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Problem with computer photos downloaded from camera

Hi, When i have taken pictures all looks good on the camera screen. When i download to the computer, some of the photos have the bottom quarter either blank or fuzzy. When i go into my pictures the thumbnails all look fine and complete, but when you click to enlarge, the same problem comes back? Any help would be really appreciated. Paul.

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Re: problem with computer photos downloaded from camera

This is apparently a driver problem. HP says to use the "disk drive" mode for transfer.

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Re: problem with computer photos downloaded from camera

Try changing the resolution and picture size on the camera. Sometimes the camera settings and computer settings just don't read each other completely. Its starts out great but ends up fuzzy. Hope this helps.

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