I purchased the Olympus D340R last week and I was so thrilled, this is my first digital camera.But when I received my flashpath adapter and downloaded my pictures I was very disapointed,all my photos are so soft,not at all like the sample photos I viewed at various sites on the web.I've read the owners manual thoroughly and have done some sharpening in photo deluxe,Ive also tried a tripod.But nothing has worked also the colors are dull.Could this camera be a lemon,should I take it back or am I doing something wrong.
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Re: Photos are so soft
My best advice to you, assuming you haven't got a real problem with the focusing mechanisms in your cameras, is to downsize your images by half in each dimension (e.g., 1280 x 1024 -> 640 x 512) for viewing. At that resolution the images should look as sharp and crisp as any you've seen.
Remember that sample photos you find on the net are usually the cream of the crop, and what most people publish has been processed in their digital darkrooms.
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e sure the quality setting is the highest - 7 megapixels. Otherwise, why buy a 7MP if you shoot at 3MP. The Canon 750 seems to have excellent picture quality where the Olympus has soft focusing (reviews at C-net).
To transfer pictures:
1. Remove the memory card from the camera.
2. Insert the memory card into the floppy disk adapter.
Make sure that you insert the memory card into the adapter with the gold side of the memory card facing you and to the right and the silver side of the adapter facing away from you.
3. Insert the floppy disk adapter into the diskette drive on your computer.
4. Double-click the PhotoMAX shortcut on your desktop to open the software.
5. Click Get Photo.
6. Click Album or FlashPath.
7. Click Downlod from FlashPath. The images appear as thumbnails on the album manager window.
8. Double-click the image that you want to edit. The image appears in the image tray.
9. Remove the FlashPath Floppy Disk Adapter from the diskette drive when you are done.
The panorama feature cannot be copied, it is 'firmware' of sorts that is integrated into the card itself. Olympus does offer several types of 'special' firmware in their branded SmartMedia cards (I believe there was a special one for printing T-Shirts and Mugs and the like....don't recall exactly, but did have a special supplement when I bought my C-1400XL).