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Taking Pictures with PhotoPC 600
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Using PhotoPC 600 with Your Computer
Using the LCD Monitor Menus
On-line
User’s Guide
Using the Uploader Utilities
Camera Options
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Using the Direct Print Kit
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without the prior written permission of SEIKO EPSON
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of the information contained herein. Neither is any liability assumed for
damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be
liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages,
losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as
a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized
modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the
U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION shall not be liable against any
damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any
consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION.
EPSON is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
PhotoPC is a trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. Macintosh
is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft and
Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
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Manufacturer:
Address:
Representative:
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SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi, Nagano-ken 392 Japan
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183 AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name:
Type Name:
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Digital Still Camera
EPSON PhotoPC 600
G660A
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
EN 61000-3-2 (Using AC Adapter Model EU-20)
EN 61000-3-3 (Using AC Adapter Model EU-20)
July, 1997
Y. Ishii
President of EPSON EUROPE B. V .
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Like photocopiers, digital cameras can be misused by improper
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Introduction
Chapter 2
PhotoPC 600 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom users - use of options
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh Computers . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . .
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Unpacking Your PhotoPC 600 . . . . . . . . .
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Installing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the Hand Strap . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing EPSON Photo!2 Software . . . . . .
Installing the software in your Macintosh
Installing EPSON Photo File Uploader . . . .
Installing the software in your PC . . . .
Installing the software in your Macintosh
Setting the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . .
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Turning the Camera On and Off . . .
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Checking the Battery . . . . . . . . . .
Clicking the Shutter . . . . . . . . . .
Using the viewfinder . . . . . . .
Using the LCD monitor . . . . . .
Picture-taking Range . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Settings . . . . . . . . . . .
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Checking the Picture Counter . . . . .
Playing Back Your Photos . . . . . . .
Displaying photos on a television
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Using PhotoPC 600 with Your Computer
Connecting PhotoPC 600 to Your Computer . . .
Connecting to a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing EPSON Photo!2 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Windows users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Macintosh users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with EPSON Photo!2 . . . . . . . . . . .
Closing EPSON Photo!2 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting status and progress information . . .
Using the Camera Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfering selected photos . . . . . . . . . .
Saving selected photos to a folder . . . . . . .
File names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring pictures to your documents . .
Erasing selected pictures from your camera .
Getting photo information . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Folder Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfering photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding the folder containing your photos . .
Uploading photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring pictures to your documents . .
Erasing selected files from a folder . . . . . .
Getting photo information . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Controls Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controlling the camera from your computer
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Using the Uploader Utilities
Uploading Images to the Camera . . . . . .
Uploading images from your PC . . . .
Uploading images from your Macintosh
Making Screen Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Uploading Programs to the Camera . . . . .
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Printing your images . . . . . . . . .
LCD Screen and Display Panel Messages
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Appendix A
Chapter 6
Camera Options
Using CompactFlash Memory Cards . . . . . . . .
Installing a CompactFlash Card . . . . . . . . .
Removing a CompactFlash Card . . . . . . . .
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For United Kingdom users - safety information
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Contacting Customer Support
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Users
Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Faxon EPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPtec - Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers and
utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United States Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic support services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Australian Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON FAXBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Bulletin Board System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au . . . . . .
Your dealer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Helpdesk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internet home page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic bulletin board system . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Support Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Philippines Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Singapore Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Your new EPSON® PhotoPC 600 is a revolutionary,
easy-to-use digital camera that enables you to take
full-color pictures and immediately use them with your
computer. PhotoPC 600 comes with everything you
need, including EPSON Photo!2 software that lets you
transfer your pictures to your computer’s hard disk
drive. You can then edit, enhance, and organize your
pictures or simply place them into your documents.
Create professional letters, documents, and presentations
with real life images right on your desktop. Share
pictures with business colleagues or friends over the
Internet. Add color and visual appeal to your
newsletters, flyers, and brochures. Anything you can
display on your screen or print will look better with
PhotoPC 600 pictures.
❏ 4MB internal memory holds approximately
8 super fine quality color or monochrome images,
18 fine quality color or monochrome images, or
56 standard quality color images.
