Scanners and Cameras

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by MrB, May 26, 2007.

  1. MrB

    MrB Guest

    On Windows XP, if I click on Scanners and Cameras, a window opens that
    displays the output of the camera. On my wife's Vista computer, an HP with
    built-in webcam, that doesn't happen. What is the easiest way for me to see
    if the camera is working? Thanks for your help.
    MrB, May 26, 2007
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    Tiberius Guest

    install irfanview then go to File> select source
    select your camera (you need to do this only once)

    then go to File>Aquire/batch scanning...

    Irfanview is a very small lite and handy image viewer editor.. you might
    need it for other things too..

    tell me if this helps
    Tiberius, May 26, 2007
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  3. Yeah, that is one of a the things that are much worse in Vista than XP.
    Most of my other gripes are in the not very thought out and unfinished
    explorer GUI.

    I use ACDSee to import photos and videos now, but that's not free. There
    are free apps such as IrfanView, as the other poster suggested.

    Synapse Syndrome, May 26, 2007
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    choronik Guest

    Why would anyone want to connect a camera to a computer for heaven's sake
    when you can just slip the memory card in a card reader/writer and do the
    same thing yourself. A hand job is always preferable to a machine job!!!
    choronik, May 26, 2007

  5. You can access the photographs from a camera through My Computer, just like
    you can with a card reader. You obviously don't know about the advantages
    of the the wizards being discussed.

    Synapse Syndrome, May 26, 2007
  6. MrB

    choronik Guest

    Am I missin' out on somethin'? No I can't see any advantages for
    downloading images from the camera as opposed to from the memory card.
    Everybody relies too much on wizards these days. But hopefully I will keep
    on following the conversation and learn something.

    My best friend is the MD of a conglomerate and his motto is -- guess what --

    Now if this is good enough for a man who can call up his private
    transcontinental jet just like that, then it's got to be good enough for me.
    But I am willing to listen to other views.
    choronik, May 26, 2007
  7. MrB

    Tiberius Guest

    guys he doent want to download images from his webcam..

    he just wants to test its output , the video stream the webcam creates....
    Tiberius, May 26, 2007
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    Mick Guest

    Just start a chat with 1 of your friends in Messemger using the cam; too
    easy. You will soon see the image!
    Mick, May 26, 2007
  9. MrB

    Dave Cox Guest

    I've always used card readers, if I recall I tried to Xfer pics via
    the camera once when I first got it (Canon digital rebel) it took
    way to long. It might have been the pic bridge thing that took a long
    time I can't really recall. I find it much simpler to just pop out
    the compact flash card and pop it into a card reader. My father in
    law has a kodak with that easy transfer software, what a pain in
    the ass that is.
    Dave Cox, May 26, 2007
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    Geo Guest

    Hi chonorik

    You like it your way ? That's fine with me (and I guess everybody else).
    Some like it the other way ! Why do you bother ? Just accept it, that's all !
    Geo, May 26, 2007
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