Epson PhotoPC 750Z User`s guide

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User’s Guide
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FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR AMERICAN USERS
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio and television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected
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Consult an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment
will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference
levels that exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the
responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable
with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do
not leave cables connected to unused interfaces.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FOR CANADIAN USERS
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
Epson America makes no representations or warranties, either express or
implied, by or with respect to anything in this manual, and shall not be liable for
any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or
for any indirect, special, or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the
exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion may not
apply to you.
A NOTE CONCERNING RESPONSIBLE USE OF
COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS
Digital cameras and scanners, like photocopiers and conventional cameras, can
be misused by improper copying of copyrighted material. While some countries’
laws permit limited copying in certain circumstances, those circumstances may
not be as broad as some people assume. EPSON encourages each user to be
responsible and respectful of the copyright laws when using digital cameras and
scanners.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a
retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of Epson America, Inc. No patent liability is assumed with respect to
the use of information contained herein. Nor is any liability assumed for
damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Further,
this publication and features described herein are subject to change without
notice.
TRADEMARKS
EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION.
PhotoPC is a registered trademark and EPSON FaxAdvice, EPSON Photo!2,
HyPict, and Solar Assist are trademarks of Epson America, Inc.
EPSON SoundAdvice is a service mark of Epson America, Inc.
Image Expert and Camio are trademarks of Sierra Imaging, Inc. in the United
States and other countries and are used under license.
Lexar Media is a trademark of Lexar Media.
General notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes
only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any
and all rights in those marks.
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Contents
Introduction
PhotoPC 750Z Features
Optional Accessories
Minimum System Requirements
Windows Systems
Macintosh Systems
Where To Get Help
Software Support
Software Licensing
Registration
Safety Instructions
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Using Advanced Camera Features
Taking Pictures With the Timer
Using Macro Mode to Take Close-ups
Taking Digital Panoramic Pictures
Taking Digital Zoom Pictures
Using the View Mode Menus
Continuous Shooting
Automatic Continuous Shooting
Taking Quick Shots
Taking HyPict Mode Pictures
Using Advanced Settings
Using White Balance
Photographing With Fixed White Balance
Photographing With User Defined White
Balance
Adjusting Exposure
Adjusting Sensitivity for Night or Indoor
Photos
Using Slow Synchronized Flash Mode for Night
Photography
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Playing Back Photos
Using the Playback Mode
Playing Back Pictures One by One
Playing Back Multiple Pictures
Playing Your Pictures as a Slide Show
Turning Off Picture Information
Magnifying a Picture
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Erasing Pictures
Erasing the Currently Displayed Picture
Selecting Pictures to Erase
Locking Photos
Unlocking Photos
Playing Back Pictures on TV
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Getting Photos Into Applications and
Documents
Getting Images Into TWAIN Applications
Getting Images That You Can Import
What To Do If the Camera Is Not
Responding
Importing Images Into Documents
Getting Images With Copy and Paste
Using Drag and Drop From an Album
(Windows Only)
Getting Images With the Camio Viewer
(Windows 95, Windows 98, and
Windows NT 4.0)
Dragging and Dropping a Picture Into
a Document
Transferring Images Before Placing Them
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Working With Photos and Albums
Using Albums
Organizing Pictures in Albums
Renaming a Picture
Viewing Picture Information
Printing an Image or Album
Choosing the Layout Style
Adding Text
Choosing Album Images
Adjusting the Printed Area
Adding Sound to an Image
Playing Back Sounds
Editing Sounds
Deleting Sounds
Adding Annotations
Blending In Annotations
Deleting Annotations
Displaying Albums as Slide Shows
Using an Album as a Screen Saver
Setting an Image as Wallpaper
Copying to Diskette or Zip Disk
Viewing the Pictures on Diskette or
Zip Disk
Sending Pictures and Sound by
E-mail
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Editing Images
Viewing and Selecting Images
Applying Quick Fix
Correcting an Image
Cropping an Image
Resizing an Image
Rotating an Image
Flipping an Image
Applying Special Effects
Creating Panoramas
Picture-Taking Tips
Stitching Images
Troubleshooting Panoramas
Changing the Number of Colors
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Customizing Settings With the LCD Screen
Setting the Camera Clock
Setting the Alert Beep
Setting the LCD Brightness
Setting the Power Mode
Setting the Language
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Taking Pictures From Your Computer With
Image Expert
Using the Self Timer
Setting the Shutter Speed
Taking Pictures With EPSON Photo!2
Adjusting Camera Settings From Your Computer
Changing Settings With Image Expert
Changing Settings With EPSON Photo!2
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Using Your Camera for Presentations
Uploading Images to the Camera
Uploading Existing Images From Your
Windows PC
Uploading Images From Your Macintosh
Converting Presentations
Capturing Windows Screens
Capturing Macintosh Screens
Projecting Your Presentation
Using Custom and Advanced Features
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Using CompactFlash Memory Cards
Installing a Memory Card
Formatting a Memory Card
Removing a Memory Card
Getting Images From a Card to Your Computer
Using a PCMCIA Adapter
Transferring Photos
Getting Memory Information
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Copying To and From a Memory Card
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Printing Directly From the Camera
Uploading Direct Print
Connecting the Camera to the Printer
Starting Direct Print
Printing
Printing a Full Size or 5 × 7 Image
Producing Your Printout
Printing a Card
Printing Album Images
Printing Stickers
Printing a Contact Sheet
Cleaning the Print Heads
Removing Direct Print
Reading Error Messages
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Caring for the Camera and Battery Charger
Cleaning the Camera and Battery Charger
Storing the Camera
Solving Camera Problems
Solving Picture Problems
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A Optional Accessories
Using the Optional AC Adapter
Using an Optional Tripod
About the IOMEGA Clik! Drive
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B Specifications
Camera
Physical Dimensions
Safety Specifications
Power
Technical
Environmental
Photographic
Camera Picture Capacity
NiMH Battery Charger
Physical Dimensions
Technical
Optional AC Adapter
Physical Dimensions
Technical
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Introduction
our new EPSON PhotoPC 750Z is a high resolution,
easy-to-use digital camera with a built-in LCD screen
and 3× optical zoom. You can view your pictures before and
after you capture them, or display them on a TV or
multimedia projector and transfer them to your computer.
You can even upload pictures, text, and graphics into your
camera, and play them back for presentations.
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PhotoPC 750Z captures images at 1280 × 960 pixel
resolution in 24-bit color, using a 1.25 megapixel CCD
sensor. With Epson’s HyPict™ image enhancement
technology, the images can be interpolated to 1600 × 1200
pixels right inside the camera. The PhotoPC 750Z comes
with 12MB of memory to store approximately 178 standard
resolution images. The Solar Assist™ panel illuminates the
LCD monitor in direct sunlight, saving battery life.
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Your PhotoPC 750Z comes complete with cables, batteries,
battery charger, camera bag, software, and utilities for
downloading, editing, organizing, and printing your
pictures.
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Video output for playing your pictures back on a TV,
VCR, or projector
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Macro, digital zoom, panorama, continuous and quick
shot modes
PhotoPC 750Z Features
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PhotoPC 750Z is a complete system for capturing digital
images, and includes the following features:
Automatic, preset, or user-defined white balance and
adjustments for exposure and sensitivity
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Built-in flash with a slow synchronized mode for night
photography
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Capability to print directly to several EPSON ink jet
printers—without using a computer
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Automatic shut-off to save batteries
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Automatic date and time recording for each picture
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Cables for transferring photos to your Windows PC or
Macintosh and displaying on a TV or multimedia
projector
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Resolutions up to 1280 × 960 pixels, and up to
1600 × 1200 pixels (interpolated) using HyPict mode
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3× true optical zoom (34 mm to 102 mm)
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4MB internal flash memory and an 8MB Lexar Media™
CompactFlash™ card that together hold approximately
54 fine-resolution or 178 standard-resolution images
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24-bit color or grayscale image capture
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Two-inch, active matrix TFT color LCD screen with
Solar Assist for previewing and playing back pictures
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Your camera comes with the PhotoPC 750Z software suite,
which includes the following applications:
Optional Accessories
EPSON offers these accessories for the PhotoPC 750Z:
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Sierra Imaging Image Expert™ software for
transferring, organizing, editing, and printing your
pictures
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AC adapter for use with any standard (110 V) electrical
outlet
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Replacement NiMH rechargeable batteries
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The EPSON Photo!2™ application and TWAIN driver
for transferring and converting your pictures
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Replacement NiMH Power Pak including batteries and
charger
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EPSON Photo File Uploader for converting
presentation slides into image files and uploading them
into your camera
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EPSON Photo Program Uploader for installing the
Direct Print program on your camera; Direct Print lets
you print directly from the camera to a number of
EPSON ink jet printers.
You can also obtain additional CompactFlash memory cards
and PCMCIA adapters available from leading suppliers, such
as Lexar Media and SanDisk. Also, you can purchase an
IOMEGA Clik! drive that lets you copy pictures directly
from CompactFlash memory cards to your computer.
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Minimum System Requirements
Macintosh Systems
To transfer images to your computer and edit them, make
sure your system meets these minimum requirements:
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Macintosh with PowerPC™ or higher processor
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System Software Version 7.1 or later (System 7.5 or later
is required to access CompactFlash card memory
directly from the Macintosh)
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At least 16MB RAM
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At least 40MB free hard disk space
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Double-speed CD-ROM drive
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VGA monitor with at least 256 colors
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Macintosh modem/printer serial port (19,200 bps, or
higher)
Windows Systems
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IBM-compatible PC with 486 or higher processor
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Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 95,
Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT 3.51 (with Service
Pack 3)
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Serial port with standard RS-232C interface (19,200
bps, or higher)
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At least 16MB RAM
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Double-speed CD-ROM drive
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At least 40MB free hard disk space
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VGA or SVGA monitor with at least 256-color display
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Mouse or other pointing device
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Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic
support services and automated telephone services
24 hours a day.
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The following tables list the contact information:
To speak to a technical support representative, dial
Electronic support services
(310) 974-1983 (U.S.), or (905) 709-3839 (Canada),
6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home
Page at http://www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web
browser (or other software for FTP downloading)
to log onto ftp.epson.com with the user name
anonymous and your e-mail address as the
password.
EPSON Forum on
CompuServe®
Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at
the menu prompt to reach the Epson America
Forum. For a free introductory CompuServe
membership, call (800) 848-8199 and ask for
representative #529.
Automated telephone services
Service
EPSON SoundAdvice
Access
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For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked
questions about EPSON products 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, call (800) 922-8911.
EPSON FaxAdvice™
Access EPSON’s technical information library by
calling (800) 922-8911. You must provide a return
fax number to use this service.
EPSON Referral Service
For the location of your nearest Authorized
EPSON Reseller call (800) 922-8911.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
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Product name
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Product serial number
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Computer configuration
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Description of the problem
You can purchase manuals and accessories from EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada,
please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. Or visit our
website at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only).
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Software Support
Registration
If you are having problems with a software application
included with the camera, you can call one of the following
numbers for technical support:
Please take a minute to fill out the registration card for the
PhotoPC 750Z digital camera and mail it back to us. This
enables you to receive special information on accessories,
new products, and software upgrades. You’ll get immediate
attention if you have a problem with your PhotoPC 750Z.
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(800) 501-8902 for Sierra Imaging Image Expert
software questions (for Windows 95, Windows 98, and
Windows NT 4.0 users, make sure you check the
Quick Tour first)
(310) 974-1983 for the EPSON Photo!2 application
and TWAIN driver, the EPSON Photo File Uploader,
the EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader, and the Direct
Print software.
Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions before using your camera and
battery charger. Also follow all warnings and instructions
marked on the camera, battery charger, and batteries.
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To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the
camera’s cover or open any of the compartments except
as instructed in Getting Started and this User’s Guide.
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To prevent fire or electric shock, do not insert objects
through any openings in the camera or battery charger.
Do not expose the camera or battery charger to rain or
moisture.
Software Licensing
You can install EPSON Photo!2, the EPSON Photo File
Uploader, and the EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader on
multiple computer systems. If you want to install Image
Expert on multiple computer systems, please contact Sierra
Imaging at (800) 501-8902 regarding the licensing fee.
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To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the camera or
battery charger where inflammable or volatile gas is
stored.
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If the camera shows unusual signs such as noise, odor, or
smoke, turn it off immediately. Remove the batteries
and/or disconnect the AC adapter, and unplug the AC
adapter from the electrical outlet.
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If the battery charger shows unusual signs such as noise,
odor, or smoke, unplug it immediately.
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To avoid damage to the optics of the camera, do not
expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods of
time.
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Do not use the charger near water. Never insert or
remove the charger’s power plug with wet hands.
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Keep the charger away from heat sources. Do not use
outside the temperature range of 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C).
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Do not use the charger within reach of children.
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Use only the types of power sources listed on the charger
label and in Getting Started and this User’s Guide. Always
supply power to the charger directly from a standard
domestic electrical outlet.
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Do not use the camera outdoors during adverse weather
conditions.
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Do not store the camera near sources of bright light,
direct sunlight, high humidity, heat, excessive dirt or
dust, or where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields.
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To prevent possible eye injury, do not take flash pictures
of faces at close range.
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Avoid sudden temperature changes, which can cause
moisture to condense on the camera. Keep the camera in
a case or bag if you need to move it from a cold
environment to a warm one. Allow time for the camera
and its optional accessories to adjust to temperature
changes before using them.
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Do not use a frayed or damaged power cord with the
AC adapter.
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Remove batteries and/or unplug the camera and the AC
adapter and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions: if the power cord or
plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the camera; if the
camera has been dropped or its exterior has been
damaged; if the camera or its optional accessories do not
operate normally or exhibit a distinct change in
performance.
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Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions.
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Do not attempt to service the camera or battery charger
yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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If the liquid crystal solution contained in the display
panel or in the LCD screen leaks out and gets on your
hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If it
gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
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Using Advanced Camera Features
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he PhotoPC 750Z has advanced features for taking
specialized photos. These features are described in the
following sections:
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Taking pictures with the timer
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Using macro mode to take close-ups
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Taking digital panoramic pictures
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Taking digital zoom pictures
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Using the view mode menus
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Continuous shooting
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Taking quick shots
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Taking HyPict mode pictures
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Using advanced settings
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Using slow synchronized flash mode for night photos
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Taking Pictures With the Timer
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Setting the timer creates a 10-second delay between
the time you press the shutter button and the actual
image capture. This allows you to take a picture of yourself.
The camera beeps when the image is captured. The
status light on the back of the camera flashes red as
PhotoPC 750Z processes the image. When the status
light stops flashing and turns green, you can take
another picture.
Follow these steps to take a picture with the timer:
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Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod and
remove the lens cover. (See page A-2 for information on
attaching the camera to a tripod.)
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Slide down the camera dial lock and turn the camera dial
to On or View. Wait until the status light turns green.
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Press the timer button. The timer icon
the display panel.
appears on
Press the shutter button. The timer icon and the red
timer light on the front of the camera flash slowly for
8 seconds. Then they flash rapidly for 2 seconds before
the shutter is released.
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To turn off the timer, press the timer button again or
turn off the camera.
Using Macro Mode to Take Close-ups
With the LCD screen, you can use the camera’s macro mode
to take pictures as close as 8 inches (20 cm). Follow these
steps:
timer
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Turn the camera dial to the View position. You see a
live preview on the LCD screen.
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Press the Mode button on the back of the camera.
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Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
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To turn off macro mode, press the mode button three
times or turn off the camera.
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NOTE
When you take macro close-ups, you should use a tripod (as
described in Appendix A) and disable the flash. Otherwise, your
pictures may appear blurry and washed-out.
Taking Digital Panoramic Pictures
Mode button
For a few seconds, the word MACRO appears on the
LCD screen, and the frame around the image turns
green.
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Press the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus.
The status light turns orange, and a small green circle
appears in the upper right corner of the screen. While
you hold the button down, you can reframe your picture
if you want.
Images in the digital panorama format are long and narrow,
although they are not captured at a wider angle than normal
images. Strips at the top and bottom of the image area are
cropped out. Smaller file sizes mean you can store more
pictures in the panorama format.
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, and follow these
steps to take a panoramic picture:
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Press the Mode button twice.
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The word PANORAMA appears briefly on your screen
and black margins appear at the top and bottom of the
LCD screen, and you see the panorama icon
at
the bottom.
You can use the image quality button on top of the
camera to select fine, super fine, monochrome fine, or
monochrome super fine image quality (all at 1280 × 480
pixels); or HyPict or monochrome HyPict (both at
1600 × 600 pixels).
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Press the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus.
The status light turns orange, and a small green circle
appears in the upper right corner of the screen. While
you hold the button down, you can reframe your picture
if you want.
NOTE
You can’t use panorama mode when taking pictures with
continuous shooting (see page 1-7).
The following examples show the same subject captured in
standard, digital zoom, and digital panorama formats:
standard
Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
The Panorama format remains active until you press the
mode button twice or turn off the camera.
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digital panorama
digital zoom
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Taking Digital Zoom Pictures
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Digital zoom pictures are magnified two times (2×). This
format is like a digital version of telephoto. The automatic
cropping effect makes file sizes smaller, allowing you to store
more pictures in the digital zoom format.
The zoom format remains active until you press the Mode
button again or turn off the camera.
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, and follow these
steps to take a digital zoom picture:
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Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
NOTE
Since the digital zoom mode crops the image and magnifies it, it
is best to print the image in a smaller format.
Press the Mode button three times.
Using the View Mode Menus
The word D-ZOOM appears on your LCD briefly. An
orange frame appears around the previewed image, and
the digital zoom icon
is displayed at the bottom
of the screen.
You can use the view mode on the LCD screen to use
advanced settings and control the display of information.
Make sure your lens cover is off, then follow these steps to
access the menus:
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus.
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The status light turns orange, and a small green circle
appears in the upper right corner of the screen. While
you hold the button down, you can reframe your picture
if you want.
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Slide down the camera dial lock and turn the camera dial
to the View position.
The lens moves out and you see a preview of your
picture on the LCD screen.
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Press the SEL (select) button.
Press the
and
buttons to view the settings for
other menus. The orange highlight indicates the
currently selected menu.
You can choose from the following menus:
Conditions (use advanced photo settings). See
arrow
buttons
page 1-7 for instructions.
SEL
(select)
button
Settings (change the date, time, beep, power
setting, and LCD brightness). See page 6-9 for
instructions.
Blue menu icons appear at the top of the screen, with
the currently selected menu highlighted in orange. The
settings for this menu are displayed on the screen as
shown:
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Information (turn off the display of
information on previewed pictures). See
page 2-5 for instructions.
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To exit the menus, press the ESC button until the menu
icons and settings disappear. (Depending on the menu,
you may have to press this button several times to return
to view mode.)
5
When you’re finished, turn the camera Off. (It will shut
off automatically within 30 seconds.)
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Continuous Shooting
2
Press
3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
or
to display the Conditions menu:
1
In this mode, you can take two standard resolution
pictures a second, with up to sixteen pictures in a
sequence. You can capture a complex motion, such as a golf
swing, in a series of steps to create animation sequences for
the Internet, screen savers, or presentations.
