Epson P-1000 - Photo Viewer - Digital AV Player User manual

(PC Connection Manual)
Enjoying Your Digital
Camera Images
On Your PC
Introduction
This manual explains how to view the images you took with the
PENTAX Digital Camera on your PC. Keep this manual in a safe
place.
Regarding copyrights
Images taken using the PENTAX Digital Camera that are for anything other
than personal enjoyment cannot be used without permission according to the
rights as specified in the Copyright Act. Please take care, as there are even
cases where limitations are placed on taking pictures even for personal
enjoyment during demonstrations, industrial enterprise or as items for
display. Images taken with the purpose of obtaining copyrights also cannot
be used outside the scope of use of the copyright as laid out in the Copyright
Act, and care should be taken here also.
Regarding trademarks
• PENTAX, Optio and smc PENTAX are trademarks of PENTAX Corporation.
• The SD logo
is a trademark.
• QuickTimeTM and QuickTime logo are trademarks that can be used under
license. QuickTime is a registered trademark in the United States and
other countries.
• All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
This product supports PRINT Image Matching III.
PRINT Image Matching enabled digital still cameras, printers and software
help photographers to produce images more faithful to their intentions. Some
functions are not available on printers that are not PRINT Image Matching III
compliant.
Copyright 2001 Seiko Epson Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
PRINT Image Matching is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
The PRINT Image Matching logo is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Regarding PictBridge
PictBridge allows the user to connect the printer and digital camera directly,
using the unified standard for the direct printout of images. You can print
images directly from the camera through a few simple operations.
• Symbols used in this manual have the following meanings:
1
Gives page numbers explaining related operations.
Gives information that is useful to know.
Gives cautions and notes about the operation.
The PC screenshots in this manual may differ from your PC, depending on
your model.
Contents
Enjoy Your Digital Camera Pictures and Movies on Your
Computer
2
Preparations for Enjoying Your Digital Camera Pictures and
Movies
4
Software Provided ..................................................................... 4
System Requirements ............................................................... 5
Installing the Software (for Windows)...................................... 8
Installing the Software (for Macintosh).................................. 13
Transferring Digital Camera Images and Movies
17
Setting Up Your Digital Camera.............................................. 17
Transferring Images to a Windows PC .................................. 18
Transferring Images to a Macintosh ...................................... 24
Viewing Images and Movies
27
Starting ACDSee for PENTAX ................................................. 27
Displaying a List of Images and Movies (Browser) .............. 28
Viewing a Full-Size Image or Movie (Viewer)......................... 35
Editing Images and Movies
38
Editing Images ......................................................................... 38
Panorama Image Stitching ...................................................... 42
Editing Movies.......................................................................... 48
Sharing Your Images and Movies
59
Printing an Image ..................................................................... 59
E-mailing Your Images from ACDSee for PENTAX............... 64
Playing Your Movies Created with ACD Showtime! for
PENTAX .................................................................................... 65
Making the Most of ACDSee for PENTAX
66
Using Help ................................................................................ 66
About ACDInTouch .................................................................. 67
1
Enjoy Your Digital Camera Pictures and
Movies on Your Computer
You can use a computer to organize and edit the pictures and movies
captured with your digital camera.
Direct Print
Connect your camera directly to a
printer that is compatible with
PictBridge using the USB cable, and
print images.
1“Optio S5i” Operating Manual (p.109)
View images on a TV
Connect your camera and TV with the
AV cable to display images and
movies on the TV.
1“Optio S5i” Operating Manual (p.104)
Use your photo shop
You can have prints made from
images recorded on your card
at a photo shop.
• Set DPOF settings on your
camera, and get prints from
your photo shop.
1“Optio S5i” Operating
Manual (p.112)
• Select the images for prints.
2
Your computer is...
• equipped with a standard USB interface.
• using Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
as your OS. Or Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2/10.1 or
later.
Connect your camera to
the computer with the USB
cable to transfer the
camera images.
Your computer is...
• using Windows NT.
You can transfer images to
your computer using a builtin card slot and a PC card
adapter or a card reader.
• Remove the card from the
camera. When
transferring images on the
card to a computer with
another device, make sure
to review the user manual
accompanying that
device.
Use your image data
You can use your e-mail software to attach and send images and
movies by e-mail, or post the images and movies on your website.
• See the operating manual of your e-mail
software for details on how to make
attachments to e-mails.
• See the operating manual of the
software you are using for details on how
to use images and movies on your
website.
Use your printer
ACDSee for PENTAX 1p.27-67
•
•
•
•
•
View images • Play back movies
Print images • Edit images and movies
Organize and save images and movies
Send images and movies by e-mail
Post images and movies on a website
• These operations also can be performed using
commercially available image editing software. See
the instructions provided with the software for more
details.
You can use your printer to
print images transferred to
your computer.
Some printers can print
directly from cards.
• For details, see the
operating manual of the
printer you are using.
Save your image data
Images transferred to the computer can be
saved on a CD-R or other recording media.
3
Preparations for Enjoying Your Digital
Camera Pictures and Movies
You can transfer images and movies captured with a digital camera to
your computer and then organize, edit, print, and share them by
installing the software recorded on the provided CD-ROM to your
computer and connecting your digital camera to your computer with the
USB cable. This section explains how to install the provided software
“ACDSee for PENTAX” and the other necessary preparations for
enjoying your digital camera pictures and movies on your computer.
Software Provided
The following software is included in the CD-ROM (S-SW25) provided.
Windows
• ACDSee for PENTAX (Image viewing/editing software)
ACD FotoCanvas (Image editing software)
ACD photostitcher (Panorama image editing software)
FotoSlate (Image layout and printing software)
ACD Showtime! for PENTAX (Movie editing software)
• QuickTime 6
• DirectX 9.0
Macintosh
• ACDSee for PENTAX (Image viewing software)
• ACD photostitcher (Panorama image editing software)
Use the USB cable (I-USB7) provided to connect the camera to your
computer.
4
System Requirements
The following system requirements must be met for you to fully enjoy the
images and movies captured with a digital camera on your computer.
Windows System Requirements
• The software cannot be used on Windows 95.
• Frame skipping may occur when playing back movies. If a movie
does not play back smoothly, transfer the movie data to your
computer and then play the movie.
USB connection
• OS: Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP (Home Edition/
Professional)
• USB port 1.1 or later must be standard equipment
• USB mass storage class
Application Software
<ACDSee for PENTAX, ACD FotoCanvas, ACD photostitcher and
FotoSlate>
(9 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian,
Chinese [traditional and simplified], Korean, Japanese)
• OS:
Windows 98/98SE/Me/NT (latest version)/
2000/XP (Home Edition/Professional)
• CPU:
Pentium or higher recommended
• Memory:
64MB minimum
• Hard Disk space: 40MB minimum
• Display adapter capable of displaying a minimum of 256 colors
• Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
* Some formats may require viewing with QuickTime 6.0 or later and
DirectX 9.0 or later.
* To install ACDSee for PENTAX, Windows Installer Service Version
2.0 may be required.
* ACD Showtime! for PENTAXis also installed when performing
standard installation of ACDSee for PENTAX (if ACD Showtime! for
PENTAX meets system requirements).
