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Little Angel
09-05-2005, 04:08 PM
I am new to digital slr's & after installing Picture Project that came with my D70s. it worked fine, now it still recognises camera & opens up but stalla when attempting to tranfer pictures. It just doesn't transfer them.
Has anyone else had this problem?
How can I fix it?
Is there any other transfer software that users wuold recommend in place of this?
TIA,
LA

K1W1
09-06-2005, 03:58 AM
I have picture project loaded but I don't use it to transfer photos. Instead I use a USB card reader. Take the card out of the camera, put it in the card reader and it shows in Windows as a drive. You can then use anything you like to transfer the photos and you don't have to worry about draining the camera batteries (not a big problem these days I admit).

Little Angel
09-06-2005, 05:01 AM
Thanks.
I have just ordered a card reader but liked the idea of software that automatically trnasfers the photos into a paricular folder with the date stamped on it.
Any suggestions anyone?
TIA

erichlund
09-06-2005, 12:12 PM
I have picture project loaded but I don't use it to transfer photos. Instead I use a USB card reader. Take the card out of the camera, put it in the card reader and it shows in Windows as a drive. You can then use anything you like to transfer the photos and you don't have to worry about draining the camera batteries (not a big problem these days I admit).
While I normally use a card reader, I was downloading some photos a couple weeks back and the card reader choked on several of the photos. I figured, what the hey, stuck the card back in the camera, hooked up the cable and it automatically downloaded all the photos with no problems. So, the moral of the story is, keep your options open.

Cheers,
Eric

erichlund
09-06-2005, 12:14 PM
I am new to digital slr's & after installing Picture Project that came with my D70s. it worked fine, now it still recognises camera & opens up but stalla when attempting to tranfer pictures. It just doesn't transfer them.
Has anyone else had this problem?
How can I fix it?
Is there any other transfer software that users wuold recommend in place of this?
TIA,
LA
My D70 is in the hands of unsavory thieves, so I don't exactly recall the fix, but you have to change a menu item related to the camera connection. It's in the manual.

Cheers,
Eric

Little Angel
09-06-2005, 06:25 PM
Are you talking about PTP?
I have this already set.
TIA,
LA

plumb
09-08-2005, 01:50 PM
how about a free download called rawshooter essentials 2005,i find it a great wee program to download raw files from my d70s it also converts raw to jpeg,hope it helps :)

D70FAN
09-08-2005, 03:59 PM
how about a free download called rawshooter essentials 2005,i find it a great wee program to download raw files from my d70s it also converts raw to jpeg,hope it helps :)

Aye, and it helps a lot more if you know where to download the wee program:

http://www.pixmantec.com/index2.html

;)

thesween
09-08-2005, 04:55 PM
Picture Project often chokes on me, and has from the start. I've installed and uninstalled it several times - it hasn't much helped. For now, I do my raw downloading and tweaking in Nikon View, then save and re-open in Photoshop for printing. For those unaware, you can find updates and full installs on free software at this site http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_prods=19%2C56&p_pv=2.56&p_cats=185&p_cv=1.185

D70FAN
09-08-2005, 08:44 PM
I am new to digital slr's & after installing Picture Project that came with my D70s. it worked fine, now it still recognises camera & opens up but stalla when attempting to tranfer pictures. It just doesn't transfer them.
Has anyone else had this problem?
How can I fix it?
Is there any other transfer software that users wuold recommend in place of this?
TIA,
LA

Rule of thumb. Don't download pictures from the camera. Use a card reader. It's faster and more reliable.

Second rule of thumb. Don't use Picture Project. You should be able to afford Adobe Elements 3.0 or at least download a freebee like GIMP, IRfanview, or RSE (for RAW images). You should have received a 30 day trial copy of Nikon Capture, so use it (but remember to download the 4.3.1 update after installing version 4).

I can't remember a single person saying they are using Picture Project for their downloading and editing.

Here are some freebees to try:

http://www.gimp.org/

http://www.irfanview.com/

http://www.pixmantec.com/products/rawshooter_essentials.html

Adobe elements is still better than the freebees, but hey, they are free!

Have fun.

erichlund
09-09-2005, 08:50 AM
Rule of thumb. Don't download pictures from the camera. Use a card reader. It's faster and more reliable.
I mentioned this elsewhere, but I'll repeat it here. Don't forget how to download with the camera. I was trying to download some insurance photos with a card reader, and some were unreadable. I put the card back in the camera (Canon S70) and they downloaded perfectly. Go figure.



Have fun.
Always good advice. :)

Cheers,
Eric

thesween
09-09-2005, 05:55 PM
I find downloading direct from the D70 easy as can be, just run a USB cable that is pretty much a fixture on the front of my PC into the camera and go. For me, a card reader is just one more piece of hardware(and its software)cluttering up my work flow. Same goes for pics, I trash far more than I save. It's not a matter of space, of course, but rather a matter of manageability. If I can look at an image and honestly admit that I'll never print, mat, and frame it, it goes right then and there. If it's not good enough to someday hang on the wall, why keep it? Just my opinion. Cheers...