NOTE
You can’t use the flash for continuous shooting, so make sure
you have adequate lighting for your pictures. In addition, you can’t
use the panorama or digital zoom features with continuous
shooting.
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, and follow these
steps to take a rapid sequence of pictures:
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
A
B
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4
Press
button until cont/quick
is selected and
then press SEL to view the continuous/quick shot
menu.
5
Press
6
Press SEL, then press the ESC button twice to return to
view mode.
or
7
Press and hold the shutter button all the way down. The
status light flashes red and the camera beeps as it
captures each picture.
8
Release the shutter button when you have captured the
pictures you want. The red light flashes as the camera
processes the images.
9
To switch back to normal picture taking, follow steps 1
through 5 above, but turn off the continuous mode.
to change the setting to Cont.
A red frame appears around the previewed image, and
the word CONTINUOUS appears briefly. You see the
continuous shooting icon
at the bottom of the
screen. The display panel shows a blinking arrow next to
the Cnt (continuous) symbol.
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Automatic Continuous Shooting
You can combine continuous shooting with the
timer for delayed automatic capture of sixteen
images in eight seconds. This allows you to photograph
yourself in motion. Follow these steps:
1
Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod. (See
page A-2 for information on attaching the camera to a
tripod.)
2
Turn the camera dial to View.
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3
Follow steps 1 through 5 on page 1-8 to select
continuous shooting.
6
4
Press the timer button.
Taking Quick Shots
timer
button
The timer icon
5
appears on the display panel.
Press the shutter button.
The timer icon and the red timer light on the front of
the camera flash slowly for 8 seconds. Then they flash
rapidly for 2 seconds before the shutter is released.
To switch back to normal picture taking, follow steps 2
and 3 above, but turn off the continuous mode.
1
You can take as many images as the camera can temporarily
store with quick shot mode. Normally, the camera takes a
few seconds to process each image and you have to wait to
take the next picture. In quick shot mode, the camera stores
the images in its 4MB DRAM while you keep taking
pictures. It saves the images to the internal memory or
CompactFlash card after you are done.
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, and follow these
steps to use quick shot mode:
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu:
A
You have 10 seconds to get ready for “action” in front of
the camera.
B
The camera beeps 16 times as it captures your images,
and the red light flashes as the images are processed.
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Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
Taking HyPict Mode Pictures
The PhotoPC 750Z features a new Epson technology called
HyPict. In this mode, the PhotoPC 750Z captures images at
1280 × 960 pixels, and then interpolates them up to
1600 × 1200 pixels inside the camera, before compressing
them into JPEG format. In HyPict mode, you can enlarge
and print ultra-high resolution photos without
4
Press
button until cont/quick
is selected and
compromising detail and image quality. Follow these steps to
press SEL to view the continuous/quick shot menu.
enable HyPict mode:
5
Press
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
6
Press SEL, then press the ESC button twice to return to
2
Press
to change the setting to Quick.
view mode.
NOTE
You must hold down the Function button to take quick shot
pictures.
You can’t use the Quick Shot mode to take HyPict mode pictures.
The camera needs approximately 20 seconds to process each
HyPict image.
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or
to display the Conditions menu:
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3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
Using Advanced Settings
1
You can choose from the following settings for advanced
photographic controls:
◗
User defined or fixed white balance (for “warm” indoor
pictures or more brilliant sunsets)
◗
Manual exposure control (provides 8 levels of exposure,
±2 steps)
Sensitivity control (for night photography, with 3 levels)
4
Press
button until HyPict
is selected and then
press SEL to change the setting to On.
◗
5
Press the ESC button twice to return to view mode.
Use the instructions in the following sections to take pictures
with advanced settings.
NOTE
Using White Balance
When you are ready to take a picture, press the image quality
button a few times until you select HyPict
HyPict
or Monochrome
as your image quality setting. (See Chapter 4 in
Getting Started for more information about image quality
settings.)
Normally, the PhotoPC 750Z adjusts the white
balance of your pictures automatically. This means
that both outdoor and indoor pictures have accurate colors,
without a “bluish” or “yellowish” appearance.
A
B
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However, you can have the camera use a fixed white balance
for a warmer appearance under fluorescent lighting or special
effects, such as a red-tinted sunset. The white “color
temperature” of the fixed setting is 5200 degrees Kelvin. Or,
you can set the white balance yourself.
3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
4
If the advanced settings are set to Auto (gray and not
selectable), highlight the Auto/Manual advanced settings
icon
and press the SEL button.
5
Press
6
Press the SEL button to view the white balance menu.
7
Press
or
to change the white balance setting to
Lock and press SEL. (The white balance setting is
locked at 5200°K.)
8
Press the ESC button twice to return to view mode.
Photographing With Fixed White Balance
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, then follow these
steps to take pictures with fixed white balance:
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu:
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to highlight the white balance icon
.
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An arrow appears next to the WB (white balance)
symbol on the display panel.
9
3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
4
If the advanced settings are set to Auto (gray and not
selectable), highlight the Auto/Manual advanced settings
icon
and press the SEL button.
5
Press
6
Press the SEL button to view the white balance menu.
7
Press
or
to change the white balance setting to
(Setting) and press SEL.
1
Take pictures with the LCD screen as usual. (See
page 3-9 in Getting Started for instructions.)
10 To switch back to auto white balance, follow steps 1
through 6 above, but change from Lock to Auto.
Photographing With User Defined White
Balance
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, then follow these
steps to take pictures with fixed white balance:
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu:
to highlight the white balance icon
.
The LCD screen shows a live preview and indicates the
area that will be used for the setting.
A
B
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9
Focus the camera on a piece of white paper, or some
other object to set the white balance by, and press the
shutter button to save the setting.
Press
to select User and press the SEL button.
10 Press the ESC button twice to return to view mode. An
arrow appears next to the WB (white balance) symbol
on the display panel.
11 Follow the instructions on page 3-9 in Getting Started to
take pictures with the LCD screen as usual.
12 To switch back to auto white balance, follow steps 1
through 6 above, but change from User to Auto. Then
press the ESC button twice to return to view mode.
NOTE
You can’t set a user-defined white balance if your camera
memory is full.
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Adjusting Exposure
Your camera normally adjusts exposure
automatically. If you want to lighten or darken a
photo before you take it, you can use the manual setting, and
adjust the exposure by hand for any photo you take.
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, then follow these
steps to take pictures with manual exposure adjustment:
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu.
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3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options, as
shown.
4
If the advanced settings are set to Auto, highlight the
Auto/Manual advanced settings icon
and press the
SEL button.
5
Press
until the exposure icon
is highlighted
and press the SEL button to view the exposure menu.
6
Press
button.
7
Press
or
press SEL.
8
Press the ESC button twice to return to view mode. The
manual exposure icon appears in the upper left corner of
the screen.
9
Any time you want to change the value, hold the
Function button and use the arrow keys to lighten or
darken the image. As you change the setting, you see
plus or minus indicators on the display panel and the
upper left corner of the LCD screen.
to change from Auto and press the SEL
1
to select an exposure value and
Press
once to make the image one half step lighter
(+0.5); press
again to make it one whole step lighter
(+1.0). You can go to two steps lighter than the normal
exposure. This is useful when your picture has a bright
background, for example, windows facing the sun.
A
B
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Press
to make the image one half step darker
(–0.5); press
again to make it one whole step darker
(–1.0). You can go to two steps darker than the normal
exposure. This is useful when you’re photographing an
object with a dark background.
Make sure the camera dial is set to View, then follow these
steps to use the high sensitivity mode to take night photos:
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
2
Press
3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
4
If the advanced settings are set to Auto, highlight the
Auto/Manual advanced settings icon
and press the
SEL button.
or
to display the Conditions menu:
10 Take your pictures with the LCD screen as usual,
following the instructions on page 3-9 in Getting Started.
If you’re not sure about the lighting conditions, you may
want to take several photos with various exposure
settings.
11 To switch back to automatic exposure, follow steps 1
through 6 above, but change the setting to Auto.
Adjusting Sensitivity for Night or Indoor
Photos
The camera’s high sensitivity settings let you take
pictures in low light or indoors without the flash.
With these settings, you can set the camera from the camera’s
standard ISO equivalent of 90 to an ISO equivalent of 180
or 360.
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5
Press
to highlight the sensitivity icon
SEL to display the sensitivity menu:
and click
Using Slow Synchronized Flash
Mode for Night Photography
1
To light up the background as well as your subject,
use the slow synchronized flash mode when taking
pictures at night. This option causes the aperture to stay
open longer, allowing more light to enter the camera.
Set the camera dial to View, then follow these steps:
6
Press
or
to change from Std (ISO 90) to
Med (ISO 180) or High (ISO 360) and press SEL.
7
Press the ESC button twice to return to view mode.
8
Take your pictures with the LCD screen as usual,
following the instructions on page 3-9 in Getting Started.
9
To switch back to the standard sensitivity setting,
follow steps 1 through 6 above, but change from Med
or High to Std.
1
Press the SEL button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu:
A
B
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3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
4
If the advanced settings are set to Auto, highlight the
Auto/Manual advanced settings icon
and press the
SEL button.
5
Press
6
Press SEL to change from Std to Slow.
7
Press the ESC button twice to return to view mode.
to highlight the flash icon.
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8
Take your pictures with the LCD screen as usual. (You
can follow the instructions on page 3-9 in Getting
Started.)
9
To switch back to the standard setting, follow steps 1
through 6 above, but change from Slow to Std.
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2
2
Playing Back Photos
T
he LCD screen lets you play back your pictures oneby-one or in groups of nine at a time. You can magnify
or erase selected pictures and customize playback features
through the LCD screen menus. You can view your pictures
on a television just as easily as on the camera’s screen. This
chapter explains the following:
◗
Using playback mode
◗
Playing back pictures one-by-one
◗
Playing back multiple pictures
◗
Playing pictures as a slide show
◗
Turning off picture information
◗
Magnifying a picture
◗
Erasing pictures
◗
Playing back pictures on TV
A
B
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Using the Playback Mode
2
Follow these steps to use the camera’s playback mode:
1
Push down the camera dial lock and turn the camera dial
to Play.
To access the screen menus, press the SEL button. Blue
menu icons appear at the top of the screen with the
currently selected menu displayed in orange.
The settings for this menu are displayed on the screen, as
shown:
3
Press the
and
other menus.
buttons to view the settings for
You can choose from the following menus:
Settings (date, time, beep, power-save mode,
The last photo you took appears on the LCD screen.
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and LCD brightness). See pages 6-8 to 6-12 for
more information.
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Information (turn off the display of
4
To exit the menus, press the ESC button until the menu
icons and settings disappear. (Depending on the menu,
you may have to press this button several times.)
5
When you’re finished with playback mode, turn the
camera dial Off.
information on played-back pictures). See
page 2-5 for instructions.
Playback Mode (display one at a time or
groups of 9 images). See page 2-4 for
instructions.
2
Playing Back Pictures One by One
Magnification (zoom in on a picture and view
it in sections). See page 2-6 for instructions.
Photo Control (erase, lock, display memory
information, or work with flash memory cards).
See pages 2-7 to 2-12 and Chapter 10 for instructions.
When you set the camera dial to Playback, you see the last
picture you took on the LCD screen, along with the date,
time, and picture information:
date and
time
Slide Show (play back pictures
automatically). See page 2-5 for instructions.
Software (print directly from the camera or
A
add/remove the Direct Print program). See
Chapter 9 for instructions.
number of
photos taken
Language (select language for LCD display
and menus). See page 6-12 for instructions.
image quality
frame number
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B
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Thumbnail images of the last photos you took appear on
the screen, with the currently selected image framed in
white, as shown below.
Press the
button to display the earliest picture taken.
You can continue pressing the button to view your pictures
in order. Press
to move backward through your pictures.
Playing Back Multiple Pictures
You can play back your pictures in Multi mode to
view small “thumbnail” versions of nine pictures at
once. Make sure the camera dial is set to Play, and follow
these steps:
1
Press the SEL button to display the screen menus.
2
Press
menu.
or
until you see the Playback Mode
4
3
Press the SEL button again to choose the Multi setting,
then press the ESC button to exit the menus.
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Press the
and
buttons to move the white
selection frame through the images on screen. When the
frame passes the first or last photo of the current group,
the previous or next three images are displayed in the
group.
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◗
To switch back to displaying one picture at a time,
follow steps 1 through 3 again, but choose the Normal
setting on the Playback Mode menu.
◗
Playing Your Pictures as a Slide
Show
You can use the LCD screen to display your pictures
automatically. Make sure the camera dial is set to
Play, and follow these steps:
1
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
2
Press the
or
Show option.
3
Press the SEL button again. The LCD screen begins
playing back your pictures one by one, with the image
numbers appearing in the bottom right corner.
button until you see the Slide
4
To move forward or back through the photos
manually or reverse the direction of the slide show,
press the
or
button.
2
To pause the slide show at a particular photo, press
appears next to
the SEL button. The pause icon
the picture count on the screen. Press SEL again to
resume the slide show.
To stop the slide show, press the ESC button. Press
ESC again to return to normal playback mode.
Turning Off Picture Information
The LCD screen displays the time and date of each
picture along with other information. You can turn
off the information display if you want.
Make sure the camera dial is set to Play, and follow these
steps:
1
A
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
B
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2
Press the
or
Information menu.
3
Press the SEL button to turn information Off. You can
press it again to turn information back on.
4
button until you see the
The sections of your image that can be viewed are
demonstrated in the figure below:
Make sure the camera dial is set to Play, and follow these
steps:
To save your setting, press the ESC button.
You can also turn off information displayed in view mode.
Turn the camera dial to View and follow the steps above.
1
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the
Magnification option.
3
Press the SEL button to zoom in on the center of your
image. A small icon
in the upper left corner shows
which section of your image is currently displayed.
Magnifying a Picture
You can zoom in to magnify a portion of your image
on the LCD screen and view it in greater detail.
Then you can use the arrow buttons to scroll the image and
display another section (up to nine sections for regular
images and three sections for panoramic images).
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4
5
Use the
and
buttons to move the display left
or right. To move the display up or down, hold down
the Function button and press the
or
buttons.
The icon indicates which section is displayed.
Erasing the Currently Displayed Picture
Make sure the camera dial is set to Play and the image you
want to erase is displayed. Then follow these steps:
1
Press the ESC button to return to normal view. Press
ESC again to exit the menu.
2
Hold down the Function button and press the ESC
button.
You see the following message on the LCD screen:
Erasing Pictures
The LCD screen provides two different methods for deleting
images after you play them back:
◗
You can delete the currently displayed picture
◗
You can select pictures for deletion or “lock” (protect)
them from deletion
You can also erase photos through your software when the
camera is connected to your computer. For instructions, see
Getting Started and Chapter 3.
2
Press the SEL button to erase the picture. The picture is
erased and the screen returns to playback mode.
NOTE
If you try to erase a locked photo
, you see a warning message.
A
Press any button to clear the message. See pages 2-9 to 2-12 for
instructions on locking and unlocking images in the camera.
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Selecting Pictures to Erase
3
Press the SEL button to enter the Erase mode. The
following menu is displayed:
4
Press the
or
or Erase All:
You select pictures to erase using the Photo Control
menu. You can either select individual pictures, or
choose to erase all the pictures in the camera. Using the same
menu, you can select pictures to lock (protect from erasing)
or lock all pictures. See pages 2-9 to 2-12 for information
about locking and unlocking pictures.
Make sure the camera is set to Play, and follow these steps to
erase pictures:
1
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu, then press the SEL button to display the
menu options:
5
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button to choose Select Photo
◗
If you want to erase just one or some of the photos,
choose Select Photo. Then continue with Step 5.
◗
If you choose Erase All. Then press the SEL
button. A message appears asking you to confirm
that you want to erase the photos. Press the SEL
button to erase the photos; or press the ESC button
to return to the Photo Control menu without
erasing the photos.
Press the SEL button, then press the
or
button
to move through the images in the camera until the
photo you want appears on the screen.
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Press the SEL button. An orange frame appears around
the image. If you want to erase other photos at the same
time, use the
or
button to display them, then
press the SEL button to select them.
NOTE
9
Press ESC until you return to normal playback mode.
2
Locking Photos
The lock feature allows you to keep your photos from being
accidentally erased. You can lock selected photos or all the
photos in the camera.
To cancel the selection of a photo, simply highlight it and
press the SEL button again.
7
8
When you have selected all the photos you want to erase,
press the ESC button. A message appears asking you to
confirm your selections.
Press the SEL button to erase the images and return to
the Erase Photos menu.
Make sure the camera dial is set to Play, then follow these
steps to lock pictures:
1
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu, then press the SEL button to display the
menu options:
NOTE
If there are locked photos in your camera, a message
A
appears on the screen before the confirmation message.
Press the SEL button to erase only the unlocked images
from the camera. (If you want to erase locked photos, you
B
must unlock them first.)
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3
Press the
button until Lock is highlighted in
orange, then press the SEL button to view the Lock
Photos menu:
5
Press the SEL button, then press the
or
button
to move through the images in the camera until the
photo you want to lock appears on the screen.
6
Press the SEL button. A lock icon
appears next to the
frame number. If you want to lock other photos, use the
or
button to display them, then press the SEL
button to select them.
4
Press the
or
or Lock All:
button to choose Select Photo
NOTE
To cancel the selection of a photo, press the SEL button
again.
◗
◗
If you want to lock just one or some of the photos,
choose Select Photo. Then continue with step 5.
If you want to lock all the photos, choose Lock All.
Then press the SEL button. A message appears
asking you to confirm that you want to lock all the
photos. Press the SEL button to lock the photos.
Then press the ESC button until you return to
normal playback mode.
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7
When you have selected all the photos you want to lock,
press the ESC button. The following message appears:
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8
Press the SEL button to lock the images.
9
Press ESC until you return to normal playback mode.
3
Press the
button until Lock is highlighted in
orange, then press the SEL button to view the Lock
menu:
4
Press the
or
or Unlock All.
2
Unlocking Photos
After you have locked some of your pictures, you can unlock
selected photos or all the photos in the camera.
Make sure the camera dial is set to Play, then follow these
steps to unlock pictures:
1
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu, then press the SEL button to display the
menu options:
button to choose Select Photo
◗
If you want to unlock just one or some of the locked
photos, choose Select Photo. Then continue with
step 5.
◗
If you want to unlock all the locked photos, choose
Unlock All. Then press the SEL button. A message
appears asking you to confirm that you want to
unlock all the photos. Press the SEL button to
unlock the photos. Then press the ESC button
until you return to normal playback mode.
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A
B
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5
6
Press the SEL button, then press the
or
button
to move through the images in the camera until the
photo you want to unlock appears on the screen.
8
Press the SEL button to unlock the images.
9
Press ESC until you return to normal playback mode.
Press the SEL button. The lock icon disappears from the
screen. If you want to unlock other photos at the same
time, use the
or
button to display them, then
press the SEL button to select them.
Playing Back Pictures on TV
You can display your pictures on a regular television
or VCR by using the video cable that came with your
PhotoPC 750Z.
