Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera
My iPhoto on my mac cannot read the USB connected to the camera (My DSC-W70). iPhito usually recognizes cameara without any software. My MAC cd stopped inserting disks TODAY (great timing) and I want to download the pics some how. Any help would be wonderful, I leave tomorrow on tour for summer and need my MAC to read the USB from it. Thank!
Even though Sony Mavica digital cameras are listed as compatible with iPhoto, the camera has to be set to Picture-Transfer-Protocol (PTP) before you can download. In addition, you will need to open Image Capture in the Applications folder. As soon as these steps are taken, the camera is recognized by iPhoto and all photos downloaded into Image Capture.
Posted on Sep 08, 2005
OMG WOW. what is with people these days? what makes them think a digital photo is not a "FILE!!!!". screw any software your sony cam needs to run. you dont need it. its brainwashing garbage to keep computer users in a trance. sony digital cameras store their photos as files(like ALL digital cameras do). you simply plug your camera, or the camera's memory card into your computer. it will show up as a drive just like "ALL STORAGE DEVICES" do. you simply navigate to the folder inside the camera/memory card and "COPY AND PASTE" the files you want transfered. or drag and drop, same thing almost.
if i were you, i would never use photo managing software unless you constantly take hundreds of photos per day and need mass organizing.
but i reccomend making date labeled folders and manually creating your picture albums.
right click>new>folder. then copy whatver you want inside of it. the software you have used before does this exact same thing. just navigate to the directory where it stores the files at. the program will tell you in its settings. most programs that deal with somewhat personal files save to your "My Documents" folder. so its a 99% chance that is where the rest of your pictures are.
*do not forget! a photo is nothing but a "FILE" once it is stored on a digital medium.
Also, if you do not know how to navigate folders with the "2" unloosable mouse buttons you have, then you may be suffering from some cognitive function impairment and you need to see a doctor.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
This is easily solved.
Most probably the camera's USB connection mode is set to PTP. This is useful for certain situations such as controlling the camera from the computer (you even take photos from OS X's built in Image Transfer).
Change this to "Mass Storage" in the camera settings menu and your camera will behave just like a card reader. Next time you connect it to the computer, plug it it, then turn it on and it will appear on the desktop and in the sidebar as an attached drive.
Don't forget to eject it before disconnecting just as you would an ordinary external drive.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
Try changing the "communication" setting on the camera from "PC Computer" to "PTP"
Menu > Tools2 (wrench/hammer/2) Communication = Print/PTP
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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