Internet Explorer will not display some JPG Red X

A jpg image opens in Firefox but not Internet Explorer

Question

A jpg image opens in Firefox but not Internet Explorer.

Answer

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 dropped support for jpeg images saved as CMYK and now only supports images saved in RGB mode. Below is an example and easy way to verify this issue. In the below example, we have two images; one saved in CMYK and the other saved as RGB.

CYMK Image
CYMK example image
RGB Image
RGB example image

If this issue exists, the CMYK image will appear as a red X or broken image in Internet Explorer. However, opening this page in Chrome or Firefox should show both images. If both images are visible to Internet Explorer, this is not the issue with your version of Internet Explorer.

Out suggestion would be to use just about any other browser that IE 8. Update to Chrome or Firefox and use that browser.

IE FTP Your current security settings do not allow you to download files from this location.

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Problem

while accessing Windows 2003 server today I experienced a problem with the system reported to me: Your current security settings do not allow you to download files from this location.

And gave me the following error window and security alert:

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Knowing that Internet Explorer is too stupid to know that even though I have the username and password to connect to an FTP site , I don’t have the necessary security permissions to download files from the FTP site. as dumb as this may seem it is the default security settings are Internet Explorer early versions.

The solution

In this case the solution is actually quite easy.

1. Open IE

2. Open Tools > Internet Options > Security

3. Click on Trusted Sites then the sites button below

4. Enter the URL of the site you’re downloading from and click add

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