NOTE
TIP
To cancel the selection of a photo, press the SEL button
You can videotape your pictures to share them without using a
again.
computer. After you connect the camera to your VCR, press the
When you have selected all the photos you want to
unlock, press the ESC button. The following message
appears:
Slide Show.
Record button on the VCR and set the camera’s LCD screen to
7
Follow these steps to play back your pictures on TV:
1
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Make sure the camera and TV (and VCR) are turned off.
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2
Open the camera’s connector cover and connect the
black end of the video cable to the Video Out port as
shown:
3
Connect the yellow end of the cable to the VIDEO IN
port on the television or VCR:
4
Turn on the TV (and VCR) and switch to the correct
video mode.
2
A
B
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5
Turn the camera dial to Play. The last picture you took
appears on the TV screen. You can use all of the
camera’s playback features when your pictures are
displayed on TV.
NOTE
Using the optional AC adapter is highly recommended when you
play back your pictures on a TV. See page A-1 for instructions and
ordering information.
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3
Getting Photos Into Applications and
Documents
P
hotoPC 750Z provides several methods for getting
your pictures into applications and projects. You can
drag and drop a picture from an Image Expert album into a
document or presentation. You can also import an image
into your application, or copy and paste it. You can use the
Camio™ Viewer to drag a picture directly from the camera
and drop it into your project. This chapter describes the
following:
3
NOTE
Although most of the instructions and illustrations in this chapter
apply to Windows 95 or Windows 98, you can follow the same
steps on a Macintosh or a different version of Windows.
Getting Images Into TWAIN
Applications
◗
Getting images into TWAIN applications
◗
Getting images that you can import
If you use Photoshop or other TWAIN-compliant
applications, you can transfer your pictures directly into your
program from the camera. Follow these steps:
◗
Importing images into documents
1
Start your application.
◗
Getting images with copy and paste
2
◗
Using drag and drop from an album
Choose Import, then Select TWAIN_32 Source (or
Acquire, then TWAIN Select Source) from the File
◗
Getting images with the Camio Viewer
menu.
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A
B
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3
Choose EPSON PhotoPC 750Z-600 as the TWAIN
source.
4
Choose Import, then TWAIN_32 (or Acquire, then
TWAIN Acquire) from the File menu.
5
The EPSON Photo!2 screen appears, with “thumbnail”
images of your pictures, as shown below.
Click to transfer
your picture(s)
Click if you
need help
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If you see a Setup screen that says The Camera Is Not
Responding, see page 3-5.
6
Select the picture you want and click Get Photos to
transfer the picture. Or, click Select All, and then Get
Photos, to transfer all the pictures.
You can also select a picture and do the following before
you transfer it:
◗
Click View Photo to see a full-size image.
◗
Click one of the rotate buttons to turn the picture
90 degrees.
◗
Click Photo Info to see the capture time and date,
image resolution, and other information.
◗
Click PhotoEnhance to automatically improve
the picture during transfer. (You can select and
enhance all the pictures at once. However, using
this feature will make the transfer take significantly
longer. Not recommended without using the AC
adapter.)
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After transferring, click Erase Photos if you want to
remove the picture(s) from your camera.
8
If necessary, click Close to exit the EPSON Photo!2
screen and return to your application. You see the
picture or pictures in the work area.
You see a screen like the one below. (If you see a Setup
screen that says The Camera Is Not Responding, see
page 3-5.)
3
Click to transfer and
convert picture(s)
Getting Images That You Can Import
Most methods of transferring images from the camera save
your pictures as JPEG files. If your word processor or other
application doesn’t support the JPEG format, you have to
convert the files one by one. Or, you can use the export
feature of EPSON Photo!2 to automatically convert the files
as you transfer them.
Follow these steps to transfer and export your pictures with
EPSON Photo!2:
1
Start your EPSON Photo!2 software. Under
Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0, click
Start, and then point to Programs, PhotoPC 750Z,
EPSON Photo!2.
2
Click the picture you want, or click Select All.
You can also view, rotate, or enhance the picture(s) or
see picture information before you transfer, as described
on page 3-2.
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B
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3
Click the Export Photos button. The Save As dialog
box appears:
Click if you want to
choose a different folder
5
Click if you want to
create a new folder
6
Select the file type from the pull-down menu. You can
choose any of the following formats:
◗
Bitmap (BMP)
◗
JPEG
◗
PCX
◗
PICT (Macintosh only)
Click Save. Your pictures are transferred one by one.
NOTE
You cannot open exported photos in EPSON Photo!2. Use
Image Expert to view and edit the exported images.
Type a name
for your
photo(s)
4
Click to choose
the file type
Click to transfer
and “export”
photos
Type a file name. If you’re transferring more than one
image, the software will add numbers to identify each
one.
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7
Click Erase Photos if you want to remove the pictures
from your camera.
8
Click Close to exit EPSON Photo!2.
You can now insert your exported pictures in documents and
other projects. For instructions, see page 3-6.
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Here are some of the additional things you can do with
EPSON Photo!2:
What To Do If the Camera Is Not
Responding
◗
Select the Folder tab and click Browse to locate and
display pictures you have downloaded. You can then
select a picture and click Upload Photos to transfer a
picture from your computer to the camera or an
optional memory card. See Chapter 7 for more
information.
When you try to acquire pictures from the camera or start
the EPSON Photo!2 application, you may see a screen with
the following message:
◗
Select the Controls tab to change camera settings or
view a live preview and take pictures from your
computer. See page 6-4 for more information.
◗
Set the camera’s date and time from the Setup tab, or
change your computer connection settings. See page 6-8
for more information.
3
Follow these steps to fix your camera connection:
1
Make sure the camera is turned on and has not shut off
automatically. If it has, turn the camera dial Off and
then back On.
A
B
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2
Check the cable and make sure the connections are
secure. Make sure the pins inside the connector are not
bent.
7
3
Make sure your batteries have enough power, or your
AC adapter is connected.
Importing Images Into Documents
4
Click Test Connection. If you see the same screen,
continue with step 5.
5
Select another port if necessary. In most cases, it is best
to leave the Port setting at Auto because EPSON
Photo!2 can detect the camera connection automatically.
6
Click Test Connection again. If you still don’t see
your pictures, see Chapter 10 for more troubleshooting
tips.
Once your pictures are transferred and saved on your hard
drive, you can import them into your applications. You may
need to convert your images if you didn’t export them from
the camera (as explained on page 3-3) and your application
can’t import JPEG files. Or, you can use the Save As feature
of Image Expert to convert image files.
If you have a serial device connected to one port and an
internal modem on the other, you can try COM3 or
COM4.
NOTE
Select a slower speed. EPSON Photo!2 automatically
chooses the fastest speed that works with your system.
This may actually be too fast for the configuration of
your port. Try setting the speed to 57600. You may
need to experiment to choose the best speed.
Follow these steps to import a PhotoPC 750Z picture into
your document:
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Your picture may display poor image quality after you import it.
However, in most cases it will print correctly.
1
Start your application.
2
Open the document where you want to use the picture.
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3
Select the point where you want to place your picture.
4
Select Picture from the Insert menu. (In some
applications you may need to select a different
command, such as Import Picture, which is usually in
6
Click OK (or Insert, Import, or whatever command
your application uses) to insert your picture. The picture
appears in your document.
3
the File or Insert menu.)
An Insert Picture dialog box appears:
A
5
Locate and select the image you want to insert. In some
B
applications you can see a preview of your picture.
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NOTE
In some applications, you can add a frame around the picture if
you want to move it around on the page or resize it. In other
applications, you create a frame first, and then place the picture in
it. For instructions, see your application’s online help or
documentation.
Getting Images With Copy and Paste
You can use this method to place a picture in just about any
type of document or project. Follow these steps:
Using Drag and Drop From an Album
(Not Available in All Operating
Systems)
Once you have transferred your pictures into albums, you
can easily drag and drop them into documents or other
projects.
NOTE
Dragging and dropping an image into a document works only with
OLE-2.0-compliant applications, such as Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, WordPerfect, or Lotus SmartSuite. Depending
1
Open your picture in Image Expert.
on how well your application supports OLE 2.0, your images may
2
Click the Copy button or select Copy from the Edit
menu.
import them.
3
Start your word processor or other application.
Follow these steps:
4
Open the document where you want to use the picture.
1
Start Image Expert as described in Chapter 4.
5
Choose Paste (or Paste Special) from the Edit menu.
2
Click View Pictures from an Existing Album.
A copy of the picture appears in your document.
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not look as good when you drag and drop them as when you
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Or, from the Image Expert screen, click the
Open Album button
or select Open Album from
the File menu. You see a dialog box like the following:
3
Locate the album you want and double-click the album
name to open it.
4
Start your word processor or other application.
5
Open the document where you want to use the picture.
You should have both the Image Expert album and the
document displayed on your screen, as shown:
6
Click the image you want.
7
While holding down the mouse button, drag the image
to the location where you want it in your document.
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3
A
B
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8
Release the mouse button. The picture appears in your
document.
If you want to edit or modify the picture, just double-click it
to bring up the Image Expert menus and toolbar. (See
Chapter 5 for more information on editing images.)
First you need to connect the camera to your computer as
described in Chapter 4. Then follow these steps:
1
Double-click the camera icon
your Windows Taskbar.
on the right end of
You see the Camio Viewer Startup Options dialog box:
Getting Images With the Camio
Viewer (Windows 95, Windows 98,
and Windows NT 4.0)
The Camio Viewer, which runs under Windows 95,
Windows 98, or Windows NT4.0, is a quick and easy way to
get pictures from the camera. You can transfer all the images
to your computer, or just display the pictures in the camera.
Then you can drag a picture directly into a presentation or
document.
NOTE
Dragging and dropping an image with the Camio Viewer works
only with OLE-2.0-compliant applications running under
Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0.
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2
If you are trying to access the images on your camera,
select Connect Via Serial Port. If you are using a PC
card slot, select Connect Via PC Card.
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3
Choose one of the following options:
◗
View images in the Camera/PC Card
Displays a filmstrip of your pictures. You can then
select an image to drag and drop into a document or
presentation. (The image will be embedded in your
document, and will not be available as a separate
file.)
◗
Dragging and Dropping a Picture Into a
Document
Follow these steps if you chose View images in the
Camera:
1
3
Click OK. Your pictures appear in a strip of thumbnail
images:
Copy all images from the Camera/PC Card to
the Computer
Transfers your pictures to an album (folder) on your
hard disk drive. You can then select an image to
drag and drop.
◗
Copy all images and delete them from the
Camera/PC Card
Transfers your pictures to an album (folder) on your
hard disk drive and deletes them from the camera.
You can then select an image to drag and drop.
4
Continue with the steps in one of the following sections,
depending on the option you chose in step 3.
A
2
Open the application and document where you want to
use the picture.
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B
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3
Click the picture you want to use. Without releasing the
mouse button, drag the picture to your document.
When your pointer is over the location where you want
the picture to appear, release the mouse button. The
picture is downloaded from the camera, and it appears
in your document.
If you want to edit or modify the picture, just doubleclick it to bring up the Image Expert menus and toolbar.
(Click your document outside the picture to return to
the normal view.) For more information about the
Camio Viewer, choose Quick Tour from the Image
Expert Help menu.
NOTE
When you drag and drop with the Camio Viewer, your picture is
not saved as a separate image file on your hard drive. You have to
transfer your image first if you want it to be available as a
separate image file.
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Transferring Images Before Placing Them
Follow these steps if you chose Copy all images or Copy
all images and delete them:
1
Click OK to copy your pictures to an album named with
the current date. Or, type a new name for the album and
click OK. Your pictures are transferred one by one. They
appear in a strip of thumbnail images, as shown on the
previous page.
2
Follow steps 2 and 3 in the previous section to drag and
drop a picture into a document or other project.
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6.
8
4
Working With Photos and Albums
4
Y
ou can use Image Expert albums to organize and display
your pictures. You can print using dozens of predefined
layouts. On Windows systems, you can also record sounds
for each image, copy an album to diskette, use your images as
wallpaper, and more. This chapter covers the following:
◗
Using albums
◗
Printing an image or album
◗
Adding sound to an image
◗
Adding annotations
◗
Displaying albums as slide shows
◗
Using an album as a screen saver
◗
Setting an image as wallpaper
◗
Copying to diskette or Zip™ disk
◗
Sending pictures and sound by e-mail
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B
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Using Albums
If you want to create a new album, click the
Image Expert albums provide a convenient way to access and
New Album button
view your pictures. Here are some of the things you can do
the File menu.
or select New Album from
with albums:
◗
Organize pictures in albums
◗
Rename a picture
◗
View picture information
Organizing Pictures in Albums
existing
album
new
album
Although Image Expert initially sorts your pictures by date,
you can easily drag and drop images between albums to
organize them by subject matter or in any way you want.
Follow these steps to copy or move images from one album
to another:
1
Open the album you want to copy the images to and the
album where the pictures are located.
2
Hold down the Ctrl (Option on Macintosh) or Shift
key to select multiple images.
3
To copy or move images, click inside one of the selected
images and hold down the mouse button.
4
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Select the image or images you want to move or copy.
Drag the image(s) to the other album.
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5
When the second album is highlighted, let go of the
mouse button.
The images are copied to the album. You can sort the
pictures and save or rename the new album.
Renaming a Picture
You can easily rename a picture displayed in an album.
Follow these steps:
3
Viewing Picture Information
Click the picture to select it.
2
Double-click the name that appears above the picture.
4
You can display information about any image file and the
camera settings that were used to capture it. Follow these
steps:
1
1
Type in the new name and press Enter or click outside
of the name area. The new name appears above the
picture and is saved.
Click the picture to select it or double-click it to open
the image.
The name is highlighted.
Double-click here to
change a picture’s name
A
B
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2
Click the Properties button
or select Properties
3
from the Image menu. You see information like the
following:
Click the Camera Settings tab to display information
like the following:
4
Click another image to view its information, or close the
Properties box.
Printing an Image or Album
Image Expert offers many choices for printing an individual
picture or album with titles, labels, or any text you want to
add. You can print an image at full size (one per page) or
choose the number of prints per sheet of paper. You can also
specify a size or print combinations with standard sizes for
framing.
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The image in the center of the screen shows you a
preview of your printout.
Follow these steps to print:
1
Open the image or album you want to print.
2
Click the Print Layout button
Layout from the file menu.
or choose Print
3
The Print Layout window appears:
Click to display next
or previous page
Click to display list
of sizes and layouts
Click to adjust
margins
4
Follow the instructions in the sections below to adjust
printer settings, choose your layout style, select album
images, add text, and adjust the printed area for your
images.
4
When you’re finished designing your layout, click the
Print button
to print out your picture(s).
NOTE
To print from Windows NT 3.51, click the Page Setup button or
choose Page Setup from the File menu. You can add a title or
footer to your page and print a contact sheet or select the number
of images per page for albums. However, you can’t choose layout
styles or use the other features described in this section.
Choosing the Layout Style
You can choose portrait or landscape orientation and select
from a variety of layouts.
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B
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4
Follow these steps:
1
Click the Print Setup button
page. If you need a custom size, choose Custom Size.
You can then enter exact dimensions for your picture or
if you need to select
your printer or paper size. Otherwise, all layouts are set
up for a standard letter-size sheet.
2
In Windows, click the Portrait button
Landscape button
to change the orientation of the
page.
3
When the preview shows the layout you want, you can
or follow the instructions in
click the Print button
the next sections to add text or make other adjustments
to your printout.
Click the down arrow next to the size box to display the
drop-down list of sizes and layout choices:
When you’re
printing an
album, you
can choose
from two
types of
contact
sheets.
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size it interactively in the layout window.
5
or
Choose the size and number of images you want per
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Adding Text
If you want to have image labels or page headers or footers
printed with your pictures, follow these steps:
1
Click the Edit Text button
dialog box appears:
Click Change Font to set the font size, style, color, and
so on for your header, footer, or labels.
4
Click Insert Special Item to choose one of the
following for your header, footer, or labels (only some of
the choices are available for each):
. The Change Print Text
Type here if you want your text centered
under the picture or on the page.
Otherwise, type it in the Left or Right box.
2
3
5
4
When you’re finished designing your text, click OK.
The text is previewed on your layout in the center of the
screen.
Select Page Header, Page Footer, or Image Label,
and then type the text you want to use in the Left,
Center, or Right boxes (depending on how you want it
to display). You can type different text for each box.
A
B
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2
Choosing Album Images
If you’re printing an album, Image Expert uses as many
pages as necessary to print the entire album. If you don’t
want to print all the images, you can choose the ones you
want and position them in your layout. Follow these steps:
1
Click the Pick Images button . Your album appears
in a “filmstrip” on the right side of your screen.
Choose the images you want to print, and drag each one
where you want it to appear in the layout.
You may notice that some images are cropped. If you want to
adjust the cropping, or zoom an image in or out, follow the
instructions in the next section.
Adjusting the Printed Area
You can zoom in on an image, and then move it around to
display just the portion you want. Follow these steps to
adjust the printed area:
1
page layout
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album filmstrip
Double-click the image you want to adjust.
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The other images fade out, and the sizing tools on the
3
left side of the screen become active.
Click the Move tool
and then click on an image to
move it and choose the portion you want to display.
4
sizing
tools
5
Click the Reset Size button
size and layout.
to return to the default
4
When the preview shows the layout you want, you can
click the Print button
to produce your printout.
Adding Sound to an Image
(Windows Only)
If you’re using Windows and your system includes a
microphone and a 16-bit sound card with speakers, you can
2
Click the Zoom In tool
and then click on an image
to enlarge and crop it.
You can also click the Zoom Out tool
your image and display more of it.
add voice or musical annotations to your pictures. Follow
these steps to add sound:
1
Select the image you want to add sound to.
to reduce
A
B
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2
Click the Record button
on the left side of your
screen or select Record Audio from the Annotation
menu to open the Record dialog box:
4
If you like your new recording, click OK. Otherwise,
click Cancel to delete the new recording and exit the
Record window. (You can start over with step 1, if you
want.)
Playing Back Sounds
When you open an image that has audio attached to it
(indicated by a musical note), the audio clip automatically
plays.
3
Select the option you want:
◗
To add sound to an image choose Record New.
◗
To add additional sound to an existing audio clip,
choose Record Additional.
◗
To end your recording, choose Stop.
◗
To listen to your new recording, choose Play New.
◗
To listen to your original recording, choose Play
Original.
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indicates audio
message
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You can also select the image with sound and use the Audio
buttons on the left side of your screen to listen to it:
3
Click and drag to select a section of the audio clip or the
entire clip. You can perform the following operations:
◗
Click the Play button to hear the section you
selected.
stop
◗
Click Cut to remove the section.
record
◗
Click Copy to copy it.
edit
◗
Select another image and click Paste to add the
sound clip to the new image.
play or restart
pause
4
Editing Sounds
You can modify your recorded sounds by cutting or copying
and pasting from one clip to another. Follow these steps:
1
Select an image that has an audio clip.
2
Click the Edit Audio button , or choose Edit Audio
from the Annotation menu. The sound wave window
opens:
NOTE
To adjust recording or playback volume, or modify other features
of your audio system, select System Properties from the Audio
menu. You can also click (or right-click) the sound icon on your
Windows task bar. Use the volume control on your speakers to
quickly adjust playback volume.
