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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
◗
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
◗
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected
◗
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.
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 is a trademark 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.
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.
Copyright © 1998 by Epson America, Inc.
Torrance, California, USA
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CPD-6724
6/98
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.
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Contents
Introduction
PhotoPC 700 Features
Optional Accessories
Minimum System Requirements
Windows Systems
Macintosh Systems
Where To Get Help
Software Support
Software Licensing
Registration
Safety Instructions
1
2
3
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
Getting Started
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 700
Identifying Camera Parts
Using Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Charging Batteries
Installing Batteries
Battery Options
Attaching the Hand Strap
Installing Your PhotoPC 700 Software
Installing for Windows 95 or
Windows NT 4.0
Installing for Windows 3.1x
Installing on a Macintosh
Making Windows Diskettes
Making Macintosh Diskettes
Setting the Date and Time
1-1
1-2
1-4
1-4
1-6
1-8
1-9
1-10
1-10
1-11
1-11
1-11
1-12
1-12
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Taking Pictures
Getting Ready to Take Pictures
Turning the Camera On and Off
Saving Battery Power With Auto Shut-off
Using the Display Panel
Checking the Battery
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen
Erasing a Picture With the LCD Screen
Checking the Picture Counter
Storing More Pictures
Setting Image Quality and Color Mode
Fine
Super Fine
Monochrome Fine
Monochrome Super Fine
Standard
Using Macro Mode to Take Close-ups
Using the Flash
Taking Pictures With the Timer
Using the View Mode Menus
Taking Digital Panoramic Pictures
2-2
2-2
2-2
2-3
2-3
2-3
2-5
2-7
2-8
2-8
2-9
2-9
2-9
2-9
2-9
2-9
2-11
2-12
2-12
2-13
2-15
3
Taking Digital Zoom Pictures
Continuous Shooting
Automatic Continuous Shooting
Using Advanced Settings
Photographing With Fixed White Balance
Adjusting Exposure
Adjusting Sensitivity for Night Photos
2-16
2-17
2-19
2-20
2-20
2-21
2-22
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
Erasing Pictures
Erasing the Currently Displayed Picture
Selecting Pictures to Erase
Locking Photos
Unlocking Photos
Playing Back Pictures on TV
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
3-5
3-6
3-7
3-7
3-7
3-9
3-11
3-12
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Getting Photos Into Your Computer
Connecting the Camera
Connecting to a Windows PC
Connecting to a Macintosh
Transferring Photos With Image Expert
What To Do if You See an Error Message
Getting Images Into TWAIN Applications
Getting Images That You Can Import
What To Do If the Camera Is Not
Responding
Getting Your Photos Into Documents
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 and Windows NT)
Dragging and Dropping a Picture Into
a Document
Transferring Images Before Placing Them
6
4-1
4-2
4-3
4-4
4-8
4-9
4-11
4-13
5-2
5-3
5-4
5-5
5-7
5-8
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
Displaying Albums as Slide Shows
Copying to Diskette
Viewing the Pictures on Diskette
Using an Album as a Screen Saver
Setting an Image as Wallpaper
Sending Pictures and Sound by E-mail
6-2
6-2
6-3
6-3
6-4
6-5
6-6
6-7
6-7
6-8
6-9
6-10
6-10
6-11
6-12
6-13
6-13
6-14
6-14
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Editing Images
Viewing and Selecting
Applying Quick Fix
Correcting
Cropping
Resizing
Maintaining Image Resolution
Rotating
Flipping
Applying Special Effects
Changing the Number of Colors
7-2
7-2
7-3
7-4
7-5
7-5
7-6
7-7
7-7
7-8
Using Custom and Advanced Features
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
8-1
8-3
8-4
8-4
8-5
8-5
8-7
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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8-9
8-9
8-10
8-11
8-11
8-12
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
9-2
9-5
9-7
9-8
9-9
9-10
10 Using CompactFlash Storage Cards
Installing a Storage Card
Removing a Storage Card
Getting Images From a Card to Your Computer
Using a PCMCIA Adapter
Transferring Photos
Formatting a Storage Card
Getting Memory Information
Copying To and From a Storage Card
10-2
10-3
10-3
10-4
10-4
10-5
10-6
10-7
9-1
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11 Printing Directly From the Camera
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 Head
Removing Direct Print
Uploading Direct Print
Reading Error Messages
12 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Caring for the Camera and Battery Charger
Cleaning the Camera and Battery Charger
Storing the Camera
Solving Camera Problems
Solving Picture Problems
11-2
11-3
11-4
11-4
11-9
11-9
11-11
11-12
11-14
11-15
11-16
11-16
11-18
12-1
12-1
12-2
12-2
12-8
A Optional Accessories
Using the Optional AC Adapter
Using an Optional Tripod
Using Optional Lenses
Using Wide-angle Lenses
Using the Telephoto Lens
Using Close-up Lenses
A-2
A-3
A-3
A-4
A-6
A-7
B Specifications
Camera
Physical Dimensions
Safety Specifications
Power
Technical
Environmental
Photographic
NiMH Battery Charger
Physical Dimensions
Technical
Optional AC Adapter
Physical Dimensions
Technical
B-1
B-1
B-1
B-1
B-2
B-2
B-3
B-4
B-4
B-4
B-4
B-4
B-4
Index
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Introduction
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our new EPSON PhotoPC 700 is a high resolution,
easy-to-use digital camera with a built-in LCD screen.
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 700 captures images at 1280 × 960 pixel resolution
in 24-bit color, using a 1.25-megapixel CCD sensor. You
can expand the camera’s capacity with optional
CompactFlash™ storage cards, and use standard 37 mm
lenses to capture wide-angle and telephoto shots. The
continuous shooting mode lets you take ten pictures in five
seconds (640 × 480 pixel resolution).
Introduction 1
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Your PhotoPC 700 comes complete with cables, batteries,
battery charger, software, and utilities for downloading,
editing, organizing, and printing your pictures.
◗
Automatic or fixed white balance and adjustments for
exposure and sensitivity
◗
Tiffen adapter for optional 37 mm lenses and filters
PhotoPC 700 Features
◗
Built-in flash
PhotoPC 700 is a complete system for capturing digital
images, and includes the following features:
◗
Direct print capability to several EPSON ink jet
printers—print without using a computer
◗
Automatic shut-off to save batteries
◗
Automatic date and time recording for each picture
◗
Cables for transferring photos to your Windows PC or
Macintosh and displaying on a TV or multimedia
projector
◗
Resolutions up to 1280 × 960 pixels
◗
4MB internal flash memory that holds approximately
15 fine-resolution or 50 standard-resolution images
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24-bit color or grayscale image capture
◗
Two-inch, active matrix TFT color LCD screen for
previewing and playing back pictures
◗
◗
Video output for playing your pictures back on a TV,
VCR, or projector
Macro, digital zoom, panorama, and continuous shooting
modes
2 Introduction
Your camera comes with the PhotoPC 700 software suite,
which includes the following applications:
◗
Sierra Imaging Image Expert™ software for
transferring, organizing, editing, and printing your
pictures
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The EPSON Photo!2 application and TWAIN driver
for transferring and converting your pictures
◗
EPSON Photo File Uploader for converting
presentation slides into image files and uploading them
into your camera
◗
EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader for re-installing the
Direct Print program on your camera; this lets you print
directly from the camera to an EPSON printer.
Optional Accessories
EPSON offers these accessories for the PhotoPC 700:
◗
AC adapter for use with any electrical outlet
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Replacement NiMH rechargeable batteries
◗
Replacement NiMH Power Pak including batteries and
charger
You can also use CompactFlash storage cards and PCMCIA
adapters available from leading suppliers, such as Lexar
Media, SanDisk, or Simple Technology.
Additionally, you can expand the capabilities of your camera
by attaching 37 mm video camcorder lenses using the lens
adapter included in the box. You can order optional wide
angle, telephoto, and close-up lenses and filters from
DC PRO at (800) 522-7835 or (516) 434-8800
(fax: 516-434-9238, e-mail: dcproacc@aol.com). For more
information, see the brochure in your box.
Minimum System Requirements
To transfer images to your computer and edit them, make
sure your system meets these minimum requirements:
Windows Systems
◗
IBM-compatible PC with 486 or higher processor
◗
Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 3.1 or later,
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 or later, or
Windows NT 4.0
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Serial port with standard RS-232C interface
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At least 16MB RAM
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Double-speed CD-ROM drive
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At least 30MB 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
Where To Get Help
Macintosh Systems
EPSON provides technical assistance through electronic
support services and automated telephone services
24 hours a day. The following tables list the contact
information:
◗
Macintosh with PowerPC™ or higher processor
Electronic support services
◗
System Software Version 7.1 or later (System 7.5 or later
is required to access optional CompactFlash card
memory directly from the Macintosh.)
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At least 16MB RAM
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At least 30MB free hard disk space
◗
Double-speed CD-ROM drive
◗
VGA monitor with at least 256 colors
◗
Standard Macintosh modem/printer serial port
4 Introduction
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 Download Service
You can call the EPSON Download Service at
(800) 442-2007. Set your communications
software to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
Modem speed can be up to 28.8 Kbps.
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.
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Automated telephone services
Service
Access
SM
EPSON SoundAdvice
For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked
questions about EPSON products 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, call (800) 442-2110.
EPSON FaxAdvice™
Access EPSON’s technical information library by
calling (800) 442-2110. 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) 442-2110.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial
(310) 782-2600 (U.S.), or (905) 709-2567 (Canada), 6 AM
to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday and 7 AM to
4 PM Saturday and Sunday. Toll or long distance charges
may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
You can purchase manuals and accessories from EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada,
please call (800) 807-7766.
Software Support
If you’ve tried the on-screen help, checked this User’s Guide,
and you still have questions, call one of the following
numbers for technical support:
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(800) 501-8902 for Image Expert software questions
(for Windows 95 users, make sure you check the
Quick Tour first)
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(310) 782-2600 for the EPSON Photo!2 application
and TWAIN driver, the EPSON Photo File Uploader,
and the EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader
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Product name
Software Licensing
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Product serial number
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Computer configuration
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Description of the problem
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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Registration
◗
Please take a minute to fill out the registration card for the
PhotoPC 700 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 700.
To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the camera or
battery charger where inflammable or volatile gas is
stored.
◗
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.
◗
If the battery charger shows unusual signs such as noise,
odor, or smoke, unplug it immediately.
◗
To avoid damage to the optics of the camera, do not
expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended periods of
time.
◗
Do not use the charger near water. Never insert or
remove the charger’s power plug with wet hands.
◗
Keep the charger away from heat sources. Do not use
outside the temperature range of 35 to 95°F (0 to 35°C).
◗
Do not use the charger within reach of children.
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.
◗
◗
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the
camera’s cover or open any of the compartments except
as instructed in this User’s Guide.
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.
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Use only the types of power sources listed on the charger
label and in this User’s Guide. Always supply power to
the charger directly from a standard domestic electrical
outlet.
◗
Do not use the camera outdoors during adverse weather
conditions.
◗
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.
◗
To prevent possible eye injury, do not take flash pictures
of faces at close range.
◗
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.
◗
◗
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.
◗
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions.
◗
Do not attempt to service the camera or battery charger
yourself. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
◗
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.
A
B
Do not use a frayed or damaged power cord with the
AC adapter.
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1
Getting Started
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camera
battery charger
Tiffen lens
adapter
rechargeable
batteries
hand strap
video cable
Mac
adapter
cable
software
PhotoPC 700 cable
direct print cable
his chapter helps you get ready to use your new
PhotoPC 700. It covers the following:
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Unpacking your PhotoPC 700
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Identifying camera parts
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Using batteries
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Attaching the hand strap
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Installing your PhotoPC 700 software
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Making installation diskettes
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Setting the date and time
Unpacking Your PhotoPC 700
Make sure you have all the parts shown to the left. If you’re
using a PC, you won’t need the Macintosh adapter cable.
Getting Started 1-1
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Identifying Camera Parts
tripod socket
flash
battery
cover lock
shutter button
timer light
viewfinder
connector
cover
lens
front view
1-2 Getting Started
storage
card eject
lever
battery cover
lens cover
(on/off)
bottom view
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display panel
shutter
button
image quality button
screen switch
viewfinder
display
panel
status
light
timer
button
flash
button
macro
button
Function
button
LCD screen
back view
card slot
cover
hand strap
holder
top view
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Getting Started 1-3
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Using Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
To help lower the cost of ownership, your PhotoPC 700
comes with four rechargeable NiMH batteries and a pocketsize charger. These batteries can be recharged hundreds of
times. Before you install them in your camera for the first
time, you need to charge them completely three times. The
instructions in the following sections tell you how to charge,
install, and handle batteries.
NOTE
WARNING
Shock hazard. Make sure you use the charger only with EPSON
rechargeable NiMH batteries (model EU-24). To avoid the danger
of leakage or explosion, do not place any other batteries in the
charger. Read all safety and handling instructions before using
the charger.
Note the following when charging batteries:
◗
Do not insert batteries backwards.
◗
Do not open the cover while batteries are charging.
◗
Do not use near water or handle with wet hands. For
indoor use only.
◗
Do not use within reach of children.
◗
Do not charge the batteries using an electrical outlet on
an airplane.
New batteries need to be fully charged three times before you
use them. This process takes approximately five or six hours—
but you only need to do it once. Subsequent charges take
approximately two and a half hours.
Charging Batteries
It’s important to make sure your batteries are fully charged,
so they will last as long as possible before they need
recharging.
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Follow these steps to charge your batteries for the first time:
Turn the charger over and flip the two prongs out of
their compartment.
3
Plug the charger into an electrical outlet. Both lights
turn red, indicating that the charger is working. When
the batteries are fully charged, after about two and a half
hours, the lights go off.
Lift up the cover of the charger and insert all four
batteries, positioning the + and – ends as shown. Then
close the cover firmly.
+
+
+
+
1
2
1
NOTE
The charger lights flash to indicate changes in battery
temperature and voltage. If the lights continue to flash for
A
more than half an hour, the batteries may be damaged or
worn out, and should be replaced. Unplug the charger if the
batteries are not fully charged after four hours.
Getting Started 1-5
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4
Now charge your batteries again by opening and then
closing the charger. The second charge should take
about two and a half hours.
5
Charge the batteries a third time by opening and closing
the charger again. This charge should take about
20 minutes.
6
7
8
After you have charged the batteries three times and
both lights are off, unplug the charger. To avoid
overcharging, don’t leave the charger plugged in for long
periods of time after the lights go off.
Wait one hour until the batteries cool before removing
them from the charger.
Before storing the charger, press down on the prongs to
lock the plug into place.
(For subsequent charges of your NiMH rechargeable
batteries, follow steps 1 through 3, then unplug the charger
and follow steps 7 and 8 above.)
1-6 Getting Started
Be sure to always charge the batteries completely to make
them last as long as possible. They can be recharged
hundreds of times, so do not dispose of them until they are
worn out.
NOTE
Keep the charger terminals clean by wiping them with a dry cloth.
Make sure you charge all four batteries before you use them. If
you find that your batteries run out faster after you recharge them
a few times, make sure you discharge them completely before
recharging. If this doesn’t help, replace the batteries.
Installing Batteries
Before you install the batteries, make sure the camera is
turned off (the lens cover is closed). Then follow these steps:
1
Turn the camera upside down with the LCD screen
facing you.
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2
Push the battery cover lock down. While holding the
lock, slide the battery cover to the left to open it. Then
raise the cover.
3
Insert all four batteries into the compartment,
positioning the + and – ends as shown:
1
+
+
4
Close the battery cover and slide it to the right while
pressing down, until it snaps into place.