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<ACD Showtime! for PENTAX>
(6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese)
• OS:
Windows 98/98SE/Me/NT (latest version)/
2000/XP (Home Edition/Professional)
• CPU:
Pentium III 500MHz or higher (Pentium 4
2.0GHz or higher recommended)
• Memory:
128MB minimum (512MB or higher
recommended)
• Hard Disk space: 50MB minimum
• Display adapter capable of displaying a minimum of 256 colors
• Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
• QuickTime 6.0 or later
• Windows Media Player 7.1 or later (Windows Media Player 9.0
or later recommended)
• DirectX 9.0 or later
<QuickTime 6>
(8 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
[traditional and simplified], Korean, Japanese)
• OS:
Windows 98/98SE/Me/NT (latest version)/2000/XP
(Home Edition/Professional)
• CPU:
Pentium or higher recommended
• Memory: 128MB minimum
* QuickTime 6.0 or later is required to play movies with the provided
software ACDSee for PENTAX or ACD Showtime! for PENTAX
* Operation is not guaranteed on all PCs meeting the system
requirements.
The versions of Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and Windows Installer
Service required for use of ACDSee for PENTAX and ACD Showtime! for
PENTAX are not included in the provided CD-ROM (S-SW25). These can be
downloaded from the following sites and installed.
• Internet Explorer
http://www.microsoft.com/ie
• Windows Media Player
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/
• Windows Installer Service
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;292539
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Macintosh System Requirements
• Frame skipping may occur when playing back movies. If a movie
does not play back smoothly, transfer the movie data to your
computer and then play the movie.
USB connection
• OS: Mac OS 8.6 - 9.2 / 10.1 or later
• USB port 1.1 or later must be standard equipment
• USB mass storage class
* IInstallation of the driver is necessary for Mac OS 8.6
Application Software
<ACDSee for PENTAX and ACD photostitcher>
(6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese)
• OS:
Mac OS 9.0 or later (requires the latest
version of CarbonLib)
• CPU:
PowerPC 266MHz or higher
• Memory:
8MB minimum
• Hard Disk space: 6MB minimum
• QuickTime 6.0 or later
* The classic system is necessary when using ACD photostitcher with
Mac OS X or later.
* Operation is not guaranteed on all Macintosh computers meeting the
system requirements.
Movie with sound
• AVI (Motion JPEG) compliant
• You may play movies made using the provided software
[ACDSee for PENTAX] (QuickTime required).
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Installing the Software (for Windows)
The procedures for installing the necessary software are explained. The
procedures below are based on Windows XP unless specified
otherwise.
When multiple accounts have been setup in Windows 2000 or
Windows XP, log on with an account that has administrative rights
before installing the software.
Installing the USB Driver
1
2
Turn on your computer.
Insert the CD-ROM (S-SW25) into your CD-ROM drive.
The PENTAX Software Installer screen is displayed on the desktop.
• If the PENTAX Software Installer screen does not appear
Display the PENTAX Software Installer screen following the steps
below.
1) Click [Start], then select [My Computer].
2) Double-click the CD-ROM Drive (S-SW25) icon.
3) Double-click [Setup] (Setup.exe).
3
Click your applicable
language.
You can choose the languages from
the displayed screen.
A selection screen to install your
desired software is displayed.
4
Click [USB Driver] on the Software Installer screen
The InstallShield Wizard screen will
appear.
Follow the instruction on the screen.
Complete InstallShield Wizard
screen will appear.
8
5
Click [Finish].
Reboot your computer after the screen closes.
6
Turn your camera off and plug the provided USB cable
into your camera and into an available USB port on your
computer.
Confirm that the USB Connection mode is set to [PC] before
connecting the USB cable. (1p.17)
7
8
Turn your camera on.
Your computer will automatically detect the camera as new
hardware and window will display a notification confirming
[Hardware Found : PENTAX OPTIO S5i] (Windows XP) or [Search
for the best driver for your device (Recommended)] (Windows 98/
98SE/Me/2000) in the task bar recognized area to begin the
installation.
Click [Start], then select [My Computer].
When using Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000, double-click [My Computer]
on the desktop.
When the installation is completed, your camera can then be found
in the [My Computer] window as [Removable Disk]. Make sure that
[Removable Disk] is displayed in the [My Computer] window.
Refer to “Disconnecting the Camera from Your PC” on page 22 for
instructions on how to disconnect the camera from your computer.
9
If the SD Memory Card has a volume label attached, the volume
label name will be displayed instead of [Removable Disk]. If the SD
Memory Card is new and has not been formatted, the manufacturer
and capacity of the card may be displayed.
Installing the Image Processing Software (ACDSee for PENTAX)
This section describes the procedures for installing ACDSee for
PENTAX, which lets you view and edit images transferred to your
computer.
When multiple accounts have been setup in Windows 2000 or
Windows XP, log on with an account that has administrative rights
before installing the software.
1
2
Turn your computer on.
Insert the CD-ROM (S-SW25) into your CD-ROM drive.
The PENTAX Software Installer screen appears.
• If the PENTAX Software Installer screen does not appear
Display the PENTAX Software Installer screen following the steps
below.
1) Click [Start], then select [My Computer].
2) Double-click the CD-ROM drive (S-SW25) icon.
3) Double-click [Setup] (Setup.exe).
3
You can choose the languages
from the displayed screen.
The software selection screen
appears.
10
4
Click [ACDSee™].
5
Follow the on-screen guidance to install ACDSee for
PENTAX.
Follow the on-screen guidance and
enter the registration information when
the Setup screen appears. If any
messages appear during installation,
follow the procedures below.
Reboot your PC after installation is
finished (Other settings are not
necessary during installation).
The panoramic image software “ACD photostitcher”, the image layout
and printing software “FotoSlate”, the image editing software “ACD
FotoCanvas”, and the movie editing software “ACD Showtime! for
PENTAX” are also installed when you install all program features of
ACDSee for PENTAX (complete installation).
When QuickTime or DirectX need to be installed
If QuickTime and DirectX have not
been installed on your PC yet or if the
versions of the software already
installed are old, a message to install
each piece of software from the CDROM will appear. Click [OK] to start
installation.
When installing QuickTime or DirectX, other settings are not
necessary during installation (leave other settings at default and
click [Next]).
11
When the version of Internet Explorer or Windows Media Player is old
A message will appear during
installation of ACDSee for PENTAX. In
that case, click the button on the
software to download a new version
from the Internet and install it on your
PC.
* The screens used to explain the
procedures here are those for
Windows 2000.
If you cannot download the software
from the Internet, click [Return] to
return to the Setup Type window and
choose [Custom Setup]. When the
Custom Setup window appears, set
the function of ACD Showtime! for
PENTAX unavailable.
* The screens used to explain the
procedures here are those for
Windows 2000.
Product Registration on the Internet
Please click [Product Registration] on the
software selection screen in step 4 on
page 11 of this manual.
A world map for Internet Product
Registration is displayed.
If your PC is connected to the Internet,
click the displayed country or region and
then follow the instructions to register your
product.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Only customers in displayed countries and regions can register their
products on the Internet Product Registration.
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Installing the Software (for Macintosh)
This section describes the procedures for installing the necessary
software for Macintosh. The procedures below are based on Mac OS X
(ver.10.3) unless specified otherwise.
