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Problem with Panasonic Lumix TZ3 - Software

Hi, I have just purchased this great camera (direct from supplier in Japan), and we have taken some lovely photos. We have installed the CD which came with it, but when we try and edit the pictures all the jargon etc is in japanese with a load of question marks and we cant figure out how to change it. Not sure if we need to change the fonts or something. We are using Windows XP Professional. Please help as this is driving us mad!

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  • romanroman Mar 19, 2008

    Hi, i have a problem with software on my original software cd not being compatable with vista.

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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    pluged usb in



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As long as the camera is working OK, don't worry too much - the software isn't essential - yours is obviously in japanese, so unless you can read jap, installing a font won't help!. When the camera is connected to windows XP, it is just a disc drive - you can see it through windows explorer, and if you open the folder DCIM you will find all the pictures you have taken. You can copy these to anywhere you want. Also, you can use any photo-editing software to open/edit your pix. As I also have an olympus camera I am actually using the olympus software to open/edit the pix on the lumix! For a free photo viewer/basic editor try irfanview from For a really good editor paintshop pro is good, but there are many editor progs outthere both free and pay. Just google photo or image editor

Posted on Aug 19, 2007


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