A
B
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Battery Options
◗
If you forget to charge your rechargeable NiMH batteries or
if they need to be replaced, the PhotoPC 700 camera can also
accept the following:
Use the batteries that came with your camera only in
EPSON digital cameras.
◗
Do not use manganese batteries.
◗
Replace all four batteries at the same time.
◗
Rechargeable AA NiCad batteries
◗
◗
Single-use AA alkaline batteries (Energizer brand
recommended)
Batteries that have not been used for a long time do not
charge well. However, with regular use, the batteries will
return to normal.
◗
Single-use AA lithium batteries (longer life)
◗
Batteries discharge at least 2% per day, whether they are
used or not.
◗
If the batteries are charged in a hot environment, or if
they are charged repeatedly without being discharged,
they will wear out more quickly.
◗
Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, or mutilate
batteries. Do not get them wet or expose them to fire.
◗
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. Store away from the reach of children.
◗
To avoid fire or electric shock, do not use batteries that
are leaking or damaged in any way.
WARNING
To avoid the danger of fire or explosion, do not mix different
types of batteries. Do not allow the battery contacts to touch
metal objects such as coins or keys, which could short out the
battery’s circuits. Read all safety and handling instructions before
using batteries.
Note the following when handling batteries:
◗
Use only the EPSON battery charger (Model EU-23) to
charge the batteries that came with your camera.
Pour usage avec le chargeur de piles modele EU-23.
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◗
If battery acid gets in your eyes or on your skin,
immediately rinse the area with water and seek medical
treatment. If a battery is swallowed, seek medical
treatment immediately.
Attaching the Hand Strap
1
To attach the hand strap, loop the strap around the holder
on the side of the camera as shown below.
.
◗
Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions and in compliance with all
applicable laws. Contact your local government agency
for information about battery recycling and disposal.
◗
Battery life varies depending on the battery type, the
manufacturer, and other factors.
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B
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Installing Your PhotoPC 700 Software
PhotoPC 700 comes with everything you need to transfer
your pictures from the camera to your computer, organize,
enhance, and share your images, and insert them into
documents. You can also upload pictures and presentations
into your camera. The included CD-ROM has these
applications for your Windows PC or Macintosh:
◗
Sierra Imaging Image Expert
◗
EPSON Photo!2 TWAIN and standalone application
◗
EPSON Photo File Uploader
◗
EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader
All programs will be installed in the PhotoPC 700 folder.
Installing for Windows 95 or
Windows NT 4.0
Follow these steps:
1
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. The install program
starts automatically.
If it doesn’t start automatically, double-click
My Computer. Then double-click your CD-ROM
icon.
2
Click Install Image Expert.
3
Follow the instructions on the screen.
NOTE
After you install your software for Windows 95, you can run the
Image Expert Quick Tour to learn more about your camera. See
page 4-5 for instructions.
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Installing for Windows 3.1x
Making Windows Diskettes
Follow these steps:
Before you start, make sure you have 6 blank, formatted
diskettes (8 for Windows 3.1 or 18 if you want to include the
Quick Tour for Windows 95 and Windows NT). Then
follow these steps:
1
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive.
2
In the Program Manager, select Run from the File
menu.
3
Type D:\SETUP. If your CD-ROM drive is not
drive D, substitute the correct letter. Then click OK.
4
Select Install Image Expert and follow the
instructions on the screen.
1
1
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. The install program
starts automatically. If it doesn’t start automatically,
double-click My Computer. Then double-click your
CD-ROM icon.
In the Windows 3.1 Program Manager, select Run from
the File menu. Type D:\SETUP. If your CD-ROM
drive is not drive D, substitute the correct letter. Then
click OK.
Installing on a Macintosh
Follow these steps:
1
Insert the CD-ROM in your drive.
2
Click Make Image Expert Disks.
2
Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3
3
Double-click the Install PhotoPC 700 icon. Click
Continue and follow the instructions on the screen.
Select your operating system and diskette drive and click
OK. Follow the instructions on the screen to create the
diskettes.
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B
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Making Macintosh Diskettes
Before you start, make sure you have 10 blank, formatted
diskettes. You can use either the Disk Copy 6.2 utility (you
can download it from the Apple Web site if you don’t have
it), or the DropImage program on the PhotoPC 700
CD-ROM.
To use Disk Copy 6.2, double-click the file named
Make Floppies and follow the instructions on the screen.
The Image Expert disk image files are located in the Disk
Images folder on the CD-ROM. Follow these steps to make
diskettes using the DropImage program:
1
Open the Disk Images folder on your CD-ROM.
2
Drag the file Disk1.image onto DropImage 1.0. An
icon for Disk 1 appears on your desktop.
3
Insert a blank, formatted diskette in your drive and
change its name to Image Expert 1.
4
Drag the Disk 1 icon onto the Image Expert 1 icon. If
you are asked to confirm the copy, click Yes.
5
When the copy finishes, drag both icons to the trash.
Your Macintosh ejects the diskette.
6
Repeat steps 2 to 5 for each disk image file.
Setting the Date and Time
Before you use the camera, you need to set its clock. Then
the camera will automatically record the date and time for
each picture you take. You’ll need to set the clock again
whenever you install new or recharged batteries.
NOTE
You can also set the camera’s clock through your computer. See
Chapter 4 for instructions on connecting the camera to your
computer, and page 8-6 for instructions on setting the date and
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time.
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You see the clock setting screen, with the year setting
highlighted in red:
screen switch
1
SELECT
button
3
If necessary, press the
button to increase the
number or the
button to decrease the number,
until the year is correct.
4
Press the SELECT button. The year setting is saved and
the month setting is highlighted.
5
Adjust the month, day, hour, and minute settings as
described above until the date and time are correctly
adjusted and saved.
BACK
button
Follow these steps to set the camera’s clock:
1
Slide the screen switch to Playback. You see a message
asking you to set the clock.
2
Press the SELECT button.
6
After you finish setting the clock and press the SELECT
button, your screen returns to playback mode.
A
Slide the screen switch OFF.
B
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2
Taking Pictures
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aking pictures with PhotoPC 700 is similar to using
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Getting ready to take pictures
◗
Taking pictures with the viewfinder or LCD screen
◗
Checking the picture counter
◗
Setting image quality and color mode
◗
Using macro mode to take close-ups
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Using the flash and timer
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Taking zoom or panoramic pictures
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Getting Ready to Take Pictures
Before you can take pictures with PhotoPC 700, you need to
turn on the camera and check the status of your batteries on
the display panel.
.
display panel
shutter
button
On
Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn the camera on, rotate the lens cover counterclockwise, as shown in the illustration on the right. The lens
cover opens and the display panel on the top of the camera
lights up. The status light on the back of the camera flashes
for a few seconds. When it turns green, the camera is ready to
take pictures.
To turn off the camera, rotate the lens cover clockwise. The
lens cover closes and the display panel turns off.
2-2 Taking Pictures
Off
Saving Battery Power With Auto Shut-off
If you wait more than 60 seconds before taking a picture, the
camera shuts off automatically to save battery power. It also
shuts off after you take a picture with the LCD screen. To
“wake” the camera after auto shut-off, press the shutter
button. Or, close the lens cover and then open it again.
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Checking the Battery
NOTE
You can change the battery saving mode to have the camera
remain on after you take a picture with the LCD screen (see
page 8-11). However, you’ll use up your batteries faster. You can
When your battery power is almost out, the low
battery icon appears on the display panel. The icon
flashes when your battery power is completely out.
2
also change the auto shut-off time period (see pages 8-6 and 8-8).
Using the Display Panel
The display panel shows the status of your batteries, the
camera’s current settings, and the number of pictures
remaining.
.
pictures
remaining
flash
mode
image
quality
macro
mode
low battery
icon
timer
You need to recharge or replace the batteries or use the AC
adapter when you see the low battery icon. Although you
may be able to use the camera with low batteries, it needs full
battery power to operate reliably.
Several factors can affect battery life, including the
surrounding temperature and the type of batteries you use.
Low temperatures—especially below 50 °F (10 °C)—drain
your batteries faster. See page 1-4 for battery use
instructions.
Taking Pictures With the Viewfinder
You can capture an image with PhotoPC 700 as you would
with any point-and-shoot auto-focus camera: look through
the viewfinder and snap the two-step shutter. However, you
can also use the LCD screen to preview your picture. See
page 2-5 for instructions on using the LCD screen.
Taking Pictures 2-3
A
B
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Follow these steps to take a picture with the optical
viewfinder:
3
Look straight through the viewfinder and center your
subject within the cross-hairs.
1
Make sure you are at least 20 inches (50 cm) away from
your subject. (If you want to get closer, use the macro
mode as described on page 2-11.)
4
Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the auto
focus.
2
Turn the camera on and wait until the status light turns
green.
You hear a click and the status light changes from green
to orange. While you hold the shutter button down, you
can reframe your picture and move your subject offcenter if you want.
status light
viewfinder
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shutter
button
5
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take
the picture.
6
Hold the camera still until it beeps and the status light
starts flashing red.
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The flashing red light indicates that the camera has captured
the image and is processing it.
CAUTION
If you set the camera down while the light is still flashing, make
sure you handle it carefully. The camera may lose your image if
you set it down too hard.
When the light stops flashing and turns green, the image is
saved and you can take another picture. Saved images remain
in memory for at least a year, even when the camera is turned
off and the batteries are removed.
Taking Pictures With the LCD Screen
The LCD screen lets you see a live preview of what the
camera’s lens sees at any moment. You can take close-ups,
2× digital zoom, or digital panoramic pictures and work with
advanced settings using the screen. In the continuous
shooting mode, you can capture two images per second
(at 640 × 480 resolution), up to ten images.
2
NOTE
The image area displayed in the screen is slightly smaller than the
view that will be captured. The preview on the screen may also
appear to flicker under strong fluorescent lighting. When your
subject is very bright (a sunlit white wall, for example), you may
NOTE
see a band of washed-out color in the image on the screen. This
Remember that the camera shuts off automatically after
will not affect the actual image captured by the camera.
60 seconds. To turn the camera back on, press the shutter button
all the way down. You can also “wake up” the camera by closing
the lens cover and then opening it again.
A
B
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Follow these steps to take a picture with the LCD screen:
1
2
Turn the camera on and slide the screen switch left to
the View position. You see a preview of your picture on
the LCD screen, with icons indicating the image quality
setting , the number of pictures you can take , and
the number of pictures taken .
You hear a click, the status light changes from green to
orange, and a small green circle appears in the upper
right corner of the screen. While you hold the shutter
button down, you can reframe your picture and move
your subject off-center if you want.
screen switch
2-6 Taking Pictures
Center your subject on the screen and hold the shutter
button halfway down to lock the auto focus.
3
Press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take
the picture.
4
Hold the camera still until it beeps and the status light
starts flashing red. When the picture is processed, the
camera and screen shut off.
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5
Press the shutter button all the way down to turn the
camera and screen back on. Or, close the lens cover and
then open it again.
2
While the light is still flashing, press and hold the
Function and BACK buttons.
2
SELECT button
NOTE
The LCD screen uses up battery power quickly. If it is idle for
more than 30 seconds, the screen turns off automatically. To turn
it back on, press the shutter button all the way down or slide the
screen switch to OFF and then back to View. If you want to
have the camera remain on after you capture a picture with the
LCD screen, you can change the power mode. See page 8-11 for
instructions.
Function button
BACK button
Erasing a Picture With the LCD Screen
You see the following message on the LCD screen:
If you change your mind about a picture you have just taken,
you can erase it while the camera is processing it. Follow
these steps:
1
A
Take a picture using the LCD screen as described above.
The camera beeps and the red light flashes.
3
Press the SELECT button to confirm the deletion.
Processing stops, and the camera and screen shut off.
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B
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NOTE
Some pictures (captured at Standard image quality) are processed
so quickly that you can’t erase them while they are processing.
You need to follow the steps on page 3-7 to erase them in the
playback mode.
Checking the Picture Counter
The large number in the center of the display panel shows
how many additional pictures you can take. This number
depends on your image quality and special format settings.
If you change these settings, the number will change.
pictures remaining
When the camera’s memory is full, the number of pictures
remaining is 0. The status light on the back of the camera
turns red, and you can’t press the shutter button.
2-8 Taking Pictures
To free up some of the camera’s memory, you can play back
your pictures on the LCD screen and erase the ones you
don’t want to save. See page 3-7 for instructions. If you want
to save your pictures before you erase them, you need to
connect the camera to your computer and transfer the
images, as described in Chapter 4.
Storing More Pictures
You can increase your camera’s storage capacity by removing
the Direct Print program. If you later decide to use direct
print, you can easily reinstall it. See page 11-16 for more
information.
The following table shows the minimum number of pictures
your camera can store with and without Direct Print:
Image Quality
With Direct Print
(default setting)
Without
Direct Print
Fine (color and monochrome)
11
15
Super Fine (color and monochrome)
5
7
Standard
39
50
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Setting Image Quality and Color
Mode
PhotoPC 700 has several image quality (resolution) settings:
three for color pictures and two for black and white pictures.
Press the image quality button on top of the camera to cycle
from one setting to the other.
image quality
Super Fine
Produces color images at 1280 × 960 pixels with low
compression. Your pictures include greater detail, and the
camera holds at least 5 pictures. With less compression,
Super Fine images are better for enlarging.
2
Monochrome Fine
Produces black and white images at 1280 × 960 pixels,
with moderate compression. Your pictures include
ample detail, and the camera holds at least 11 pictures.
Monochrome Super Fine
The image quality icons appear on the display panel as
shown below.
Fine
Produces color images at 1280 × 960 pixels, with
moderate compression. Your pictures include ample detail,
and the camera holds at least 11 pictures (factory setting).
Produces black and white images at 1280 × 960
pixels with low compression. Your pictures include
greater detail, and the camera holds at least 5 pictures. With
less compression, Monochrome Super Fine images (like
those in color) are better for enlarging.
A
Standard
Produces color images at 640 × 480 pixels. The camera
holds at least 39 pictures, but the image size is smaller
and includes less detail when enlarged.
Taking Pictures 2-9
B
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NOTE
You can switch freely between the settings and mix pictures of
varying quality in the camera. The camera’s image capacity will
vary accordingly. Depending on the content of your pictures, your
camera may hold more than the numbers shown on page 2-9. As
long as the display panel shows a number other than zero, you
can continue taking pictures.
Fine image quality is sufficient for most purposes. Use super
fine if you need maximum detail (in enlargements, for
example). Note that super fine image files are more than
twice the size of fine quality image files. Higher quality
images also take longer for the camera to process.
Super fine quality image
1280 × 960 pixels, less compression
The following examples show the same image captured at
standard, fine, and super fine quality.
Fine quality image
1280 × 960 pixels
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2
Press the macro button on top of the camera.
flash
Standard quality image
640 × 480 pixels
1
Turn the camera on and slide the screen switch to the
View position. You see a live preview on the LCD
screen.
macro
The macro icon appears on the display panel. For a
few seconds, the word MACRO appears on the LCD
screen, and the frame around the image turns green.
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 4 inches (10 cm).
Follow these steps:
2
3
Press the shutter button to capture the image.
4
To turn off macro mode, press the macro button again
or turn off the camera.
A
B
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Forced Flash
NOTE
When you take macro close-ups in low light conditions, you
should use a tripod (as described in Appendix A) and disable
the flash. Otherwise, your pictures may appear blurry and
The flash goes off with every picture you take. Use this
setting to compensate for backlighting; for example,
when you are facing a light source.
washed-out.