Installing the USB driver (Mac OS 8.6 only)
1
2
Turn on your Macintosh.
3
4
Double-click the [CD-ROM (S-SW25)] icon.
Insert the CD-ROM (S-SW25) into your Mac’s CD-ROM
drive.
Double-click the [Install ACDSee] icon.
The PENTAX Software Installer screen will appear.
Double-click the [Master Installer] icon to display [PENTAX
Software Installer] screen.
5
6
Click your applicable language.
You can choose the languages from the displayed screen.
A selection screen to install your desired software is displayed.
Click [Mac OS 8.6].
The software selection screen will
appear.
7
Click [USB Driver].
The USB driver will be installed.
When installation is completed,
reboot your Macintosh.
13
Installing the Image Processing Software (ACDSee for PENTAX)
This section describes the procedures for installing ACDSee for
PENTAX, which lets you view and edit images transferred to your
computer.
1
2
3
4
Turn your Macintosh on.
Insert the CD-ROM (S-SW25) in the CD-ROM drive.
Double-click the CD-ROM (S-SW25) icon.
Double-click the [Install ACDSee™] icon.
The PENTAX Software Installer screen appears.
Double-click the [Master Installer] icon to display the PENTAX
Software Installer screen.
5
You can choose the languages
from the displayed screen.
A selection screen to install your
desired software appears.
6
Click your applicable Mac OS.
The software selection screen
appears.
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7
Click [ACDSee™].
The setup screen appears. Follow the
on-screen guidance to input
registration information and install the
software.
If the message [CarbonLib-xxxxx could not be found] appears
during installation;
You must add the extension file “CarbonLib” to the Extension
folder in the System folder in order to install the provided software
in Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2.
This error message appears when this extension file does not
exist or when an older version of the file exists.
The latest version of the CarbonLib file is available on the Apple
Computer website. Download the file and then install it.
Apple Computer website: http://www.apple.com
* Contact Apple Computer for detailed information on how to use
the CarbonLib file.
Installing ACD photostitcher
This section describes the procedures for installing ACD photostitcher, a
software application that lets you join a number of images together to
form a panorama picture.
1
Click [ACD photostitcher].
The licensing agreement appears on
the screen. After reading it, click
[Agree] to accept the terms of the
agreement.
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2
Select [Install Location] and
click [Install].
Installation starts. When the message
appears telling you that the software
has been successfully installed, click
[Quit].
To install ACD photostitcher on Mac OS X or later, you need the
Classic environment. Refer to the operating manual supplied with
the Macintosh you are using for details on the Classic environment.
Product Registration on the Internet
Please click [Product Registration] on the
software selection screen in step 7 on
page 15 of this manual.
A world map for Internet Product
Registration is displayed.
If your Macintosh is connected to the
Internet, click the displayed country or
region and then follow the instructions to register your product.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Only customers in displayed countries and regions can register their
products on the Internet Product Registration.
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Transferring Digital Camera Images and
Movies
Once you have made the necessary preparations for using your digital
camera pictures and movies with your computer, you can begin
transferring pictures and movies to your computer.
Setting Up Your Digital Camera
After installing the necessary software on your computer, you must now
set up your digital camera to transfer images from the camera to your
computer.
Setting the USB Connection Mode to [PC]
1
Press the MENU button.
The [A Rec. Mode] menu or the [Q Playback] menu appears.
2
Press the four-way controller (5) to display the
[B Set-up] menu.
3
Use the four-way controller (23)
to select [USB Connection].
4
Use the four-way controller (45)
to select [PC].
5
Press the OK button.
Set-up
Video Out
NTSC
USB Connection
PC
1 min
Sleep Timeout
3 min
Auto Power Off
Custom Function EV Compensation
QUICK Button Green mode
MENU
Exit
OK
OK
• Do not connect the camera to your PC while [PictBridge] is
selected for the USB Connection mode.
• Do not connect the camera to your printer while [PC] is selected
for the USB Connection mode.
While the camera is connected to your computer, the LCD monitor
of the camera is turned off.
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Transferring Images to a Windows PC
When the digital camera is connected to your Windows PC and the
camera is turned on, the PC automatically recognizes the camera and
begins transferring images.
We recommend using a AC Adapter D-AC8 (optional) when
connecting your camera to your computer. Your image data could
be corrupted if your batteries run out during image transfer.
Connecting the Camera and PC
1
2
Turn your PC on.
Turn your camera off and connect it to the PC with the
USB cable.
When you connect your camera to the PC without a SD Memory Card
in the camera, the images in the built-in memory will be transferred to
the PC.
3
Turn your camera on.
The Device Detector screen appears automatically.
If the Device Detector screen does not appear, display and copy the
images following the steps in “When the Device Detector screen does
not appear” on page 20.
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If the digital camera is connected to your computer in [PictBridge]
USB Connection mode, the digital camera will not be properly
recognized as a storage device. In that case, disconnect the USB
cable from your camera and PC, follow the instructions in “Setting
Up Your Digital Camera” (1p.17) to set the USB Connection mode
to [PC], and then reconnect the USB cable.
Transferring Images to PC
4
Confirm that [Copy images to
hard drive] and [Launch
ACDSee] are checked, and
click [Next].
5
Click [Browse].
The [Browse For Folder] screen
appears..
6
Select the destination folder
and click [OK].
7
Click [Next].
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The image is copied to the PC, and the
ACDSee for PENTAX Browser (1p.28)
starts.
The first time ACDSee for PENTAX is run, [Components missing]
“ACDSee has detected that you do not have the following software
installed on your computer: Ghostscript 7.0 (or later)” may appear. If
you will only display or edit images inside the digital camera, it is not
necessary for Ghostscript 7.0 to support ACDSee for PENTAX.
Click [Close] to close the message window.
When the Device Detector screen does not appear
4
Double-click the [ACDSee for
PENTAX] icon on the desktop.
5
Double-click [My Computer].
6
Double-click [Removable
Disk].
If the SD Memory Card has a volume label, the volume label name
appears instead of [Removable Disk]. A new unformatted SD
Memory Card may show the manufacturer name or model number.
20
7
Double-click the [DCIM] folder.
8
Click the [xxxPENTX] folder.
(xxx is a three-digit number.)
9
Select [Copy To...] from the
[Edit] menu.
The Copy Files screen appears.
10
Click [More>>] and select the
destination folder.
11
Click [OK].
The image is copied to the PC.
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Disconnecting the Camera from Your PC
• While the Focus status lamp (green) is blinking with your camera
connected to your computer, your computer is downloading the
camera’s image data. If you disconnect the camera from the
computer during downloading, the image data may be damaged.
• If the camera (removable disk) is being used by an application
such as ACDSee for PENTAX, the camera cannot be
disconnected until the application is closed.
Windows XP
1
2
Double-click the [Safely
Remove Hardware] icon in the
task bar notification area.
The [Safely Remove Hardware]
screen appears.
Click [USB Mass Storage
Device] and click [Stop].
The [Stop a Hardware device]
screen appears.
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3
Click [USB Mass Storage
Device] and click [OK].
4
When a message appears
indicating that the hardware
can be safely removed,
disconnect the USB cable
from your camera and PC.
Windows 2000/Me
1
Double-click the
[Unplug or
eject hardware] icon in the
task bar notification area.
The [Unplug or Eject Hardware] screen
appears.