❏ Three color and two monochrome image quality
settings
❏ Built-in color LCD monitor for previewing and
playing back pictures
❏ Optical viewfinder
❏ Macro, zoom, panorama, and multi-frame photo
formats
❏ Automatic date and time recording for each picture
❏ Video cable for displaying your pictures on a
television monitor
PhotoPC 600 Features
PhotoPC 600 is a complete system for capturing digital
images, and includes the following features:
❏ Built-in flash with automatic, forced flash, and flash
off settings
❏ Self timer
❏ 24-bit color image capture
❏ Automatic shut-off to save batteries
❏ High resolution (1024 × 768 pixels)
❏ Serial cables for transferring photos to your computer
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pictures to your computer.
❏ EPSON Photo File Uploader software allows you to
convert images stored in your computer to EPSON
Photo file format and upload them to your camera.
❏ EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader software lets you
upload optional programs to the camera from your
computer.
❏ Use your pictures with Windows® and Macintosh®
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Epson (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any
damages or problems arising from the use of any options
or consumable products other than those designated as
Original EPSON Products or EPSON Approved Products
by Epson (UK) Limited.
System Requirements
PCs
Options
The following PhotoPC 600 options are available from
EPSON:
IBM®-compatible PC with 386 or higher processor (with
Windows NT®, 486 or higher processor is required)
Serial port with standard RS-232C interface and a
communication speed of 19200 bps or higher
❏ CompactFlash Cards (4MB: B808311, 15MB:
B808301)
8MB RAM (with Windows NT, at least 16MB is required)
❏ PCMCIA adapter (B867041)
Hard disk drive with at least 30MB free space
❏ AC Adapter (B86703✽) for use with a standard
electrical outlet
VGA or SVGA monitor with at least 16-color display
Note:
The asterisk is a substitute for the last digit of the product
number, which varies by country.
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Microsoft® Windows 3.1 or later, Microsoft Windows for
Workgroups® 3.11 or later, Windows 95, or Windows NT
Version 3.51 or later
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Macintosh Computers
Macintosh with 68040 or Power PC processor
Serial port and a communication speed of 19200 bps or
higher
8MB RAM
Hard disk drive with at least 30MB free space
Monitor with minimum resolution of 640x480
Macintosh System 7.1 or later (System 7.5 or later is
required to access optional CompactFlash Card memory
directly from the Macintosh)
Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions and save them for later
reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked
on the camera and its options.
❏ To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove
the cover of the camera or any of its options and do
not open any compartments except as instructed in
this User’s Guide.
❏ Do not insert objects through any openings.
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❏ To prevent fire or electric shock, do not expose the
camera or its options to rain or moisture.
❏ To prevent fire or explosion, do not use the camera
where inflammable or volatile gas is stored.
❏ Do not use outdoors during a thunderstorm.
❏ If the camera or any of its options shows unusual
signs such as noise, odor, or smoke, stop using it and
turn the camera off immediately. Remove the
batteries and/or disconnect the AC adapter, and
unplug the AC adapter from the electrical outlet.
❏ Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Wipe off dust
with a clean, dry cloth.
❏ To avoid damage to the optics of the camera, do not
expose the lens to direct sunlight for extended
periods of time.
❏ Handle the camera gently and avoid subjecting it to
strong shocks or vibrations. If the camera is dropped
or otherwise jarred, the following errors may occur
even if the camera is not permanently damaged:
The camera’s date and time settings may be lost.
If the camera is jarred while processing an image,
the camera may fail to record the image in its
memory.
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❏ Do not store the camera or its options near sources of
bright light, direct sunlight, high humidity, heat,
excessive dirt or dust, or where they will be exposed
to strong vibrations or magnetic fields.
❏ Always keep your camera in its case when you’re not
using it.
❏ 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 and its options.
Keep the camera and its options in a case or bag if
you need to move them from a cold environment to
a warm one. Allow time for the camera and its
options to adjust to temperature changes before
using them.
❏ Use only the type of power source indicated in this
User’s Guide.
❏ Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
❏ If you use an extension cord with the optional AC
adapter, make sure the total ampere rating of the
devices plugged into the extension cord does not
exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the
total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere
rating.
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❏ Remove the batteries and/or unplug the camera 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 or its options; if the camera
or its options have been dropped or the case
damaged; if the camera or its options do not
operate normally or exhibit a distinct change in
performance. Adjust only those controls that
are covered by the operating instructions.
❏ If you plan to use the camera and its options in
Germany, observe the following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and
over-current protection for the products, the
building installation must be protected by a 16
Amp circuit breaker.