Deleting Sounds
To delete an audio clip, follow these steps:
1
Select the image with the sound you want to delete.
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B
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2
Select Delete Annotations from the Edit menu. The
following dialog box appears:
3
Click Yes.
3
Draw your highlights, signature, or other additions.
Adding Annotations (Windows Only)
You can draw on your images to highlight specific areas or
add special effects using the annotations feature. You can
choose to have these annotations only show in Image Expert
If you want to change the color or width of the lines,
click the Ink Options button .
or be permanently blended into your picture.
If you want to hide your annotations, click Show Ink in
Follow these steps to add annotations to your image:
the View menu to deselect it.
1
Open the image you want to add the annotation to.
2
Click the Ink button
.
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4
Save your image and click Yes to save your ink changes.
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The annotations don’t appear in other applications or in
printed images. If you want the annotation to be a
permanent part of your image, you can blend it in, as
described in the section below.
Deleting Annotations
If you have not blended the annotation into your image, you
can delete it. Follow these steps to delete the annotation from
your image:
Blending In Annotations
1
Once you blend an annotation into an image, you can’t
change it back, so you may want to save a copy of your
original image. Then follow these steps to permanently blend
in your annotations:
Open the image that has the annotation that you want
to delete.
2
Select Delete Annotations from the Edit menu.
1
Open the image that has the annotations that you want
to make permanent.
2
Select Blend Ink Into Image from the Annotation
menu.
Image Expert displays the progress as the annotation is
merged into your picture.
4
The following dialog box appears:
3
Click Yes.
A
B
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Displaying Albums as Slide Shows
4
If you want to change the appearance of your slide show,
click the Options button. The Slide Show Options
dialog box appears:
5
Set any of the following options and click OK:
With Windows, when you display an album as a slide show,
you can have it play automatically with various transition
effects between images. Follow these steps:
1
Open your album.
2
Click the Slide Show button
or select
Slide Show from the View menu.
The first image appears on your screen with the slide
show controls, as shown:
close
stop
play
3
options
play audio
◗
To stretch your pictures across the whole screen,
click Fit to Screen.
◗
To change the display period for each picture,
change the number in the Seconds Between
Pictures box.
Click the Play button to see the slide show.
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◗
To play the slide show only once, click
2
Continuous Repeat to deselect it.
◗
To hide the titles of your pictures, click Show
Choose Set Screen Saver from the File menu. Image
Expert asks you to confirm your choice.
3
Click Yes.
Titles to deselect it.
◗
Windows will play a slide show of your album whenever
your system is idle.
To turn off the fades and dissolves that play
between pictures, click Show Transition Effects
4
to deselect it.
◗
◗
6
NOTE
To turn off audio clips attached to your images,
The screen saver slide show doesn’t include controls. If you want
click Play Sounds to deselect it.
to change the way your pictures are displayed, you have to use
the screen saver settings in your Control Panel. See your
To hide ink annotations that appear on your
images, click Show Ink to deselect it.
Click the Exit button to stop the slide show.
Using an Album as a Screen Saver
If you’re using Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT,
it’s easy to make your own screen saver with your favorite
Windows documentation or Help system for more information.
Setting an Image as Wallpaper
You can use one of your own pictures as the background for
your desktop. Follow these steps:
1
Open the image you want to use, or select it in an
album.
A
2
Choose Set As Wallpaper (Set Desktop Picture for
B
pictures. Follow these steps:
1
Open the album you want to use.
Macintosh) from the File menu.
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For Macintosh, the image is set as the desktop
You can minimize Image Expert to see your new
background.
wallpaper.
In Windows, the following dialog box appears.
Copying to Diskette or Zip™ Disk
If you’re using Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows
Windows NT 4.0, you can copy albums or individual images
to diskettes or Zip disks. You can also include a player, so
your friends and business associates can view your pictures
on their computers. This makes your images and albums
completely portable.
Click to remove
existing wallpaper.
3
1
Insert a diskette into your diskette drive or a Zip disk
into your Zip drive.
2
Open the album you want to copy.
Choose Center to place your picture in the middle of
the screen or Tile to fill the screen with copies of your
picture.
4
Follow these steps:
If you don’t want to include all of your images, select the
If you want the image to be stretched across the whole
screen, click Resize to fit screen.
images you want to add. To select more than one image,
hold down the Ctrl or Shift key.
5
Click Yes. (If you change your mind, click Remove
Wallpaper.)
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3
Select Save To Floppy from the File menu.
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You see the following dialog box:
NOTE
Depending on the size of your image files, you may be able
to fit only two or three on a diskette. You may want to use
Zip disks or other large-format storage media. Make sure
your diskette (or other storage device) is not write-protected
4
before you try to copy.
7
4
Make sure your diskette drive or Zip drive letter appears
in the Copy images to box.
5
If you want to include a slide show player to view the
pictures, make sure Include Slide Show Player is
checked.
6
If you want to copy the whole album, make sure there is
no check mark next to Selected Images Only.
Click OK to copy your files.
Viewing the Pictures on Diskette or Zip Disk
To run the slide show, double-click the player icon or
player.exe file. The pictures appear on your screen with the
slide show controls, as shown below:
close
stop
play
options
play audio
A
See page 4-14 for instructions on setting slide show options.
B
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Sending Pictures and Sound by
E-mail
2
Choose Send from the file menu. You see the Choose
Profile dialog box on the right.
You can send a picture directly from Image Expert if your
e-mail application complies with the MAPI (messaging
application programming interface) standard (Windows 95,
Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 only). For example, you
can use Inbox or Microsoft Exchange. You need to set up
Microsoft Exchange to work with your Internet service.
Click to configure
your Internet
service for
Microsoft
Exchange.
3
Choose the profile you want to use.
NOTE
Click New if your Internet service has not been set up
to work with Microsoft Exchange. For more
information about setting up Microsoft Exchange, see
your Windows documentation or help system.
If you can’t e-mail pictures directly from Image Expert, you can
always send an e-mail message as you do normally and attach
one or more image and sound files.
Before you start, make sure your modem and Internet service
are working correctly and your e-mail application is
configured. Then follow these steps:
1
Select or open the image(s) you want to send. Some
e-mail systems may limit the number of images you can
send in a single message.
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4
Click OK. Your e-mail application opens, and the
image(s) you selected appear as attachments.
5
Type the e-mail address where you’re sending the
picture(s). You can also type in a subject heading and
message if you want.
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When your e-mail is ready, click whatever button your
application uses to send. The picture(s) are mailed.
Your e-mail application closes, and Image Expert
becomes active again.
4
A
B
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5
Editing Images
Y
ou can edit your images to enhance their appearance,
crop, rotate, and resize them, or create special effects.
This chapter describes the following Image Expert features:
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Viewing and selecting images
◗
Applying Quick Fix
◗
Correcting an image
◗
Cropping an image
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Resizing an image
◗
Rotating and flipping an image
◗
Applying special effects
◗
Creating panoramas
◗
Changing the number of colors
5
A
B
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Viewing and Selecting Images
When your image is displayed in an album, you can rotate it
or do a quick fix. However, to use any other editing features,
you need to open the image by double-clicking it or selecting
Open Image from the File menu.
◗
Click Zoom, and then click anywhere on your image to
enlarge your view. Right click or hold down the control
key and click to zoom out.
◗
Use one of the three selection tools (Select Rectangle,
Select Ellipse, Select Freehand) to isolate a part of
your image before you edit it. Click the tool, then click
and drag on your image to select the portion you want to
work on.
◗
Click Select All to select your entire image or all the
images in an album.
◗
Click Select None to deselect your image or images.
Before you edit your image, you may want to use the Zoom
and selection tools on the left side of your screen.
Zoom
Select Rectangle
Select Ellipse
NOTE
Select Freehand
For more information about any of the editing tools described in
Ink
Ink Options tools, see Chapter 4.
this chapter, use the Help menu. For information on the Ink and
Ink Options
Select All
Select None
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Applying Quick Fix
Correcting an Image
The easiest way to improve your image is to have Image
Expert automatically “correct” it with the Quick Fix
command. You can click the Quick Fix tool
or select
Quick Fix from the Image menu.
To fine-tune an image, click the Corrections tool
or
choose Corrections from the Image menu. You see a
window like the following:
5
If you don’t like the results, simply select Undo Quick Fix
from the Edit menu.
NOTE
If you Quick Fix an image displayed in an album (without opening
it in the Image Expert window), you can’t undo it.
Click and drag to adjust the
division between the original
and edited preview
A
B
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Click the tabs at the top of the screen to make these kinds of
corrections:
◗
Contrast and Brightness
For adjusting the amount of light in your image and the
difference between light and dark areas.
◗
Color
For correcting color casts and adjusting the balance of
cyan (blue), magenta (red), and yellow; and red, green,
and blue in your picture.
◗
◗
The preview window shows your image with the original
view on the left and the corrected image on the right. If you
want to adjust the division between the original and edited
image, click and drag the triangle below the image. You can
also zoom in on your image to see more detail.
◗
For adjusting colors around the “color wheel,” the
strength or purity of color, and the brightness of your
image.
Click Apply to make your changes on the current “tab.”
Your edited image becomes your new original and the
slide indicators move to the center of the range.
◗
Click OK to save the changes you made on all the
Corrections tabs and return to the main screen.
Sharpness
◗
Click Cancel to cancel the changes on the current tab
and return to the main screen.
Hue/Saturation
For emphasizing or de-emphasizing edges and details.
◗
Each dialog box “tab” includes sliders for quickly and easily
correcting your image. Simply move the slide indicator left
or right to make your edit.
Equalization
For increasing and brightening detail in dark areas of
your image.
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Cropping an Image
4
If you change your mind about which part of the image
to crop, simply click anywhere outside the selected area
of the image and repeat step 3.
5
Click the Crop tool
If you want to save only part of your image, use the crop
function to cut out the rest of the image. Follow these steps:
1
Open the image you want to modify.
2
Click one of the selection tools.
3
Click and drag the mouse over the area you want to save.
A dashed border indicates the area you selected.
or choose Crop from the Image
menu. The part of the image that was outside the dashed
line disappears.
5
Resizing an Image
You can resize your image by changing the number of pixels.
This lets you maintain the image’s original resolution or
pixels per inch.
A
B
selected area
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Choose Resize from the Image menu. You see a dialog box
like the following:
Rotating an Image
You can click the Rotate tool
to quickly rotate a picture
to the right. For more options, select Rotate from the Image
menu.
NOTE
This box
changes size
to reflect the
numbers you
enter
If you rotate an image displayed in an album (without opening it in
the Image Expert window), you can’t undo it.
You can choose one of the following:
Type a new number for the width or height. To maintain
your image’s proportions, both numbers change together.
If you want to distort your image, click Preserve Aspect
Ratio to deselect it.
◗
Left (90 degrees counterclockwise)
◗
Right (90 degrees clockwise)
◗
Exact (specify the degree of rotation)
◗
Free (interactive rotation, as described below)
If you want to experiment with rotation, choose Free and
follow these steps:
1
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Click on your image and hold down the mouse. Your
pointer turns into the rotation tool.
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A rectangular outline of your image and an arrow
appear, as shown:
Flipping an Image
You can reverse your image by selecting Flip Horizontal
from the Image menu. This is useful for printing T-shirt
transfers. Select Flip Vertical to turn your image upside
down.
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Applying Special Effects
To transform or distort your images in interesting ways,
choose Effects from the Image menu. You see a dialog box
like the following:
2
Move the pointer to rotate your image.
3
Release the mouse when your picture is at the angle you
want.
A
B
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Click the tabs at the top of the screen to add these effects:
◗
Ripples
For an underwater effect. You can create whirlpool
effects or just a slight distortion.
◗
Glass blocks
You can change the number and size of the blocks.
◗
Click Apply to make your changes on the current “tab.”
Your distorted image becomes your new original and the
slide indicators move to the center of the range.
◗
Click OK to save the changes you made on all the Effects
tabs and return to the main workspace.
◗
Click Cancel to cancel the changes on the current tab
and return to the main workspace.
Fisheye
To distort the center of the image, as if looking through
a glass ball.
◗
◗
Edges
To sharpen edges. You can also blend the image into a
light or dark background.
◗
The preview window shows your image with the original
view on the left and the distorted image on the right. If you
want to adjust the division between the original and filtered
image, click and drag the triangle below the image. You can
also zoom in on your image to see more detail.
Invert
To create a negative of your image or to “solarize” it.
Each dialog box “tab” includes sliders for applying the effect.
Slide the indicator to the right to increase the distortion. You
can combine several filters for even more unusual effects.
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Creating Panoramas
You can use Image Expert to “stitch” individual photos into
a 360° panorama. You can also create vertical stitches for tall
objects.
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Picture-Taking Tips
Use a tripod if possible. If you don’t have a tripod, take
pictures by placing the camera on a flat surface or try keeping
the camera level and near your face (use the viewfinder).
See the Image Expert Quick Tour for some good examples of
stitches and additional tips.
Stitching Images
Follow these steps to stitch your panoramic images:
Take pictures in Super Fine mode
for best results. Don’t
use the digital panorama mode; this crops the top and
bottom from the images.
1
Open the album that has the images you want to stitch.
2
Select Stitch from the Image menu.
Take pictures that overlap by about 50% to ensure that you
get accurate detail in your final image.
5
You see the Stitch window:
Make sure the exposure for all your pictures is consistent.
Slight differences can cause inconsistent coloring in the
panorama.
Make sure you are at least 15 feet away from your subject
and keep the zoom level the same for all images.
Take pictures of scenes that have a variety of detail and color.
Scenes composed largely of one color or pattern produce
poor results.
A
3
Drag the pictures that you want to stitch together into
the window, placing each where you want it to appear in
the final image.
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5
You can use any of the following options for your stitch:
◗
To remove an image, click the Remove button
◗
For panoramas that are narrow to medium in width
or tall, vertical images, click the Perspective
Projection button
.
◗
For wider panoramas, click the Cylindrical
Projection button
.
◗
For images that are aligned correctly but vary in
brightness, click the Smooth Blend button
.
◗
For images that are not lined up perfectly and need
advanced blending, click the Sharp Blend
button
.
◗
Select an Output Size from the drop-down menu.
(The larger the output size, the longer it takes to
stitch.)
When you are finished setting up your panorama, click
the Stitch button
.
You see the progress as your image is stitched.
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When the stitch is complete, you see a screen with a crop
rectangle around your stitched image.
.
6
If you want, adjust the cropping area by clicking outside
the selected area and selecting a new area. When you
have the area you want selected, click the crop
button
to crop your final image.
If you have problems with the results of your stitch, see the
troubleshooting section below.
Troubleshooting Panoramas
Check the following problems and solutions if you are
having trouble with your panoramas.
Your final stitch is blurry.
◗
Try using sharp blending for a sharper stitch.
The exposure is inconsistent in the panorama.
◗
Try using smooth blending.
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Your image seems to have parts out of place.
◗
◗
If there is movement in the scene, especially at a critical
place of overlap, it may not be possible to determine
how the photos should fit together.
Try using cylindrical projection.
Images are not stitched together well.
◗
Make sure you have enough overlap between images
(50% is recommended).
◗
Be careful that the camera does not move or tilt to
different angles between shots.
◗
Try holding the camera right next to your eye, instead of
away from you, or there may be too much camera
movement.
◗
Make sure you are far enough from your subject. If you
are less than 15 feet away from your subject, or if there
are close objects in any of the images, the images will be
stitched incorrectly.
Check your arrangement on the grid. You may need to
rearrange your images.
The images edges have a “bow-tie” effect.
◗
◗
Take pictures of scenery that has enough detail. If there
is not enough detail in the image (like a scene with a
nondescript grassy field or plain blue sky) there may not
be enough information to match up corresponding
images.
◗
5
Make sure your zoom level is consistent for all the
images. If any of the images in a scene have different
zoom levels, the images can’t be stitched together.
There are overlap errors or ghost images.
◗
Try using sharp blending to remove some of these flaws.
◗
Remove any photos that don’t fit well with the others.
Stitching fails completely.
◗
A stitch may fail completely if the source images do not
fit together correctly, the exposure varies drastically, or a
fisheye lens (or other distorting lens) is used to take
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B
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pictures. If this happens, try taking a new set of pictures,
making sure to follow all the picture-taking tips
mentioned on page 5-9.
NOTE
Unlike the other editing options, changing the number of colors
applies to the whole image. You can’t change the number of
colors for a selected area only.
Changing the Number of Colors
To convert the color format of your image, select Number
of Colors from the Image menu. You can choose from the
following:
◗
24 Bit (Millions of Colors)
The way your images are originally captured.
◗
8 Bit (256 Colors)
For low-resolution display systems or certain types of
software.
◗
Grayscale (256 Shades of Gray)
For printing in black and white.
If you save your image as 8 Bit or Grayscale, you cannot
switch back to 24 Bit color.
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6
Using Custom and Advanced Features
W
hen the camera is connected to your computer,
you can take pictures with a live preview on your
computer screen to help you frame each shot. You can also
set the camera’s clock and adjust a number of other settings
from your computer. To change the power-saving mode
(so your camera remains on after you take a picture with the
LCD screen) and further customize your camera’s operation,
you can use the Camera Settings menus on the LCD screen.
This chapter covers the following:
◗
Taking pictures from your computer
◗
Adjusting camera settings from your computer
◗
Customizing settings with the LCD screen
NOTE
You can use either Image Expert or EPSON Photo!2 to take
pictures from your computer, adjust camera settings, and transfer
6
images. PhotoPC 750Z allows you to choose the application that
best meets your needs and preferences.
Taking Pictures From Your Computer
With Image Expert
When you connect the camera and take pictures from your
computer, you see a live preview of each shot before you
capture it. You can control all the camera settings from your
computer, and even set the shutter speed.
A
B
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You see a dialog box like the following:
NOTE
If you have the optional AC adapter, you can save on batteries by
using it when you connect the camera to your computer. The AC
adapter should be available where you bought your
Click to
capture the
image you
see.
PhotoPC 750Z, or you can order it from EPSON Accessories. See
page A-1 for more information.
Follow these steps to take pictures from your computer:
1
Connect the camera to your computer as described in
Getting Started.
2
Position the camera facing the subject. Using a tripod
will give you the most control when setting up your
shots. See page A-2 for instructions.
3
Turn on both your camera and your computer system.
4
Start Image Expert as described in Getting Started.
5
Click the Camera Controls button
Controls from the Camera menu.
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or choose
Click to erase
images in the
camera.
NOTE
The camera’s auto shut-off feature remains in effect when
the camera is connected to your computer, but the camera
shuts off after 5 minutes of inactivity. To turn the camera
back on, close the lens cover and then open it again.
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Click Continuous Update to activate the live preview
feature. The image you see is updated every 8 to 10
seconds, depending on your connection speed. You may
need to move the camera or your subject until you see
the image you want to capture.
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When your shot is ready, click Take Picture. The
image is captured and processed.
8
Click Close when you’re finished taking pictures from
your computer.
The colors in your live preview image may appear pale
and washed-out. This will not affect the colors in your
actual photograph.
