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beetle
30-03-2004, 07:24 PM
ok any one got some ideas / eperience to pass on to say how etc.....

do i need to install the software that came with the camera?
or can i just plug in and use XP?

any other tips greatly appreciated.

beetle

godfather
30-03-2004, 07:39 PM
Its bound to be the same software that is with my S602.

While I normally never load camera software, the supplied package does work well. and automates the task. It creates folders with a date code and renumbers the pictures as it transfers them.

Even though I use a card reader 90% of the time, I still use it to launch the Finepix software to save the images in a consistent manner.

So, my advice is to use the supplied software.
The camera will still show up as a removeable drive under Windows Explorer, and you can drag and drop from there, but the software makes it easy.

You can customise where it locates the files etc.

Can we please have a sample photo from the camera?

beetle draped over the bonnet of a car in a seductive pose would be fine thanks. The car need not be moving at the time, your choice...

beetle
30-03-2004, 08:43 PM
sigh.....

what size is a good size then? and no beetles were injured in the making of this pic.
and need to find sal's site and see if i can scrunch it up a little then?
as it may be above the limit size ????

do you think he will mind?


and the fuji prog (software) was a nightmare.....stick to my cut paste thingy onto cd ill be just fine...:D

beetle

godfather
30-03-2004, 09:58 PM
100 - 200kB should be fine for on screen viewing.

I just emailed a pix that I took at 3 Mpixels, reduced it to 60 kB and it still viewed OK.

I am sure Sal won't mind, he can delete files at no notice. Its a great service that he offers.

beetle
30-03-2004, 10:12 PM
ok im haveing problems .

i dont know how to reduce it?

i cant remember from the last time how someone told me to do it?

beetle

godfather
30-03-2004, 10:18 PM
What image editing program do you use?

If Irfanview, open the picture, File - Save As - give it a new name and slide the "save quality" slider lower - try about 15.

Then view it in Windows explorer and look at the properties.

TideMan
30-03-2004, 10:38 PM
An easy way to to reduce the image size:
If you have Win XP, you can download the Power Tools pack off this month's PC World CD and install the facility to reduce images in Explorer. Then all you do is right click the jpeg and click Resize Images.

In an instant 1 Mb jpegs are reduced to 50 Kb and my (admittedly bloodshot) eyes cannot tell the difference.

beetle
30-03-2004, 10:42 PM
Ok i got it saved.

but when i checked it out its huge on screen......

and any way this pic is taken standing on the corner of our street, looking over city to the tower about 4 kms away in a straight line......
and i think it was at 1mega pixel.....didnt check.




http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/DS.jpg



i think i got it right but still not sure about this size thingy.

this is gonna take a while to suss this out.
on my saved cd this photo looks very good but after a few goes and a save im not so shore its as good as first thought?


beetle

metla
30-03-2004, 11:00 PM
Seriously,you took that photo from near the racecourse?

far out.


Im impressed.

Also,i can see a house that i used to socialise at many years ago,used to hit golf balls down onto the bridge....

Not me of course,Im pure,like a choirboy.

beetle
30-03-2004, 11:03 PM
So that means i passed the test then????

yeah i took it from on corner of my place, opposite to race course....
on full zoom........


:D

i feel so much better i wowed someone....:p

beetle

45South
30-03-2004, 11:21 PM
Picassa!
I've tried many such proggys for the easy transfer of pics from camera. quick fix & email etc & this one is fantastic.
Plug the camera into the USB a box automatically pops up & transfers all pics to a folder in My Pictures or whatever folder you specify.
Craete Photo websites, CDRom Slideshows etc.
Compresses huge Images to managable email sizes & much more
Most proggys that come with cameras are a couple of years old & rubbish

http://www.lifescapeinc.com/picasa/?capid=99&caId=1529

stevej
31-03-2004, 01:42 AM
hi
i assume you can see the cam as an removable drive when you plug it in with the usb
if so drag and drop is fine
i don't use the bundled software with my s7000 as it is so limited
i just have a short cut on my desktop to the file folder in the cam and one for the folder i keep my pics in
i just plug the cam in , open both folders using the short cuts and copy and past
as for the resize thing if you don't have other editing software the finepix viewer that came with your cam has a resize function under file/batch process
it does ok

stevej
31-03-2004, 02:04 AM
a little off topic but if you haven't already found it this is a very good fuji forum
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1012
lots of good info and helpful ppl

Winston001
06-04-2004, 08:23 PM
Hmmmm... Great photo Beetle.

And I thought Wanganui was just a flat wet place with lots of the tangata whenua liberating bits of swamp. Well well well.

And you appear to have a huge crematorium too, judging by the size of the chimney.

It's a dying business tho :D

beetle
08-04-2004, 03:18 PM
LOL Winston.


it is very wet here at moment definitly.

i am just giving another post to say i am so pleased with the camera i (we) purchased so easy to use, and very handy. should have got one a long time ago.

the test will be this weekend how well i do and what sort of pics i get, as at the moment, it is so wet it will be slop city..... and wader material for all involved, spectators and race people.

may need to take a swim ring......:D

we have certainly got a Winter rivival going here, recently.

pleased with the pics i have taken so far, and hubby's effort at taking some to....

also would like to say thank you to all who helped me, information wise and also the good humour, patience you have shown me over this subject and question time i have given you all.
And by the looks of it, i have actually helped more than just me.

beetle