Bei Anschluß des Produkts an die Stromversorgung
muß sichergestellt werden, daß die
Gebädeinstallation mit einem 16
A-Überstromschalter abgesichert ist.
❏ If the liquid crystal solution contained in the display
panel or in the screen on the LCD monitor leaks out
and gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If it gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily
injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your
equipment.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on the
operation of your camera and its options.
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Chapter 1
Getting Started
This chapter helps you get ready to use your PhotoPC
600. It covers the following:
Unpacking your PhotoPC 600
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Unpacking Your PhotoPC 600
Make sure you have all the parts shown below.
Getting to know the camera
Installing the batteries
Attaching the hand strap
batteries (4)
camera
Installing your EPSON Photo!2 software
Installing your EPSON Photo File Uploader software
hand strap
serial cable
Macintosh
adapter cable
video cable
CD-ROM and/or floppy disks
(media type and quantity
varies depending on area)
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Getting to Know the Camera
After you unpack your PhotoPC 600, take a few minutes
to learn about its features, as shown below.
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Back view
Front view
display panel
monitor mode switch
flash
shutter button
timer light
memory card
slot
viewfinder
status light
connector
cover
photo format
button
hand strap
holder
LCD monitor
viewfinder
SELECT button
lens
lens cover and power switch
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navigation button
navigation button
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Top view
battery cover lock
shutter button
tripod socket
image quality setting
memory card
eject lever
display panel
macro mode
setting
flash setting
battery cover
self timer setting
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2. Insert all four batteries into the compartment,
positioning the + and - ends as shown below.
Installing Batteries
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Your PhotoPC 600 comes with four AA (LR6) alkaline
batteries. Make sure the camera is off, and follow these
steps to insert the batteries:
1. Turn the camera upside down with the lens facing you.
Push the battery cover lock down and slide it to the
right, then open the cover.
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3. Close the battery cover and make sure the lock snaps
into place as shown below.
battery cover lock
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Handling batteries
When your PhotoPC 600 batteries wear out, you can
replace them with any of the following:
Single-use AA (LR6) alkaline batteries
Single-use AA (FR6) lithium batteries
(longest battery life)
Rechargeable AA Ni-Cd batteries
Rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries
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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.
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❏ 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.
❏ Dispose of used batteries according to the battery
manufacturer’s instructions and in compliance with
all applicable laws. Contact your local government
agency for information about battery recycling and
disposal.
❏ If you use rechargeable Ni-Cd or Ni-MH batteries,
replace them with four fully-charged batteries. If you
find that your batteries run out faster after you
recharge them a number of times, make sure you
discharge them completely before recharging.
❏ Battery life varies depending on the battery type and
the manufacturer.
Note the following when handling batteries:
❏ Do not use manganese batteries.
❏ Replace all four batteries at the same time.
❏ Do not drop, puncture, disassemble, or mutilate
batteries. Do not get them wet or expose them to fire.
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Attaching the Hand Strap
To attach the hand strap, loop the strap around the
holder on the side of the camera as shown below.
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Installing the software in your PC
Follow the steps in this section to install your EPSON
Photo!2 software.
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For Windows 95 or NT 4.0
1. Insert the camera software CD shipped with your
camera in the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy
disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)
2. Double-click the My Computer icon.
3. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. You see the EPSON
folder. (If you use the floppy disk version,
double-click the floppy disk icon.)
4. Open the EPSON folder and double-click Disk 1.
Installing EPSON Photo!2 Software
PhotoPC 600 comes with EPSON Photo!2 software that
lets you transfer your pictures from the camera to your
computer and place them into documents. You can also
use this software to take pictures and change camera
settings from your computer.
Depending on the country, the EPSON folder may
contain multiple-language versions of the software.
Double-click the folder for your preferred language
and double-click Disk 1.
5. Double-click the SETUP.EXE icon. Follow the
instructions on the screen.
Note:
When you install EPSON Photo!2, the EPSON Photo!2
Program Uploader utility is also installed automatically.
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For Windows 3.1x or NT 3.51
1. Insert the camera software CD shipped with your
camera in the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy
disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)
2. Open File Manager, then click the CD-ROM drive.
(If you use the floppy disk version, click the floppy
disk drive.)
3. Open the EPSON directory and the Disk 1 subdirectory.
Depending on the country, the EPSON directory may
contain multiple-language versions of the software.