NOTE
The live preview feature quickly drains your batteries. Make sure
you turn it off as soon as you’re finished, or use the optional AC
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adapter.
You can click the Flash and Resolution buttons on the
screen to adjust these settings just as you would by using
the buttons on the camera. For more information, see
Chapter 1.
Using the Self Timer
You can use this feature to have your computer take a picture
automatically, after a delay period that you can set. This
allows you to take self-portraits and other specialized shots.
NOTE
When the camera is connected to your computer, you can’t
use any of the control buttons or the shutter button on the
A
camera. You can operate these features only through your
computer.
B
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Follow these steps:
1
Click Self Timer. You see the following dialog box:
2
Enter a number for the delay period you want to use.
You can set up to a 120-second delay.
3
Click Start/Stop to start the countdown and take the
picture. The red timer light on the camera remains on
for the delay period you entered. Then the light flashes
rapidly for 2 seconds and the shutter is released.
The camera beeps and processes your picture.
Setting the Shutter Speed
Most of the time, PhotoPC 750Z adjusts the shutter speed
automatically. However, when you take pictures from your
computer, you can adjust the speed manually. This lets you
use special lighting effects and even take “stop-action”
photos.
On the Camera Controls window, click the arrow and select
the speed you want from the drop-down list. When you
change the speed, Image Expert remembers what you chose
the next time you connect the camera.
Taking Pictures With EPSON Photo!2
You can use your EPSON Photo!2 application to take
pictures from your computer, in the same way as Image
Expert.
First, follow steps 1 through 3 on page 6-2. Then follow
these steps:
1
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Start EPSON Photo!2 as described on page 3-3.
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2
Click the Controls tab. You see a dialog box like the
following:
You can click the Mode, Flash, Self Timer, and
Macro buttons on the screen to adjust these settings just
as you would by using the buttons on the camera. For
more information, see Chapter 1 and Getting Started.
4
When your shot is ready, click Take a Picture. The
image is captured and processed.
5
Click Close when you’re finished taking pictures from
your computer.
6
The Auto-Stop Timer shuts off live preview after one minute
to save battery power. You can set the timer from 30 seconds
to 5 minutes.
3
Click Start to display the live preview.
The colors in your live preview image may appear pale
and washed-out. This will not affect the colors in your
actual photograph.
A
B
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Adjusting Camera Settings From
Your Computer
3
You can use either Image Expert or EPSON Photo!2 to
4
change the following camera settings:
◗
Time
◗
Date
◗
Power down time (Auto Shutoff)
◗
Camera ID
◗
Connection Port
◗
Connection Speed
Start Image Expert an described in Getting Started and
click the View Images button
.
Click the Camera Properties button
to display the
Camera Properties dialog box, as shown below:
Changing Settings With Image Expert
In Image Expert, you can change settings when you are
viewing pictures in the camera. Follow these steps:
1
Connect the camera to your computer as described in
Getting Started.
◗
Enter a new Description to change the default. This
might be useful if you have more than one camera
and you want to record its Description in your
picture data.
2
Turn on both your camera and your computer system.
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◗
◗
◗
Type in the Computer Time and Camera Time
Select another port if you want to change your
boxes to change the time and date of either one. Or,
click Set Camera to Computer Time to
connection. In most cases, it is best to leave the
Port setting at Auto because Image Expert can
automatically synchronize your camera to your
computer.
detect the camera connection automatically.
◗
You can check the Camera ID and Firmware
version in the Manufacturer Infromation.
Select a different communication speed. Image
Expert automatically chooses the fastest speed that
works with your system. This may actually be too
5
Click OK to return to the View Images window.
fast for the configuration of your port. You may
need to experiment to choose the best speed. (See
6
If you want to adjust your port settings, click the
Camera Connection button . You see the
your Windows Help or Documentation to change
6
the port speed for your computer.)
Connection dialog box:
7
Click OK to return to the View Images window.
A
B
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Changing Settings With EPSON Photo!2
◗
Select another port if you want to change your
connection. In most cases, it is best to leave the Port
setting at Auto because EPSON Photo!2 can detect the
camera connection automatically.
◗
Select a different communication speed. EPSON
Photo!2 automatically chooses the fastest speed that
works with your system. This may actually be too fast
for the configuration of your port. You may need to
experiment to choose the best speed.
◗
Click Test Connection to make sure your new settings
work with your system.
◗
Click the Set Time button to change the camera’s time
and date settings.
When you’re using your camera with EPSON Photo!2, you
can click the Setup tab to display the following dialog box:
You can change the Computer Connection settings as
described on the following page and then click the Test
Connection button.
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You see a dialog box like the following:
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Enter new values for the settings, or click Copy from
Computer to have your camera automatically
synchronized to your computer. Click OK to return to
the Setup dialog box.
◗
◗
Enter a new Auto Shut-off Time if you want to
change this setting (not available on Macintosh). This is
the idle period after which the camera turns off
automatically when it is not connected to your
computer. (If you set a power-down time in
Image Expert, it overrides the auto shut-off time setting
in EPSON Photo!2.)
Enter a new Camera ID if you want to change the
default. This might be useful if you have more than one
camera and you want to be able to have its ID recorded
in your picture data.
Customizing Settings With the LCD
Screen
In addition to using your computer to customize
camera settings, you can use the LCD screen
Settings menu. This lets you change the power mode so your
camera remains on after you capture a picture with the LCD
screen. You can also set the camera’s date and time, turn the
alert beep off, and adjust the LCD brightness level.
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Follow these steps to access the Settings menu:
1
Rotate the camera dial to Play or View.
2
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
3
Press the
menu:
or
button until you see the Settings
A
B
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4
Follow the instructions below for the settings you want
to change.
3
Press SEL again to choose the portion of the time or
date you want to adjust. The selected item turns red.
5
When you’re finished adjusting settings, press the ESC
button to return to normal playback mode.
4
Press the
button to increase the number, or the
button to decrease the number, until the item you
want to adjust is correct. Then press SEL to move to the
next item (or ESC to move to the previous).
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the date and time are correctly
adjusted and saved. Press the SEL button again to return
to the Camera Settings menu.
Setting the Camera Clock
Follow these steps to set the date (year, month, day) and the
time (hour and minute).
1
With the Settings menu selected, press the SEL button.
Icons for each setting appear on the screen, with the
clock icon highlighted in orange:
NOTE
You need to reset the time and date whenever you replace the
camera’s batteries. In this case, you can enter the clock setting
mode directly rather than going through the Camera Settings
menu. See Getting Started for instructions.
2
Press SEL to enter the clock setting mode.
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Setting the Alert Beep
Setting the LCD Brightness
The camera’s alert beep lets you know when an image has
been captured. To turn the beep on or off, follow these steps:
To adjust the brightness of the screen, follow these steps:
1
With the Settings menu selected, press the SEL button.
Icons for each setting appear on the screen, as shown on
page 6-11.
2
Press the
button until the brightness icon
highlighted in orange.
With the Settings menu selected, press the SEL button.
Icons for each setting appear on the screen:
2
Press the
3
Press the SEL button to select On or Off. The current
selection is highlighted. When you turn the setting on,
you hear the camera beep.
4
1
button to select the beep setting icon
.
is
3
Press the SEL button again.
4
Press the
brightness.
5
When you’re finished adjusting the screen brightness,
press the SEL or ESC button to save your setting and
return to the Settings menu.
or
6
buttons to adjust the screen
A
Press the ESC button to save your setting and return to
the Settings menu.
B
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Setting the Power Mode
Setting the Language
Your camera is set at the factory to the “Normal” power
mode. This means that the camera remains on after you take
a picture with the LCD screen. You can change the power
setting to “Save” if you want the camera to shut off
automatically after you take a picture with the screen. Follow
these steps:
You can choose from two languages for information
displayed on the LCD screen. Make sure the camera dial is
turned to Play and follow these steps to select English:
1
1
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
2
Press the
menu:
With the Settings menu selected, press the SEL button.
Icons for each setting appear on the screen, as shown on
page 6-11.
Press the
highlighted.
button until the power icon
or
button until you see the Language
is
2
Press the SEL button to choose Save or Norm.
3
Press the SEL button until ENG (English) is
highlighted.
3
Press the ESC button to save your setting and return to
View or Playback mode.
4
Press the ESC button to save your selection.
5
Turn the camera dial to Off.
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Using Your Camera for Presentations
Y
ou can connect your camera to a multimedia projector
or television and show not just photos, but also text and
graphics. The EPSON Photo File Uploader lets you transfer
images from your computer to your camera. Anything you
can display on your computer screen can be captured,
converted, and uploaded. You can create and show a
presentation without printing overhead transparencies or
slides, and without a laptop computer.
This chapter explains the entire process, including the
following:
Uploading Images to the Camera
The EPSON Photo File Uploader software allows you to
convert any image or presentation slide to the EPSON Photo
file format and upload it to your camera or a CompactFlash
storage card in your computer’s PCMCIA drive.
You can upload images in 640 × 480 pixel, 1280 × 960 pixel,
or 1280 × 480 pixel sizes. EPSON Photo File Uploader
automatically converts images from their original size to
whichever of these sizes you choose.
Uploading images to the camera
NOTE
◗
Converting presentations
areas that have been cropped out.
◗
Projecting your presentation
◗
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Images that have been cropped will display black strips in the
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Uploading Existing Images From Your
Windows PC
NOTE
If you want to upload images from a network drive, you may
Before you start, make sure the camera is connected to your
computer, and the computer is on and the camera dial is
need to map the drive before opening the EPSON Photo File
turned to Play. Then follow these steps:
documentation for more information.
1
Uploader software. See your Windows Help utility or
Start the EPSON Photo File Uploader program. In
Windows 95 or Windows 98, click Start, and then
point to Programs, PhotoPC 750Z, Photo File
Uploader. You see a screen like the one on the right.
2
Use the Drive and Folder lists to locate the folder
containing the images you want to upload. Double-click
the folder to select it.
The images in the folder are listed in the File Name
box.
Check this box for helpful information.
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3
Select the format of the images you want to upload from
the File Type list.
4
Select the images you want to upload in the File Name
list. Then click the –> button. If you want to upload all
the images in the list at once, click the >> button.
As you select files, they appear in the Selected Files
List in the order they will be uploaded, as shown on the
right. This determines the sequence in which you can
display the images.
◗
To rearrange the uploading (and display) order,
select the image you want to reorder, then click the
↑ or ↓ sort arrow.
◗
If you want to change your selection, click the <–
button to remove selected files or click the <<
button to remove all the files from the Selected
Files List.
◗
If you want to preview a selected image and confirm
its size, click the Preview checkbox.
5
For each file in the Selected Files List, choose an
image size from the Image Size box. The File Uploader
resizes your files during the transfer process.
If you want to save copies of the converted files on your
computer, click the Save file to checkbox. Click
Browse, then select the folder where you want to save
the files. Click OK. The folder you selected is displayed
to the right of the Browse button.
7
size of
previewed
image in
pixels
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6
Click the Select Camera button, choose your camera,
and click Select.
7
Click Start to start uploading the images. EPSON
Photo!2 opens and displays the images you selected:
8
Click Select All to select all the images, or select
individual images by clicking the thumbnails in the
image selection window.
9
Click Upload/Copy.
The Upload Photos dialog box appears:
10 Click Upload into the Camera to upload the images
Depending on the number of images, you may have to
wait a minute or so for EPSON Photo!2 to open.
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to your camera, or click Copy to a Compact Flash
Memory Card to upload to a storage card installed in
your computer’s PCMCIA drive; then click OK. The
images are uploaded to the destination you selected.
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The images are uploaded to the destination you selected.
If you clicked the Save file to checkbox in step 5, the
converted images are also saved to the folder you
specified.
If you want to preview a selected image and confirm its
size, click the Preview checkbox. It takes a few seconds
longer to select images with previews displayed.
Uploading Images From Your Macintosh
Follow these steps to upload images to your camera from
your Macintosh:
1
Make sure the camera is connected to the computer, and
that the computer is turned on and the camera dial is
turned to Play.
2
Double-click the EPSON Photo File Uploader icon.
The EPSON Photo File Uploader window opens, as
shown on the right.
3
Click Add. The Select Files dialog box appears.
4
Double-click the folder containing the images you want
to upload, then select each file you want to upload and
click Select.
7
size of
previewed
image
Check here for helpful information.
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5
6
When you finish selecting image files, click Done to
close the Select Files dialog box. The selected images
appear in the Selected File List in the order they will
be uploaded. This determines the sequence in which you
can display the images.
◗
To rearrange the uploading order, select the image
you want to reorder, then click Up or Down.
◗
To remove files from this list, select the file(s) and
click Remove.
7
Click the Select Camera button, choose your camera,
and click Select.
8
Click Upload. A window opens to show you the
progress of the file conversion. Then EPSON Photo!2
opens and displays the images you selected:
9
Click Select All to select all the images, or select
individual images by clicking the thumbnails in the
image selection window.
For each file in the Selected File List, select an image
size from the Image Size box. The File Uploader will
resize your files during the transfer process.
If you want to save copies of the converted files on your
computer, click the Save file to checkbox before
uploading the photos. Click Browse, then select the
folder where you want to save the files. Click OK.
The folder you selected is displayed to the right of the
Browse button.
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10 Click Upload. The Upload/Copy Photos dialog box
appears.
Converting Presentations
If you want to upload a presentation or document that is not
saved as a standard image file, you can make a “screen
capture” of your computer desktop with the file open. This
lets you turn any document or presentation into a series of
image files that you can convert and upload to the camera or
to a storage card.
NOTE
If you want to upload a PowerPoint presentation, you don’t need
7
to use this conversion procedure. You can save the slides as JPG
11 Click Camera to upload the images to your camera, or
click CompactFlash Memory Card to upload to a
CompactFlash storage card installed in the PCMCIA
drive of your Macintosh; then click OK. The images are
uploaded to the destination you selected.
If you clicked Save file to in step 5, the converted
images are also saved to the folder you specified.
files in PowerPoint, and then upload them into the camera.
Choose Save As from the PowerPoint File menu and choose
JPEG File Interchange Format as the file type.
Windows users can make screen captures from within the
EPSON Photo File Uploader utility; Macintosh users need
to use the standard Macintosh screen capture function.
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Capturing Windows Screens
Before you start, make sure the camera is connected to your
computer, and the computer is turned on and the camera
dial is turned to Play. Then follow these steps:
1
Start the EPSON Photo File Uploader program as
described on page 7-2. You see the EPSON Photo File
Uploader window, as shown on page 7-2.
2
Click the Screen Capture tab. The Screen Capture
dialog box appears, as shown on the right.
3
Use the Drive and Folder lists to select the folder where
you want to save the screen capture. To create a new
folder for the images, click the New Folder button.
4
Specify the key combination you want to use for screen
captures in the Hot Key setting box. Click the ALT,
CTRL, or SHIFT checkbox, then select a function key
from the hot key list. The default hot key is F5.
Set key combination to use for capturing screens.
Set the drive and folder for saving screen captures.
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5
6
Click Start to activate the key combination. When the
key combination is activated, the Start button changes
to a Stop button. The key combination remains active
only for the current session. To deactivate the hot key
combination, press the Stop button.
8
When you’re finished, close your application and click
the Stop button on the Screen Capture dialog box. The
key combination you selected is erased.
Start your application and open the file to the page or
image you want to capture.
If you want to upload your screen captures to the camera
right away, click the Upload To Camera tab. The screen
capture files appear in the File Name list. Then follow the
uploading instructions starting with step 4 on page 7-3.
NOTE
TIP
The entire screen is captured, not just the active window.
Presentations using large fonts (at least 18 point) work best.
7
Make sure you maximize your presentation before you
capture it. If you set your application to “slide show” mode
(or the equivalent) you can capture just the image you want,
without menus and other screen elements.
7
Press the hot key combination you selected.
You can make as many screen captures as you’d like;
simply open each file you want to capture and press your
screen capture key combination again.
Capturing Macintosh Screens
EPSON Photo File Uploader for the Macintosh does not
have a screen capture feature. However, you can make screen
captures using your Macintosh system software, then use
EPSON Photo File Uploader to upload the screen captures
to your camera.
The procedure may be different depending on your
Macintosh. See your computer manual for instructions on
making screen captures.
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Make sure the camera is connected to your Macintosh, the
computer is turned on, and the camera dial is turned to
Play. Then follow these steps:
1
Open the EPSON Photo File Uploader as described on
page 7-8.
2
Start your application and open the file to the image you
want to capture.
You can make as many screen shots as you’d like; simply
repeat this step.
4
When you are finished, close your application.
To upload your screen shots to the camera, click the EPSON
Photo File Uploader window to make it active, then follow
the uploading instructions starting with step 3 on page 7-5.
Projecting Your Presentation
NOTE
The entire desktop is captured, not just the active window.
Make sure you make your document window as large as
You can display the uploaded images on a multimedia
projector, television, or other video output device. Use the
video cable that came with your PhotoPC 750Z.
possible before you capture it. If you set your application to
“slide show” mode (or the equivalent), you can capture just
the image you want, without menus and other screen
elements.
NOTE
Using the optional AC adapter is highly recommended when you
project your presentation. See pages A-1 and A-2 for instructions
3
and ordering information.
Press the Command, Shift, and 3 keys on your
computer keyboard at the same time. Your Macintosh
names and saves the screen shot on your hard drive (not
in a folder).
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Follow these steps:
1
Make sure your camera and TV or video projector are
turned off.
2
Open the camera’s connector cover and connect the
black end of the video cable to the Video Out port, as
shown below:
4
Turn on the TV or video projector and switch it to
video mode.
5
Turn the camera dial to Play.
7
The last image that you uploaded into the camera is
projected. If you are using the optional AC adapter, you can
also see the image on the LCD screen.
3
Connect the yellow end of the video cable to the
VIDEO IN port on the TV or projector as shown on
the right.
You can use the camera’s slide show feature to play your
images automatically, or play them one at time using the
navigation buttons. You can use all of the camera’s other
playback features to show your presentation.
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Using CompactFlash Memory Cards
Y
our 8MB ATA-compatible CompactFlash card
increases the storage capacity of your PhotoPC 750Z
camera. You can use additional cards to take pictures and
copy photos from and to your camera.
It’s easy to install and remove memory cards from your
camera. You can use an optional IOMEGA Clik! drive to
access images directly from your card. Or, if your desktop or
notebook computer has a Type II PCMCIA card slot, you
can access images directly by using an optional PCMCIA
adapter. Additional CompactFlash memory cards, drives,
and adapters should be available where you bought your
PhotoPC 750Z camera.
NOTE
When you install a memory card, the camera stores and displays
pictures on the card, rather than in its internal memory. When you
remove the card, the camera uses its internal memory.
EPSON recommends ATA-compatible CompactFlash cards
from the following manufacturers:
◗
Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418
◗
SanDisk, (408) 542-0595
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This chapter covers the following:
◗
Installing a memory card
◗
Formatting a memory card
◗
Removing a memory card
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Getting images from a card to your computer
Installing a Memory Card
◗
Getting memory information
◗
Copying to and from a memory card
Before you start, make sure the camera is turned off. Then
follow these steps:
Your 8MB CompactFlash card increases the camera’s picture
storage capacity as shown in the table below.
