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Can't see the image in PC

Hi, I don´t know why but there are some images that I can see only in the camera, when I try to see them on pc a message says that there isn´t a preview. I try to open them with another programs but always appears some error message. When I see the images on the camera I can´t apply zoom and if I put the small view (zoom out) appears a "?" sign in the place of the photo.... please help me!! alvaro

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Re: Can't see the image in PC

It sounds like the images are corrupted. On many cameras, a camera-only preview is also stored alongside the image file, so the camera can quickly display the preview without having to spend time decoding the image file. When you try to apply the zoom, the camera is actually trying to decode the image, which fails because it is corrupted. This might be due to low battery (unlikely), or bad memory. You might try replacing your memory card.

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7. Once you're selected the images you want to transfer, from the main Transfer Order window (now showing "Qty. of images" with a count of the images you selected), press the Menu button.

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I hope this helps somebody else out there who spent the last 3 hours trying to dig through internet hell to get this to work.

Atm, this is as much as I know so I probably don't have any good answers for any questions. Sorry :))

But, hope this helped at least!

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