2
Confirm that [PENTAX USB
DISK Device] is selected and
click [Stop].
The [Stop a Hardware device] screen
appears.
3
Confirm that [PENTAX USB
DISK Device] is selected and
click [OK].
A message appears.
4
Click [OK].
5
Disconnect the camera from your PC.
Windows 98 / 98SE
Confirm that the Focus status lamp (green) is not blinking before
disconnecting the camera, then simply turn off the camera and
disconnect the USB cable.
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Transferring Images to a Macintosh
Connect your camera to your Macintosh to transfer images.
We recommend using a AC Adapter D-AC8 (optional) when
connecting your camera to your Macintosh. Your image data could
be corrupted if your batteries run out during image transfer.
Connecting the Camera and Macintosh
1
2
Turn your Macintosh on.
Turn your camera off and connect it to the Macintosh
with the USB cable.
Make sure the SD Memory Card is inserted in the camera.
3
Turn your camera on.
The camera is recognized as [NO_NAME] ([untitled] on
Mac OS 8.6-9.2) on the desktop. The folder name can be
changed.
If the digital camera is connected to your Macintosh in [PictBridge]
USB Connection mode, the digital camera will not be properly
recognized as a storage device. In that case, disconnect your
camera from the Macintosh and follow the instructions in “Setting Up
Your Digital Camera” (1p.17) to set the USB Connection mode to
[PC], and then reconnect the USB cable.
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If the SD Memory Card has a volume label, the volume label name
appears instead of [NO_NAME]. A new unformatted SD Memory
Card may show the manufacturer name or model number.
Transferring Images to Macintosh
When ACDSee for PENTAX is installed on your Macintosh, Device
Detector will be installed as well. If Device Detector is set to On, the
images will be transfered to your Macintosh automatically when you
connect the camera to your Macintosh.
4
Select the destination folder and click [download].
The images are copied to your
Macintosh.
When Device Detector is set to Off,
double-click the [NO_NAME] icon on
the desktop and copy the image data
directly to your Macintosh from the
[XXXPENTX] (XXX stands for threedigit number) folder in the [DCIM]
folder. Refer to the the operating manual supplied with the Macintosh
you are using for details on how to copy data.
• You need to start the Classic enviroment to use Device Detector
on Mac OS X.
• To change the settings for Device Detector, start Device Detector
that was installed in the ACDSee for PENTAX folder and choose
On or Off in the Preferences window.
• To edit images, first transfer them to your Macintosh.
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Disconnecting the Camera from Your Macintosh
• While the Focus status lamp (green) is blinking with your camera
connected to your Macintosh, your Macintosh is downloading the
camera's image data. If you disconnect the camera from the
Macintosh during downloading, the image data may be damaged.
• If the camera is being used by an application such as ACDSee for
PENTAX, the camera cannot be disconnected until the application
is closed.
1
Drag the camera icon ([NO_NAME] icon) on the desktop
to Trash.
If the SD Memory Card has a volume label, drag the icon of that name
to the trash.
2
26
Disconnect the USB cable from your camera and your
Macintosh.
Viewing Images and Movies
You can use ACDSee for PENTAX, the provided software that you just
installed, to view and play back images and movies transferred from your
digital camera to your computer. This section describes the basic
functions of ACDSee for PENTAX for browsing images and movies. For
a more detailed description of each function, see the online help
(1p.66).
Windows XP is used as the standard OS to explain the procedures
below, unless specified otherwise. (If you are using a Macintosh, some
procedures may be different, or some functions may be not available.)
Starting ACDSee for PENTAX
The first time ACDSee for PENTAX is run, [Components missing]
“ACDSee has detected that you do not have the following software
installed on your computer: Ghostscript 7.0 (or later)” may appear. If
you will only display or edit images inside the digital camera, it is not
necessary for Ghostscript 7.0 to support ACDSee for PENTAX.
Click [Close] to close the message window.
For Windows
1
Double-click the [ACDSee for PENTAX] icon on the
desktop.
ACDSee for PENTAX starts and an image list (Browser) appears.
For Macintosh
1
2
Double-click the [ACDSee for PENTAX] folder.
Double-click the [ACDSee for PENTAX] program icon.
ACDSee for PENTAX starts and an image list (Browser) appears.
To Exit ACDSee for PENTAX
Select [Exit] from the [File] menu in the Browser or the Viewer.
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Displaying a List of Images and Movies (Browser)
The Browser appears when you start ACDSee for PENTAX. The
Browser can be used to browse the images on your computer or a
connected digital camera as thumbnails (or as a list if the images are
small) and play back movies. You can also select the desired method to
display lists of images and organize your images for easier identification.
This section describes the Browser configuration as well as the names
and operation of functions within the Browser.
For Windows
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d
g
h
e
i
f
*This is a default setting screen.
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c Menu bar
You can select and execute the various functions and settings of
ACDSee for PENTAX by selecting the menu items from the menu bar.
d Browser toolbar
Browser toolbar includes shortcut buttons for commonly used functions
and tools. These buttons open dialog boxes or display further command
buttons.
You can customize the toolbar for easy use by turning the button labels on
or off, adding or removing buttons, and changing the size of the buttons.
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e Navigation pane
Navigation pane displays a folder tree of the folders on your computer,
external drive, or peripheral device.
In the Navigation pane, there are seven tabs (Search, Calender,
Categories, Folders, Photo Discs, Albums, Favorites). You can select
these tabs to display their respective contents in the File pane. You can
also use the Folders tab in the same way as Windows Explorer to
rename, delete, and move folders.
The “Favorites” tab and “Album” tab are not displayed by default.
You can change the tabs that will be displayed by selecting from the
submenu of [Navigation Pane] on the [View] menu.
f Preview pane
Preview pane displays the image selected in the File pane. A movie or
audio file selected in the File pane can be played back in the Preview
pane.
g File list toolbar
With these shortcut buttons, you can copy, move or delete items, select
what file types or folders to display in the File pane, and sort your
images.
You can customize the toolbar for easy use by turning the button labels
on or off, adding or removing buttons, and changing the size of the
buttons.
h Path box
Path box describes the location of the folder of images currently
displayed in the File pane.
i File pane
File pane displays the contents of a folder selected in the Navigation
pane as a list of files or as thumbnails.
You can sort your images by such criteria as file name, file extension, file
size, file date, etc. (1p.32)
j Status bar
Status bar displays information and properties for the selected folder or
file.
When these categories do not appear, check (
you want to display in the [View] menu.
) the categories
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For Macintosh
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c Menu bar
You can select and execute the various functions and settings of
ACDSee for PENTAX by selecting the menu items from the menu bar.
d Browser toolbar
Browser toolbar includes shortcut buttons for commonly used functions and
tools. These buttons open dialog boxes or display further command buttons.
e Navigation pane
Navigation pane displays a folder tree of the folders on your computer,
external drive, or peripheral device.
f Preview pane
Preview pane displays the image selected in the File pane.
g File pane
File pane displays the contents of a folder selected in the Navigation
pane as a list of files or as thumbnails.
You can sort your images by such criteria as file name, file size, file date,
etc. (1p.32)
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Changing the Browser Display Method
You can choose from any of the following six methods for displaying lists
of images in the File pane of the Browser.