1
Lift open the memory card cover and insert the card all
the way into the slot, as shown below.
2
Close the memory card cover.
Number of pictures (average)
Image quality
Internal memory
8MB card
12MB (internal
memory + card)
Standard
50
128
178
Fine
15
39
54
Super Fine
7
19
26
HyPict
4
12
16
NOTE
When a memory card is installed, you may notice a delay
between the time you press the shutter button and when the
camera beeps. To avoid blurring of images, make sure you hold
the camera still until it beeps.
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The number of pictures you can store in the memory card
appears in brackets on the camera’s display panel.
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Formatting a Memory Card
3
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu
. Then press the SEL button to
display the menu options, as shown below:
4
Press the
or
highlighted.
Most ATA CompactFlash cards are already formatted when
you buy them. However, to ensure proper formatting, always
format new cards before using them.
With the memory card installed in the camera, follow these
steps:
1
Set the camera dial to Play. If you haven’t used the
memory card, you may see the following message:
This applies to the memory card only, and does not
indicate whether you have photos in the camera’s
internal memory.
2
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
button until Format Card is
8
5
Press the SEL button. A message appears stating that all
data on the card will be erased and asking you to
confirm the procedure.
6
Press the SEL button again to format the card and
return to the Photo Control menu.
7
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Press ESC until you return to normal playback mode.
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NOTE
If you have problems formatting or using a memory card, try the
Remove the card by hand, then close the memory card
cover.
following technical support numbers:
Lexar Media:
(510) 413-1200
CAUTION
SanDisk:
(408) 542-0400
Never remove the card while the camera is accessing it. Data in
the card may be lost or damaged. Avoid using or storing the card
Removing a Memory Card
in dusty places, in direct sunlight, or in places that become
extremely hot or humid.
Make sure the camera is turned off. Then follow these steps:
1
Lift the cover open and press the Eject button on the
bottom of the camera to eject the card, as shown below.
Getting Images From a Card to Your
Computer
A PCMCIA adapter allows you to access images stored on
CompactFlash cards directly from your computer or
notebook/PowerBook.™ To use this adapter, your computer
must be equipped with a Type II PCMCIA card slot.
Eject button
memory card cover
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If you’re using a Macintosh, you must enable the PC
Exchange extension software to access files on CompactFlash
cards. See your Macintosh documentation for information.
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NOTE
2
If you don’t have a PCMCIA adapter, you can simply leave the
Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II
PCMCIA slot:
card in your camera and transfer the images to your computer
following the instructions in Chapter 4.
Using a PCMCIA Adapter
Follow these steps to use an adapter:
1
Insert the memory card all the way into the adapter:
8
Transferring Photos
Once the adapter and card are installed in your computer’s
PCMCIA slot, you can transfer photos by simply copying
them to your hard drive. This is the fastest way to get
pictures into your computer. The image files are stored in the
Photo_1 folder on the card.
◗
In Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0, use
My Computer or the Windows Explorer to drag and
drop image files to your hard drive.
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In Windows NT 3.51, use the Windows File Manager
to copy image files to your hard drive.
2
Press the
or
Control menu.
◗
On a Macintosh, use the Finder to drag and drop image
files to your desktop or hard drive.
3
Press the SEL button to display the menu options:
◗
in Image
Click the View PC Card Images button
Expert and follow the instructions in the Getting Started
guide to transfer images in the usual way.
4
Press the
button until Photo Info is highlighted in
orange, then press the SEL button. You see information
displayed like the following:
button until you see the Photo
NOTE
If you can’t access a card in your notebook computer, contact the
computer manufacturer. For more information, see page 10-7.
Getting Memory Information
You can use the Photo Control menu to get
information on the number of pictures taken and
remaining in your camera’s internal memory and on an
installed memory card. Make sure the camera dial is set to
Play and follow these steps:
1
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
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additional
photos you
can store at
current image
quality
number of photos
stored in camera
or card
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5
Press ESC to return to the Photo Control menu.
Continue pressing ESC to return to normal playback
mode.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu. Then press the SEL button to display
the menu options:
3
Press the
or
button until Copy is highlighted
in orange, then press the SEL button to enter the Copy
mode. The following menu is displayed:
4
Press the
or
button to copy photos from the
camera to the card, or from the card to the camera.
Copying To and From a Memory
Card
When a memory card is installed in your camera, you can
copy photos between the camera’s internal memory and the
memory card. Before you start, make sure the camera dial is
set to Play. You might find it easier to select images if you
set the playback mode to Multi. See page 2-4 for
instructions. Then follow these steps:
1
8
Press the SEL button to display the LCD screen menus.
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5
Press the SEL button, then press the
or
button
to move forward or back through the images in the
camera until the photo you want to copy appears on the
screen.
6
Press the SEL button. An orange frame appears around
the photo. If you want to copy several photos at the
same time, use the
or
button to display them
and press the SEL button each time.
NOTE
To cancel the selection of a photo, simply press the SEL
button again. If you select more photos than the card or
camera can hold, an error message appears.
7
When you have selected all the photos you want to copy,
press the ESC button. A message appears asking you to
confirm your selections.
8
Press the SEL button to copy the images.
9
Press ESC until you return to playback mode.
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Printing Directly From the Camera
Y
our PhotoPC 750Z camera lets you print your pictures
directly to any of several EPSON ink jet printers,
without using a computer. You can choose from a number of
layout options and print in four different color modes.
NOTE
Using the optional AC adapter is highly recommended when
you’re printing from the camera. The adapter should be available
where you bought your camera. Or, see page A-1 for information
on ordering an adapter from EPSON Accessories.
You can print directly from the camera to any of the
following printers:

This chapter includes the following information:
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo
◗
Uploading Direct Print
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo 700
◗
Connecting the camera to the printer
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo EX
◗
Starting Direct Print
◗
EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
◗
Printing
◗
EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
◗
Cleaning the print heads
◗
EPSON Stylus COLOR 850
◗
Removing Direct Print
◗
EPSON Stylus COLOR 740
◗
Error messages
9
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NOTE
The Direct Print program is designed to work with special ink jet
media, including coated or glossy paper, glossy film, ink jet cards,
Then turn on your computer and the camera and follow
these steps:
1
be printed at the highest quality. See your printer User’s Guide for
Make sure the camera is connected to your AC adapter
and to your computer, and the camera and computer are
more information about special paper and film available from
turned on.
and photo stickers. If you use plain paper, your pictures will not
EPSON, or visit out website at www.epsonsupplies.com.
Uploading Direct Print
2
In Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0,
click Start, point to Programs, then PhotoPC 750Z,
and click EPSON Program Uploader.
To use Direct Print, you must first copy the program
into your camera with the Program Uploader in the
PhotoPC 750Z folder.
If you have an AC adapter, connect that first, then connect
the camera to your PC or Macintosh. (If you need
instructions, see page A-2 for connecting the adapter and
Chapter 4 for connecting the camera to your computer.)
In Windows NT 3.51, double-click the PhotoPC 750Z
icon to open the group, and then double-click the
Photo Program Uploader icon.
On a Macintosh, first make sure AppleTalk is inactive.
Then double-click the PhotoPC 750Z folder, EPSON
Photo!2 folder, and the EPSON Program Uploader
icon.
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◗
You see the EPSON Program Uploader window:
Direct Print V2.3: EPSON Stylus Photo, EPSON
Stylus Photo EX, EPSON Stylus Photo 700,
EPSON Stylus COLOR 740
Note:
EPSON Stylus Photo, EPSON Stylus Photo EX, and EPSON
Stylus Photo 700 support both versions of Direct Print.
The Direct Print programs appear in the Applications
in Folder list on the left.
3
Highlight the version of Direct Print for your printer:
◗
Direct Print V2.2: EPSON Stylus COLOR 600,
EPSON Stylus COLOR 800, EPSON Stylus
COLOR 850
4
Click the Upload button. The Uploader copies the
program to your camera. When the program has been
installed, you see Direct Print V2.2 or Direct Print V2.3
in the Applications in Camera list on the right.
5
Click Close to exit the program.
6
Turn off your camera and disconnect it from the
computer.
Now you can connect your camera to the printer and start
using Direct Print.
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Connecting the Camera to the
Printer
Before you start, make sure you have the Macintosh
connection/Direct Print cable that came with your camera
(or a standard Apple System Serial-8 printer cable). Don’t
use the PC connection cable.
2
Connect either end of the interface cable to the serial
connector on the back of the printer.
.
Follow these steps to connect your camera to the printer:
1
Make sure both the camera and printer are turned off.
3
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Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
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4
Line up the arrow on the cable connector with the mark
on the camera’s serial port, then insert the connector.
4
Press the
or
Software Menu
5
Press the SEL button.
6
Press the
button to highlight Direct Print and
press the SEL button. You see the Print menu:
button until you see the
.
9
Starting Direct Print
Follow these steps to start Direct Print:
1
Turn on the printer.
2
Turn the camera dial to Play.
3
Press the SEL button.
NOTE
You can press the ESC button to return to the previous screen at
any time while using Direct Print.
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Printing
You can print any selected image(s) or all the images in your
camera on various types of paper. The following sections
describe printing with the available layout options:
◗
Printing a full size or 5 × 7 image
◗
Printing a card
◗
Printing album images
◗
Printing stickers
◗
Making an index print
These pictures show the way the printout appears on the
paper you select for a full size image:
Photo paper
Printing a Full Size or 5 × 7 Image
These layouts allow you to print one image per sheet of
paper. The Full Size option prints at the largest size that will
fit on the page. The 5 × 7 layout prints an image that is 5 × 7
inches.
Photo paper
panorama
A6
A6 panorama
Letter/A4 panorama
These pictures show the way the printout appears on the
paper you select for a 5 × 7 image:
A4/Letter
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Letter/A4
A4/Letter panorama
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Load your paper in the printer following the instructions in
your printer User’s Guide, then follow these steps to print a
full size or 5 × 7 image:
1
3
Press the
button to highlight Photo and press
SEL. You see the Photo screen:
On the Print menu (shown on page 9-5), press the
button to highlight Layout and press the SEL button.
You see the Layout menu:
To print all the photos in the camera, highlight All and
press SEL. Then go to step 6 on page 9-8.
2
Highlight Full Size or 5 × 7 Size and press the SEL
button.
To select photos to print, highlight Select and press the
SEL button. You see thumbnail versions of the pictures
in the camera (up to nine at once), with the currently
selected image highlighted by a light blue border.
4
Press the
or
button to highlight the picture
you want to print. When you see the light blue border
around the image, press the SEL button.
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Repeat this step for as many images as you want to print.
When you move the highlight to other images, you can
see a dark blue border around any image you have
selected. To deselect an image, highlight it and press the
SEL button. The dark blue border disappears.
5
When you are done selecting images, press the ESC
button. You see a message like the following:
Press the SEL button (if you want to keep what you
have selected). If you want to go back and select
different photos, press the ESC button.
9-8 Printing Directly From the Camera
NOTE
If you go back to select different photos, all your selections
disappear and you have to start over again. If you don’t
select anything, the Photo option is set back to All.
6
Press the
or
button to highlight the Paper
option and press the SEL button. You see the first paper
menu (paper size):
For Full Size, you can select A6 (105 × 148 mm),
Photo Paper (4 × 6 inches), Letter, or A4. For 5 × 7,
or
you can select Letter or A4. Press the
button to highlight the correct size.
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7
Press the
or
button to highlight the paper type
you’re using and press the SEL button to return to the
Print menu.
8
You see the Copies menu:
Press the SEL button to go to the next paper menu (if
you selected Photo Paper, you return to the Print
menu with Glossy Paper automatically selected):
If you want to print more than one copy of each photo,
press the
or
button to highlight the copies
option and press the SEL button.
Press the
button to increase or
button to
decrease the number of copies and press the SEL button
to return to the Print menu.
9
Press the
button to highlight the Time option and
press the SEL button. The Time setting lets you print
the picture with the time and date the photo was taken.
Highlight either On or Off and press the SEL button to
return to the Print menu.
9
A
NOTE
The Time option is not available when you are printing with
Photo Paper selected as your paper option.
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10 Press the
button to highlight the Color option and
press the SEL button. You see the Print Color menu:
Choose Color to print the picture in full color,
Monochrome to print it in black and white, Blue to
print it in blue tones, or Sepia to print it in brown
tones for an old-fashioned look. Highlight the setting
you want and press the SEL button.
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11 Press the
button to highlight the Mode option and
press the SEL button. You see the Mode menu:
For a quicker, lower-resolution printout, highlight Fast.
Or, for a higher-resolution, slower printout, highlight
Fine. Then press the SEL button to return to the Print
menu.
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Producing Your Printout
When you’re ready to print your picture, first make sure you
have the correct paper or film loaded in the printer. (See your
printer’s User’s Guide for paper loading instructions.) Then
follow these steps:
3
When you’re finished printing your picture(s), press the
ESC button several times to exit the Direct Print
program. Turn the camera dial to Off and turn off the
printer.
Printing a Card
1
Highlight Print at the top of the Print menu and press
the SEL button. You see a confirmation screen telling
you how many photos are selected.
2
Press the SEL button to continue printing or press ESC
to return to the Print menu. The LCD screen goes blank
and the display panel shows a star flashing across it while
the picture is being sent to the printer. Then the printer
starts printing the picture.
This layout allows you to print a single 3.25 × 4.25-inch
image on an A6-sized card (approximately 4 × 6 inches).
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet cards are perfect for
snapshots, photo greeting cards, and many other uses. You
can also use this layout with A6-size glossy film.
These pictures show the way your printouts appear:
9
NOTE
If you want to stop printing a picture, hold down the ESC
button for about 3 seconds. You see a message on the LCD
A6
Top
A6
Center
A6
Bottom
A6
Full-Size
A
screen that the printing is canceled, and then the Print menu
reappears. The printer stops printing and ejects the paper.
B
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This section provides an overview of how to print cards. See
the previous section for detailed instructions on using most
of the menus. Load your card(s) in the printer, then follow
these steps to print:
1
From the Print menu, select Layout and then select
Card. (See page 9-7.)
2
Go to the Photo menu and select All to print all your
photos, or select which photos you want to print. (See
page 9-7.)
3
4
The Position setting lets you select the position on the
card where the image is printed. Highlight Top,
Center, Bottom or Full Size. Full Size prints the
maximum area (3.25 × 4.25 inches) that can be printed
on the card. The other options print images that are 2.1
× 2.8 inches. Press the SEL button to return to the Print
menu.
5
If you want to print multiple copies of your card, go to
the Copies menu and select the number of copies you
want to print. (See page 9-9.)
Go to the Paper menu and select the correct paper type.
(See page 9-8.) The paper size is automatically set to A6.
6
If you want to print the time the photo was taken, go to
the Time menu and select On. (See page 9-9.)
Press the
button to highlight Posi. (position) and
press the SEL button. You see the Position screen:
7
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 9-10.)
8
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 9-10.)
9
When you’re ready to print your card, follow the steps
under “Producing Your Printout” on page 9-11.
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Printing Album Images
This layout allows you to print up to three images on A4 or
Letter-size paper, and up to two images on A6-size cards or
film. These pictures show the way your printouts appear:
3
Go to the Paper menu and select the correct paper type
(see page 9-8). You can select Letter, A4, or A6 for the
paper size.
4
Press the
button to highlight Posi. (position) and
press the SEL button.
You see the Position screen:
A4/Letter
Left
A4/Letter
Center
A4/Letter
Right
A6
This section provides an overview of how to print an album.
See the steps starting on page 9-7 for detailed instructions on
using most of the menus. Load your paper in the printer,
then follow these steps to print album images:
1
From the Print menu, select Layout, and then select
Album. (See page 9-7.)
2
Go to the Photo menu and select All to print all your
photos, or select which photos you want to print. (See
page 9-7.)
9
The Position setting lets you select the position on the
page where the image is printed. Highlight Right,
Center, Left, or Covered Binding. Covered
Binding prints your images to the right and left on
alternating pages so they can be bound into a book.
Press the SEL button to return to the Print menu.
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5
If you want to print the time each photo was taken, go
to the Time menu and select On. (See page 9-9.)
6
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 9-10.)
7
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 9-10.)
8
When you’re ready to print your card, follow the steps
under “Producing Your Printout” on page 9-11.
Printing Stickers
This layout allows you to print 16 stickers (one image per
page) using EPSON Photo Stickers. You may want to make
a test print to make sure your pictures are aligned properly.
If not, you can measure the misalignment distance (in
millimeters) and use the Adjust feature in the Direct Print
program. (See step 4, below.)
This picture shows the way your printouts appear:
Photo sticker sheet
NOTE
You can order EPSON Photo Stickers (product code S041144)
from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766.
This section provides an overview of how to print stickers.
See the steps starting on page 9-7 for detailed instructions on
using most of the menus. Load your photo sticker sheets in
the printer, following the instructions that came with the
stickers. Then follow these steps:
1
9-14 Printing Directly From the Camera
From the Print menu, select Layout, and then select
Sticker. (See page 9-7.)
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Press the
or
button to set the adjustment and
press SEL. The Adjust Top & Bottom menu appears:
NOTE
Don’t use the Stickers4 layout option (available in version
2.3). This layout uses images that are a different size from
your EPSON Photo Stickers.
2
Go to the Photo menu and select the photo you want to
print. (See page 9-7.)
3
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 9-10.)
4
If you have made a previous printout of stickers and they
are not lined up correctly, you can adjust the position of
the printouts. Press the
button to highlight the
Adjust option and press the SEL button.
The Adjust Right & Left menu appears:
Press the
press SEL.
or
button to set the adjustment and
5
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 9-10.)
6
When you’re ready to print your stickers, follow the
steps under “Producing Your Printout” on page 9-11.
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Printing a Contact Sheet
2
Go to the Photo menu and select All to print all your
photos, or select which photos you want to print. (See
page 9-7.)
3
Go to the Paper menus and select the correct paper size
and type. (See page 9-8.) For the paper size, you can
select Letter, A4, or A6.
4
If you want to print the date, time, and photo number
for each photo, press the
button to highlight the
Date option and press the SEL button. The Date Print
menu appears:
The index layout allows you to print a contact sheet of all or
some of the images in your camera.
These pictures show the way your printouts appear:
Letter/A4
A6
This section provides an overview of how to print a contact
sheet. See the steps starting on page 9-7 for detailed
instructions on using most of the menus. Load your paper in
the printer, then follow these steps to print contact sheets:
1
From the Print menu, select Layout, and then select
Index. (See page 9-7.)
Highlight On and press the SEL button.
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5
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 9-10.)
6
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 9-10.)
7
When you’re ready to print your contact sheet, follow
the steps under “Producing Your Printout” on
page 9-11.
Follow these steps:
1
From the Print menu, press the
cleaning is highlighted.
2
Press the SEL button to start the cleaning cycle. The
LCD screen goes blank and the display panel shows a
star flashing across it while the cycle runs.
button until Head
Cleaning the Print Heads
If you notice that your photos are printing too light, or if
dots are missing from an image, you can run a printer
cleaning cycle from the camera. This standard maintenance
procedure unclogs the nozzles in the print heads.
