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How to Fix “sofn, dqt, or dht jpeg maker is missing before a jpg sos marker” – in Photoshop

This fix is applicable in Windows environment. I do not have a solution for mac yet.

Trying to open images in Photoshop after downloading from Whatsapp? You are most likely to see this error message –

“Could not complete your request because a SOFn, DQT or DHT JPEG marker is missing before a JPEG SOS marker”

I am no Photoshop expert so i can not tell you why this happens! But i can tell you how to fix this!

Solution 1: Open the image in MsPaint! then save it back over the original file or save as a new jpeg/png/bitmap/tiff file. Open the new image in photoshop.

Solution 2: If you have large number of images then the first solution will be time consuming. There is a free tool to batch repair the images. Here is the link – Jpeg Marker Repair tool.

Download the tool and follow instructions to batch repair the images. Now you can open the images in photoshop.