Select [Mode] in the [View] menu and then select a display method from
the submenu. You can choose from the following display methods.
Thumb+Details
Displays image file thumbnails and file information in a list format. You
can change the file information that is displayed. (1p.33)
Thumbnails
Displays image file thumbnails.
Large Icons
Displays large icons and file names.
Small Icons
Displays small icons and file names.
List
Displays small icons and file names in a list format.
Details
Displays small icons and file information in a list format. You can change
the file information that is displayed. (1p.33)
Macintosh users can choose from “Thumbnails,” “Thumbnail list,”
“Small icons,” and “Details,” on the [View] menu.
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Changing the Image List Display Method
You can change the order of image files displayed in the File pane.
Selecting sort categories
Select the [View] menu ´ [Sort] and then select a sort key category from
the submenu.
You can choose from the following categories:
Extension, Name, Size, Type, Date, Image Properties, Description
Specifying ascending/descending order
Select [Sort] from the [View] menu and then select [Forward] or
[Reverse] from the submenu.
• Clicking the right mouse button on the File pane background
(empty area where images are not displayed as thumbnails or
icons) displays the menu in the location of the cursor. You can use
the same steps to rearrange the image files.
• For a Macintosh, you can change the order of image files
displayed by selecting the [View] menu ´ [Sort Images]. You can
choose a sort key category from the following: File Name, File
Size, Image Type, Date, and Reverse Sort Order.
Sorting using the keyboard
You also can sort image files and specify ascending/descending order
using the numeric keypad on the keyboard.
Categories assigned to the numeric keypad:
0: Extension 1: Name 2: Size 3: Type 4: Date
5: Image Properties 6: Description +: Forward -: Reverse
Enable NumLock by pressing the “NumLock” key on the keyboard
when you want to sort using the numeric keypad.
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Setting Detailed Display Categories
You can specify items displayed in the list and change the category order
when the File pane is set to Details display.
Settings display categories
Select the [View] menu ´ [Columns] and then select a display category
from the submenu.
You can choose from the following categories:
Size, Type, Date, Image Properties, Description
Uncheck the categories for which you do not want to display details.
• Clicking the right mouse button on the file list header (area with
Name, Size, and other categories) displays the menu. You can
use the same steps to set the display categories.
• Macintosh users can choose the item to be displayed from the
submenu of the [Show Columns] in the [View] menu when the file
pane is displayed as a list.
Adjusting the width of the display category row
You can adjust the row width to match the amount of text for each item
displayed in the list. Align the cursor with the edge of the row header.
Click on the edge when the cursor changes to a left-right arrow and drag
the edge to adjust the row width.
Double-clicking the left mouse button on the row header separator
automatically adjusts the row width to match the length of the list
text.
Selecting a Folder with an Image You Want to View
To view images stored in other folders, select a folder from the folder tree
in the Navigation pane of the Browser or directly specify a folder in the
path box.
Selecting a different folder in the folder tree
A folder selected from the folder tree is designated as the current folder
and images from that folder are displayed in the File pane.
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To display a subfolder
is displayed next to the folder icon of folders that contain subfolders.
Click
to display the subfolders.
is displayed next to folders when
subfolders are displayed. Click
to hide the subfolders.
• When the digital camera is connected with the USB cable, the
camera appears in the Navigation pane as an external drive. The
camera appears as [Removable disk] in Windows or [NO_NAME]
([untitled] on Mac OS 8.6-9.2) in Macintosh, or if the SD Memory
Card has a volume label name, that name appears. You can view
the camera images directly from the Browser by double-clicking
the digital camera icon and opening the [DCIM] ´ [xxxPENTX]
folders (xxx is a three-digit number).
• To edit images, first transfer them to your computer.
Use the buttons on the Browser toolbar to select a different folder
You can view the contents of the folder one level above the current folder
by clicking
in the Browser toolbar.
You can view the contents of the folder displayed prior to the current
folder by clicking
in the Browser toolbar.
Click
to return to the folder displayed before you used
in the
Browser toolbar to change the displayed folder.
Specifying a different folder using the Path box
Select [Path Box] from the [View] menu to display the path box in the File
pane. Directly enter in the path box the path of the folder containing
images you want to view. Images in that folder appear in the File pane.
Also, click
to the right of the path box to display a dropdown list
containing a history of recently used folders. Select from the list a folder
with images you want to view. Images from that folder appear in the File
pane.
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Viewing a Full-Size Image or Movie (Viewer)
Double-click on an image file from the list on the File pane of the
Browser. The image appears at its original size in a window called the
“Viewer”. You can also double-click on a movie file (or audio file) to play
back that file at its original size or at full screen in a window called the
“ACDSee Media Window”.
Displaying a Full-Size Image (Viewer)
This section describes the Viewer configuration as well as names and
operations of functions within the Viewer.
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d
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c Menu bar
You can select and execute the various functions and settings of
ACDSee for PENTAX by selecting the menu items from the menu bar.
d Viewer toolbar
Viewer toolbar includes shortcut buttons for commonly used functions
and tools such as the Zoom tools.
You can customize the toolbar for easy use by turning the button labels on
or off, adding or removing buttons, and changing the size of the buttons.
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e Viewer pane
Viewer pane displays your images one at a time in full resolution.
f Status bar
Status bar displays information and properties for the selected, file or
files.
When the Viewer is displayed, you can close the Viewer and switch
to the Browser by performing any of the following.
• Click the
(Close) button.
• Double-click on the Viewer pane border.
• Press the “Esc” key on the keyboard.
Playing Back Movies at Full Size (ACDSee Media Window)
This section describes the ACDSee Media Window configuration as well
as names and operations of functions within the ACDSee Media Window.
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c Menu bar
You can select and execute the various functions and settings of
ACDSee Media Window by selecting the menu items from the menu bar.
You can select the image size of the movie from the [View] menu.
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d Media Window toolbar
Media Window toolbar includes shortcut buttons for commonly used
functions and tools such as for opening movie files. Click [Clipboard] to
copy the currently displayed frame of a movie to the clipboard. Click
[Properties] to display information of the movie or audio file being played
back.
e Preview pane
Preview pane displays and plays back movies.
f Operation buttons
Operation buttons are used to play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and
control the volume of movies and audio.
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Editing Images and Movies
In addition to viewing and playing back images and movies, ACDSee for
PENTAX can also be used to edit images and movies to create unique
works of art and other creative projects. This section describes the
various image and movie editing functions of ACDSee for PENTAX.
Editing Images
You can fix, edit, and stitch together images by using the ACD
FotoCanvas image editing and processing software started from
ACDSee for PENTAX.
ACD FotoCanvas is only for Windows (ACD FotoCanvas for
Macintosh is not supplied with the camera).
Starting ACD FotoCanvas
To start ACD FotoCanvas, select the image you want to edit in the File
pane of the Browser and then select the [Activities] menu ´ [Edit] ´
[Editor] ´ [FotoCanvas].
You can also right-click the image you want to edit and select [Edit] from
the menu.
Adjusting the Image Brightness
You can adjust the brightness, contrast, and grayscale of the image.
1
From ACD FotoCanvas, open the image you want to
edit and click the [Levels] button.
The [Brightness/Contrast/
Gamma] window appears.
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2
Adjust each slider to obtain the desired setting.