Cleaning takes about two minutes, during which the
printer makes some noise and the power light flashes.
When it’s finished, the LCD screen displays the menu
again.
3
Press the ESC button to exit the Direct Print program.
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Removing Direct Print
7
If you installed Direct Print and aren’t using it, you can
remove it to create more space for storing images. You can
always upload the program later, using your PhotoPC 750Z
software.
Highlight Direct Print V2.2 or Direct Print V2.3 and
press SEL. The program is deleted.
8
Press the ESC button several times to return to playback
mode.
Follow these steps to remove the program:
1
Slide the camera dial lock down and turn the camera dial
to Play.
2
Press the SEL button.
3
Press the
or
Software Menu
4
Press the SEL button.
5
Highlight Add/Delete and then press SEL.
6
Press the
SEL.
button until you see the
.
button to highlight Delete and press
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Reading Error Messages
If you see a message on the LCD screen or display panel
while printing, check the following tables to resolve the
problem.
Message
Explanation
Battery is low. Use AC
adapter.
The camera’s battery power is almost out.
Recharge or replace your batteries, or connect
the AC adapter to the camera.
Check Printer Model.
The camera is not connected to a compatible
printer. Connect the camera to one of the
printers listed on page 9-1 and then press the
SEL button to begin printing. (If you want
to cancel printing, press the ESC button for
3 seconds.)
No photos in memory
This message appears when there are no
photos in the camera’s memory. Press SEL to
return to the Print menu.
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Message
Explanation
Message
Explanation
Check Printer
Connection or Printer
Error.
Printing stopped because of a printer error.
Clear the error (you may need to turn the
camera and printer off and then on again), then
start printing again from the beginning. (See
your printer’s User’s Guide for troubleshooting
information.)
E51: Another interface
is active
The printer is receiving a print job through
another interface. When the print job ends, the
printer begins printing from the Direct Print
program automatically.
E55: No ink
Printing stopped because the printer ran out of
ink. Replace the ink cartridges as needed and
start printing again from the beginning. (See
your printer User’s Guide for instructions.)
E56: No paper or paper
jam
No paper: Load paper in the printer and then
press the printer’s Load/Eject button to begin
printing. (Or press the camera’s ESC button for
5 seconds to cancel printing.)
Printing Canceled
Print setting is returned
to default.
This message appears when you hold down the
ESC button for more than 3 seconds while
printing. The printer stops printing and ejects
the paper. The Print menu reappears.
This message appears when an error occurs
while the Direct Print program is working. The
settings you have made are replaced by the
default settings. Press the SEL button to go
back to the Print menu and enter your print
settings again.
Paper jam: Printing stopped because paper is
jammed in the printer. Turn off the printer,
remove the jammed paper, and then press the
printer’s Load/Eject button.
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10 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Y
our PhotoPC 750Z camera is easy to take care of, and
any problems you may have are easy to solve. This
chapter includes the following sections:
Cleaning the Camera and Battery Charger
◗
◗
Unplug the battery charger before cleaning.
◗
Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the camera free of dust.
Caring for the camera and battery charger
◗
Use a damp cloth for cleaning the battery charger.
◗
Solving camera problems
◗
◗
Solving picture problems
Keep the battery charger terminals clean by wiping them
with a dry cloth.
◗
Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Don’t use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
◗
To clean the lens, first blow off any loose dust or dirt.
Then breathe on the lens and wipe off all moisture with
a soft, lint-free cloth or lens cleaning tissue. To avoid
scratching the lens, don’t press too hard.
Caring for the Camera and Battery
Charger
Your PhotoPC 750Z requires only basic care. Before you
perform any maintenance procedures, be sure to read the
safety instructions in the Introduction. Then follow these
guidelines:
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◗
If necessary, clean the battery contacts with a dry cloth.
◗
In areas of excessive dirt or dust
◗
If the LCD screen gets fingerprints or smudges on it, use
a soft, damp cloth to lightly wipe the screen.
◗
Where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields
Storing the Camera
Solving Camera Problems
◗
Keep the lens cover on and store the camera in a carrying
case or bag when you’re not using it. Push the camera
dial lock up to make sure the camera stays off.
Before you call for help, check this list of problems and
possible solutions:
◗
When the camera is not used for long periods of time,
remove the batteries and store them at a low temperature
in a dry location. This prevents camera damage from
battery leaks or corrosion.
The camera has no power.
◗
Make sure the camera dial is turned all the way to On or
View.
◗
The camera may have shut off automatically. Turn the
camera dial On and then Off or press the shutter button
to turn the power back on.
◗
Check the batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Recharge or replace the batteries.
◗
If you are using the AC adapter, make sure it is plugged
into a working outlet.
Do not store the camera in the following locations:
◗
Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, for example,
on a car dashboard
◗
Near bright sources of light or high humidity
◗
Near heat sources or in a closed car or trunk
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You can’t take a picture with the camera.
◗
◗
The flash may be recharging. Wait until the status light
turns green, and try again.
The camera may be full. Check the picture counter on
the display panel. Erase some pictures (see Chapter 3),
or transfer the pictures to your computer and then erase
them (see Chapter 4). Or, install or remove your
CompactFlash storage card to take more pictures (see
Chapter 8).
◗
If you’re using a CompactFlash storage card, you may
need to format or eject it. Check to see if a message is
displayed on the camera’s LCD screen.
◗
The camera may be connected to your computer. When
it’s connected, you can’t use any of the controls on the
camera itself. See Chapter 6 for instructions on taking
pictures from your computer.
◗
Check the batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Recharge or replace the batteries if necessary.
◗
You can’t use the flash when you adjust the shutter
speed manually with the camera connected to the
computer. Set the shutter speed to automatic to use the
flash.
The optical zoom doesn’t work.
◗
Nothing appears on the LCD screen.
◗
Check your batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Recharge or replace the batteries if necessary.
◗
The camera may have shut off automatically. Press the
shutter button or turn the camera dial to Off and then
back to View or Play.
◗
Make sure the lens cover is removed.
The flash doesn’t work.
◗
Make sure the flash is not set to the flash off setting.
If you turn on the camera with the lens cover attached,
the optical zoom may not work correctly. Turn off the
camera, make sure the lens cover is not attached, then
turn on the camera and try taking a photo again.
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The
icon appears on the LCD screen when you take a
◗
Make sure the TV is set to video mode. See the manual
for your television if you need help. You need to have
S-Video on your TV to use this option.
◗
Check your batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Recharge or replace the batteries if necessary.
picture in View mode.
◗
◗
The icon appears when the camera needs to be
especially still, such as when taking pictures in the dark
(using the slow flash feature). Make sure to hold the
camera steady.
Try turning on the flash, using a tripod, or setting the
Sensitivity to Med. or High.
The “pictures remaining” number on the display panel
doesn’t decrease after you take a picture.
◗
The image on the screen is too dark.
◗
Adjust the brightness of the screen using the Settings
menu. See page 6-11 for instructions.
Nothing appears on the television when you connect your
camera to it.
◗
◗
Make sure the video cable is connected correctly, as
described in Chapter 2, and the camera and TV are
turned on.
Make sure your camera is set to Play.
10-4 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Your camera is operating correctly. The total number of
pictures you can store depends on your pictures’
content. So the number doesn’t always change,
especially when you’re using standard image quality.
You get an error message when you try to transfer your
pictures to the computer.
◗
Make sure the cable is connected correctly as described
in Getting Started.
◗
Make sure your camera is turned on and the batteries
have enough power.
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◗
◗
◗
Check the serial port settings in your Image Expert or
EPSON Photo!2 software. You may need to change the
Port and Speed serial connection settings to Auto.
You get a “Camera Connection Failed” error message when
If you’re using a Windows system and have trouble
connecting to the COM port, check the computer’s
COM port settings. Make sure the port is properly
configured and that the Base I/O port address and the
Interrupt Request Number (IRQ) assigned to the port
are not in conflict with any other devices.
◗
Make sure the cable is connected correctly as described
in Getting Started. Also make sure your camera dial is
turned to View and the batteries have power.
◗
Check the serial port settings in your Image Expert or
EPSON Photo!2 software. You may need to change the
Port and Speed serial connection settings to Auto.
◗
If you were able to use the camera with the computer
previously and then changed or added other settings on
your system, you may have a COM port conflict. Try
using a different COM port or reconfiguring the COM
port settings. (See your Windows documentation for
instructions.) If you were not able to use the camera
with your computer previously, you may have an
inoperable serial cable. Try using another cable.
10
Avoid opening or working with other software
applications while the camera and computer are
communicating.
B
Check the port setting in your Windows Control panel.
You may need to set your port to a faster speed, lower
the FIFO buffer size (advanced serial port
configuration), or adjust the speed in your software. See
Chapter 6 for more information.
◗
If you’re using a Macintosh and the camera is sharing a
serial port with another device, turn AppleTalk off.
◗
Make sure you don’t have both Image Expert and
EPSON Photo!2 open at the same time.
you’re using your PhotoPC 750Z software with the camera
connected to your computer.
◗
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You are unable to drag and drop photos into a document.
The pictures transfer to your computer too slowly.
◗
If you’re using Windows NT 3.51, this method of
getting pictures into your documents may not be
reliable. Try importing or using copy and paste.
◗
◗
If your system has less than 16MB RAM, you may not
be able to use drag and drop. Make sure you don’t run
too many applications at the same time. You may need
to add memory to your system or use another method of
getting photos into your documents.
If your system has less than 16MB RAM, the transfer
speed may be slow. Try using virtual memory. See your
computer documentation or system help for more
information.
◗
Check the port setting in your Windows Control panel.
You may need to set your port to a faster speed. See your
Windows documentation or help system for more
information.
◗
If you’re transferring pictures to an application through
the TWAIN interface or EPSON Photo!2 and you use
the PhotoEnhance feature, the transfer will take longer.
Try transferring without PhotoEnhance.
◗
Your application may not support this method of adding
pictures.
You are unable to copy and paste or import your photo into
a document on your Macintosh.
◗
◗
Try increasing your virtual memory using the Memory
Control Panel. Also increase the memory allocation for
your word processor or other application. (Select the
application and choose Get Info from the File menu.)
Try turning off any unnecessary extensions. See your
Macintosh documentation for more information.
10-6 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
You get an error message when you use the Image Expert
Save to Floppy feature.
◗
Make sure the diskette you’re using is not writeprotected.
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You get a TWAIN error message when you try to transfer
images with
Adobe®
Photoshop.
◗
If you’re using Windows NT 3.51, make sure you select
TWAIN (not TWAIN_32) as your source.
◗
If you’re using Windows NT 4.0, you may need to
upgrade your software to Photoshop 4.0, or later. Earlier
versions of Photoshop do not support Windows NT 4.0.
◗
If you’re using Windows 95 or Windows 98, make sure
you select TWAIN_32, not TWAIN.
You are unable to format or use a CompactFlash storage
card with your camera.
◗
Make sure you’re using an ATA-compatible
CompactFlash card. Other cards may not work with
PhotoPC 750Z. If you need help with a card, call the
appropriate number:
◗
Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418
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SanDisk, (408) 542-0595
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Simple Technology,® (800) 4-SIMPLE
Your notebook computer’s PCMCIA drive can’t access a
CompactFlash storage card with a PCMCIA adapter.
◗
If you’re using an IBM Thinkpad,™ call IBM for
technical support or follow these steps to download and
install an updated driver from IBM:
1 Download the files from ftp://ftp.pc.ibm.com/pub/
pccbbs/mobiles/yptf$049.exe and unzip the files to
a blank 1.44MB diskette.
2 Make sure your PC Card driver says “PCIC or
compatible PCMCIA controller on IBM System” in
the Control Panel/System/Device Manager. Then
select Update Driver/Have Disk and refer the
system to A: for all missing files. (If your PC Card
driver says “PCIC or compatible PCMCIA
controller,” go to Control Panel/System/Device
Manager/Update Driver, and select “PCIC or
compatible PCMCIA controller on IBM System.”)
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3 Insert the CompactFlash card with a PCMCIA
adapter. The system should prompt for a driver.
Select OK to use the Windows default “ESDI/IDE
HDD Controller” driver. A folder appears on the
desktop with a drive letter that has been assigned to
the card.
When you upload pictures to a storage card in your
computer, your system appears to hang.
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Solving Picture Problems
If you’re not satisfied with some of the pictures you get from
the PhotoPC 750Z, you may need to adjust some of the
camera settings. Read the suggestions below.
Your pictures display poor image quality on the screen or
when you print them out.
◗
PhotoPC 750Z captures images in 24-bit color
(16.7 million colors). Your pictures will not display
maximum image quality if your monitor or computer’s
video controller doesn’t support this color depth. You
may need to upgrade your system to achieve the best
possible image quality.
◗
If your pictures look better on the screen than when you
print them out, you may need to upgrade your printer.
An EPSON Stylus ink jet printer, for example, provides
excellent image quality.
◗
If you used drag and drop to insert your pictures, they
may appear grainy. Try importing them into your
documents instead.
Check the status bar at the bottom of your screen. If it
shows that the transfer is complete, your system is
operating correctly. You may have to click your mouse
to change the hourglass icon to a normal pointer.
When you copy image files from your computer to a
storage card in your PCMCIA drive, the camera can’t
access the images.
◗
You can’t use this method to upload pictures to the
camera. You have to use the EPSON Photo File
Uploader to convert and upload your images.
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When you preview images on your computer, they look
Your picture is blurry or out of focus.
distorted.
◗
Make sure your subject is within the camera’s range. You
should be at least 31 inches away to take a picture
without the flash, and 31 inches to 8 feet away to take a
picture with the flash. You can take a picture as close as
8 inches in macro mode.
◗
When you take macro close-ups, make sure you have
adequate lighting (with the flash disabled). Using a
tripod will help you capture sharp pictures.
◗
Make sure you hold the camera steady after you press
the shutter button (until the red light starts to flash), and
your subject isn’t moving. If you are shaking the camera
when you lock the focus, a warning icon appears in the
right corner of the LCD.
◗
If you are using an STB® Velocity 128 video card and
have a screen resolution of 800 × 600 or 640 × 480, you
may notice this phenomenon. Slowing down the
acceleration on your video card may solve this problem:
Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel,
then double-click System Properties. On the
Performance tab, click the Graphics button. Select a
slower acceleration and click OK. See your Microsoft
Windows documentation or online Help for more
information.
The colors in your picture don’t look right.
◗
When you take pictures under certain artificial lighting
conditions, the colors may be slightly distorted. You can
use your Image Expert software to adjust the colors, as
described on page 5-3.
◗
◗
If you want to photograph a moving subject, you can
change the shutter speed while the camera is connected
to your computer. Try increasing the shutter speed. For
more information, see Chapter 6.
Make sure your flash is not set to flash off.
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When you focus on a nearby object, your picture’s
background may appear blurry. Try changing your
focus.
◗
Your picture is too dark (underexposed).
◗
◗
◗
◗
◗
You may need to use the flash. Make sure the setting is
not flash off.
If you’re taking a picture at night and you want to light
up the background as well as your subject, use the
camera’s slow synchronized flash mode as described on
page 1-17.
Your picture is too light (overexposed).
◗
If you’re using the flash, make sure your subject is within
the range of 8 feet.
If you’re using the forced flash setting, it may be too
bright. Try setting the flash to Auto.
◗
Use Image Expert to adjust the picture’s brightness and
contrast as described on page 5-3.
If you’re facing a bright light source, you may need to
shoot your picture from a different angle.
◗
Try using the camera’s manual exposure control or
sensitivity control.
Use Image Expert to adjust the picture’s brightness as
described on page 5-3.
◗
Try using the camera’s manual exposure control.
If you’re using the macro mode to take a close-up photo,
be sure to provide adequate lighting for your subject,
since the camera’s smallest aperture setting (F8) is
automatically selected in this mode.
10-10 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Part of your picture is missing.
◗
Make sure you’re not blocking the lens with your finger,
wrist strap, clothing, or other object.
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A horizontal or vertical red line appears on your picture.
The area captured in the photo is different from what you
◗
saw in the viewfinder.
Red lines are caused by glare. Avoid photographing
shiny surfaces that reflect excessive amounts of light into
your lens.
◗
Make sure you look straight through the viewfinder.
Keep in mind that the area visible through the
viewfinder is slightly smaller than the area captured in
the photo.
◗
If you’re taking a close-up or macro mode picture, use
the LCD screeen.
The wrong date and/or time are displayed on your pictures.
◗
Whenever you change the batteries in your camera you
need to reset the clock. You can use the LCD screen
Settings menu or set the camera’s clock from your
computer. See Getting Started and Chapter 6 for more
information.
Your pictures don’t look as good as they used to.
◗
10
Your camera’s lens may be dirty or dusty. Try cleaning it
by following the instructions on page 10-1.
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A
Optional Accessories
Y
ou can use the PhotoPC 750Z with a variety of options.
To save battery power, you can use the AC adapter.
For portraits or other studio photographs, you can attach a
tripod to your camera. You can also get a second set of
NiMH batteries or a replacement NiMH Power Pak.
For information on using memory cards, see Chapter 8.
To increase your camera’s picture storage capacity and add
flexibility, you can use CompactFlash memory cards and
PCMCIA adapters. You can also use an IOMEGA Clik!
drive to store photos and transfer them to your computer.
EPSON recommends CompactFlash memory cards from the
following manufacturers:
This chapter includes the following information:
◗
Using the AC adapter
◗
Using the camera with a tripod
◗
About the IOMEGA Clik! drive
The AC adapter should be available where you bought your
PhotoPC 750Z. You can also order it from EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S.) or (800) 873-7766
(Canada-dealer referral).
Accessory
Product code
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Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418
PhotoPC 750Z AC Adapter
B867038
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SanDisk, (408) 542-0595
NiMH Battery Pak (4 batteries)
B818061
NiMH Power Pak (charger and 4 batteries)
B818051
Optional Accessories A-1
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Using the Optional AC Adapter
2
The AC adapter (B867038) allows you to connect your
PhotoPC 750Z to any standard (110 V) electrical outlet.
This is especially useful for transferring pictures and
operating the camera from your computer, or using Direct
Print. The adapter powers the camera but does not charge
the batteries.
Plug the adapter cable into the DC port on the camera.
PSO
WARNING
◗ Use only the adapter designed for the PhotoPC 750Z. Using any
other adapter may cause fire, electrical shock, or injury.
◗ Do not alter the plug on the power cable, and do not use the
3
Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
adapter for any other purpose than powering your
Using an Optional Tripod
PhotoPC 750Z.
You can use your PhotoPC 750Z with any standard tripod.
Follow these steps:
To avoid losing any images or settings, make sure the camera
is finished processing. Turn the camera off before you
connect or disconnect the AC adapter. Then follow these
steps:
1
Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
A-2 Optional Accessories
1
Assemble and set up the tripod by following the
manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the tripod is
well-balanced on a flat surface.
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2
Find the opening for the tripod screw on the bottom of
your camera. Carefully place the camera on the tripod.
Screw the camera on until it is firmly in place.
3
Adjust the tripod to view your subject as desired.