Using the Flash
The camera’s built-in flash is effective within a range of
8 inches to 8 feet (20 cm to 2.4 m). Press the flash button to
cycle through the three flash settings. An icon for each
setting appears on the display panel as shown below:
After you take a flash picture, the icon blinks until the flash is
fully recharged. Your flash setting remains in effect even after
you turn off the camera.
TIP
When you’re taking pictures outdoors, make sure the sun is at
your back. In very bright light (at the beach or in snow, for
example), your pictures may come out too light. You can use the
Auto
AUTO
manual exposure setting to darken an image before you capture
The flash goes off automatically whenever it’s needed
for adequate lighting (factory setting).
it. See page 2-21 for instructions. Alternatively, you can also use
Image Expert or other image editing software to correct overexposure problems after you take the picture.
Flash Off
The flash is disabled, even when adequate lighting is
not available. Use this setting for special effects,
where flash photography is prohibited, or for macro mode
close-ups.
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Taking Pictures With the Timer
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.
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Follow these steps to take a picture with the timer:
The camera beeps when the image is captured. The
status light on the back of the camera flashes red as
PhotoPC 700 processes the image. When the status light
stops flashing and turns green, you can take another
picture.
1
Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod. (See
page A-3 for information on attaching the camera to a
tripod.)
2
Turn on the camera and wait until the status light turns
green.
5
3
Press the timer button. The timer icon
the display panel.
Using the View Mode Menus
appears on
2
To turn off the timer, press the timer button again or
turn off the camera.
You can use the view mode on the LCD screen to take digital
panorama/zoom pictures, use advanced settings, and control
the display of information on the screen.
TIP
You can use macro mode in combination with the panorama and
timer
4
zoom formats and with advanced settings.
A
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.
B
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Follow these steps to access the menus:
1
Turn the camera on and slide the screen switch left to
the View position.
screen switch
SELECT button
3
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:
Panorama/Zoom (take special format
arrow buttons
You see a preview of your picture on the LCD screen.
2
Press the SELECT button. 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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pictures). See the following sections for
instructions.
Conditions (use continuous shooting and
advanced photo settings). See page 2-17 for
instructions.
Information (turn off the display of
information on previewed pictures). See
page 3-5 for instructions.
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4
To exit the menus, press the BACK 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, slide the screen switch OFF. (It
will shut off automatically within 30 seconds.)
Taking Digital Panoramic Pictures
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 screen switch is set to View, and follow these
steps to take a panoramic picture:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
Zoom menu:
3
Press the SELECT button again to choose the
Panorama setting. You can press SELECT repeatedly
to cycle through the settings.
4
Press the BACK button to exit the menus.
if necessary to display the Panorama/
2
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 or super fine image quality (both at
1280 × 480 pixels) in color.
A
B
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5
6
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus.
You hear a click, 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.
Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
The Panorama format remains active until you access the
Panorama/Zoom menu again and select Standard.
The following examples show the same subject captured in
standard, digital zoom, and digital panorama formats:
digital panorama
Taking Digital Zoom Pictures
Digital zoom pictures are magnified two times (2×)
and captured at standard image quality (640 × 480
pixels). 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.
Make sure the screen switch is set to View, and follow these
steps to take a digital zoom picture:
1
standard
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digital zoom
Press the SELECT button to display the menus.
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2
Press
or
Zoom menu:
if necessary to display the Panorama/
The zoom format remains active until you access the
Panorama/Zoom menu again and select Standard.
2
Continuous Shooting
3
Press the SELECT button twice to choose the Zoom
setting.
4
Press the BACK button to exit the menus.
In this mode, you can take two pictures a second,
with up to ten pictures in a sequence. Each image is
640 × 480 pixels. 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
5
6
An orange frame appears around the previewed image,
and the zoom icon
is displayed at the bottom of
the screen. You see X2.0 in the upper right corner.
You can’t use the flash for continuous shooting, so make sure
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the auto focus.
You hear a click, 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.
Make sure the screen switch is set to View, and follow these
steps to take a rapid sequence of pictures:
you have adequate lighting for your pictures. In addition, you can’t
use the panorama/zoom features with continuous shooting.
1
Press the SELECT button to display the menus.
A
B
Press the button all the way down to capture the image.
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2
3
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu:
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.
6
Press and hold the shutter button. The status light
flashes red and the camera beeps as it captures each
picture.
7
Release the shutter button when you have captured the
pictures you want. The red light flashes as the camera
processes the images. Then the camera shuts off.
Press the SELECT button to display the menu options:
Press the shutter button to turn the camera back on and
continue taking continuous shots.
4
Press SELECT again to choose continuous shooting
The setting changes from OFF to ON.
5
Press the BACK button twice to return to view mode.
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.
8
To switch back to normal picture taking, follow steps 1
through 5 above, but turn off the continuous mode.
You can also turn off the camera and then turn it back
on to switch back to normal picture taking.
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Automatic Continuous Shooting
You can combine continuous shooting with the
timer for delayed automatic capture of ten images in
five seconds. This allows you to photograph yourself in
motion. Follow these steps:
1
Turn on the camera and set the screen switch to View.
3
Follow steps 1 through 5 on pages 2-17 to 2-18 to select
continuous shooting.
4
Press the timer button. The timer icon
the display panel.
appears on
2
You have 10 seconds to get ready for “action” in front of
the camera.
Secure the camera on a flat surface or on a tripod. (See
page A-3 for information on attaching the camera to a
tripod.)
2
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.
The camera beeps 10 times as it captures your images,
and the red light flashes as the images are processed.
Then the camera shuts off.
6
Press the shutter button to turn the camera back on and
continue taking continuous shots.
7
To switch back to normal picture taking, follow steps 2
and 3 above, but turn off the continuous mode.
You can also turn off the camera and then turn it back
on to switch back to normal picture taking.
A
B
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Using Advanced Settings
You can choose from the following settings for
advanced photographic controls:
◗
Fixed white balance (for “warm” indoor pictures or
more brilliant sunsets)
◗
Manual exposure control (provides four levels of
exposure, ±2 steps)
◗
Sensitivity control (for night photography)
Use the instructions in the following sections to take pictures
with advanced settings.
Photographing With Fixed White Balance
Normally, the PhotoPC 700 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.
2-20 Taking Pictures
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 5000 degrees Kelvin.
Make sure the camera is on and the screen switch is set to
View, then follow these steps to take pictures with fixed
white balance:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu:
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3
Press the SELECT button to display the menu options:
You can also turn off the camera and then turn it back
on to switch back to the auto white balance setting.
2
Adjusting Exposure
4
Press
5
Press the SELECT button to change from AUTO
to FIX.
6
Press the BACK button twice to return to view mode.
The fixed white balance icon appears in the upper left
corner of the screen.
to highlight the white balance icon
.
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.
Make sure the camera is on and the screen switch is set to
View, then follow these steps to take pictures with manual
exposure adjustment:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the menus.
2
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu.
7
Follow the instructions on page 2-5 to take pictures with
the LCD screen as usual.
3
Press the SELECT button to display the menu options,
as shown above.
8
To switch back to auto white balance, follow steps 1
through 6 above, but change from FIX to AUTO.
4
Press
5
Press the SELECT button to change from AUTO to
MANUAL.
until the exposure icon
is highlighted.
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B
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6
Press the BACK button twice to return to view mode.
The manual exposure icon appears in the upper left
corner of the screen.
7
Press and hold the Function button. You see 00 on the
display panel, indicating normal exposure.
8
9
10 To switch back to automatic exposure, follow steps 1
through 6 above, but change from MANUAL to
AUTO.
While holding the Function button, 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.
Press
once to make the image one step lighter
(P1 or +1); press
again to make it two steps lighter
(P2 or +2). This is useful when your picture has a bright
background, for example, windows facing the sun.
Press
to make the image one step darker (–1); press
again to make it two steps darker (–2). This is
useful when you’re photographing an object with a dark
or black background.
You can also turn off the camera and then turn it back
on to switch back to the automatic exposure setting.
Adjusting Sensitivity for Night Photos
The camera’s high sensitivity setting lets you take
pictures in the dark without the flash. With this
setting, the camera’s ISO equivalent is 120.
Make sure the camera is on and the screen switch is set to
View, then follow these steps to use the high sensitivity
mode to take night photos:
1
2-22 Taking Pictures
Take your pictures with the LCD screen as usual,
following the instructions on page 2-5. If you’re not sure
about the lighting conditions, you may want to take
several photos with various exposure settings.
Press the SELECT button to display the menus.
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2
3
Press
or
to display the Conditions menu:
5
Press the SELECT button to change from STD to
HIGH.
6
Press the BACK button twice to return to view mode.
7
Take your pictures with the LCD screen as usual,
following the instructions on page 2-5.
8
To switch back to the standard sensitivity setting,
follow steps 1 through 6 above, but change from HIGH
to STD.
2
Press the SELECT button to display the menu options:
You can also turn off the camera and then turn it back
on to switch back to the standard sensitivity setting.
4
Press
shown:
until the sensitivity settings are displayed, as
A
B
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3
Playing Back Photos
3
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
The settings for this menu are displayed on the screen, as
shown:
When you use the LCD screen’s playback mode, you don’t
have to have the camera’s lens turned on. You can save
battery power by turning off the lens before you switch to
playback mode. Follow these steps:
1
Slide the screen mode switch right to Playback. The
last photo you took appears on the LCD screen.
3
screen switch
Press the
and
other menus.
buttons to view the settings for
You can choose from the following menus:
Settings (date, time, beep, LCD brightness,
and power-save mode). See pages 8-7 to 8-11
for more information.
Information (turn off the display of
2
To access the screen menus, press the SELECT button.
Blue menu icons appear at the top of the screen with the
currently selected menu displayed in orange.
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information on played-back pictures). See
page 3-5 for instructions.
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Playback Mode (one at a time or groups of
9 images). See page 3-4 for instructions.
Magnification (zoom in on a picture and view
it in sections). See page 3-6 for instructions.
Photo Control (erase, lock, display memory
information, or work with flash memory cards).
See pages 3-7 to 3-12 and Chapter 10 for instructions.
5
When you’re finished with playback mode, slide the
screen switch OFF.
Playing Back Pictures One by One
3
When you set the screen switch 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 3-5 for instructions.
Software Menu (print directly from the
camera or remove the Direct Print program).
See Chapter 11 for instructions.
Language (select language for LCD display
and menus). See page 8-12 for instructions.
4
To exit the menus, press the BACK button until the
menu icons and settings disappear. (Depending on the
menu, you may have to press this button several times to
return to playback mode.)
image quality
frame
number
number of photos taken
A
Press the
button to display the previous picture. You
can continue pressing the button to view your pictures in
order. Press
to move forward through your pictures.
Playing Back Photos 3-3
B
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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 screen switch is set to Playback, and
follow these steps:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the screen menus.
2
Press
3
Press the SELECT button again to choose the Multi
setting, then press the BACK button to exit the menus.
twice to display the Playback Mode menu.
Thumbnail images of the last photos you took appear on
the screen, with the currently selected image framed in
white, as shown on the right.
3-4 Playing Back Photos
4
Press the
and
buttons to move the white
selection frame through the images on screen. When the
frame reaches the first or last photo of the current group,
the previous or next group of up to nine images is
displayed.
5
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.
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◗
Playing Your Pictures as a Slide
Show
You can use the LCD screen to display your pictures
automatically. Make sure the screen switch is set to
Playback, and follow these steps:
1
2
3
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
Press the
or
Show option.
button until you see the Slide
Press the SELECT button again. The LCD screen
begins playing back your pictures one by one.
◗
To move forward or back through the photos
manually, press the
or
button.
4
To pause the slide show at a particular photo, press
appears
the SELECT button. The pause icon
next to the picture count on the screen. Press
SELECT again to resume the slide show.
3
To stop the slide show, press the BACK button. Press
BACK 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 screen switch is set to Playback, and follow
these steps:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
A
B
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2
Press the
or
Information menu.
button until you see the
3
Press the SELECT button to turn information OFF.
You can press it again to turn information back on.
4
To save your setting, press the BACK button.
You can also turn off information displayed in view mode.
Set the screen switch to View and follow the steps above.
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 it in nine different sections (three sections for
panoramic images).
3-6 Playing Back Photos
Make sure the screen switch is set to Playback, and follow
these steps:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the
Magnification option.
3
Press the SELECT button to zoom in on the center of
your image. A small icon in the upper left corner shows
the section of your image that is currently displayed.
4
Use the
and
buttons to display different
sections. The icon indicates which section is displayed.
5
Press the BACK button to return to normal view. Press
BACK again to exit the menu.
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Erasing Pictures
You see the following message on the LCD screen:
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
3
2
You can also erase photos through your software when the
camera is connected to your computer. For instructions, see
Chapters 4 and 5.
Press the SELECT button to erase the picture. The
screen returns to playback mode.
NOTE
If you try to erase a locked photo
Erasing the Currently Displayed Picture
Make sure the LCD screen is set to Playback and the image
you want to erase is displayed. Then follow these steps:
1
Hold down the Function button and press the BACK
button.
, you see a warning message.
Press any button to clear the message. See pages 3-9 to 3-12 for
instructions on locking and unlocking images in the camera.
Selecting Pictures to Erase
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
A
B
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menu, you can select pictures to lock (protect from erasing)
or lock all pictures. See pages 3-9 to 3-12 for information
about locking and unlocking pictures.
3
Press the SELECT button to enter the Erase mode. The
following menu is displayed:
4
Press the
or
or Erase All.
TIP
Before you start, set the playback mode to Multi. This makes it
easier to select images. See page 3-4 for instructions.
Make sure the LCD screen is set to Playback, and follow
these steps to erase pictures:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu, then press the SELECT button to
display the menu options:
5
3-8 Playing Back Photos
button to choose Select Photo
◗
If you chose Erase All, press the SELECT button.
A message appears asking you to confirm that you
want to erase the photos. Press the SELECT button
to erase the photos; or press the BACK button to
return to the Photo Control menu without erasing
the photos.
◗
If you chose Select Photo, continue with step 5.
Press the SELECT 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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6
Press the SELECT 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 SELECT button to select them.
NOTE
9
Press BACK until you return to normal playback mode.
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.
3
To cancel the selection of a photo, simply press the
SELECT button again.
Make sure the LCD screen is set to Playback, then follow
these steps to lock pictures:
7
When you have selected all the photos you want to erase,
press the BACK button. A message appears asking you
to confirm your selections.
1
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
2
8
Press the SELECT button to erase the images and return
to the Photo Control menu.
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu, then press the SELECT 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 SELECT button to erase only the unlocked
images from the camera.
B
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3
Press the
button until the Lock mode is highlighted
in orange, then press the SELECT button to enter the
Lock mode. The following menu is displayed:
6
Press the SELECT 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 SELECT button to select them.
NOTE
To cancel the selection of a photo, press the SELECT
4
5
Press the
or
or Lock All.
◗
If you chose Lock All, press the SELECT button. A
message appears asking you to confirm that you
want to lock all the photos. Press the SELECT
button to lock the photos. Then press the BACK
button until you return to normal playback mode.
◗
If you chose Select Photo, continue with step 5.
Press the SELECT 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.
3-10 Playing Back Photos
button again.
button to choose Select Photo
7
When you have selected all the photos you want to lock,
press the BACK button. The following message appears:
8
Press the SELECT button to lock the images.
9
Press BACK until you return to normal playback mode.
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Unlocking Photos
3
After you have locked some of your pictures, you can unlock
selected photos or all the photos in the camera.
