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Changing Default Save-As Image Type in Windows?

Prior to last week I could just right-click any picture or animation on the web or an email and save it as a jpg or gif. Then my grandson gave me a digital camera and its accompanying software installed ACDSee on my machine. Ever since then, anything I try to save defaults to a bmp. I can convert a bmp to jpg okay, but no matter what I try I cannot return a gif to its animated state. There's probably some default somewhere but I just can't find it. I use gifs a lot - can you help me?

This is quite possibly not the a fault of ACDSee, as this problem is common to Internet Explorer users, as documented by Microsoft in many places, including these three tech support manuals...