dylan1055 wrote:is this a common problem when importing files from a winxp drive ?
No, you shouldn't have any problems at all sharing pictures between the 2 operating systems.
Back when I was dual booting this system with mint and windows XP I had a common data partition that I saved all files to so that I could access them from either operating system and never had a problem.
I wonder if maybe when you re-saved the file gimp changed the format to something that the site that you where uploading to would allow?
Either way I'm glad that you got it to work.