Press the
button until the Lock mode is highlighted
in orange, then press the SELECT button to enter the
Lock mode. The following menu is displayed:
3
Make sure the LCD screen is set to Playback, then follow
these steps to unlock pictures:
1
2
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
4
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu, then press the SELECT button to
display the menu options:
5
Press the
or
or Unlock All.
button to choose Select Photo
◗
If you chose Unlock All, press the SELECT
button. A message appears asking you to confirm
that you want to unlock all the photos. Press the
SELECT button to unlock the photos. Then press
the BACK button until you return to normal
playback mode.
◗
If you chose Select Photo, continue with step 5.
Press the SELECT 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.
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A
B
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6
Press the SELECT 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 SELECT 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 700.
TIP
NOTE
You can videotape your pictures to share them without using a
To cancel the selection of a photo, press the SELECT
computer. After you connect the camera to your VCR, press the
button again.
Record button on the VCR and set the camera’s LCD screen to
Slide Show.
7
When you have selected all the photos you want to
unlock, press the BACK button. The following message
appears:
8
Press the SELECT button to unlock the images.
9
Press BACK until you return to normal playback mode.
3-12 Playing Back Photos
Follow these steps to play back your pictures on TV:
1
Make sure the camera and TV (and VCR) 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:
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3
Connect the yellow end of the cable to the VIDEO IN
port on the television or VCR:
5
Slide the screen switch on your camera to Playback.
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.
3
NOTE
Using the optional AC adapter is highly recommended when you
play back your pictures on a TV. See page A-2 for instructions and
ordering information.
4
Turn on the TV (and VCR) and switch to the correct
video mode.
A
B
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4
Getting Photos Into Your Computer
4
W
hen you’re finished taking pictures, you can connect
the camera to your computer and transfer the
images. Then you can use the pictures in your Web site,
presentations, or just about anything you create on your
computer. This chapter describes the following:
◗
Connecting the camera
◗
Transferring pictures with Image Expert
◗
Getting images into TWAIN applications
◗
Getting images that you can import
NOTE
If your computer has a Type II PCMCIA card slot, you can transfer
your pictures by copying them directly from a CompactFlash
memory card. See Chapter 10 for instructions.
Connecting the Camera
Note the following before you start:
◗
If you have the optional AC adapter, you can conserve
battery life by using it when you connect the camera to
your computer. See page A-2 for instructions.
The AC adapter should be available where you bought
your PhotoPC 700. Or, see page A-2 for information on
ordering an AC adapter through EPSON Accessories.
◗
The camera shuts off automatically after 5 minutes of
inactivity when the camera is connected to your
computer. To turn the camera back on, close the lens
cover and then open it again. (You can change the auto
shut-off time period if you want. See pages 8-5 to 8-6
for instructions.)
Getting Photos Into Your Computer 4-1
A
B
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◗
When you connect the camera, make sure your system is
not exposed to sources of electromagnetic interference,
such as stereo speakers or the base units of cordless
telephones.
2
Line up the serial connector on the cable with one of the
serial ports on your computer, and insert the connector.
Then tighten the screws.
3
Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Connecting to a Windows PC
Make sure you have the serial cable that came with your
camera. Before you start, turn off the camera, LCD screen,
and your computer. Then follow these steps:
1
Locate a serial port on the back of your computer. You
may have two serial ports labeled COM1 and COM2, or
the ports may be labeled with icons. If you have two
serial ports available, use COM1 (port 1) to connect
your camera.
NOTE
If you have a 25-pin serial port, you can use a 9- to 25-pin
adapter.
4-2 Getting Photos Into Your Computer
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4
Depending on the type of cable you have, line up either
the arrow or the flat side of the cable connector with the
mark on the camera’s serial port. Then insert the
connector.
NOTE
If you have problems connecting to the COM port you have
selected, check your computer’s COM port configuration and
try again.
4
Connecting to a Macintosh
Make sure you have the long serial cable and short
Macintosh adapter that came with your camera. Before you
start, turn off the camera, LCD screen, and your Macintosh.
Then follow these steps:
1
Locate the modem port
or printer port
on
the back of your Macintosh. You can use either port to
connect the camera.
NOTE
If you are sharing a serial port that you use for another
5
Turn on the camera and your computer system.
device, make sure AppleTalk™ is turned off. Your Macintosh
may not recognize the camera if AppleTalk is on. Also, if you
A
have problems connecting to the printer port, use the
modem port instead.
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B
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2
Connect the long cable to the short Macintosh adapter
cable, then tighten the screws.
3
Line up the arrow on the cable connector with the port
icon on your Macintosh. Then insert the connector.
.
Macintosh
adapter
5
Depending on the type of cable you have, line up either
the arrow or the flat side of the cable connector with the
mark on the camera’s serial port (as shown on page 4-3).
Then insert the connector.
6
Turn on the camera and your Macintosh system.
On a PowerPC or G3 Macintosh (or a Windows PC with a
high-speed serial board), you may be able to transfer your
pictures at the rate of 230.4kb per second. If your camera
software doesn’t set this speed automatically, you can set it
manually. See pages 8-6 to 8-8.
Transferring Photos With Image
Expert
4
Open the connector cover on the side of the camera, as
shown on page 4-2.
4-4 Getting Photos Into Your Computer
PhotoPC 700 provides several different ways to transfer your
pictures from the camera to your computer. The simplest
method is to use the Image Expert software that came with
your PhotoPC 700. This lets you view small thumbnail
images of your pictures, and then quickly transfer them to an
album (folder) on your hard disk drive.
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If you haven’t installed your software, do it now, following
the instructions on page 1-10. Make sure the camera is
turned on and connected to your computer.
If you’re using Windows 95 or Windows NT, you see a
Quick Tour screen like the following:
4
NOTE
Although these instructions and the accompanying illustrations
show Image Expert running under Windows 95, you can follow
the same steps on a Macintosh, Windows 3.1, or Windows NT
system.
1
Start Image Expert. Under Windows 95 or Windows
NT, click Start, and then point to Programs,
PhotoPC 700, Image Expert.
If you’re using a Macintosh or Windows 3.1, skip to
step 3.
2
Click on any of the topics for an animated
demonstration of what you can do with Image Expert
and PhotoPC 700.
A
B
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To skip the tour and transfer your pictures, click Close.
You see a window like the following:
3
Click View Pictures in the Camera. You see a
window displaying “filmstrips” of your images. (If you
see an error message instead, follow the instructions on
page 4-8.)
Click to start
transferring
your photos.
Click to see
the pictures
in your
camera.
4
Click Get All to transfer all the images. You can also
click an individual image to select it. The Get All
button changes to Get Selected.
NOTE
If you want to select more than one image, hold down the
Ctrl key while you click. To deselect, click another image.
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You see a Select Album window like the following:
Image Expert will automatically create an album (folder)
for your pictures with the current date as its name. You
can type your own name for the album if you want, or
choose an existing album.
Type here if you
want to rename
your album.
5
Click Open (or OK on a Macintosh) to begin
transferring your pictures. A window like the following
appears to show you the progress of each image.
4
Windows
Type here if you
want to rename
your album.
Click if you want to stop
transferring images.
6
When you’re finished, close the filmstrip window. You
see a message asking if you want to delete all the files in
the camera.
Macintosh
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A
B
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7
If you want to make room for more pictures in your
camera, click Yes. Your pictures are displayed in an
album of thumbnails. You can double-click an image to
open it in Image Expert.
You can display your images one by one, edit, print, and
copy them to diskettes, or place them in your documents and
presentations. See the following chapters for instructions.
You can also use the Help menu for more information. If
you’re using Windows 95, you can run the Quick Tour from
the Help menu to learn more about the camera and your
software.
What To Do if You See an Error Message
When you click the button to view images in the camera,
you may see a message like the following:
4-8 Getting Photos Into Your Computer
Follow these tips to get your camera connected correctly:
1
Make sure the camera is turned on and has not shut off
automatically. If it has, turn it off and then back on
again by closing and opening the lens cover.
2
Check the cable and make sure the connections are
secure. Make sure the pins inside the connector are not
bent.
3
Make sure your batteries have enough power, or your
AC adapter is connected.
4
Click Retry. If you see the Connection Failed
message again, click Setup.
You see the following dialog box:
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Select another port if necessary. In most cases, it is best
to leave the Port setting at Auto because Image Expert
can detect the camera connection automatically.
If you have a serial device connected to one port and an
internal modem on the other, you can try setting the
Port to COM3 or COM4.
6
7
Select a slower speed. Image Expert automatically
chooses the fastest speed that works with your system,
but 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.
Getting Images Into TWAIN
Applications
If you use Photoshop or other TWAIN-compliant
applications, you can transfer your pictures directly into your
program from the camera. Follow these steps:
1
Start your application.
2
Choose Import, then Select TWAIN_32 Source (or
Acquire, then TWAIN Select Source) from the File
menu.
3
Choose EPSON PhotoPC 700/600 as the TWAIN
source.
4
Choose Import, then TWAIN_32 (or Acquire, then
TWAIN Acquire) from the File menu.
When you are finished, click OK.
4
A
B
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5
The EPSON Photo!2 screen appears, with “thumbnail”
images of your pictures, as shown below. (If you see a
Setup screen that says The Camera Is Not
Responding, see page 4-13.)
6
You can also select a picture and do the following before
you transfer it:
Click to transfer
your picture(s).
Click if you
need help.
7
4-10 Getting Photos Into Your Computer
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.
◗
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.)
After transferring, click Erase Photos if you want to
remove the picture(s) from your camera.
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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 4-13.)
Getting Images That You Can Import
Click to transfer and
convert picture(s).
4
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 95, click Start, and then point to Programs,
PhotoPC 700, 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 4-10.
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A
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:
◗
PICT (Macintosh only)
◗
JPEG
◗
Bitmap (BMP)
◗
PCX
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.
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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
◗
When you try to acquire pictures from the camera or start
the EPSON Photo!2 application, you may see a screen like
the following:
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 9 for
more information.
◗
Select the Controls tab to change camera settings
or view a live preview and take pictures from your
computer. See page 8-4 for more information.
◗
Set the camera’s date and time from the Setup tab,
or change your computer connection settings. See
pages 8-7 to 8-9 for more information.
4
Click Close to exit EPSON Photo!2.
A
You can now insert your exported pictures in documents and
other projects. For instructions, see page 5-2.
B
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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 it off and then back on
again by closing and opening the lens cover.
2
Check the cable and make sure the connections are
secure. Make sure the pins inside the connector are not
bent.
3
Make sure your batteries have enough power, or your
AC adapter is connected.
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.
If you have a serial device connected to one port and an
internal modem on the other, you can try COM3 or
COM4.
4-14 Getting Photos Into Your Computer
6
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.
7
Click Test Connection again. If you still don’t see
your pictures, see Chapter 11 for more troubleshooting
tips.
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Getting Your Photos Into Documents
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November 1998
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- Focus on Echinocatus
Large, round or cylindrical cacti with deep
accordianlike ribbing and prominent spines
comprise this group of Mexican and Southwestern
U.S. natives. They vary in size and shape, but all
are easy to grow and can reach 10 ft. tall and wide.
Spring and summer flowers bloom in pink or
yellow in a circle at the plant’s crown. Don’t plant
where children are present.
Sunflowers
Sunflowers are big-leafed, sturdy plants that need
full sun and moist soils. Seeds attract birds.
Perennial species grow rapidly, forming sizable
clumps that can become invasive. Plant in large
gardens or parks. Start by division or seed. All
bloom in late summer and fall.
New Next Month
Recipe of the Month
Grilled Cactus Pads
* 1 pound cactus leaves
* Olive Oil
This is an interesting treat for a cookout. Scrub cactus leaves
well with a vegetable scrubber to remove any spines that may
be on them. With the end of a potato peeler cut around the
spiney nodules and remove them. Make sure that all are
removed. Grill the leaves over charcoal or wood fire for 10
to 12 minutes on each side. Thicker leaves may take slightly
longer to grill. Brush leaves with oil occasionally while
grilling. Serve hot.
P
hotoPC 700 provides several methods for getting
your pictures into presentations, letters, and other
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.
With Windows 95 or Windows NT, 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:
◗
Importing images into documents
◗
Getting images with copy and paste
◗
Using drag and drop from an album
◗
Getting images with the Camio Viewer
5
Orchid Mania
Landscaping
Page 2
Bulbs
Page 3
Book Reviews Page 4
Seeds
Page 5
Supplies
Page 6
This print sample was created using actual 1024x768 pixel images taken with the EPSON PhotoPC 600 XGA color digital camera. It was
printed with the EPSON Stylus Color 600 printer at 1440 dpi on EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper.
Getting Your Photos Into Documents 5-1
A
B
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NOTE
Although most of the instructions and illustrations in this chapter
2
Open the document where you want to use the picture.
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
the File menu.)
apply to Windows 95, you can follow the same steps on a
Macintosh or a different version of Windows.
Importing Images Into Documents
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 4-11) and your application
can’t import JPEG files. Or, you can use the Save As feature
of Image Expert to convert image files.
NOTE
Your picture may display poor image quality after you import it.
However, in most cases it will print correctly.
Follow these steps to import a PhotoPC 700 picture into
your document:
1
Start your application.
5-2 Getting Your Photos Into Documents
An Insert Picture dialog box appears:
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5
6
Locate and select the image you want to insert. In some
applications you can see a preview of your picture.
Click OK (or Insert, Import, or whatever command
your application uses) to insert your picture. The picture
appears in your document.
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.
5
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:
1
Open your picture in Image Expert.
2
Click the Copy button or select Copy from the Edit
menu.
3
Start your word processor or other application.
4
Open the document where you want to use the picture.
5
Choose Paste (or Paste Special) from the Edit menu.
A copy of the picture appears in your document.
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A
B
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Using Drag and Drop From an Album
(Windows Only)
Or, from the Image Expert screen, click the
or select Open Album from
Open Album button
the File menu. You see a dialog box like the following:
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
on how well your application supports OLE 2.0, your images may
not look as good when you drag and drop them as when you
import them.
Follow these steps:
1
Start Image Expert as described in Chapter 4.
2
Click View Pictures from an Existing Album.
5-4 Getting Your Photos Into Documents
3
Locate the album you want and double-click the album
name to open it.
4
Start your word processor or other application.
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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:
8
Release the mouse button. The picture appears in your
project or document.
If you want to edit or modify the picture, just double-click
on it to bring up the Image Expert menus and toolbar.
Getting Images With the Camio
Viewer (Windows 95 and
Windows NT)
5
The Camio Viewer, which runs only under Windows 95 or
Windows NT, is a quick and easy way to get pictures from
the camera. You can transfer all 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
6
Click the image you want.
Dragging and dropping an image with the Camio Viewer works
only with OLE-2.0-compliant applications running under
7
While holding down the mouse button, drag the image
to the location where you want it in your document.
Windows 95 or Windows NT.
A
B
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presentation. (The image will be embedded in your
document, and will not be available as a separate
file.)
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 95 Taskbar.
on the right end of
◗
Copy all images from the Camera to the
Computer
You see the Camio Viewer Startup Options dialog box:
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
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.
3
2
Choose one of the following options:
◗
View images in the Camera
Displays a filmstrip of your pictures. You can then
select an image to drag and drop into a document or
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Continue with the steps in one of the following sections,
depending on the option you chose in step 2.
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Dragging and Dropping a Picture Into a
Document
Follow these steps if you chose View images in the
Camera:
1
Click OK. Your pictures appear in a strip of thumbnail
images:
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.
5
If you want to edit or modify the picture, just doubleclick it to bring up the Image Expert menus and toolbar.
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.
A
2
Open the application and document where you want to
use the picture.