[Brightness] controls the overall brightness of the image. [Contrast]
controls the difference in brightness between the darker areas and the
lighter areas. [Gamma] controls the transition (image grayscale) from
the lighter areas to the darker areas.
Adding Text and Color to the Image
Text messages and colors can be added to the image to create an
original work of art.
1
From ACD FotoCanvas, open the image you want to
edit and select [Airbrush], [Rectangle], [Text], or other
tool from the Drawing toolbar.
Select [Tool Options] from the
[View] menu to adjust the tool
settings.
Color options and
Blend mode
Drawing toolbar
Tool options
2
Click or drag the mouse cursor over the image to paint
or draw shapes or text.
You can use the color options on the upper right-hand side of the
window to select the paint, shapes, and text color. You can also select
how color is added to the image (blending method) and the
transparency of the color added to the image.
Joining Images
You can add separate pictures or drawings to an image and join them
together.
1
Copy a separate picture or drawing.
See the operating manual or online help of your imaging software for
details on how to copy a picture or drawing.
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2
From ACD FotoCanvas, open the picture you want to
add to your image and select the [Edit] menu ¼ [Paste]
¼ [As a New Selection].
The pasted image appears surrounded
by a dotted line. While the image is
surrounded by a dotted line, drag the
image to the desired position.
3
When the image is in the desired position, set [Blend
Mode] and [Opacity].
Select a method for joining the pasted
image with the background image
(Blend mode) and the transparency
(Opacity).
4
Click outside of the dotted line of the pasted image.
The pasted image is attached to the original image.
Other Useful Functions
This section introduces several other useful functions when using ACD
FotoCanvas. See the ACD FotoCanvas online help for more detailed
information on the use of these functions.
Red-eye reduction
You can use the [Red-eye Reduction] tool to replace the red glare in the
eyes of subjects due to a camera flash with natural eye color.
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Clone
You can use the [Clone] tool to copy an
area of an image more naturally. By using
the Clone tool to copy the background sky,
for example, you can easily erase
unwanted areas in the image.
Filters
You can choose from a variety of filters in
the [Filter] menu to soften an image, distort
an image, make an image look like a
painting, and create other interesting
effects.
Saving an Edited Image
Images edited with ACD FotoCanvas can be saved with various image
file formats.
1
2
Select [File] menu ¼ [Save As...].
In the [Save Image As] dialog
box, enter the file name in the
[File name] field and select the
desired file format in [Save as
type].
You can select the desired file format
from the [Save as type] list.
3
Select the destination folder in [Save in] and click [Save].
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Panorama Image Stitching
With ACD photostitcher installed on your computer, you can panorama
stitch the images you took in Panorama Assist mode.
The folder and image names displayed on the explanatory screenshots
will differ according to the setup of your computer.
• If you are using a Macintosh, install ACD photostitcher and
ACDSee for PENTAX separately. (1p.15)
• Panorama stitching cannot be performed on images of varying
recorded pixels.
Panorama Image Stitching on a Windows PC
1
Start ACDSee for PENTAX.
An image list is displayed.
2
Select the images for panorama stitching from the
image list.
While holding down the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard, click images for
panorama stitching.
3
Select the ACDSee for PENTAX [Activities] menu ¼
[Extras] ¼ [PhotoStitcher].
Select images
ACD photostitcher starts, and the selected images appear in
panorama format.
The [PhotoStitcher] is not enabled if two or more images are not
selected.
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4
Correct the image positioning.
Move the mouse pointer over the image. It changes into a e symbol.
Hold down the left mouse button and drag the images to adjust the
stitching position (A).
After the position has been adjusted, click the [STITCH] button (B).
(B) Click the [STITCH]
button.
(A) Click and drag to
adjust the position.
5
Select the stitching method.
You can choose from [Big Plane] or [Cylinder] for the stitching method.
Here, you will create a flat panorama. Click the [Big Plane] button.
A confirmation message appears. Click [OK].
Click the [Big Plane] button.
If a message like the one shown on the
left appears, click [OK] to continue.
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6
Trim the image.
Move the mouse pointer over the dotted lines. It changes into a
or symbol. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the dotted
lines to adjust the image trimming position (A).
After the position has been adjusted, click the [Trimming] button (B).
(B) Click the [Trimming]
button.
(A) Adjust the image trimming
position.
7
Save the image.
After confirming the trimming, click the [Save] button to save the
image. To cancel the trimming, click the [Cancel Trimming] button.
[Save] button
[Cancel Trimming] button
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Panorama Image Stitching on a Macintosh
To use ACD photostitcher on Mac OS X, you need the Classic
environment. When you start ACD photostitcher, the Classic
environment will start automatically.
1
2
Start ACD photostitcher.
Click the [Load] button in the window 1.
The folder selection screen appears.
3
Select the folder for panorama stitching, and then click
the [choose] button.
The image files in the selected folder appear (A).
4
Select the images to be used for panorama stitching in
the window 1.
While holding down the “Command” key on the keyboard, click the
images to be used for panorama stitching.
5
Click the
chosen.
mark on the right of the file name you have
The selected images appear on the image layout palette in the
Alignment window (window 2) (B).
(C) Stitching
method button
(B) Selected images
(A) Image files in the
selected folder
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6
Set the stitching parameters.
Click the Stitching method button in the
window 2 (C) to open the stitching parameter
selection window.
You can choose from [Big Plane] or [Cylinder] for
the stitching method. Here, you will create a flat
panorama. Click the [Big Plane] button and [OK].
7
Click the [Automatic alignment] button.
The selected images appear in panorama format.
8
Correct the image positioning.
In the window 2, click an image you want to move, and then the image
is framed in red and able to move. Hold down the mouse button and
drag the image to adjust the stitching position.
For easier adjustment of two adjacent images, click the [Align 2
images] tab to enlarge the section where the images overlap.
[Align 2 images] tab
9
Hold down the
mouse button and
adjust the stitching
position.
Click the [Stitch] button.
Stitching starts. When finished, the stitched picture is displayed.
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10
Trim the image.
Click the [Trim] button in the Stitching result window (windows 3) to
display the dotted lines around the image (A).
Move the mouse pointer over the dotted lines. It changes into a
or symbol. Hold down the mouse button and drag the dotted lines
to adjust the image trimming position (B).
After the position has been adjusted, click the [Trim] button again (C).
To cancel the trimming, click the [Undo] button.
After confirming the trimming, click the [OK] button (D).
(A) Click the [Trim] button.
(C) Click the [Trim] button.
(D) Click the [OK] button.
(B) Adjust the image trimming
position.
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Save the image.
Click the [Save] button in the Stitching result display window (window 3)
to save the image.
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Editing Movies
You can use ACD Showtime! for PENTAX to edit together movies
captured with a digital camera. You can also put together still pictures
with other still pictures or movies to create your own story with a time
line.
ACD Showtime! for PENTAX is only for Windows (ACD Showtime!
for PENTAX for Macintosh is not supplied with the camera).
Starting ACD Showtime! for PENTAX
ACD Showtime! for PENTAX can be started in the following three ways:
starting from the Start menu, double-clicking the ACD Showtime! for
PENTAX icon on the desktop, or starting from the [Activities] menu on
the ACDSee for PENTAX screen.
