Bug: Capture image in jpg

  • Hello, i notice a little bug on images captured in JPG.
    I take 2 captures, one in png and other in JPG.
    0_1557696725130_Captura de pantalla (2).png
    You can see the two formats, same capture.
    The one in png is showed without problemas in my windows photo viewer
    0_1557696877732_Captura de pantalla (3).png

    Now the on in JPG is showed in black...
    0_1557696930203_Captura de pantalla (4).png

    Latest vivaldi stable release.
    Windows 8.1 x64 spectre & meltdown protection off, k-lite codec pack standar, all latest updates from microsoft.

  • Moderator

    Really strange. You see the thumbnail in Explorer but Photo viewer fails?
    Can you open the JPG in Windows Paint or Internet Explorer?

  • Yes i dont have installed IE but in paint and vivaldi and gimp image is fine

    0_1557758978693_Captura de pantalla (5).png

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    @gh0stzk The your Windwos 8 photo viewer has a bug.

  • Hello,
    I have seen a similar issue, so will add my observations to this report and explain why I think there is a regression in Vivaldi.

    Windows 8.1 - Stable Vivaldi 2.4.1488.35 32 bit
    Capture ‘Full Page’ as JPG, about 1160k in size, displays correctly using Windows Photo Viewer
    Capture ‘Selection’ as JPG, about 8k in size, Windows Photo Viewer gives error message: “Windows Photo Viewer can’t display this picture because there might not be enough memory available on your computer.”

    This ‘Selection’ is viewable using the Irfanview viewer, but that is inconvenient to use, compared with the Windows Photo Viewer, accessed using the right click ‘Preview’. The issue is repeatable whatever web page is being captured.

    To validate correct operation of Windows Photo Viewer:
    Capture the same selection as JPG using Windows Snipping Tool – all image sizes displayed without a problem.

    The same issue also occurs using the latest Vivaldi snapshot: 2.5.1525.36 32 bit

    I installed Vivaldi 2.2.1388.37 32 bit as standalone. The image capture in this version WORKS CORRECTLY. JPG images, both Selections and Full Screen are viewable by Windows Photo Viewer.
    Thus, given the Image Capture Selection feature created viewable images in Vivaldi 2.2 but does not do so in Vivaldi 2.4 or 2.5, then that appears to be a regression.

  • Moderator

    @GeeTee May be this issue is a special bug with Windows 8.
    Please read how to Report a bug for Vivaldi carefully and then report the bug to Vivaldi bugtracker.

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    May be this issue is a special bug with Vivaldi + Windows 8.
    Please read how to Report a bug for Vivaldi carefully and then report the bug to Vivaldi bugtracker.

  • I find IrfanView easier to use because I associate it with JPG images, so I just double-click, but right-click could also be used.

    Clearly, there is a bug in Vivaldi if it saves the two types of capture, and PhotoViewer can open one but not the other.

    IrfanView is smart enough to not get confused by some wrong data that stops Photo Viewer in its tracks.

    Opening the capture in IrfanView and saving it then allows Photo Viewer to open it. Windows Paint can also open the captured selection, and this forum has no issue with uploading and displaying it.


    Stable build 2.5.1525.41 has the same issue as the latest Snapshot.

    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit 1809 build 17763.475 • Snapshot 2.5.1525.37 (64-bit)

  • @GeeTee exactly.. captures taken "full page" works fine. only "capture selection" is buggy.

    I read Gwen-Dragon reply "is your windows bug" but im not a noob, i just installed from 0 new copy of windows 8.1 and error still there... captures in opera works well al my images in jpeg works well.. so i dont think is my windows viewer..

    is not big bug but annoying one... so just take de capture in png and done.

  • For what it's worth, also in Windows 7 the windows photo viewer seems unable to open the jpgs captured by Vivaldi. The error seems in the added header after the JFIF marker (ICC_PROFILE), once removed with jpegtran -optimize, the jpg is perfectly readable even in win7 photo viewer. It's the viewer not knowing how to deal with jpgs with extra informations headers. Use Irfanview or any other better image processing program 🙂

  • Moderator

    @iAN-CooG XnView also opens everything, irrespective of extra information headers.

  • @Ayespy any good viewer should open them, I know. Blame Microsoft and their bad sw.

  • Thank you Ian_CooG for your analysis of the internal structure of the unreadable JPG created by Capture Selection. That is a clear explanation of the issue. The file is also readable by full Photoshop, but one would expect that. However Windows Photo Viewer IS the default Preview in Windows 8.1 so if the Vivaldi team have deliberately chosen to make its image Capture file unreadable by builtin default software then that is an interesting decision.

    The point of my posting and basis of a bug report, is that the 'Full Page' Capture JPG IS viewable in Windows Photo Viewer, so that means the two types of capture files now have a different internal structure. Also the problem did not occur in Vivaldi 2.2.
    The bug reference is VB-53310
    Meanwhile the Snipping Tool is recalled as my trusty friend.

  • Moderator

    @GeeTee said in Bug: Capture image in jpg:

    The bug reference is VB-53310

    Was closed as Not Reproducible.

    Please reply to bugreport and send them such broken screenshot image as an attachment!
    If i can see that the image is invalid format i will reopen the bug.

  • Moderator

    @GeeTee said in Bug: Capture image in jpg:

    The bug reference is VB-53310

    I reopened the bug as user sent us a the captured image.
    I hope some developer will investigate this.

  • Moderator

    Confirmed 2.5.1525.43 Windows 7 x64.
    Photo Viewer shows the error message about insufficient memory (but 1.6 GB is free).

    I updated the bugreport.

  • Moderator

    I tested now: Versions later than Vivaldi 2.3 have embedded ICC profiles in the JPG screenshot and that breaks the Photo Viewer in Win 7 and 8.


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