B
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Transferring Images Before Placing Them
Follow these steps if you chose Copy all images:
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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Using albums to display and organize pictures
◗
Printing photos and albums
◗
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◗
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Using Albums
If you want to create a new album, click the
or select New Album from
New Album button
the File menu.
Image Expert albums provide a convenient way to access and
view your pictures. Here are some of the things you can do
with albums:
◗
Use the Edit menu to rename or delete an album.
◗
Add or remove pictures by moving them to or from
another album.
◗
Rearrange an album by selecting Sort By Name or
Sort By Date from the View menu.
existing
album
new
album
Organizing Pictures in Albums
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 where the pictures are located and the
album you want to copy the images to.
6-2 Working With Photos and Albums
2
Select the image or images you want to move or copy.
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
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:
1
Click the picture to select it.
2
Double-click the name that appears above the picture.
The name is highlighted.
3
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.
Viewing Picture Information
You can display information about any image file and the
camera settings that were used to capture it. Follow these
steps:
1
Click the picture to select it or open the image by
double-clicking it.
2
Click the Properties button
or select Properties
from the Image menu. You see information like the
following:
6
Double-click here to
change a picture’s name.
A
All PhotoPC 700 images are captured as 24-bit JPEG files, including
monochrome images.
Working With Photos and Albums 6-3
B
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3
Click the Camera Settings tab to display information
like the following:
2
Click the Print Layout button
Layout from the file menu.
or choose Print
The Print Layout window appears:
Click to display next
or previous page.
4
Click to display list
of sizes and layouts.
Click to adjust
margins.
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, create circular photos, or print combinations
with standard sizes for framing.
Follow these steps to print:
1
Open the image or album you want to print.
6-4 Working With Photos and Albums
The image in the center of the screen shows you a
preview of your printout.
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3
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.
2
Click the Portrait button
or Landscape button
to change the orientation of the page.
3
Click the down arrow next to the size box to display the
drop-down list of sizes and layout choices:
When you’re finished designing your layout, click the
to print out your picture(s).
Print button
When you’re
printing an
album, you can
choose from
two types of
contact sheets.
NOTE
To print from Windows 3.1, click the Page Setup button or
choose Page Setup from the File menu. You can add a title or
6
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. Follow these steps:
1
Click the Print Setup button
if you need to select
your printer or paper size. Otherwise, all layouts are set
up for a standard letter-size sheet.
4
Choose the size and number of images you want per
page. If you need an unusual size, choose Custom Size.
You can then enter exact dimensions for your picture or
size it interactively in the layout window.
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A
B
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5
2
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 item.
Adding Text
3
If you want to have image labels or page headers or footers
printed with your pictures, follow these steps:
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 (not all
choices are available on the Macintosh):
5
When you’re finished designing your text, click OK.
The text is previewed on your layout in the center of the
screen.
1
When the preview shows the layout you want, you can
click the Print button
or follow the instructions in
the next sections to add text or make other adjustments
to your printout.
Click the Edit Text button
dialog box appears:
. 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.
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2
Choosing Album Images
If you’re printing an album, Image Expert will use 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 on 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 the just portion you want. Follow these steps to
adjust the printed area:
1
6
Double-click the image you want to adjust.
A
page layout
B
album filmstrip
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The other images fade out, and the sizing tools on the
left side of the screen become active.
4
Click the Reset Size button
size and layout.
5
When the preview shows the layout you want, you can
click the Print button
to produce your printout.
sizing
tools
to return to the default
Adding Sound to an Image
If you’re using Windows and your system includes a
microphone and a 16-bit sound card with speakers, you can
add voice or musical annotations to your pictures. Follow
these steps to add sound:
2
Click the Zoom In tool
to enlarge and crop it.
and then click on an image
You can also click the Zoom Out tool
your image and display more of it.
3
to reduce
Click the Move tool
and then click on an image to
move it and choose the portion you want to display.
6-8 Working With Photos and Albums
1
Select the image you want to add sound to.
2
Click the Record button
on the left side of your
screen or select Record from the Audio menu to open
the Record dialog box:
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3
Select the option you want:
Playing Back Sounds
◗
To add sound to an image choose Record New.
◗
To add additional sound to an existing audio clip,
choose Record Additional.
When you open an image that has audio attached to it
(indicated by a musical note), the audio clip automatically
plays.
◗
To end your recording, choose Stop.
◗
To listen to your new recording, choose Play New.
◗
6
To listen to your original recording, choose Play
indicates audio
message
Original.
4
If you like your new recording, click OK. Otherwise,
click Cancel to delete the new recording and exit the
Record window.
You can also select the image with sound and use the Audio
buttons on the left side of your screen to listen to it:
play or restart
pause
stop
record
edit
A
B
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Editing Sounds
You can modify your recorded sounds by cutting or copying
and pasting from one clip to another. Follow these steps:
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
1
Select an image that has an audio clip.
2
Click the Audio Edit button , or choose Edit from
the Audio menu. The sound wave window opens:
Windows 95 task bar. Use the volume control on your speakers
to quickly adjust playback volume.
Deleting Sounds
To delete an audio clip, follow these steps:
3
1
Select the image with the sound you want to delete.
2
Select Delete from the Edit menu or press the Delete
key on your keyboard. The following message appears:
3
Check the Only delete the audio box, then click Yes.
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.
◗
Click Cut to remove the section.
◗
Click Copy to copy it.
◗
Select another image and click Paste to add the
sound clip to the new image.
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Displaying Albums as Slide Shows
4
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.
If you want to change the appearance of your slide show,
click the Options button. The Slide Show Options
dialog box appears:
6
The first image appears on your screen with the slide
show controls, as shown:
close
stop
play
3
options
play audio
Click the Play button to see the slide show.
5
Set any of the following options and click OK:
◗
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.
A
B
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◗
To play the slide show only once, click
Continuous Repeat to deselect it.
◗
To hide the titles of your pictures, click Show
Titles to deselect it.
◗
To turn off the fades and dissolves that play
between pictures, click Show Transition Effects
to deselect it.
◗
6
2
Open the album you want to copy.
If you only want to include some of your images, select
the images you want to add. To select more than one
image, hold down the Ctrl or Shift key.
3
Select Save To Floppy from the File menu.
You see the following dialog box:
To turn off audio clips attached to your images,
click Play Sounds to deselect it.
Click the Exit button to stop the slide show.
Copying to Diskette
If you’re using Windows 95 or Windows NT, you can copy
albums or individual images to diskettes. 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. Follow these steps:
1
Insert a diskette into your diskette drive.
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4
Make sure your floppy drive 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.
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If you want to copy the whole album click Selected
Images Only to deselect it.
NOTE
Depending on the size of your image files, you may only be
able to fit two or three on a diskette. You may want to use
Using an Album as a Screen Saver
If you’re using Windows 95 or Windows NT, it’s easy to
make your own screen saver with your favorite pictures.
Follow these steps:
1
Open the album you want to use.
2
Choose Set Screen Saver from the File menu. Image
Expert asks you to confirm your choice.
3
Click Yes.
Zip™ disks or other large-format storage media. Make sure
your diskette (or other storage device) is not write-protected
before you try to copy.
7
Click OK to copy your files.
Viewing the Pictures on Diskette
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:
6
Windows will play a slide show of your album whenever
your system is idle.
NOTE
The screen saver slide show doesn’t include controls. If you want
to change the way your pictures are displayed, you have to use
the screen saver settings in your Control Panel. See your
close
Windows documentation or Help system for more information.
A
stop
play
options
play audio
B
See page 6-11 for instructions on setting slide show options.
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Setting an Image as Wallpaper
3
If you’re using Windows, you can use one of your own
pictures as the background for your desktop. Follow these
steps:
Choose Center to place your picture in the middle of
the screen or Tile to fill the screen with copies of your
picture.
4
If you want the image to be stretched across the whole
screen, click Resize to fit screen.
5
Click Yes. (If you change your mind, click Remove
Wallpaper.)
1
2
Open the image you want to use, or select it in an
album.
Choose Set As Wallpaper from the File menu.
The following dialog box appears.
You can minimize Image Expert to see your new
wallpaper.
Sending Pictures and Sound by
E-mail
Click to remove
existing wallpaper.
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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
or Windows NT only). For example, you can use Inbox or
Microsoft Exchange. You need to set up Microsoft Exchange
to work with your Internet service.
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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.
NOTE
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
2
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.
Choose Send from the file menu. You see the Choose
Profile dialog box on the right.
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.
6
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.
Click to configure
your Internet
service for
Microsoft
Exchange.
3
6
A
B
Choose the profile you want to use.
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5.
7
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
you can use to modify your images:
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join us
for a
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picking
event
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Viewing and selecting
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Applying Quick Fix
◗
Correcting
◗
Cropping
◗
Resizing and maintaining resolution
◗
Rotating
◗
Flipping
◗
Applying special effects
◗
Changing the number of colors
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B
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Viewing and Selecting
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.
Before you edit your image, you may want to use the Zoom
and selection tools on the left side of your screen.
Zoom
◗
Click the Zoom tool, and then click anywhere on your
image to enlarge your view. Hold down the Ctrl key and
click to zoom out.
◗
Use one of the three selection tools 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.
Select Rectangle
NOTE
Select Ellipse
Select Freehand
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For more information about any of the editing tools described in
this chapter, use the Help menu.
Select All
Applying Quick Fix
Select None
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.
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If you don’t like the results, simply select Undo Quick Fix
from the Edit menu. (If you Quick Fix an image displayed in
an album, you can’t undo it.)
Click the tabs at the top of the screen to make these kinds of
corrections:
◗
For adjusting the amount of light in your image and the
difference between light and dark areas.
Correcting
To fine-tune an image, click the Corrections tool
or
choose Corrections from the Image menu. You see a
window like the following:
Contrast and Brightness
◗
Color
For correcting color casts and adjusting the balance of
cyan (blue), magenta (red), and yellow in your picture.
◗
Hue/Saturation
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For adjusting colors around the “color wheel,” the
strength or purity of color, and the brightness of your
image.
◗
Sharpness
For emphasizing or de-emphasizing edges.
◗
Equalization
For increasing detail in dark areas of your image.
Click and drag to adjust the
division between the original
and edited preview.
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.
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A
B
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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.
◗
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.
◗
Click Cancel to cancel the changes on the current tab
and return to the main screen.
3
selected area
Cropping
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 on the left side of your
screen.
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Click and drag the mouse over the area you want to save.
A dashed border indicates the area you selected.
4
If you change your mind about which part of the image
to crop, simply click anywhere in the image and repeat
step 3.
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Click the Crop tool
or choose Crop from the Image
menu. The part of the image that was outside the dashed
line disappears.
Resizing
You can resize your image by changing the number of pixels.
This lets you maintain the image’s original resolution or
pixels per inch.
Choose Resize from the Image menu. You see a dialog box
like 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.
Maintaining Image Resolution
When you use the Print Layout feature to change a picture’s
printed size, the size in pixels doesn’t change. But the
picture’s resolution (pixels per inch) changes. That’s why you
should use the resizing feature if you want to keep the
original resolution.
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pixels ÷ inches = resolution
For example, the default size of a fine or super fine image
(1280 × 960 pixels) is 5.3 × 4 inches.
This box
changes size
to reflect the
numbers you
enter.
960 pixels ÷ 4 inches = 240 pixels per inch
To increase the picture’s height to 6 inches, multiply 6 × 240
and enter the new number (1440) for the height in the
Resize dialog box.
240 pixels per inch × 6 inches = 1440 pixels
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Rotating
A rectangular outline of your image and an arrow
appear, as shown:
You can click the Rotate tool
to quickly rotate a picture
to the right. (If you rotate an image displayed in an album,
you can’t undo it.) For more options, select Rotate from the
Image menu.
You can choose one of the following:
◗
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
Click on your image and hold down the mouse. Your
pointer turns into the rotation tool.
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2
Move the pointer to rotate your image.
3
Release the mouse when your picture is at the angle you
want.
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Flipping
Click the tabs at the top of the screen to add these effects:
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.
◗
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.
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:
Ripples
◗
Edges
To sharpen edges. You can also blend the image into a
light or dark background.
◗
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Fisheye
To distort the center of the image, as if looking through
a glass ball.
◗
Invert
To create a negative of your image or “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.
A
B
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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.
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:
◗
◗
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.
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.
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.
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8
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
images. PhotoPC 700 allows you to choose the application that
best meets your needs and preferences.
8
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
Click to
capture the
image you
see.
adapter should be available where you bought your PhotoPC 700,
or you can order it from EPSON Accessories. See page A-2 for
more information.
Follow these steps to take pictures from your computer:
1
Connect the camera to your computer as described in
Chapter 4.
2
Position the camera facing the subject. Using a tripod
will give you the most control when setting up your
shots. See page A-3 for instructions.
3
Turn on both your camera and your computer system.
4
Start Image Expert as described on page 4-4.
5
Click the Camera Controls button
Controls from the Camera menu.
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
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or choose
back on, close the lens cover and then open it again.
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6
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.
7
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 will quickly drain your batteries. Make
sure you turn it off as soon as you’re finished, or use the optional
AC adapter.
You can click the Flash, Resolution, 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 2.
Using the Self Timer
8
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
Follow these steps:
use any of the control buttons or the shutter button on the
camera. You can operate these features only through your
1
Click Self Timer. You see the following dialog box:
computer.
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B
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2
3
Enter a number for the delay period you want to use.
You can set up to a 120-second delay.
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 700 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.
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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 8-2. Then follow
these steps:
1
Start EPSON Photo!2 as described on page 4-11.
2
Click the Controls tab. You see a dialog box like the
following:
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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.
4
5
Adjusting Camera Settings From
Your Computer
You can use either Image Expert or EPSON Photo!2 to
change the following camera settings:
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 2.
◗
Time
◗
Date
◗
Power down time (Auto Shutoff)
◗
Camera ID
When your shot is ready, click Take a Picture. The
image is captured and processed.
◗
Connection Port
◗
Connection Speed
Click Close when you’re finished taking pictures from
your computer.
Changing Settings With Image Expert
The AutoStop Timer shuts off live preview after one minute
to save battery power. You can set the timer from 30 seconds
to 5 minutes.
8
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
Chapter 4.
A
2
Turn on both your camera and your computer system.
B
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3
Start Image Expert an described in Chapter 4 and click
View Pictures in the Camera.
4
Click the Camera Setup button
to display the
Camera Setup dialog box, as shown below:
◗
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.
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◗
Type in the Computer Time and Camera Time
boxes to change the time and date of either one. Or,
click Set Camera to Computer Time to have
your camera automatically synchronized to your
computer.
◗
Enter new values in either of the Power Down
Time boxes if you want to change the camera’s
automatic shut-off period.
5
Click OK to return to the View Pictures window.
6
If you want to adjust your port settings, click the
Camera Connection button . You see the
Connection dialog box:
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◗
◗
7
Select another port if you want to change your
connection. In most cases, it is best to leave the
Port setting at Auto because Image Expert can
detect the camera connection automatically.
Changing Settings With EPSON Photo!2
When you’re using your camera with EPSON Photo!2, you
can click the Setup tab to display the following dialog box:
Select a different communication speed. Image
Expert 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 OK to return to the View Pictures window.
8
You can change the Computer Connection settings as
described on the following page and then click the Test
Connection button.
A
B
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◗
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.
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.
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Customizing Settings With the LCD
Screen
4
Follow the instructions below for the settings you want
to change.
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.
5
When you’re finished adjusting settings, press the
BACK button to return to normal playback mode.
Follow these steps to access the Settings menu:
1
1
Set the screen switch to Playback.
2
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
3
Press the
menu:
or
Setting the Camera Clock
Follow these steps to set the date (year, month, day) and the
time (hour and minute).