1
Select the ACDSee for PENTAX [Activities] menu ¼
[Create] ¼ [ACD Showtime!].
The ACD Showtime! for PENTAX
startup window appears.
When an image or movie file is
selected in the File pane of
ACDSee for PENTAX and the
[Activities] menu ´ [Create] ´
[ACD Showtime!] is selected,
ACD Showtime! for PENTAX
starts and the file is loaded.
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Creating Projects
In ACD Showtime! for PENTAX, a project defines the method for editing
together movies and still pictures as well as the display and playback
time settings. To begin using ACD Showtime! for PENTAX, first create a
new project.
1
In the ACD Showtime! for PENTAX startup window,
click [Create Video File].
A new project is created and the
[Edit Show] window appears.
In the [Edit Show] window, you can also click [New] from the [Project]
menu on the left sidebar to create a new project. The project currently
opened in the [Edit Show] window closes. If the project has not been
saved, a prompt appears asking if you want to save it.
Adding and Sorting Video (movie), Images, Music and Other Audio
With ACD Showtime! for PENTAX, you can add video (movie), images,
and music or other audio and then rearrange the order for display or
playback to create your own show.
1
From the [Show] menu on the left of the window, click
[Add Video], [Add Image], or [Add Music/Audio].
The [Add Video (Image, Music/
Audio)] dialog box appears.
Select the video (movie), image,
or music/audio file you want to
add to the project and click
[Open].
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You can also add files by dragging
and dropping them from ACDSee
for PENTAX or the desktop into
the [Edit Show] window.
The area in the [Edit Show] window where video (movie), images, and
music/audio files can be rearranged is called the Timeline.
2
Drag and drop video and images and rearrange them.
When loading an audio track, you
can drag the audio track to the
point in the Timeline where you
want the audio to begin playback.
To display the audio tracks, click the [Toggle View Mode] button.
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3
Click the [Preview] button.
The show you are editing is
played back in the preview area.
Editing Video (movie)
You can select a movie file in the [Edit Show] window and add special
effects or change the playback time.
1
Select the video (movie) to edit.
The [Video] menu appears on the left sidebar of the [Edit Show]
window.
2
Select [Effects] or [Trim] from the [Video] menu.
Select [Effects] to create various
special effects such as blurring or
embossing of the image, or to
adjust the image quality.
Select [Trim] to specify the
playback time of a movie in a
show.
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Editing Images
You can set the display time, enlarge an area of an image, add special
effects, and perform other editing for still pictures loaded to a project.
1
Select the image to edit.
The [Image] menu appears on the
left sidebar of the [Edit Show]
window.
2
Select and set an edit function.
You can select from the following editing functions in the [Image]
menu.
Rotate/Flip
Rotates the image 90 degrees or flips the image
vertically or horizontally.
Crop
Cut an area of the image and enlarge the image.
Duration
Set the length of time the image is displayed in
milliseconds.
Effects
Apply special effects, such as embossing, and image
corrections, such as gamma correction.
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Transitioning between Scenes
When transitioning between movies and images loaded to the timeline,
you can use various effects, such as the overlapping of images and
fading in and out. These effects are called “transitions”.
1
Click the [Toggle View Mode] button.
The timeline changes to the
display shown on the right.
Timeline
2
Select a transition.
Click and select a Transition.
The [Transition] menu appears on
the left sidebar of the [Edit Show]
window.
Transition
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3
Click [Transitions] from the [Transition] menu.
The transition selection dialog box
appears.
When you click a transition you
want to use, you can see its
effects and length on “Preview” on
the right-hand side of the screen.
Select a transition and click [OK].
4
Click [Duration] from the [Transition] menu.
The [Transition Duration] dialog
box appears. Set the transition
duration in milliseconds by
adjusting the slider.
Editing Audio
You can adjust the playback time and the volume balance of music and
other audio added to the timeline in the [Edit Show] window.
Setting the playback time of music/audio
1
Click the [Toggle View Mode] button to display the
audio tracks in the timeline.
Audio
tracks
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2
Select the audio track to edit.
The [Audio] menu appears on the
left sidebar of the [Edit Show]
window.
3
Click [Trim] from the [Audio] menu.
The [Trim] window appears.
4
Specify the playback time of music/audio by setting the
starting and ending points in the [Trim] window.
Click the Play button to preview the adjusted
starting time and playback time.
Play button
Starting point
Ending point
Synchronizing the music/audio starting time with the movie or image
starting time
When there are multiple movies or images on the timeline, you can
select from which movie or image starting point to start playback of the
music/audio.
1
Click the right mouse button on an audio track in the
timeline.
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2
From the [Snap to] menu, select [Start], [Previous],
[Next], or [End].
Start
Begins playback at the
beginning of the timeline.
Previous Begins playback at the
beginning of the previous
movie or image.
Next
Begins playback at the
beginning of the next
movie or image.
End
Begins playback at the
beginning of the last
movie or image.
Music and other audio on an audio track can be dragged to the
desired starting position.
Synchronizing with movies and images
The playback time of music/audio can be shortened to synchronize with
the length of a movie or image that has the same starting point.
1
Click the right mouse button on an audio track in the
timeline.
2
Select [Trim to slide] from the menu.
The playback time of music/audio
is shortened to synchronize with
the length of the movie or image
that has the same starting point.
Select [Fit to audio] from the [Timeline] menu to synchronize the
length of the entire show with the playback time of music/audio
added to an audio track. This is helpful, when you want to create a
slideshow that is synchronized with a song.
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Adjusting the volume balance
You can adjust the volume balance between the audio on a movie and
audio tracks 1 and 2.
1
Click [Audio Mixer] from the [Timeline] menu on the
[Edit Show] window.
2
Adjust the volume balance in the [Audio Mixer] window.
To mute the audio on a movie, click the right mouse button on the
movie in the timeline and select [Mute Embedded Audio] from the
menu.
Saving a Project/Video (movie)
A project edited in the [Edit Show] window contains important
information about how the movies, images, and audio data for that
project are mixed together. Make sure to save your project often. The
completed show can be saved as a digital video file with a format such
as Windows Media Video, AVI, or MPEG-1.
Saving a project
1
Click [Save] from the [Project] menu on the [Edit Show]
window.
The [Save As] dialog box appears.
Enter the file name and select the
save destination, and then click
the [Save] button to save the
project.
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Once you have saved the project with [Save As], thereafter you can
overwrite the project by clicking [Save] from the [Project] menu.
You can also save a project in the [Save Video/Project] window
explained below.
Saving a video
1
Click [Next >] at the bottom right of the [Edit Show]
window.
2
The [Save Video/Project] window appears. Select the
[Format] and [Output file name] in [Save video].
By default, the output file is set to
save the video to the
[My Documents] folder.
When selecting the [Output file
name], only change the
[untitled.wmv] portion of the file
name so as not to lose the save
destination later on.
Be careful not to delete or
incorrectly change the file
extension (.wmv), as your
computer may not be able to recognize the video file. If you
accidentally delete or change the file extension, select the video file
format from [Format] to automatically assign the appropriate file
extension to the file name.
3
Click [Next >].
The video is saved.
You can also use the [Save Video/Project] window to save a project by
making the settings in [Save project] in step 2 above.