Double-click the subdirectory for your preferred
language and double-click Disk 1.
4. Double-click SETUP.EXE. Follow the instructions on the
screen.
Installing the software in your Macintosh
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Photo!2
software in your Macintosh.
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2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. (If you use the floppy
disk version, double-click the floppy disk icon.)
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3. Double-click the EPSON Photo!2 folder.
Depending on the country, the EPSON Photo!2 folder
may contain multiple-language versions of the
software. Double-click the folder for your preferred
language.
4. Double-click the Photo!2 Installer - Part 1 icon to start
the installation program. Follow the instructions on
the screen.
Installing EPSON Photo File Uploader
PhotoPC 600 also comes with EPSON Photo File
Uploader software that lets you convert digital images to
EPSON Photo file format and transer them from the
computer to your camera. You can then display the
images on the camera’s LCD screen or on a television
monitor.
1. Insert the camera software CD shipped with your
camera in the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy
disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)
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Installing the software in your PC
Follow the steps in this section to install the EPSON
Photo File Uploader software for Windows.
For Windows 95 or NT 4.0
1. Insert the camera software CD shipped with your
camera in the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy
disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)
2. Double-click the My Computer icon.
3. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. You see the
FUPLOAD folder. (If you use the floppy disk
version, double-click the floppy disk icon.)
4. Open the FUPLOAD folder and double-click Disk 1.
Depending on the country, the FUPLOAD folder may
contain multiple-language versions of the software.
Double-click the folder for your preferred language
and double-click Disk 1.
5. Double-click the SETUP.EXE icon. Follow the
instructions on the screen.
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For Windows 3.1x or NT 3.51
1. Insert the camera software CD shipped with your
camera in the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy
disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)
2. Open File Manager, then click the CD-ROM drive.
(If you use the floppy disk version, click the floppy
disk drive.)
3. Open the FUPLOAD directory and double-click Disk 1.
Depending on the country, the CD-ROM may contain
multiple-language versions of the software.
Double-click the subdirectory for your preferred
language and double-click Disk 1.
4. Double-click SETUP.EXE. Follow the instructions on the
screen.
Installing the software in your Macintosh
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Photo File
Uploader Software in your Macintosh.
1. Insert the camera software CD shipped with your
camera in the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy
disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)
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2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. (If you use the
floppy disk version, double-click the floppy disk
icon.)
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monitor mode switch
Depending on the country, the File Uploader folder may
contain multiple-language versions of the software.
Double-click the folder for your preferred language.
Setting the Language
You need to set the language for messages displayed on
the LCD monitor the first time you use it. Depending on
your country, you can choose English, Japanese, French,
German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Follow these steps to set the language.
1. Slide the monitor mode switch on the back of the
camera to View or Playback.
A message in English stating that you need to set the
language appears on the LCD screen. Press any of the
monitor control buttons to the right of the screen, or
wait 5 seconds. The language setting screen appears.
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3. Double-click the File Uploader folder.
4. Drag the contents of the folder to the folder on your
hard drive where you want to install the software.
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2. Press the SELECT button until the language you want is
highlighted.
3. Press the BACK button to save your selection and
return to the View or Playback mode.
If you want to change the language setting, see page 69
for instructions.
Setting the Date and Time
When you install the batteries for the first time or when
you replace them, you need to set the date (year, month,
and day) and time (hour and minute).
After installing the batteries, follow these steps to set the
clock on the LCD monitor and to have the time and date
of each picture automatically recorded.
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If you connect PhotoPC 600 to your computer when the
camera’s clock is not set, the camera is set to your computer’s
time and date automatically. For instructions on connecting
the camera to the computer, see page 36.
1. Slide the monitor mode switch on the back of the
camera to View or Playback. A message stating that
you need to reset the clock appears on the screen.
2. Press the SELECT button to set the clock. The clock
setting screen appears with the setting for the year
highlighted in red.
Note:
If you do not want to set the clock, press the BACK button
to return to the View or Playback mode.
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5. Adjust the month, day, hour, and minute settings as
described above until the date and time are correctly
adjusted and saved.
Note:
If you want to reset any previous item, simply press the
BACK button until the item you want to reset turns red.
When you finish making the minute setting and press the
SELECT button, the LCD screen returns to the View
or Playback mode.