With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen, with
the clock icon highlighted in orange:
8
button until you see the Settings
A
2
Press SELECT to enter the clock setting mode.
B
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3
4
5
Press SELECT again to choose the portion of the time
or date you want to adjust. The selected item turns red.
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 SELECT to move
to the next item (or BACK to move to the previous).
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the date and time are correctly
adjusted and saved. Press the SELECT button again to
return to the Camera Settings menu.
Setting the Alert Beep
The camera’s alert beep lets you know when an image has
been captured. To turn the beep on or off, follow these steps:
1
With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen, as
shown on the left.
2
Press the
3
Press the SELECT button to select ON or OFF. The
current selection is highlighted. When you turn the
setting on, you hear the camera beep.
4
Press the BACK button to save your setting and return
to the Settings menu.
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 page 1-12 for instructions.
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button to select the beep setting icon
.
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Setting the LCD Brightness
Setting the Power Mode
To adjust the brightness of the screen, follow these steps:
Your camera is set at the factory to the “Save” power mode.
This means that the camera shuts off automatically after you
take a picture with the LCD screen. You can change the
power setting to “Normal” if you want the camera to remain
on after you take a picture with the screen. Follow these
steps:
1
With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen, as
shown on page 8-9.
2
Press the
button until the brightness icon
highlighted in orange.
3
Press the SELECT button again.
4
Press the
brightness.
5
or
is
1
With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen, as
shown on page 8-9.
buttons to adjust the screen
8
Press the
button until the power icon
is
highlighted and the following options appear:
When you’re finished adjusting the screen brightness,
press the SELECT or BACK button to save your setting
and return to the Settings menu.
2
Press the SELECT button to choose Save or Norm.
3
Press the BACK button to save your setting and return
to the Settings menu.
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B
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Setting the Language
You can choose from two languages for information
displayed on the LCD screen. Make sure the LCD screen is
set to Playback and follow these steps to select English:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
2
Press the
menu:
3
Press the SELECT button until ENG (English) is
highlighted.
4
Press the BACK button to save your selection.
5
Slide the screen switch OFF.
or
button until you see the Language
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9
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
◗
Converting presentations
◗
Projecting your presentation
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 three sizes you choose.
NOTE
Images that have been cropped will display black strips in the
9
A
areas that have been cropped out.
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Uploading Existing Images From Your
Windows PC
Before you start, make sure the camera is connected to your
computer, and both the computer and the camera are turned
on. Then follow these steps:
1
Start the EPSON Photo File Uploader program. In
Windows 95, click Start, and then point to Programs,
PhotoPC 700, EPSON 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.
NOTE
If you want to upload images from a network drive, you may
need to map the drive before opening the EPSON Photo File
Uploader software. See your Windows Help utility or
documentation for more information.
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.
◗
◗
◗
5
For each file in the Selected Files List, choose 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. 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.
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.
9
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. 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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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 both the computer and the camera are turned on.
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.
size of
previewed
image
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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
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
9
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 both the computer and the camera are turned
on. Then follow these steps:
1
Start the EPSON Photo File Uploader program as
described on page 9-2. You see the EPSON Photo File
Uploader window, as shown on page 9-2.
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. If you need 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 9-3.
NOTE
TIP
The entire screen is captured, not just the active window.
Presentations using large fonts (at least 18 point) work best.
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, and
both the computer and the camera are turned on. Then
follow these steps:
1
Open the EPSON Photo File Uploader as described on
page 9-8.
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 9-5.
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 700.
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 page A-2 for instructions and
3
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:
3
Connect the yellow end of the video cable to the
VIDEO IN port on the TV or projector as shown on
the right.
4
Turn on the TV or video projector and switch it to
video mode.
5
Slide the camera’s screen switch to Playback.
9
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.
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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10
Using CompactFlash Storage Cards
Y
ou can use ATA-compatible CompactFlash storage
cards (4MB to 32MB) to increase the capacity of your
PhotoPC 700 camera. You can copy photos from your
camera to a card (and vice versa).
It’s easy to install and remove storage cards from your
camera. If your desktop or notebook computer has a Type II
PCMCIA card slot, you can access images directly by using
an optional PCMCIA adapter. CompactFlash storage cards
and adapters should be available where you bought your
PhotoPC 700 camera.
EPSON recommends ATA-compatible CompactFlash cards
from the following manufacturers:
◗
Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418
◗
SanDisk, (408) 542-0595
◗
Simple Technology, (800) 4-SIMPLE
This chapter covers the following:
◗
Installing a storage card
◗
Removing a storage card
◗
Getting images from a card to your computer
◗
Formatting a storage card
pictures on the card, rather than in its internal memory. When you
◗
Getting memory information
remove the card, the camera uses its internal memory.
◗
Copying to and from a storage card
NOTE
When you install a storage card, the camera stores and displays
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CompactFlash cards increase the camera’s picture storage
capacity as shown in the table below. Each card adds the
number of pictures shown to the number of pictures in the
camera’s internal memory.
Number of pictures (minimum capacity)
Image
quality
Internal
memory*
4MB
card
8MB
card
12MB 16MB 20MB 24MB 32MB
card card card card card
Standard
39
59
119
179
240
298
360
481
Fine
11
17
35
53
72
89
108
144
Super fine
5
8
17
26
36
44
54
72
Fine
panorama
23
35
71
107
144
179
216
288
Super fine
panorama
11
17
35
53
72
89
108
144
*
Installing a Storage Card
Before you start, make sure the camera and the LCD screen
are turned off. Then follow these steps:
1
Open the storage card cover and insert the card all the
way into the slot, as shown below.
2
Close the card slot cover.
With Direct Print installed (factory setting)
NOTE
When a storage card is installed, you may notice a delay between
the time you press the shutter button and when the camera
beeps. To avoid blurring, make sure you hold the camera still until
it beeps.
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The number of pictures you can store in the storage card
appears in brackets on the camera’s display panel.
switch
Removing a Storage Card
Make sure the camera and the LCD screen are turned off.
Then follow these steps:
1
Open the cover and slide the switch on the bottom of
the camera to eject the card, as shown on the right.
2
Remove the card by hand, then close the card slot cover.
CAUTION
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
in dusty places, in direct sunlight, or in places that become
extremely hot or humid.
card slot cover
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.
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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 more
information.
2
Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II
PCMCIA slot:
NOTE
If you don’t have a PCMCIA adapter, you can simply leave the
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 storage card all the way into the adapter, as
shown below:
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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.
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◗
In Windows 95, use My Computer or the Windows
Explorer to drag and drop image files to your hard drive.
With the storage card installed in the camera, follow these
steps:
◗
In Windows 3.1, use the Windows File Manager to copy
image files to your hard drive.
1
◗
On a Macintosh, use the Finder to drag and drop image
files to your desktop or hard drive.
◗
Click the View PC Card Images button
in Image
Expert and follow the instructions beginning on page
4-6 to transfer images in the usual way.
This applies to the storage card only, and does not
indicate whether you have photos in the camera’s
internal memory.
NOTE
If you can’t access a card in your notebook computer, contact the
computer manufacturer. For more information, see page 12-7.
Set the screen switch to Playback. If you haven’t used
the storage card, you may see the following message:
2
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
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Formatting a Storage Card
Most ATA CompactFlash cards are already formatted when
you buy them. You only need to format a card if a message
appears on the LCD screen instructing you to do so.
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3
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu
. Then press the SELECT button to
display the menu options, as shown below:
NOTE
If you have problems formatting or using a storage card, try the
following technical support numbers:
Simple Technology:
(800) 4-SIMPLE
SanDisk:
(408) 542-0400
Lexar Media:
(510) 413-1200
Getting Memory Information
4
Press the
or
highlighted.
5
Press the SELECT button. A message appears stating
that all data on the card will be erased and asking you to
confirm the procedure.
6
Press the SELECT button again to format the card and
return to the Photo Control menu.
7
Press BACK until you return to normal playback mode.
button until Format Card is
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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 storage card. Make sure the screen switch is set to
Playback and follow these steps:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
2
Press the
or
Control menu.
button until you see the Photo
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3
4
Press the SELECT button to display the menu options:
Press the
button until Memory Info is highlighted
in orange, then press the SELECT button. You see
information displayed like the following:
total photos
you can store
at current
image quality
number of
photos you
can take
Copying To and From a Storage Card
When a storage card is installed in your camera, you can
copy photos between the camera’s internal memory and the
storage card. Before you start, make sure the screen switch is
set to Playback. You might find it easier to select images if
you set the playback mode to Multi. See page 3-4 for
instructions. Then follow these steps:
1
Press the SELECT button to display the LCD screen
menus.
2
Press the
or
button until you see the Photo
Control menu. Then press the SELECT button to
display the menu options:
10
number of photos
stored in camera
and card
5
A
Press BACK to return to the Photo Control menu.
Continue pressing BACK to return to normal playback
mode.
B
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3
Press the
or
button until Copy is highlighted
in orange, then press the SELECT button to enter the
Copy mode. The following menu is displayed:
NOTE
To cancel the selection of a photo, simply press the
SELECT button again. If you select more photos than the
card or camera can hold, an error message appears.
4
Press the
or
button to copy photos from the
camera to the card, or from the card to the camera.
5
Press the SELECT 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 SELECT 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 SELECT button each time.
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7
When you have selected all the photos you want to copy,
press the BACK button. A message appears asking you
to confirm your selections.
8
Press the SELECT button to copy the images.
9
Press BACK until you return to playback mode.
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Printing Directly From the Camera
Y
our PhotoPC 700 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, select the type and size paper you want to use,
and print in four different color modes.
You can print directly from the camera to any of the
following printers:
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-2 for information
on ordering an adapter from EPSON Accessories.
This chapter includes the following information about using
the Direct Print program on your camera:
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo
◗
Connecting the camera to the printer
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo 700
◗
Starting Direct Print
◗
EPSON Stylus Photo EX
◗
Printing
◗
EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
◗
Cleaning the print head
◗
EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
◗
Removing and installing Direct Print
◗
EPSON Stylus COLOR 850
◗
Error messages
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NOTE
2
The Direct Print program is designed to work with special ink jet
media, including coated or glossy paper, glossy film, ink jet cards,
Connect either end of the interface cable to the serial
connector on the back of the printer.
.
and photo stickers. If you use plain paper, your pictures will not
be printed at the highest quality. See your printer User’s Guide for
more information about special paper and film available from
EPSON.
Connecting the Camera to the Printer
Before you start, make sure you have the Direct Print cable
that came with your camera (or a standard Apple System
Serial-8 printer cable). Don’t use the PC connection cable or
Macintosh adapter cable.
Follow these steps to connect your camera to the printer:
1
Make sure both the camera and printer are turned off.
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3
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.
Starting Direct Print
Follow these steps to start Direct Print:
1
Turn on the printer. (The camera does not need to be
on.)
2
Slide the screen switch on the camera to Playback.
3
Press the SELECT button.
4
Press the
or
Software Menu
5
Press the SELECT button.
6
Press the
button to highlight Direct Print and
press the SELECT button. You see the Print menu:
button until you see the
.
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B
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NOTE
You can press the BACK button to return to the previous screen
These pictures show the way the printout appears on the
paper you select for a Full Size image:
at any time while using Direct Print.
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
Photo paper
Photo paper
panorama
A6
A6 panorama
Letter
Letter panorama
These pictures show the way the printout appears on the
paper you select for a 5 × 7 image:
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.
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A4/Letter
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
SELECT. You see the Photo screen:
On the Print menu (shown on page 11-3), press the
button to highlight Layout and press the SELECT
button.
You see the Layout menu:
To print all the photos in the camera, highlight All and
press SELECT. Then go to step 6 on page 11-6.
2
To select photos to print, highlight Select and press the
SELECT 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.
Highlight Full Size or 5 × 7 Size and press the
SELECT button.
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 SELECT 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
SELECT button. The dark blue border disappears.
5
When you are done selecting images, press the BACK
button. You see a message like the following:
Press the SELECT button (if you want to keep what you
have selected). If you want to go back and select
different photos, press the BACK button.
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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 SELECT 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,
you can select Letter or A4. Press the
or
button to highlight the correct size.
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7
Press the SELECT button to go to the next paper menu
(if you selected Photo paper, you return to the Print
menu with Glossy paper automatically selected):
Press the
or
button to highlight the paper type
you’re using and press the SELECT button to return to
the Print menu.
8
If you want to print more than one copy of each photo,
press the
or
button to highlight the copies
option and press the SELECT button.
You see the Copies menu:
Press the
button to increase or
button to
decrease the number of copies and press the SELECT
button to return to the Print menu.
9
Press the
button to highlight the Time option and
press the SELECT 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
SELECT button to return to the Print menu.
11
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 SELECT 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 SELECT button.
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11 Press the
button to highlight the Mode option and
press the SELECT 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 SELECT 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
BACK button several times to exit the Direct Print
program. Slide the screen switch to OFF and turn off the
printer.
Printing a Card
1
Highlight Print at the top of the Print menu and press
the SELECT button. You see a confirmation screen
telling you how many photos are selected.
2
Press the SELECT button to continue printing or press
BACK 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 image
(3.25 × 4.25 inches) 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:
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NOTE
If you want to stop printing a picture, hold down the BACK
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 11-5.)
2
Go to the Photo menu and select All to print all your
photos, or select which photos you want to print. (See
page 11-5.)
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 that can be printed on the card. The
other options print images that are 2.1 × 2.8 inches.
Press the SELECT button to return to the Print menu.
Go to the Paper menu and select the correct paper type.
(See page 11-6.) The paper size is automatically set
to A6.
11-10 Printing Directly From the Camera
Press the
button to highlight Posi. (position) and
press the SELECT button. You see the Position screen:
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 11-7.)
6
If you want to print the time the photo was taken, go to
the Time menu and select On. (See page 11-7.)
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7
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 11-8.)
8
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 11-8.)
9
When you’re ready to print your card, follow the steps
under “Producing Your Printout” on page 11-9.
This section provides an overview of how to print an album.
See the steps starting on page 11-5 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 11-5.)
2
Go to the Photo menu and select All to print all your
photos, or select which photos you want to print. (See
page 11-5.)
3
Go to the Paper menu and select the correct paper type
(see page 11-6). You can select Letter, A4, or A6 for the
paper size.
4
Press the
button to highlight Posi. (position) and
press the SELECT button.
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:
A4/Letter
Left
A4/Letter
Center
A4/Letter
Right
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A
B
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You see the Position screen:
7
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 11-8.)
8
When you’re ready to print your card, follow the steps
under “Producing Your Printout” on page 11-9.
Printing Stickers
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 SELECT button to return to the Print menu.
5
If you want to print the time each photo was taken, go
to the Time menu and select On. (See page 11-7.)
6
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 11-8.)
11-12 Printing Directly From the Camera
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
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NOTE
The Adjust Right & Left menu appears:
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 11-5 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
From the Print menu, select Layout, and then select
Sticker. (See page 11-5.)
2
Go to the Photo menu and select the photo you want to
print. (See page 11-5.)
3
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 11-8.)
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 SELECT button.
Press the
or
button to set the adjustment and
press SELECT. The Adjust Top & Bottom menu
appears:
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Press the
or
press SELECT.
button to set the adjustment and
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5
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 11-8.)
6
When you’re ready to print your stickers, follow the
steps under “Producing Your Printout” on page 11-9.
This section provides an overview of how to print a contact
sheet. See the steps starting on page 11-5 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 11-5).
2
Go to the Photo menu and select All to print all your
photos, or select which photos you want to print. (See
page 11-5.)