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Sharing Your Images and Movies
You can print image files from the ACDSee for PENTAX Browser or the
Viewer. You can also send images by e-mail, playback a show on a
computer edited using ACD Showtime! for PENTAX, or share your
original works in a variety of ways.
Printing an Image
You can use various functions for printing. Windows XP is used as the
standard OS to explain the procedures below, unless specified
otherwise. (If you use Macintosh, some procedures may be different, or
the names of the functions may be different.)
Printing from the Browser
You can print images from the Browser.
1
Select one or more images.
To print several images, hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard while
clicking on all the pictures you want to print.
2
Select [Print Images] from the [File] menu.
The Print dialog box is displayed.
3
4
Select or change the printing options.
Click [Print].
Creating and Printing Contact Sheets
You can create and print contact sheets (thumbnails) of your images.
You can add captions to each image, page headers and footers, and
change the size of images.
1
In the Browser, select a group of images.
Hold the “Ctrl” key on the keyboard while clicking on all the pictures
you want to print.
2
Select [Print Contact Sheet] from the [File] menu.
The Print Contact Sheet dialog box is displayed.
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3
4
Select or change the printing options.
Click [OK].
For more information about creating and printing contact sheets,
click the Help button in the Print Contact Sheet dialog box.
Printing from the Viewer
You can print the currently viewed image, or all images that reside in the
same folder as the currently viewed image.
1
Select [Print Image] or [Print All Images] from the [File]
menu.
Select [Print Image] to print the currently viewed image.
Select [Print All Images] to print all images that reside in the same
folder as the currently viewed image.
The Print dialog box is displayed when either is selected.
2
3
Select or change the printing options.
Click [Print].
Inserting the Date and Printing Images
You can insert the date into an image file and print it. Date insertion
settings are done in the Print dialog box.
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1
Select the [Caption] tab in the Print dialog box.
2
Check the [Print image capture date in the corner of
images] check box.
Arranging and Printing Pictures
With the FotoSlate software provided with ACDSee for PENTAX, you
can layout pictures on a board, add text, and print the pictures. Here is
an easy introduction to using FotoSlate.
FotoSlate is only for Windows (FotoSlate for Macintosh is not
supplied with the camera).
1
Select the image you want to use for a layout in ACDSee
for PENTAX and select the [Activities] menu ¼ [Print]
¼ [FotoSlate].
The [FotoSlate] window appears.
2
Click [Add Page] from the toolbar of the [FotoSlate]
window.
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3
Select the template you want to use for the layout from
the [Add Page] window.
Select a category from the tree list
on the left-hand side of the
window and a thumbnail of a
template displayed on the righthand side, and click [OK].
4
Drag the image to the template.
Drag and add the image on the
left-hand side of the window to the
template displayed on the righthand side.
5
Enter texts.
The area of the template indicated
in dark gray is the space where
text can be entered. Double-click
this area to display the [Enter
Text] window and then enter the
text. The font, size, text color, and
orientation can be selected.
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Print the image.
Click the [Print] button on the
toolbar.
The Print dialog box appears. Set
the printing range (which pages to
print if there are multiple pages)
and number of copies, and then
click the [OK] button to print the
image.
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E-mailing Your Images from ACDSee for PENTAX
You can send images directly from ACDSee for PENTAX without using
an external e-mail application.
Image files are converted to JPEG format then attached to an e-mail and
sent. Images are compressed before transmission when the file size is
large, but no changes are made to the original image.
E-mail account setup is required to send images by e-mail. See the
ACDSee for PENTAX Help section for details. (1p.66)
The e-mail function of ACDSee for PENTAX is not compatible with
Macintosh.
1
In the Browser, select an image or a group of images.
To select several images, hold the
“Ctrl” key on the keyboard while
clicking on all the pictures you want to
send.
2
Select [Share] from the [Activities] menu, then select
[E-mail].
The Send E-mail dialog box is displayed.
3
4
Input the required information.
Click [Send].
For more information about e-mailing your images, click the [Help] button
in the Send E-mail dialog box.
An error message may be displayed and you may not be able to
send mail if your mail server security is set to a high level.
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Playing Your Movies Created with ACD Showtime!
for PENTAX
Movies (video files) created with ACD Showtime! for PENTAX can be
played on your computer. Here is an easy introduction to playing movies
on your computer.
Playing Back Movies with ACDSee for PENTAX
1
Use the Navigation pane to locate the movie you want
to play.
2
In the File pane, click and
select the displayed thumbnail
of the movie you want to play.
3
Click the play button in the Preview pane.
Playback of the movie begins.
You can double-click the thumbnail of a movie in the File pane to
open the ACDSee Media Window (1p.36) and play back the movie
at full size or full-screen size.
Playing Back Movies with Video Software Supplied with a
Computer
The video software supplied with a computer can be used to play back
movies when ACDSee for PENTAX is not installed, for example, when
your friend wants to play back a movie that you created on your
computer.
Boot the video software, and select the video file you want to play by
selecting the [File] menu ´ [Open], then begin playback.
If you are creating a movie for playback by Macintosh computers,
save the file in QuickTime format. For more information, see “Saving
a Project/Video (movie)” (1p.57).
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Making the Most of ACDSee for PENTAX
ACDSee for PENTAX comes with many other features to allow you to
enjoy using images and movies with your computer. This section
introduces some interesting additional features and how to find help with
operations of ACDSee for PENTAX.
Using Help
ACDSee for PENTAX and the provided software come with online help
that explains how to use the software and provides information about the
various functions. Be sure to use the online help if you have problems
operating the software.
Searching for Information
1
Select [Contents] from the [Help] menu.
The [Help] window appears.
2
Select the [Contents],
[Index], or [Search] tab to
search for the item you are
looking for.
To go directly to find the item you
are looking for, enter the phrase
you want to find in the [Search] tab,
and click the [List Topics] button.
The topic list will appear.
Useful Tips
1
2
Select the [Help] menu ¼ [Tip of the Day].
[Did you know...] appears.
Tips on how to use the software
appear randomly. Click [Next Tip] to
display the next new topic. Use this to
look for some interesting tips.
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About ACDInTouch
ACDInTouch is an Internet-based service that provides the latest
information about ACDSee™. You can obtain information about special
offers and free digital imaging materials as well as subscribe to the latest
news and tips.
Connecting to ACDInTouch
1
Select [ACDInTouch] from the [Help] menu.
The Connect to ACDInTouch dialog box is displayed.
2
Click [Connect Now].
About the ACDInTouch Services
ACDInTouch is a service for sending information directly to ACDSee for
PENTAX. When you connect, information is sent to you so that you can
read up-to-date information directly in the ACDInTouch pane. This
information is relevant to your product, such as upgrades, add-ons and
related software from ACDSYSTEMS™ that may also be of interest to
you.
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Memo
Memo
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(http://www.pentax.co.jp/)
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(http://www.pentax.se)
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A Division of PENTAX of America, Inc.
(Headquarters)
600 12th Street, Suite 300
Golden, Colorado 80401, U.S.A.
(Distribution & Service Center)
16163 West 45th Drive, Unit H Golden, Colorado
80403, U.S.A.
(http://www.pentaximaging.com)
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1770 Argentia Road Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3S7,
CANADA
(http://www.pentaxcanada.ca)
http://www.digital.pentax.co.jp
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