized to match the file type; it just isn't required. Because of that, the file might contain a JPEG image or an Excel spreadsheet or a FlightGear airport description or anything else. We can only provide guesses.

    If files are downloaded or sent to you, only the provider knows for sure.
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  • ToddN2000
    If you need to find a file type without an extension there are a few programs/apps that can help.

    FileID, TrID and File are all programs that work with numbers contained in the file itself which are supposed to designate the file type. File is mainly for Linux machines
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  • Subhendu Sen
    If your system has anti virus installed with latest patch, then it must stops when you tried to download a file from this website. If not, and if it is OK, download a picture and change its extension from .jpg!d to .jpg and try to open then check if it works.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is better not to link to the website that you mentioned. If you want free images, link to freeimages.com or search on the internet.
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  • GabrielJennings
    It's just a modified .jpg file, that when you download it, you have to erase the "!d" and select to "All Files" in the box below (if you are in windows)

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sometimes it can be possible to hide malicious/ harmful EXE file into JPG/ JPEG file format. Which can be download/ install when you download the .jpg file. It is better to keep away from unknown file format / avoid that types of websites. 
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  • icantw84it
    It's just to throw you off....Actually all you have to do is Delete the part that doesn't look right.  "!D"   take that off the end and you can open it like any pic.   Have a good one.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sometimes, renaming may work. But take a copy of the same file & keep in another drive. Now rename the extension as .jpg & try to open the same file again.
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  • ToddN2000
    Never heard of the site MAXPIXELS till I tried Googling it... Be VERY cautious...
    Check out this review of the site... I'd steer clear and find another site for free images. This one does not sound like it's worth the risk. 
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  • Selanin
    This is a cipher format. Just try to log in on site or something else to unlock way to download
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  • Subhendu Sen

    @Selanin, what website did you refer? Cipher format is something like Cryptography. This is not an easy way. More information is here, https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/cipher

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  • ToddN2000
    @Selanin; To what site are you referring and what is the cipher format ? Nothing I have seen points in that direction. 
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  • Rayne2019
    A .jpg!d file is a compressed image file that can be opened with Microsoft Paint.


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