3
Go to the Paper menus and select the correct paper size
and type. (See page 11-6.) For the paper size, you can
select Letter, A4, or A6.
Printing a Contact Sheet
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
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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 SELECT button. The Date
Print menu appears:
Cleaning the Print Head
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 head. Follow these
steps:
1
From the Print menu, press the
cleaning is highlighted.
button until Head
Highlight On and press the SELECT button.
5
Go to the Color menu and select the color format you
want to use for your printout. (See page 11-8.)
6
To change the print mode, go to the Mode menu and
select Fast or Fine. (See page 11-8.)
7
When you’re ready to print your contact sheet, follow
the steps under “Producing Your Printout” on
page 11-9.
11
2
Press the SELECT 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.
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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 BACK button to exit the Direct Print
program.
4
Press the SELECT button.
5
Highlight Add/Delete and then press SELECT.
6
Press the
SELECT.
7
Highlight Direct Print and press SELECT. The
program is deleted.
8
Press the BACK button several times to return to
playback mode.
Removing Direct Print
Direct Print comes pre-installed on your camera. If you
don’t plan on using Direct Print, you can remove it to create
more space for storing images. You can always upload the
program later, using your PhotoPC 700 software.
Follow these steps to remove the program:
1
Slide the LCD screen switch on your camera to
Playback.
2
Press the SELECT button.
3
Press the
or
Software Menu
button to highlight Delete and press
Uploading Direct Print
If you delete Direct Print, you can use the Program Uploader
in the PhotoPC 700 folder to copy the program back into
your camera.
NOTE
When you install programs such as Direct Print in the camera,
you reduce the amount of memory available to store pictures.
button until you see the
.
11-16 Printing Directly From the Camera
You may want to use a CompactFlash storage card to add more
picture capacity. See Chapter 10 for more information.
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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.)
On a Macintosh, first make sure AppleTalk is inactive.
Then double-click the PhotoPC 700 folder, EPSON
Photo!2 folder, and the EPSON Program Uploader
icon.
Then turn on your computer and the camera and follow
these steps:
You see the EPSON Program Uploader window:
1
Make sure the camera is connected to your AC adapter
and to your computer, and the camera and computer are
turned on.
2
In Windows 95, click Start, point to Programs, then
PhotoPC 700, and click EPSON Program
Uploader.
In Windows 3.1, double-click the PhotoPC 700 icon
to open the group, and then double-click the Photo
Program Uploader icon.
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The Direct Print program appears in the Applications
in Folder list on the left.
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3
Click Direct Print and click the Upload button. The
Uploader copies the program to your camera. When the
program has been installed, you see Direct Print in the
Applications in Camera list on the right.
4
Click Close to exit the program.
5
Turn off your camera and disconnect it from the
computer.
Now you can connect your camera to the printer and start
using Direct Print. See page 11-2 for more information.
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.
11-18 Printing Directly From the Camera
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 11-1 and then press the
SELECT button to begin printing. (If you want
to cancel printing, press the BACK button for
3 seconds.)
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.)
Printing Canceled
This message appears when you hold down the
BACK button for more than 3 seconds while
printing. The printer stops printing and ejects
the paper. The Print menu reappears.
No photos in memory
This message appears when there are no
photos in the camera’s memory. Press SELECT
to return to the Print menu.
Print setting is returned
to default.
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 SELECT button to go
back to the Print menu and enter your print
settings again.
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Message
Explanation
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.
E54: 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.
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
Load paper in the printer and then press the
printer’s Load/Eject button to begin printing. (Or
press the camera’s BACK button for 5 seconds
to cancel printing.)
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12 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Y
our PhotoPC 700 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 700 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 covered (power turned off) and store the
camera in a carrying case or bag when you’re not
using it.
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.
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
12-2 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The camera has no power.
◗
Make sure the lens cover is open all the way.
◗
The camera may have shut off automatically. Close and
open the lens cover 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.
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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 a CompactFlash
storage card to store more pictures (see Chapter 10).
◗
◗
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 8 for instructions on taking
pictures from your computer.
The flash doesn’t work.
◗
Make sure the flash is not set to the flash off setting.
◗
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.
Your LCD screen flickers.
◗
Check the lights around you. The screen may appear to
flicker under fluorescent light. This does not affect your
picture quality.
Nothing appears on the LCD screen.
◗
If you’re using View mode, make sure the power is on.
◗
Check your batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Recharge or replace the batteries if necessary.
The image on the screen is too dark.
◗
Adjust the brightness of the screen using the Settings
menu. See page 8-11 for instructions.
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A white or light-colored band appears on the screen image.
The “pictures remaining” number on the display panel
◗
doesn’t decrease after you take a picture.
This happens when you’re facing a brightly lit subject,
and it won’t affect your picture quality.
◗
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.
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 your LCD screen is set to Playback.
◗
◗
Make sure the TV is set to video mode. See the manual
for your television if you need help.
Make sure the cable is connected correctly as described
in Chapter 4.
◗
Check your batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Recharge or replace the batteries if necessary.
Make sure your camera is turned on and the batteries
have enough 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’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
◗
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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.
◗
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.
◗
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 8 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.
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.
◗
Avoid opening or working with other software
applications while the camera and computer are
communicating.
You get a “Camera Connection Failed” error message when
you’re using your PhotoPC 700 software with the camera
connected to your computer.
◗
Make sure the cable is connected correctly as described
in Chapter 4. Also make sure your camera is turned on
and set to “View,” the shutter is open, and the batteries
have power.
You are unable to drag and drop photos into a document.
◗
If you’re using Windows 3.1, this method of getting
pictures into your documents may not be reliable. Try
importing or using copy and paste.
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◗
◗
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.
The pictures transfer to your computer too slowly.
◗
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.
Your application may not support this method of adding
pictures.
◗
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.
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.
You get an error message when you use the Image Expert
Save to Floppy feature.
◗
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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 3.1, 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. Earlier versions
of Photoshop do not support Windows NT 4.0.
◗
If you’re using Windows 95, 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 700. If you’re using a Simple Technology
card, call the Technical Support Department at
(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.
◗
Solving Picture Problems
If you’re not satisfied with some of the pictures you get from
the PhotoPC 700, 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 700 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 color 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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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 7-3.
Your picture is blurry or out of focus.
◗
Make sure your subject is within the camera’s range. You
should be at least 2 feet away to take a picture without
the flash, and 8 inches to 8 feet away to take a picture
with the flash. You can take a picture as close as 4 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 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 8.
◗
Make sure your flash is not set to flash off.
◗
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 using the flash, make sure your subject is within
the range of 8 inches to 8 feet.
◗
Use Image Expert to adjust the picture’s brightness and
contrast as described on page 7-3.
◗
Try using the camera’s manual exposure control or
sensitivity control.
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◗
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.
Your picture is too light (overexposed).
◗
If you’re using the forced flash setting, it may be too
bright. Try setting the flash to Auto.
◗
If you’re facing a bright light source, you may need to
shoot your picture from a different angle.
◗
Use Image Expert to adjust the picture’s brightness as
described on page 7-3.
◗
Try using the camera’s manual exposure control.
Part of your picture is missing.
◗
Make sure you’re not blocking the lens with your finger,
hand strap, clothing, or other object.
12-10 Maintenance and Troubleshooting
A horizontal or vertical red line appears on your picture.
◗
Red lines are caused by glare. Avoid photographing
shiny surfaces that reflect excessive amounts of light into
your lens.
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 Chapters 1 and 8 for more information.
Your pictures don’t look as good as they used to.
◗
Your camera’s lens may be dirty or dusty. Try cleaning it
by following the instructions on page 12-1.
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The area captured in the photo is different from what you
saw in the viewfinder.
◗
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 screen.
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A
Optional Accessories
Y
ou can use the PhotoPC 700 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.
To increase your camera’s picture storage capacity and add
flexibility, you can use CompactFlash storage cards and
PCMCIA adapters. EPSON recommends cards from the
following manufacturers:
Additionally, you can attach Tiffen lenses (or any standard
37 mm video camcorder lenses and filters) to your camera to
expand its picture-taking capabilities. A Tiffen 37 mm lens
adapter is included with your camera, and you’ll find
information about Tiffen lenses in the DC PRO brochure
(included with the camera). You can reach DC PRO at:
(800) 522-7835 or (516) 434-8800; fax: (516) 434-9238;
e-mail: dcproacc@aol.com.
This chapter includes the following instructions:
◗
Lexar Media, (800) 789-9418
◗
Using the AC adapter
◗
SanDisk, (408) 542-0595
◗
Using a tripod
◗
Simple Technology (800) 4-SIMPLE
◗
Using optional lenses
A
A
B
For information on using storage cards, see Chapter 10.
Optional Accessories A-1
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The AC adapter should be available where you bought your
PhotoPC 700. You can also order it from EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S.) or (800) 807-7766
(Canada).
WARNING
◗ Use only the adapter designed for the PhotoPC 700. 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
adapter for any other purpose than powering your PhotoPC 700.
Accessory
Product code
PhotoPC 700 AC Adapter
B867038
NiMH Battery Pak (4 batteries)
B818061
NiMH Power Pak (charger and 4 batteries)
B818051
Using the Optional AC Adapter
The AC adapter (B867038) allows you to connect your
PhotoPC 700 to any standard electrical outlet. This is
especially useful when you are transferring pictures and
operating the camera from your computer, or using Direct
Print. The adapter powers the camera but does not charge
the batteries.
A-2 Optional Accessories
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.
2
Plug the adapter cable into the DC port on the camera.
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3
Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
Using an Optional Tripod
You can use your PhotoPC 700 with any standard tripod.
Follow these steps:
1
Assemble and set up the tripod by following the
manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the tripod is
well-balanced on a flat surface.
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.
Using Optional Lenses
The Tiffen lens adapter that comes with your camera lets you
attach wide-angle, telephoto, and other types of 37 mm
video camcorder lenses and filters.
The following table shows the minimum distance from the
subject, the diagonal angle of view, and the millimeter
equivalents for wide-angle, close-up, and telephoto lenses
from Tiffen:
Lens type
Nearest subject
Diagonal angle
of view
Equivalent lens
Standard
20 in.
45°
36 mm
Telephoto
7.5 ft
30°
76 mm
Wide angle (0.65X)
1.5 ft
65°
22.5 mm
+7 diopter close-up
2.5 in.
+10 diopter close-up
1.5 in.
A
A
B
Optional Accessories A-3
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To attach the lens adapter, simply snap it onto the front of
your camera.
NOTE
Although you can leave the adapter on your camera, you should
not leave lenses attached for extended periods of time. To
prevent accidental damage, make sure you always remove lenses
when you’re finished using them.
Using Wide-angle Lenses
Wide-angle lenses let you capture a larger area in your
pictures even when you can’t move further away from the
subject. Group shots, room interiors, houses or buildings
with surrounding landscape, and accident scenes are some
common applications for wide-angle lenses.
With the adapter in place, you’ll need to use the LCD screen
to take pictures, rather than the viewfinder. Rotate the lens
cover ring counterclockwise to turn on the camera before
you attach a lens. Then set the LCD screen switch to View.
A-4 Optional Accessories
Before you start, make sure the adapter is attached to your
camera, the camera is turned on, and the LCD screen is set to
View.
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Then follow these steps to use a Tiffen wide-angle lens:
1
Squeeze the two tabs on the sides of the lens.
4
When you’re finished using the lens, squeeze the two
tabs and remove it from the adapter.
Note that images captured with a wide-angle lens may be
slightly distorted in the foreground, and vignetted at the
corners, as shown in the example below. You can crop the
dark corners out of your pictures using Image Expert if you
want.
tab
2
Insert the lens into the adapter on the front of the
camera and release the tabs.
3
Turn the lens clockwise, a quarter of the way around.
A
A
B
Optional Accessories A-5
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NOTE
If necessary, you can use a neutral density filter, contrast
enhancement filter, or close-up lens with a wide-angle lens. First
screw the filter or close-up lens onto the adapter, then attach the
wide-angle lens. However, the lens may not fully grip the filter,
and you need to handle the camera and lenses carefully to
prevent the lens from coming off accidently.
Using the Telephoto Lens
The Tiffen telephoto lens lets you capture details in the
distance, even when you can’t get closer to your subject. The
subject in your picture appears approximately 25% larger
than without the lens. Common uses for telephoto lenses
include portraits, architectural details, and surveillance.
To use the telephoto lens, first make sure the adapter is
attached to your camera, the camera is turned on, and the
LCD screen is set to View. Then screw the lens onto the
front of the adapter.
A-6 Optional Accessories
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Note that images captured with the telephoto lens are
vignetted at the corners, as shown in the example below.
Using Image Expert, you can crop the dark corners out of
your pictures if you want.
NOTE
As with the wide-angle lens, you can use a neutral density filter,
contrast enhancement filter, or close-up lens with a telephoto
lens. First screw the filter or close-up lens onto the adapter, then
attach the telephoto lens. However, the lens may not fully grip
the filter, and you need to handle the camera and lenses carefully
to prevent the lens from coming off accidently.
Using Close-up Lenses
Although the macro mode on your camera lets you take
pictures from as close as 4 inches, you can use optional lenses
to get even closer. For example, a +10 diopter Tiffen lens lets
you shoot from 1.5 inches, as shown in the table on
page A-3.
To use a close-up lens, first make sure the adapter is attached
to your camera, the camera is turned on, and the LCD screen
is set to View. Then screw the lens onto the front of the
adapter.
