LinkSprite Camera Help

I am using the LinkSprite camera with an Uno. I have used the ‘sample code’ that they posted on their website (http://learn.linksprite.com/jpeg-camera/tutorial-of-using-linksprite-2mp-uart-jpeg-camera-with-arduino/ ) .

I adapted it to the pins that I need and everything seems to work OK until I go and try to open the picture on the computer. Then it says that the Jpeg is not formatted correctly (or something to that extent). I have seen this problem on previous threads (seems to be a fairly common issue), but the solutions either seem to be way over my head or simply non-existent. I have tried to use the “Solution Code” from other threads and that usually just creates a long list of errors. I am afraid I simply do not understand the code well enough to troubleshoot what is going on.

Can anyone help?

#include <SoftwareSerial.h>
#include <SPI.h>
#include <SD.h>
 
SoftwareSerial mySerial(5,6);          // Set Arduino pin 5 and 6 as softserial
 
byte ZERO = 0x00;
byte incomingbyte;
long int j=0,k=0,count=0,i=0x0000;
uint8_t MH,ML;
boolean EndFlag=0;
File  myFile;
 
void SendResetCmd()
{
    mySerial.write(0x56);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x26);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
}
 
/*************************************/
/* Set ImageSize :
/* <1> 0x22 : 160*120
/* <2> 0x11 : 320*240
/* <3> 0x00 : 640*480
/* <4> 0x1D : 800*600
/* <5> 0x1C : 1024*768
/* <6> 0x1B : 1280*960
/* <7> 0x21 : 1600*1200
/************************************/
void SetImageSizeCmd(byte Size)
{
    mySerial.write(0x56);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);  
    mySerial.write(0x54);
    mySerial.write(0x01);
    mySerial.write(Size);
}
 
/*************************************/
/* Set BaudRate :
/* <1>¡¡0xAE  :   9600
/* <2>¡¡0x2A  :   38400
/* <3>¡¡0x1C  :   57600
/* <4>¡¡0x0D  :   115200
/* <5>¡¡0xAE  :   128000
/* <6>¡¡0x56  :   256000
/*************************************/
void SetBaudRateCmd(byte baudrate)
{
    mySerial.write(0x56);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x24);
    mySerial.write(0x03);
    mySerial.write(0x01);
    mySerial.write(baudrate);
}
 
void SendTakePhotoCmd()
{
    mySerial.write(0x56);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x36);
    mySerial.write(0x01);
    mySerial.write(ZERO); 
}
 
void SendReadDataCmd()
{
    MH=i/0x100;
    ML=i%0x100;
    mySerial.write(0x56);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x32);
    mySerial.write(0x0c);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x0a);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(MH);
    mySerial.write(ML);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x20);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x0a);
    i+=0x20;
}
 
void StopTakePhotoCmd()
{
    mySerial.write(0x56);
    mySerial.write(ZERO);
    mySerial.write(0x36);
    mySerial.write(0x01);
    mySerial.write(0x03);
}
 
void setup()
{
    Serial.begin(38400);
    while (!Serial)
    {
        ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for Leonardo only
    }
 
    Serial.print("Initializing SD card...");
    // On the Ethernet Shield, CS is pin 4. It's set as an output by default.
    // Note that even if it's not used as the CS pin, the hardware SS pin
    // (10 on most Arduino boards, 53 on the Mega) must be left as an output
    // or the SD library functions will not work.
    pinMode(8, OUTPUT);
    digitalWrite(8,1);
    
    if (!SD.begin(10))
    {
        Serial.println("initialization failed!");
        return;
    }
    Serial.println("initialization done.");
    Serial.println("please waiting ....");
 
    mySerial.begin(115200);
    delay(100);
    SendResetCmd();
    delay(2000);
    SetBaudRateCmd(0x2A);
    delay(500);
    mySerial.begin(38400);
    delay(100);
}
 
void loop()
{
    byte a[32];
    int ii;
 
    SendResetCmd();
    delay(2000);                            //Wait 2-3 second to send take picture command
    SendTakePhotoCmd();
    delay(1000);
    while(mySerial.available()>0)
    {
        incomingbyte=mySerial.read();
    }
 
    myFile = SD.open("pic.jpg", FILE_WRITE); //The file name should not be too long
 
    while(!EndFlag)
    {
        j=0;
        k=0;
        count=0;
        //mySerial.flush();
        SendReadDataCmd();
        delay(20);
        while(mySerial.available()>0)
        {
            incomingbyte=mySerial.read();
            k++;
            delay(1); //250 for regular
            if((k>5)&&(j<32)&&(!EndFlag))
            {
                a[j]=incomingbyte;
                if((a[j-1]==0xFF)&&(a[j]==0xD9))     //tell if the picture is finished
                {
                    EndFlag=1;
                }
                j++;
                count++;
            }
        }
 
        for(j=0;j<count;j++)
        {
            if(a[j]<0x10)  Serial.print("0");
            Serial.print(a[j],HEX);           // observe the image through serial port
            Serial.print(" ");
        }
 
        for(ii=0; ii<count; ii++)
        myFile.write(a[ii]);
        Serial.println();
    }
 
    myFile.close();
    Serial.print("Finished writing data to file");
    while(1);
}