Convert a protected slideshow on CD

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#1

Hi

I am not only a newbie but completely crap at anything technical, so I hope somebody can help me

I have a set of wedding photos on a CD, given to me by somebody else. When I put it into the computer it comes up as a slideshow automatically.

There are like 250 images in this slideshow and I only want a couple. I tried ‘print screen’ as the image appeared and it said ‘author does not allow copying of graphic images’

The file appears as a .exe application in explorer and has read only ‘checked’ on the properties. When I tried to remove this tick it said it couldnt do it and access was denied. These werent done by a professional so I am not sure why all the security?

Does anybody have any suggestions about how I can either convert this CD back to jpegs or lift a couple of the images???

thanks xx


#2

Hi there,

That’s probably gonna be difficult if we don’t know the name of the program which was used to make this slideshow.

The images are probably converted to some encrypted form of a database, where the .exe file is the executed program.

I think the best you can do is to install a screen grabber or recording program that doens’t need the print-screen button. The product probably blocks the print-screen button.

Perhaps FRAPS can be of any use. It’s a video grabbing program. The output will still not be jpeg-pictures-files , but it will at least produce a clean unprotected video file.


#3

Yes the photos are in a exe file so people can’t get to them or print them, but the good news is You can use a exe dumper, to open it and print the photos you want. :slight_smile:


#4

The person who created this has probably included a copyright protection to avoid people ripping his/her work. So I guess you have to write down the numbers of the photos you want and contact the photographer to buy the pictures you want…