DEV Community

Rafael Osipov
Rafael Osipov

Posted on • Updated on


Processing large amount of WhatsApp jpeg files in Adobe Photoshop

Just a few days ago, when I tried to open a jpeg file, downloaded from WhatsApp in Adobe Photoshop I've got the following Photoshop error:

Could not complete your request because a SOFn, DQT, 
or DHT JPEG marker is missing before a JPEG SOS marker
Enter fullscreen mode Exit fullscreen mode

This problem occurs when you make photos and send these photos via WhatsApp. Then, when your addressee is trying to open received jpeg files in Photoshop, he gets the error, I described above.

The simplest way to solve this issue: open broken jpeg file in a generic image editor (MS Paint for Windows, for example), and save it again as a jpeg file.

But, when you have a large amount of such files, opening every file and saving it could be a tedious and time consuming task.

I decided to create a free open-source tool, to solve this task and help others who experience the same issue.

Link to the repository with the source code:

If you want to download already compiled tool, follow this link:

Expand Assets section and download file relevant to your operating system (Windows or MacOS).

The tool does not require installation, just unzip downloaded archive to an arbitrary folder. That's it :)

Top comments (1)

An Animated Guide to Node.js Event Loop

>> Check out this classic DEV post <<