About the IOMEGA Clik! Drive
You can use an IOMEGA Clik! digital camera drive to store
extra pictures when you’re on the go and read CompactFlash
cards directly from your computer. This drive saves time and
batteries because you don’t have to download pictures from
your camera to your computer. You should be able to find
the IOMEGA Clik! drive where you purchased your camera.
For additional information, visit the IOMEGA website at:
www.iomega.com. You can call IOMEGA at
1 (800) my-stuff (1 (800) 697-8833) for ordering
information.
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B
Specifications
Camera
Power
Sources
Width
5.41 in (137.5 mm)
Height
3.01 in (76.4 mm)
Includes 4 AA rechargeable NiMH
batteries and pocket-size charger. Also
accepts 4 AA batteries (single-use
alkaline or lithium or rechargeable
NiCad)
Depth
2.43 in (61.8 mm)
Optional AC adapter (B867038)
Weight
10.9 oz (310 g)
without batteries and strap
Physical Dimensions
Battery Life
Approximately 1000 pictures can be
taken before the standard NiMH
batteries need recharging (without the
LCD screen or flash)
Safety Specifications
AB
Conforms to FCC specifications. Declaration of Conformity on
file.
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Specifications B-1
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Technical
Product type
1.25 megapixel CCD (charged coupled
device) still frame auto focus camera
Image size
1280 × 960 pixels (fine and super fine)
640 × 480 pixels (standard)
1280 × 480 pixels (panoramic fine and
super fine)
1600 × 1200 pixels* (HyPict)
1600 × 600 pixels* (HyPict panorama)
Serial
communication
speed
Up to 230.4 Kbps with high-speed serial
port (19.2 Kbps or higher), 1.8 Mbps
when connected to EPSON printers
Video out
NTSC standard
Internal memory
4MB flash memory
Expansion memory
8MB CompactFlash storage card
Also accepts optional 4MB to 64MB
storage cards (available from Lexar Media
and SanDisk)
* Interpolated
File format
JPEG (JFIF)
Bit depth
16 million colors, 24-bit
Lens
7 elements in 7-group construction
Zoom
3× optical zoom
(equivalent to a 34 mm to 102 mm
optical zoom lens on a 35 mm camera)
CCD
1/2.7 inch color area CCD (1,300,000
pixels)
Serial interface
8-pin mini-DIN (to camera),
RS-232C-compatible (to computer)
B-2 Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operating: 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Non-operating: –4 to 140°F (–20 to
60°C)
Humidity
Operating: 30 to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10 to 80% (noncondensing)
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Photographic
Shutter
Electric iris with mechanical shutter,
1/2 second to 1/750 second (flash off
mode)
Lens
f = 5.2 to 15.6 mm (equivalent to a 34 to
102 mm lens on a 35 mm camera)
f2.8 ~ 4.7
Range
31.5 inches (80 cm) to infinity
8 inches to 31.5 inches (20 cm to 80 cm)
(macro mode)
Viewfinder
2-inch active matrix TFT color LCD
(11 million pixels)
Lit by fluorescent light or sunlight
Real-image optical, with centering
crosshair and edge border (view range
over 80%)
Focus
Automatic focus from 31.5 inches
(80 cm) to infinity (8 inches to 31.5
inches [20 to 80 cm] macro mode)
LCD screen
1/30 second to 1/750 second (auto flash
and forced flash modes)
Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 90/180/360
Exposure control
Program auto exposure
Manual adjustment (–2 to +2 EV, in halfsteps)
Aperture
f2.8, f8
Flash
Automatic luminance control flash mode
TTL automatic white balance
Fixed white balance (5200 degrees
Kelvin)
User-defined white balance
Flash modes
Forced flash, automatic, flash off,
slow synchronized flash mode (can be
enabled through the LCD menus)
White balance
AB
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NiMH Battery Charger
Flash range:
Sensitivity setting
Normal distance
3× zoom
Physical Dimensions
Std. (ISO 90)
31.5 in to 9.2 ft (0.8 to
2.8 m)
31.5 in to 5.2 ft (0.8 to
1.6 m)
Width
3.0 inches (76 mm)
Med. (ISO 180)
31.5 in to 12.8 ft (0.8
to 3.9 m)
31.5 in to 7.2 ft (0.8 to
2.2 m)
Height
4.25 inches (108 mm)
High (ISO 360)
31.5 in to 18.4 ft (0.8
to 5.6 m)
31.5 in to 10.5 ft (0.8
to 3.2 m)
Depth
0.87 inches (22 mm)
Weight
Approximately 3.9 oz (110 g)
Camera Picture Capacity
Image Mode
Internal Memory*
8MB Card
Standard
50
128
Fine/Monochrome Fine
15
39
SuperFine/Monochrome
SuperFine
7
HyPict/Monochrome HyPict
4
*Without Direct Print software installed.
B-4 Specifications
Technical
Input
120V AC, 60 Hz
Output
DC 1.2V/650mA × 4
19
Charging time
Approximately 160 minutes
12
Power consumption Approximately 8W
Charging
temperature
32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
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Optional AC Adapter
Physical Dimensions
Width
1.97 inches (50 mm)
Height
1.18 inches (30 mm)
1.85 inches (47 mm) including pins
Depth
3.74 inches (95 mm)
Technical
Output
DC 7V/2.0A
Input
110 to 120 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
AB
B
Specifications B-5
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Index
A
B
AC adapter, 3, A-1 to A-2, B-5
Accessories, 3, A-1 to A-2
Acquiring photos, TWAIN programs, 3-1 to 3-3
Adjusting camera settings, 6-6 to 6-12
Advanced settings, 1-11 to 1-17
Albums
copying to diskette, 4-16 to 4-17
displaying as slide show, 4-14 to 4-15
dragging pictures from, 3-8 to 3-10
making screen saver, 4-15
organizing pictures, 4-2 to 4-3
printing, 4-4 to 4-9
renaming pictures, 4-3
using, 4-2
Alert beep, setting, 6-11
Audio buttons, 4-11
Automatic shut-off, 6-2, 6-7, 6-9, 6-12
Batteries
specifications, B-1
Beep, setting, 6-11
Bitmap (BMP) files, 3-4
Brightness
correcting images, 5-3 to 5-4
setting LCD, 6-11
C
Cable
direct print, 9-4
video, 2-12, 7-10
Camera, see PhotoPC 750Z camera
Camio Viewer, 3-10 to 3-12
Caring for camera, 10-1 to 10-2
Cleaning camera, 10-1 to 10-2
Clock, setting, 6-10
Close-up pictures, 1-2
A
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Index
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Color correcting, 5-3 to 5-4
Color depth, 5-12
CompactFlash memory cards
capacity, 8-2
copying images, 8-7 to 8-8
formatting, 8-3 to 8-4
information, 8-6
installing, 8-2
problems, 10-7
removing, 8-4
transferring images, 8-4 to 8-6
uploading images to, 7-1 to 7-7
CompuServe, 5
Conditions menu, 1-6, 1-7, 1-9, 1-10
Continuous shooting, 1-7 to 1-9
Contrast, correcting, 5-3 to 5-4
Copying pictures
into documents, 3-8
to and from storage cards, 8-7 to 8-8
to diskette, 4-16 to 4-17
Cropping images, 5-5
D
Date, setting, 6-10
Deleting pictures, see Erasing pictures
Deleting sounds, 4-11 to 4-12
2
Index
Digital panorama, 1-3 to 1-5
Digital zoom, 1-5
Direct Print program
error messages, 9-18 to 9-19
removing, 9-18
uploading, 9-2 to 9-3
using, 9-1 to 9-3
Diskettes, copying pictures, 4-16 to 4-17
Distorting images, 5-7 to 5-8
Documents, getting pictures into, 3-6 to 3-12
Downloading pictures, 3-10 to 3-12
Drag and drop, 3-8 to 3-10, 3-12
E
Edges, sharpening, 5-8
Editing
images, 5-2 to 5-12
sounds, 4-11
Environmental specifications, B-2
EPSON
Electronic support services, 5
help, 4 to 5
registration, 6
World Wide Web site, 5
EPSON Photo File Uploader, 7-1 to 7-10
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EPSON Photo!2
support, 6
using, 3-3 to 3-6
Equalization, 5-4
Erasing pictures from camera
using computer, 3-3, 3-4, 3-11
using LCD screen, 2-7 to 2-9
Erasing sounds, 4-11 to 4-12
Error messages
on camera, 9-18 to 9-19
on computer, 3-5, 10-4, 10-6
Exporting images, 3-3 to 3-4
Exposure, adjusting, 1-14 to 1-16
F
FaxAdvice service, 5
Files
BMP, 3-4
converting during transfer, 3-3 to 3-4
JPEG, 3-3 to 3-4, 3-6
PCX, 3-4
PICT, 3-4
resizing, 5-5 to 5-6
uploading, 7-1 to 7-7
viewing information, 4-3 to 4-4
Fisheye effect, 5-8
Fixed white balance, 1-11
Flipping images, 5-7
FTP, 5
G
Glass blocks effect, 5-8
H
Help, EPSON, 4 to 5
HyPict mode, 1-10 to 1-11
I
Image Expert
albums, 3-8 to 3-10, 4-2 to 4-17
camera settings, changing, 6-6 to 6-7
Camio Viewer, 3-10 to 3-12
color correcting, 5-3 to 5-4
color depth, changing, 5-12
copying pictures to diskette, 4-16 to 4-17
correcting images, 5-3 to 5-4
cropping, 5-5
editing pictures, 5-2 to 5-12
e-mailing pictures, 4-18 to 4-19
flipping images, 5-7
picture information, 4-3 to 4-4
printing, 4-4 to 4-9
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Image Expert (continued)
resizing images, 5-5 to 5-6
resolution, changing, 5-5 to 5-6
rotating, 5-6
screen saver, 4-15
selection tools, 5-2
shutter speed, setting, 6-4
slide shows, 4-14 to 4-15
sound, adding, 4-9 to 4-12
special effects, 5-7 to 5-8
taking pictures from computer, 6-1 to 6-3
transferring pictures, 3-10 to 3-12
wallpaper, 4-15
zoom tool, 5-2
Images, see Pictures
Importing photos, TWAIN programs, 3-1 to 3-3
Information menu, 1-6, 2-3
Internet, 5
Inverting images, 5-7 to 5-8
J
JPEG files, 3-3 to 3-4, 3-6
L
Language menu, 2-3
Language, setting, 6-12
4
Index
LCD screen
copying to and from storage card, 8-7 to 8-8
customizing settings, 6-9 to 6-12
displaying memory information, 8-6
erasing pictures, 2-7 to 2-9
formatting storage card, 8-3 to 8-4
locking and unlocking pictures, 2-9 to 2-12
magnifying pictures, 2-6
menus, 1-6, 2-3
problems, 10-3
setting alert beep, 6-11
setting brightness, 6-11
setting date and time, 6-10
Lexar Media, 8-1, 8-4
Licensing software, 6
Live preview, 6-1 to 6-5
Locking and unlocking pictures, 2-9 to 2-12
M
Macintosh
capturing screens, 7-9
uploading pictures, 7-5 to 7-9
Magnifying pictures, 2-6
Maintenance, 10-1 to 10-2
Memory capacity, 8-2
Memory information, 8-6
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N
Negative images, 5-8
Night photography, 1-16 to 1-18
P
Panorama/zoom menu, 1-3 to 1-5
Panoramas, stitching, 5-8 to 5-12
Panoramic pictures (digital), 1-3 to 1-5
PCMCIA adapter, 8-1, 8-4 to 8-6
PCX files, 3-4
Photo Control menu, 2-3, 2-8 to 2-12, 8-3
Photo File Uploader, 7-1 to 7-11
Photographic specifications, B-3
PhotoPC 750Z camera
AC adapter, using with, A-2
auto shut-off, 6-2, 6-7, 6-9
cleaning, 10-1 to 10-2
date, setting, 6-10
features, 2 to 3
language, setting, 6-12
maintaining, 10-1 to 10-2
problems, solving, 10-2 to 10-11
settings, adjusting, 6-6 to 6-12
software, 3
specifications, B-1 to B-5
storing, 10-2
time, setting, 6-7, 6-10
timer, 1-2
tripod, attaching to, A-2
Photos, see Pictures
Physical dimensions, B-1
PICT files, 3-4
A
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Index
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Pictures
capturing from computer, 6-1 to 6-5
close-up, 1-2
color correcting, 5-3 to 5-4
color depth, changing, 5-12
continuous, 1-7 to 1-9
converting, 3-6
copying to diskette, 4-16 to 4-17
correcting, 5-2 to 5-4
cropping, 5-5
digital panorama, 1-3 to 1-5
digital zoom, 1-5
downloading, 3-10 to 3-12
editing, 5-2 to 5-12
e-mailing, 4-18 to 4-19
erasing with camera, 2-7 to 2-9
erasing with computer, 3-3, 3-4, 3-11
exporting, 3-3 to 3-4
flipping, 5-7
information, 2-5 to 2-6
inserting in documents, 3-6 to 3-12
inverting, 5-7 to 5-8
locking and unlocking, 2-9 to 2-12
magnifying, 2-6
organizing in albums, 4-2 to 4-3
panorama, 1-3 to 1-5
6
Index
playing back on LCD screen, 2-1 to 2-12
playing back on TV, 2-12
printing from camera, 9-1 to 9-3
printing from computer, 4-4 to 4-9
problems, solving, 10-8 to 10-11
resizing, 5-5 to 5-6
rotating, 5-6
screen saver, 4-15
selecting sections, 5-2 to 5-4
slide shows, 2-5, 4-14 to 4-15
special effects, 5-7 to 5-8
storage capacity of camera, 8-2, 8-6
transferring from camera, 3-10 to 3-12
transferring from PCMCIA adapter, 8-4 to 8-6
uploading, 7-1 to 7-7
viewing information, 2-5 to 2-6, 4-3 to 4-4
wallpaper, 4-15
zoom, 1-5
Playback Mode menu, 2-3
Playing back pictures, 2-1 to 2-14
Power
AC adapter, A-1 to A-2, B-5
camera specifications, B-1
mode, setting, 6-12
problems, 10-2
Presentations, using camera for, 7-1 to 7-11
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Printing directly from camera
album, 9-13 to 9-14
cards, 9-11 to 9-12
contact sheets, 9-16 to 9-17
full-size photos, 9-6 to 9-10
selecting paper, 9-2, 9-8 to 9-9
stickers, 9-14 to 9-15
Printing photos from computer
adding text, 4-7
adjusting printed area, 4-8
choosing album images, 4-8
layout styles, 4-5 to 4-6
Problems
camera, 10-2 to 10-7
picture, 10-8 to 10-11
Projector, playing back pictures and presentations, 7-10
Q
Quick Fix, 5-3
Quick Shots, 1-9 to 1-10
R
RAM, system requirements, 4
Registration, 6
Resizing files, 5-5 to 5-6
Resolution, 5-5 to 5-6
Ripples effect, 5-8
Rotating pictures, 5-6
S
Safety instructions, 6 to 8
Safety specifications, B-1
SanDisk, 8-1, 8-4
Save to Floppy option, 4-17
Screen captures, 7-8 to 7-10
Self timer, 1-2, 6-3 to 6-5
Sensitivity, adjusting, 1-16 to 1-17
Settings menu, 2-2, 6-9 to 6-12
Sharpness, adjusting, 5-4
Shut-off, automatic, 6-7, 6-9
Slide Show menu, 2-3
Slide shows, 2-5, 4-14 to 4-15
Software
licensing, 6
support, 6
Software Menu, 2-3
Sound
adding, 4-9 to 4-12
deleting, 4-11 to 4-12
editing, 4-11
playing back, 4-10 to 4-11
recording, 4-9 to 4-10
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SoundAdvice, 5
Special effects, 5-7 to 5-8
Specifications, B-1 to B-5
Stitching panoramas, 5-8 to 5-12
Storage cards, see CompactFlash memory cards
Storing camera, 10-2
Support
EPSON, 4 to 6
software, 6
System requirements, 4
T
Taking pictures
close-up, 1-2
continuous, 1-7 to 1-9
digital panorama, 1-3 to 1-5
digital zoom, 1-5
with the timer, 1-2
Technical support, 4 to 6
Time, setting, 6-7, 6-10
Timer, 1-2, 6-3 to 6-5
Tripod, A-2
Troubleshooting, 10-2 to 10-11
TWAIN programs, acquiring photos, 3-1 to 3-3
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Unlocking pictures, 2-11 to 2-12
Uploading
Direct Print program, 9-2 to 9-3
pictures, 7-1 to 7-7
V
VCR, playing back pictures, 2-12
Video cable, 2-13, 7-11
Videotaping pictures, 2-12
W
White balance, 1-11 to 1-14
Windows
capturing screens, 7-8 to 7-9
system requirements, 4
uploading pictures, 7-2 to 7-5
World Wide Web, 5
Z
Zoom pictures (digital), 1-5
Zoom tool, 5-2
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EPSON AMERICA, INC.
LIMITED WARRANTY
What is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“EPSON”) warrants to the first end-user
customer that the EPSON PhotoPC 750Z Digital Camera enclosed with this limited
warranty statement, if purchased and used in the United States or Canada, conforms
to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from defects in workmanship and
materials for a period of one year from the date of original purchase. EPSON further
warrants to the first end-user customer that the Nickel Metal Hydride Battery
Charger and four Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries enclosed with this limited warranty
statement will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of
ninety days from the date of original purchase.
What EPSON Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your EPSON product prove
defective during the warranty period, please call EPSON at 310-782-2600 for
warranty repair instructions and return authorization, if required. An EPSON service
technician will provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether the unit
requires repair. If repair is required, EPSON will, at its option, repair or replace on an
exchange basis the defective unit, without charge for parts or labor. If the product
requires repair or replacement, it is your responsibility to package it in its original
container or an equivalent, along with proof of the date of original purchase and ship
it to EPSON. Packaging and shipping costs incurred in presenting your EPSON
product for warranty service are your responsibility. Return shipping costs from the
EPSON repair facility are EPSON’s responsibility. When warranty service involves
the exchange of the product or of a part, the item replaced becomes EPSON
property. The exchanged product or part may be new or previously repaired to the
EPSON standard of quality. Exchange or replacement products or parts assume the
remaining warranty period of the product covered by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers only normal consumer
use in the United States and Canada. This warranty does not cover damage to the
EPSON product caused by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or
certified by EPSON. This warranty does not cover third party parts, components or
peripheral devices added to the EPSON product after its shipment from EPSON.
EPSON is not responsible for warranty service should the EPSON label or logo or the
rating label or serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly
maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper
installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire,
flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with
non-EPSON products, or service other than by an EPSON Authorized Servicer. If a
claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced in service, you will be held
responsible for costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE
AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME
LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF
THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES
ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE.
UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS
MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS
PROVIDED IN THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA,
INC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS,
INCONVENIENCE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE
USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL
THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts
and some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
To locate the EPSON Authorized Reseller nearest you call:
(800) 442-2110
or write to:
Epson America, Inc. • P. O. Box 2842 • Torrance, CA 90509-2842 • MS: CS1
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