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Gimp is a FREE alternative to the adobe photoshop which costs over 500 usd.

http://www.gimp.org/

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I have a Nikon D5000. I want to be able to look at my photos and the settings i used once they are on my computer. Do I need a special software that will do this or is there something i can download onto...


Depends on softweare what format the images are recorded as. If you are using JPG, then just about any software package can view them (Windows Picture Gallery, GIMP, Photoshop, etc.). If you are shooting RAW format, then you need software that allows viewing of RAW imahes. Your Nikon cd comes with such a program. You can also use DNG converter, Adobe Photoshop, Nikon Capture, and a host of others, Opanda makes a software that allows viewing the EXIF data for JPG images that ttells you the f-stop, shutter speed, and all other information, including how many times the shutter has been fired on that particular body. Other JPG softwware does essentially the same, but most without the number of shutter actuations.

Apr 18, 2011 | Nikon D5000 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

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I need to upload pictures from my olympus x-43 camera but i dont have the disc


Depending on what operating system you have there may be an imaging program already on your computer. Failing this the most universal way is to purchase PhotoShop Elements and a memory card reader. I've also seen some printers that do direct printing have memory card slots this can be a work around as well.

PhotoShop Elements (I'm using Elements 5) has most all basic imaging tools and a card reader which is capable of reading multiple different memory cards and you are on your way.

Nice thing about this is it doesn't mater if you change cameras you don't need to install the camera software. PhotoShop programing and the card reader also eliminate the compatibility issues resulting from camera software and the actual camera firmware.

The computer PC or Mac looks at the card readers as an external mass storage devices and you can import your picture files to "My Documents" by creating a folder to put them in.

Mar 15, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Hi ive recently had to reinstall my harddrive in my computer and reload the olympus software ,the serial codes that came with my camera dont seem to work any more this may be due to the age of the camera...


If the camera software is opening and working on your new computer hard drive then the problem is the camera "firmware" being non compatible with the new system.

This can be solved by stepping around the camera as a download device by purchasing a memory card reader. This reader is plugged into a USB port on the computer and the memory card is plugged into it, the computer looks at this as a mass storage device. Your picture files can then be stored in folders on your hard drive.

Okay if the camera software is not working on the computer (which is now surprise) I would strongly suggest purchasing an Adobe Photoshop program. Elements, is a basic image program software and it will allow you to do everything and more than what your camera software was allowing you to do with the pictures. You will still need to purchase a card reader to get the pictures from the camera to the computer.

Nice part of going this route is that when you purchase a new camera the reader and programing can still be used.

As a Professional Photographer I'm using both Mac and PC, the image software I use on the PC is Elements, Elements 5 (it opens RAW files) and Photoshop 7. Each program has something a little different or in the case of the Elements programing 5 allows me to open Camera RAW files.

My Mac is a different story I still use Photoshop CS3, CS4 and several updated add on and plug ins. What I'm saying is purchasing a Photoshop program is the best step to image software a person can make.

Photoshop is the "industry" standard and the programing can be inexpensive on an entry level or go into the thousands for more advanced users. Cheers have a great time with you camera.

Mar 06, 2011 | Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera

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Suddenly we can't connect to our Mac. It worked fine before, but all of a sudden it's stopped. restarted the computer checked the connections, but nothing. it's just stuck.


As a Mac user I don't bother with the camera software nor do I download using the camera. Best way to work around the software and firmware incompatibilities is to purchase a memory card reader. The Mac looks at this as an external drive and you can open the memory card see the thumbnails copy and paste the files into a folder in "Documents". Don't know what OS you have but there is a viewer that you can open to see the pictures and if you were successful in loading the camera software you can use it to do your photo editing. My suggestion would be to invest in a Photoshop program. The reason I'm suggesting this is Photoshop is the "industry" standard and by having a multiple port card reader you can change cameras, even memory card types without the hassle of programming compatibilities. Now as far as this "all of a sudden it stopped" what has happened is there was an auto update which basically made the camera download non compatible.
I don't know how old your Panasonic is but there is a lot of people still using "older" digital cameras that work just fine but the computer updates and software is leaving them in the dark. The Mac will work great with the card reader (I'm using Photoshop CS3) and a Photoshop program even if you update the OS. People that are using PC and upgrade to Windows 7 are just dead in the water when it come to the camera software. Oh and another thing that's happening is memory card capacity at one time a 2gig was huge and the camera firmware was compatible with 2gig memory but, if you try putting a larger memory card in say a 4gig the camera won't accept it. I was fortunate with a couple of my Pro cameras where I was able to go onto the manufactures web site and update my cameras. Cheers have a great day ;-)

Mar 04, 2011 | Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ38 (DMC-FZ35K)...

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Hi, I have a Vivitar 3750 camera. My software disk is for windows XP. I bought a new computer Windows 7. Is there a free download for the software for window 7? Thanks


To my knowledge there is not. The software you have for the camera as you found out is not compatible. Windows 7 will have imaging software built in which leaves the only problem being getting the images from the camera to the new PC's hard drive. This can be accomplished using a memory card reader, the computer then looks at this reader as an external hard drive. You can then download the memory card files to a folder on the computer and ask Windows 7 to open the file folder. This should one selected file type thumbnails of your pictures. Personally I don't use the camera software at all. I use Photoshop to handle my photo's that and a memory card reader so I can use any one of my four digital cameras. I'm sure Photoshop 7 has imaging programs in the early versions it was called "Paint"

Mar 04, 2011 | Vivitar ViviCam 3750 Digital Camera

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I am unable to download pictures to my PC with Vista OS


I'm going to assume that you have upgraded to a newer computer OS and that before you were able at one time to download pictures to a PC using a different OS. If this is so what is happening is that the camera software/firmware is not compatible with the new system. If you were able to load the camera software onto your PC then it is possible for your to go to the Canon site and update the camera firmware it's free takes a few minutes. Actually it takes longer to find the updates then to do the updates.
Updating the camera has a bunch of benefits generally helps the camera process data faster.
There is another way and that is to purchase a memory card reader which bypasses the camera altogether. You plug the card reader into the computer USB port and then insert the memory card into the card reader, the computer looks at this as an external hard drive. You can then create a folder in "My Documents" and copy past the images into the "new" folder.
If you have the camera software installed you can then open these images in the software OR as many others have done is purchase a Photoshop program bypassing the camera software.
At one time purchasing Canon printers and small point and shoot cameras came with Photoshop Elements 2 and that program is a great learning tool, I'm sure it's much more advance now. Also there are entry level Photoshop programs available with a ton of image processing power that can be bought at very reasonable prices.
By purchasing a multiple memory card reader (one reader with all the memory card slots) and a Photoshop program you can completely step around the factory stuff that came with the camera.
This would allow you to work with any memory card from any digital camera it doesn't have to be a Canon.
Hope this was a help

Feb 16, 2011 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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To crop it to become smaller pic


Use photo editing software. There are lots of free ones out there...a lot of people use PicNik, there's an open-source (free) program similar to Photoshop as well. I imagine there's probably a program that comes with windows as well.

Feb 16, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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Lost cd for downloading to computer


If you are using Windows operating system on your computer, you should be able to download your pictures without using any additional software.

However, should you want some basic editing and album capabilities you can download Google Picasa (excellent!) or Adobe Photoshop Album - both are free to download and use.

Picasa: http://picasa.google.com/
Photoshop album: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html

Jan 03, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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Enhance pictures


You don't need to buy photoshop realluy, you can download for free from this site. http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopalbum/starter.html

Nov 01, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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