Optional Accessories A-7
A
A
B
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A-8 Optional Accessories
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B
Specifications
Camera
Power
Sources
Width
5.7 inches (14.4 cm)
Height
2.75 inches (7 cm)
Includes 4 AA rechargeable NiMH
batteries and pocket-size charger. Also
accepts 4 AA batteries (single-use
alkaline or lithium or rechargeable
NiCad)
Depth
1.9 inches (4.9 cm)
Optional AC adapter (B867038)
Weight
10 oz (280 g), without batteries
Physical Dimensions
Safety Specifications
FCC approval code
Battery Life
At least 330 pictures can be taken before
the standard NiMH batteries need
recharging (without the LCD screen or
flash)
BKMFBG690A
A
BB
Specifications B-1
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Technical
Video out
NTSC standard
1.25 megapixel CCD (charged coupled
device) still frame auto focus camera
Internal memory
4MB flash memory
Image size
1280 × 960 pixels (fine and super fine)
640 × 480 pixels (standard)
1280 × 480 pixels (panoramic)
Optional expansion CompactFlash storage cards from 4MB
memory
to 32MB (available from Lexar Media,
SanDisk, and Simple Technology)
File format
JPEG
DPI
144 standard, continuous, and digital
zoom
Product type
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 90% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10 to 90% (noncondensing)
240 all other settings
Bit depth
16 million colors, 24-bit
Lens
5-element aspherical glass lens
CCD
1/2.7 inch color area CCD (1,250,000
pixels)
Serial interface
8-pin mini-DIN (to camera),
RS-232C-compatible (to computer)
Serial
communication
speed
Up to 230.4Kbps with high-speed serial
port
B-2 Specifications
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Photographic
Shutter
Lens
f = 5.5 mm F2.8 (equivalent to a 36 mm
lens on a 35 mm camera)
Range
20 inches (50 cm) to infinity
4 inches to 20 inches (10 cm to 50 cm)
(macro mode)
LCD screen
2-inch active matrix TFT color LCD
(110,000 pixels)
Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 60/120
Exposure control
Program auto exposure
Manual adjustment (–2 to +2)
White balance
TTL automatic white balance
Fixed white balance (5000 degrees
Kelvin)
Electric iris with mechanical shutter,
1/4 second to 1/500 second (flash off
mode)
1/30 second to 1/500 second (auto flash
and forced flash modes)
Viewfinder
Real-image optical, with centering
crosshair and edge border (view range
over 80%)
Focus
Automatic focus from 20 inches to
infinity (4 inches to 20 inches macro
mode)
Aperture
F2.8, F5.6, F11 automatic change
Flash
Automatic luminance control flash
Flash modes
Forced flash, automatic, flash off
Flash range
8 inches to 8 ft (0.2 to 2.4 m)
A
BB
Specifications B-3
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NiMH Battery Charger
Optional AC Adapter
Physical Dimensions
Physical Dimensions
Width
3.0 inches (76 mm)
Width
1.97 inches (50 mm)
Height
4.25 inches (108 mm)
Height
1.18 inches (30 mm)
1.85 inches (47 mm) including pins
Depth
0.87 inches (22 mm)
Depth
3.74 inches (95 mm)
Weight
Approximately .24 lb (110 g)
Technical
Technical
Input
120V AC, 60 Hz
Output
DC 1.2V/650mA × 4
Charging time
Approximately 160 minutes
Power consumption Approximately 8W
Charging
temperature
B-4 Specifications
32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Output
DC 7V/2.0A
Input
110 to 120 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
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Index
A
AC adapter, 3, 2-3, 4-1, A-1 to A-3, B-4
Accessories, 3, A-1 to A-3
Acquiring photos, TWAIN programs, 4-9 to 4-11
Adjusting camera settings, 2-9 to 2-12, 8-5 to 8-11
Advanced settings, 2-20 to 2-23
Albums
copying to diskette, 6-12 to 6-13
displaying as slide show, 6-11 to 6-12
dragging pictures from, 5-4 to 5-5
making screen saver, 6-13
organizing pictures, 6-2 to 6-3
printing, 6-4 to 6-8
renaming pictures, 6-3
using, 6-2
Alert beep, setting, 8-10
AppleTalk, 4-3
Attaching hand strap, 1-9
Audio buttons, 6-9
Automatic shut-off, 2-2, 8-2, 8-6, 8-8, 8-11
B
Batteries
charging, 1-4 to 1-6
checking, 2-3
handling, 1-8 to 1-9
installing, 1-6 to 1-7
options, 1-8 to 1-9
specifications, B-1
Battery icon, 2-3
Beep, setting, 8-10
Bitmap (BMP) files, 4-12
Brightness
correcting images, 7-3 to 7-4
setting LCD, 8-11
A
B
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C
Cable
direct print, 11-2
serial, 4-2 to 4-3
video, 3-12, 9-10
Camera, see PhotoPC 700 camera
Camio Viewer, 5-5 to 5-8
Caring for camera, 12-1 to 12-2
CD-ROM, installing software, 1-10 to 1-12
Charging batteries, 1-4 to 1-6
Cleaning camera, 12-1 to 12-2
Clock, setting, 1-12 to 1-13, 8-9 to 8-10
Close-up lenses, A-7
Close-up pictures, 2-11
Color correcting, 7-3 to 7-4
Color depth, 7-8
CompactFlash storage cards
capacity, 10-2
copying images, 10-7 to 10-8
formatting, 10-5 to 10-6
information, 10-6
installing, 10-2
problems, 10-6, 12-7
removing, 10-3
transferring images, 10-3 to 10-5
uploading images to, 9-1 to 9-7
2 Index
CompuServe, 4
Computer, connecting camera, 4-1 to 4-4
Conditions menu, 2-14, 2-18
Continuous shooting, 2-17 to 2-19
Contrast, correcting, 7-3 to 7-4
Copying pictures
into documents, 5-3
to and from storage cards, 10-7 to 10-8
to diskette, 6-12 to 6-13
Cropping images, 7-4 to 7-5
D
Date, setting, 1-12 to 1-13, 8-9 to 8-10
Deleting pictures, see Erasing pictures
Deleting sounds, 6-10
Digital panorama, 2-15 to 2-16
Digital zoom, 2-16 to 2-17
Direct Print program
error messages, 11-18 to 11-19
removing, 11-16
uploading, 11-16 to 11-18
using, 11-1 to 11-18
Diskettes, copying pictures, 6-12 to 6-13
Diskettes, software installation, 1-10 to 1-12
Display panel, 2-3
Distorting images, 7-7 to 7-8
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Documents, getting pictures into, 5-1 to 5-8
Download Service, 4
Downloading pictures, 4-1 to 4-13, 5-5 to 5-8
Drag and drop, 5-4 to 5-5, 5-7
E
Edges, sharpening, 7-7
Editing
images, 7-1 to 7-8
sounds, 6-10
Environmental specifications, B-2
EPSON
Electronic support services, 4 to 5
help, 4 to 5
registration, 6
World Wide Web site, 4
EPSON Photo File Uploader, 9-1 to 9-11
EPSON Photo!2
installing, 1-10 to 1-12
support, 5
using, 4-11 to 4-14
Equalization, 7-3
Erasing pictures from camera
using computer, 4-7, 4-10, 4-12, 5-6
using LCD screen, 2-7, 3-7 to 3-9
Erasing sounds, 6-10
Error messages
on camera, 11-18 to 11-19
on computer, 4-8 to 4-9, 4-13, 12-4, 12-6
Exporting images, 4-11 to 4-12
Exposure, adjusting, 2-21 to 2-22
F
FaxAdvice service, 5
Files
BMP, 4-12
converting during transfer, 4-11 to 4-13
JPEG, 4-11 to 4-12, 5-2
PCX, 4-12
PICT, 4-12
resizing, 7-5
uploading, 9-1 to 9-7
viewing information, 6-3 to 6-4
Filters, A-3 to A-6
Fisheye effect, 7-7
Fixed white balance, 2-20 to 2-21
Flash, 2-12
Flipping images, 7-7
FTP, 4
A
G
B
Glass blocks effect, 7-7
Index 3
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H
Hand strap, attaching, 1-9
Handling batteries, 1-8 to 1-9
Help, EPSON, 4 to 5
I
Image Expert
albums, 5-4 to 5-5, 6-2 to 6-13
audio tools, 6-9
camera settings, changing, 8-5 to 8-7
Camio Viewer, 5-5 to 5-8
color correcting, 7-3 to 7-4
color depth, changing, 7-8
copying pictures to diskette, 6-12 to 6-13
correcting images, 7-3 to 7-4
cropping, 7-4
editing pictures, 7-1 to 7-8
e-mailing pictures, 6-14 to 6-15
error messages, 4-8 to 4-9
flipping images, 7-7
picture information, 6-3 to 6-4
printing, 6-4 to 6-8
Quick Fix, 7-2 to 7-3
Quick Tour, 4-5
4 Index
Image Expert (continued)
resizing images, 7-5
resolution, changing, 7-5
rotating, 7-6
screen saver, 6-13
selection tools, 7-2
shutter speed, setting, 8-4
slide shows, 6-11 to 6-12
sound, adding, 6-8 to 6-10
special effects, 7-7 to 7-8
taking pictures from computer, 8-1 to 8-3
transferring pictures, 4-4 to 4-9, 5-5 to 5-8
wallpaper, 6-14
zoom tool, 7-2
Images, see Pictures
Importing photos, TWAIN programs, 4-9 to 4-11
Information menu, 2-14, 3-2
Installing
batteries, 1-6 to 1-7
software, 1-10 to 1-12
Internet, 4
Inverting images, 7-7 to 7-8
J
JPEG files, 4-11 to 4-12, 5-2
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L
M
Language menu, 3-3
Language, setting, 8-12
LCD screen
copying to and from storage card, 10-7 to 10-8
customizing settings, 8-9 to 8-11
displaying memory information, 10-6
erasing pictures, 2-7, 3-7 to 3-9
formatting storage card, 10-5 to 10-6
locking and unlocking pictures, 3-9 to 3-12
magnifying pictures, 3-6
menus, 2-14, 3-2
problems, 12-3
setting alert beep, 8-10
setting brightness, 8-11
setting date and time, 8-9 to 8-10
Lens adapter, A-4
Lenses, optional, A-3 to A-7
Lexar Media, 10-1, 10-6
Licensing software, 5
Live preview, 8-1 to 8-5
Locking and unlocking pictures, 3-9 to 3-12
Macintosh
capturing screens, 9-9
connecting to camera, 4-1 to 4-4
uploading pictures, 9-5 to 9-9
Magnifying pictures, 3-6
Maintenance, 12-1 to 12-2
Memory capacity, 2-8, 10-2
Memory information, 10-6
N
Negative images, 7-7
Night photography, 2-22 to 2-23
O
Optional lenses, A-3 to A-7
P
Panorama/zoom menu, 2-15 to 2-16
Panoramic pictures, 2-15 to 2-16
PCMCIA adapter, 10-1, 10-3 to 10-5
PCX files, 4-12
Photo Control menu, 3-3, 3-7 to 3-12, 10-6
Photo File Uploader, 9-1 to 9-11
Photographic specifications, B-3
A
B
Index 5
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PhotoPC 700 camera
AC adapter, using with, 2-3, A-2 to A-3
auto shut-off, 2-2, 8-2, 8-6, 8-8
cleaning, 12-1 to 12-2
connecting to Macintosh, 4-1 to 4-4
connecting to PC, 4-1 to 4-3
date, setting, 1-12 to 1-13, 8-9 to 8-10
display panel, 2-3
features, 2 to 3, 1-2
language, setting, 8-12
maintaining, 12-1 to 12-2
picture counter, 2-8
problems, solving, 12-2 to 12-11
settings, adjusting, 2-9 to 2-12, 8-5 to 8-11
software, 2, 1-10 to 1-12
specifications, B-1 to B-4
storing, 12-2
time, setting, 1-12 to 1-13, 8-6, 8-9 to 8-10
timer, 2-12 to 2-13
tripod, attaching to, A-3
turning on and off, 2-2
unpacking, 1-1
PhotoPC 700 software, installing, 1-10 to 1-12
Photos, see Pictures
Physical dimensions, B-1
PICT files, 4-12
6 Index
Picture counter, 2-8
Pictures
capturing from computer, 8-1 to 8-5
close-up, 2-11
color correcting, 7-3 to 7-4
color depth, changing, 7-8
continuous, 2-17 to 2-19
converting, 5-2
copying to diskette, 6-12 to 6-13
correcting, 7-2 to 7-4
counter, 2-8
cropping, 7-4
digital panorama, 2-15 to 2-16
digital zoom, 2-16 to 2-17
downloading, 4-1 to 4-13, 5-5 to 5-8
editing, 7-1 to 7-8
e-mailing, 6-14 to 6-15
erasing with camera, 2-7, 3-7 to 3-9
erasing with computer, 4-7, 4-10, 4-12, 5-6
exporting, 4-11 to 4-12
flipping, 7-7
information, 3-5 to 3-6
inserting in documents, 5-1 to 5-8
inverting, 7-7 to 7-8
locking and unlocking, 3-9 to 3-12
magnifying, 3-6
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Pictures (continued)
organizing in albums, 6-2 to 6-3
panorama, 2-15 to 2-16
playing back on LCD screen, 3-1 to 3-12
playing back on TV, 3-12
printing from camera, 11-1 to 11-18
printing from computer, 6-4 to 6-8
problems, solving, 12-8 to 12-11
resizing, 7-5
rotating, 7-6
screen saver, 6-13
selecting sections, 7-2 to 7-4
slide shows, 3-5, 6-11 to 6-12
special effects, 7-7 to 7-8
storage capacity of camera, 2-8, 10-2, 10-6
transferring from camera, 4-1 to 4-13, 5-5 to 5-8
transferring from PCMCIA adapter, 10-3 to 10-5
uploading, 9-1 to 9-7
viewing information, 3-5 to 3-6, 6-3 to 6-4
wallpaper, 6-14
zoom, 2-16 to 2-17
Playback Mode menu, 3-3
Playing back pictures, 3-1 to 3-13
Power
AC adapter, 2-3, A-1 to A-3, B-4
battery, see Batteries
camera specifications, B-1
mode, setting, 8-11
problems, 12-2
saving, 2-2
Presentations, using camera for, 9-1 to 9-11
Printing directly from camera
album, 11-11 to 11-12
cards, 11-9 to 11-11
contact sheets, 11-14 to 11-15
full-size photos, 11-4 to 11-8
selecting paper, 11-2, 11-6 to 11-7
stickers, 11-12 to 11-14
Printing photos from computer
adding text, 6-6
adjusting printed area, 6-7
choosing album images, 6-7
layout styles, 6-4 to 6-6
Problems
camera, 12-2 to 12-7
picture, 12-8 to 12-11
Projector, playing back pictures and presentations, 9-10
Index 7
A
B
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Q
Quick Fix, 7-2 to 7-3
R
RAM, system requirements, 3 to 4
Registration, 6
Resizing files, 7-5
Resolution, 7-5
Ripples effect, 7-7
Rotating pictures, 7-6
S
Safety instructions, 6 to 7
Safety specifications, B-1
SanDisk, 10-1, 10-6
Save to Floppy option, 6-12
Screen captures, 9-8 to 9-10
Self timer, 2-12 to 2-13, 8-3 to 8-5
Sensitivity, adjusting, 2-22 to 2-23
Serial cable, 4-2 to 4-3
Settings menu, 3-2, 8-9 to 8-11
Sharpness, adjusting, 7-3
Shut-off, automatic, 2-2, 8-6, 8-8
Shutter, snapping, 2-3 to 2-7
Simple Technology, 10-1, 10-6
8 Index
Slide Show menu, 3-3
Slide shows, 3-5, 6-11 to 6-12
Snapping the shutter, 2-3 to 2-7
Software
installing, 1-10 to 1-12
licensing, 5
support, 5
see also Image Expert, EPSON Photo!2
Software Menu, 3-3
Sound
adding, 6-8 to 6-10
deleting, 6-10
editing, 6-10
playing back, 6-9
recording, 6-8 to 6-9
SoundAdvice, 5
Special effects, 7-7 to 7-8
Specifications, B-1 to B-4
Storage cards, see CompactFlash storage cards
Storing camera, 12-2
Strap, attaching, 1-9
Support
EPSON, 4 to 5
software, 5
System requirements, 3
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Taking pictures
close-up, 2-11
continuous, 2-17 to 2-19
digital panorama, 2-15 to 2-16
digital zoom, 2-16 to 2-17
using the flash, 2-12
with the LCD screen, 2-5 to 2-7
with the timer, 2-12 to 2-13
with the viewfinder, 2-3 to 2-5
Technical support, 4 to 5
Telephoto lens, A-6 to A-7
Tiffen lenses, A-1, A-3 to A-7
Time, setting, 1-12 to 1-13, 8-6, 8-9 to 8-10
Timer, 2-12 to 2-13, 8-3 to 8-5
Tripod, A-3
Troubleshooting, 12-2 to 12-11
Turning camera on and off, 2-2
TWAIN programs, acquiring photos, 4-9 to 4-11
U
Uploading
Direct Print program, 11-16 to 11-18
pictures, 9-1 to 9-7
V
VCR, playing back pictures, 3-12
Video cable, 3-12, 9-11
Videotaping pictures, 3-12
W
White balance, fixed, 2-20 to 2-21
Wide-angle lens, A-4 to A-6
Windows
capturing screens, 9-8 to 9-9
system requirements, 3 to 4
uploading pictures, 9-2 to 9-5
World Wide Web, 4
Z
Zoom pictures, 2-16 to 2-17
Zoom tool, 7-2
A
Unlocking pictures, 3-11 to 3-12
Unpacking the camera, 1-1
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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 700 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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