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Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Jones F.

Jones F. Digital photography just the steps for dummies - Wiley publishing , 2005. - 240 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7477-9
Download (direct link): digitalphotographyjust2005.pdf
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5. Plug your digital camera's or card reader's USB cable into a USB-2 port on your computer and, if connecting to a camera, turn your camera's power switch on. Click Next.
6. Type a name for your camera or device, as shown in Figure 4-5. Click Next.
7. To complete the Windows installation process, click 52 Finished.
Figure 4-4: Choose the option to automatically scan all ports
Figure 4-5: Naming the camera driver icon
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Transfer Digital Images to a Computer
Transfer Digital Images to a Computer
1. To move the photos from your camera or card reader to the computer, plug your device's USB cable into a USB-2 port.
2. Turn your camera's power switch on (and place the camera in Connect mode, if necessary). Most card readers power up automatically.
3. Choose StartOMy Computer.
4. Choose the drive that represents the digital camera's memory card storage, as shown in Figure 4-6.
#Some memory cards show up with a device name; others show up, as in Figure 4-6, as a numbered external drive. You may need to check your indicated external drives by clicking the drive icon that contains the DCIM (Digital Camera Internal Memory) folder.
5. Double-click the DCIM folder and then double-click the appropriate folder containing your photos. The photos in this folder appear just as if they were in a directory on your hard drive, as shown in Figure 4-7.
6. Select the image you want to transfer to your computer.
#You can select multiple images by holding down the Control key and selecting more than one image to copy. To select all images, press Ctrl+A.
7. Choose EditOCopy to copy the image to the Clipboard.
You can use the Move to Folder command to copy the images to your computer and delete them from the memory card at the same time.
Figure 4-6: Your memory card drive may appear exactly like your other hard drives (though it's usually last drive assigned)
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Figure 4-7: Memory card picture folder
8. Navigate to the folder you wish to transfer the file to and paste the image into the folder.
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Chapter 4: Viewing and Transferring Images
Delete Camera Images from Windows
1. To delete unwanted photos from your camera or card reader by using the Windows interface, plug your digital camera's or card reader's USB cable into a USB-2 port on your computer.
2. Turn your camera's power switch on (and place the camera in Connect mode, if necessary).
3. Choose StartOMy Computer to open the My Computer window.
4. Double-click the drive identified as the digital camera or card reader.
5.
Open the DCIM folder and then open the appropriate folder containing your images. The photos on the memory card display just as if they were on a directory on your hard drive.
Different cameras name the folder containing their images differently. In Figure 4-8, my camera displays the folder as 100_R
6. Select the image you wish to delete from your memory card folder, as shown in Figure 4-8.
You can select multiple images by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting more than one image to delete.
7. Choose FileODelete to delete the image or images, as shown in Figure 4-9.
In Windows XP, you can also delete a file or files by clicking the Delete This File task within the File and Folder Tasks pane. The task is clearly marked with a bright red X. For all versions of Windows, you can delete pictures by highlighting them and pressing the 54 Delete key on the keyboard.
Figure 4-8: Select a picture or pictures that you want to delete
Figure 4-9: Deleting an image by choosing FileODelete
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Rename Photos
Rename Photos
1. Renaming images is a frequent requirement as you work with an increasing collection of photos. In order to rename an image, select a photo in your photo folder, as shown in Figure 4-10.
2. Select the Rename This File task from the File and Folder Tasks pane, as shown in Figure 4-11. The filename under the image icon turns into a type-in box.
3. Type the new name for the file in the type-in box.
4. Click outside the type-in box (or press the Enter key) to lock in your change.
If you make a mistake while typing the new name, you can press the Escape key to return to the original name. This works only while Vv^// the type-in box is active.
Figure 4-10: Selecting a file to rename
Windows XP also contains a simple (though limited) batch-renaming function, which automatically adds a serial number to the end of a group of files. To use it, choose FileOMy Documents and navigate to the folder containing the photos. Select all the photos that you want to rename by Ctrl+clicking each file. Choose FileORename. Type in your convention (such as 20031125_thanksgiving) and press the Enter key. The files are renamed 20031125_thanksgiving (1), 20031125_thanksgiving (2), 20031125jhanksgiving (3), and so on.
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