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
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. MrB

    Tiberius Guest

    install irfanview www.irfanview.com 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
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  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.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, May 26, 2007
    #3
  4. MrB

    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!!!
    LOL
     
    choronik, May 26, 2007
    #4

  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.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, May 26, 2007
    #5
  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 --
    KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!

    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
    #6
  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
    #7
  8. MrB

    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
    #8
  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
    #9
  10. MrB

    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
    #10
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.