Hey there.
I have some image files for which the extension may have been written 
incorrectly, i.e. they say .jpg but i suspect they are really png's.  Can GIMP 
tell me the file type of a file it has opened.  I know it examines the magic 
numbers to determine how to handle it so it must know.  How can I make it tell 

Or if you know of an easy way to determine file type, without relying on the 
extension, from a non GIMP technique or tool.

In addition to the other suggestions, if you're on Windows you can open the file with IrfanView. If the file type doesn't match the extension, it will give a warning and optionally change the file extension.

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven

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