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    Angry Grrrrrrr Digital camera annoyance

    Right - this is how I use MY camera (Fuji 2800Z)

    No software.

    All that 3rd rate memory hogging supposedly-easy-to-use junk that comes on CD .... stays in the sealed bag.

    I plug the camera into my PC

    *Bing*

    My Computer / Removeable Storage Device / All photos displayed as thumbnails, simply select the one I want and open with photoshop if required.

    Lovely



    SO WHY when I plug a Canon A70 into my Sisters laptop can I not view it in My Computer !?!

    Nothing - Nada.

    The only bloody way I can view the picture on the camera is to go into the lousy slow-loading photo software thats packaged in the box.

    Why the hell doesn't it appear as a removeable storage device in my computer !?!

    Aaaaaarggghhh

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    Stupid question, is her laptop XP? If its 98 it might need usb mass storage drivers, had a similar thing with one of my cameras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb
    Stupid question, is her laptop XP? If its 98 it might need usb mass storage drivers, had a similar thing with one of my cameras.
    Nah its Windows 2000, but it has no trouble picking up my Fuji as a removeable storage device

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    Sounds like an attack of crap design.

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    My wee matchbox camera has the same problem... however.. if I just install the driver for the camera, I can use it as an import device through photoshop. A little fiddly, but at least I don't have to use the crappy Ulead rubbish to get me photos.

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    Its bloody infuriating

    I DON'T WANT TO USE SOME STUPID 3RD PARTY VIEWING PROGRAM

    Windows does it just fine thankyou very much - much faster and much simpler.

    Brand new camera too

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    have you had a look on the web site or driverguide.com... why don't you try her cam on you windows xp computer and see, if it's a 2000 issue???? worth a try mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Sixkiller
    have you had a look on the web site or driverguide.com... why don't you try her cam on you windows xp computer and see, if it's a 2000 issue???? worth a try mate
    lol - her camera on my PC - never thought of that hmmmmm ops:

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skii

    I DON'T WANT TO USE SOME STUPID 3RD PARTY VIEWING PROGRAM
    To right as well!

    Are they running on different memory cards...could that be the problem? I know my Sony MemoryStick is recognised without drivers so maybe its all down to the type of storage??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWilko
    To right as well!

    Are they running on different memory cards...could that be the problem? I know my Sony MemoryStick is recognised without drivers so maybe its all down to the type of storage??
    Well its a Compact flash card, whereas my Fuji is a Smartmedia..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skii
    lol - her camera on my PC - never thought of that hmmmmm ops:

    cheers
    are you telling me i helped someone for a change!! woohoo!

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    The first digital camera I got, a Canon one, appeared instantly as a removable disk when I hooked it up and I could happily drag & drop files to and fro.

    The Minolta one I got later insisted that it needed a driver installing for Windows to be able to talk to the device, and whenever it is NOT connected and I start up Windows, I get errors in my event log about a missing device.

    This annoyed me, so I got a 7-in-1 card reader for about $25 and now I can just take the memory cards out of either camera and read them directly - much easier
    Plus I don't get the silly cable mixed up, they look very similar but are completely incompatible.
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    it's coz it's a canon - my canon a300 is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.josh.org.uk
    it's coz it's a canon - my canon a300 is the same.
    Grrrr

    So the only way to access the photos is either by getting a card-reader, or using the software ?

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    card readers are well cheap on ebuyer, worth the money as you can get the 5 in one jobbies

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    the canon a40 i had just needed a driver installing ,not unusual and qute obvious when you think about it

    install the driver Skii ,sod the software u just need the driver to see it as a removable drive

    oh and a quick wouldnt have hurt either

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