You’re now ready to take pictures with your PhotoPC
600. Turn to Chapter 2 for simple, step-by-step
instructions.
3. 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.
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Chapter 2
Taking Pictures with PhotoPC 600
Using PhotoPC 600 to take pictures is similar to using a
traditional "point and shoot" camera. This chapter tells
you everything you need to know about the following:
Turning the camera on and off
Auto shut-off
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Turning the Camera On and Off
To turn the camera on, simply rotate the lens cover
counterclockwise. 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 red for a few seconds,
then turns green. The camera is ready to take pictures.
The display panel
Checking the battery
Clicking the shutter
On
Picture-taking range
Adjusting settings
Checking the picture counter
Playing back your photos
Displaying photos on a television
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Off
Rotate the lens cover clockwise to turn off the camera.
The lens cover closes and the display panel turns off.
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Auto Shut-off
To save battery power, the camera turns itself off
automatically after 60 seconds if no buttons are pressed.
To turn the camera back on, close the lens cover then
open it again.
When your camera is connected to the optional AC
adapter, the auto shut-off feature is disabled.
Note:
❏ If you want, you can change the 60 second time period for
auto shut-off by using your EPSON Photo!2 software.
For more information, see page 57.
❏ When the camera is connected to your computer, it shuts
itself off after 5 minutes of inactivity. It comes back on
automatically when you use any of the software camera
controls in your EPSON Photo!2 software.
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❏ When the camera is not used for 30 seconds with the
LCD monitor in View mode
❏ When the camera is not used for 5 minutes with the
LCD monitor in Playback mode
❏ When the camera is not turned on within 15 seconds
of switching the LCD monitor to View mode
❏ When the camera is connected to a computer with
the LCD monitor in View mode
❏ When the camera is connected to a television
To turn the LCD monitor back on, slide the monitor
mode switch to OFF then slide it back to View or
Playback.
When your camera is connected to the optional AC
adapter, the LCD monitor auto shut-off feature is
disabled.
LCD monitor power saving features
Because the LCD monitor consumes additional power,
the LCD monitor turns off automatically in the following
cases:
❏ When you turn off the camera with the LCD monitor
in View mode
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Checking the Battery
The display panel keeps track of how many pictures you
can take and gives you information on camera settings
and the battery level.
number of pictures remaining
(see page 32)
flash (see page 29)
When the battery power is almost out, a low battery icon
appears on the display panel. When this icon is
flashing, you cannot take pictures until you change the
batteries. When the battery power runs out with the LCD
monitor in the Playback or View mode, the low battery
icon appears on the LCD screen for five seconds, then the
monitor and the camera turn off automatically.
You should use the low battery icon only as a rough
guide to remaining power. Note that several factors can
affect battery life, including the surrounding temperature
and the type of batteries you use. Low temperatures
(especially below 10°C) will drain your batteries more
rapidly. See page 15 for information about changing
batteries.
image quality
(see page 28)
Clicking the Shutter
low battery icon
(see page 24)
macro mode
(see page 30)
self timer (see page 29)
Follow the steps below to take photos using the
viewfinder or the LCD monitor.
Using the viewfinder
1. Turn the camera on and wait until the status light
beside the viewfinder turns green.
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2. Look straight through the viewfinder and center your
subject in the cross-hairs.
Note:
The frame in the viewfinder indicates the area captured
when taking pictures at close range.
3. Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the
auto focus. The status light beside the viewfinder
changes from green to orange. If you wish, you can
now move your subject off-center without altering
the focus. Press the shutter button the rest of the way
down to take the photo.
4. Hold the camera still until the status light starts
flashing red and the camera beeps.
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The flashing red light indicates that the image is
captured and the camera is processing it. (If you try to
press the shutter button while the status light is flashing
red, you will hear two “error” beeps.) When the light
stops flashing and turns green, the image is saved. Saved
images remain in memory for years, even when the
camera is turned off and the batteries are removed. You
can take another photo when the status light turns green.
Using the LCD monitor
1. Turn the camera on and slide the monitor mode switch
on the back of the camera to View. You will see a live
preview on the LCD screen. Center your subject on
the screen.
status light
monitor mode switch
viewfinder
shutter button
LCD screen
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Note:
Icons indicating the image quality setting , the number
of photos you can take
, and the number of photos
taken
appear at the bottom of the LCD screen.
2. Hold the shutter button halfway down to lock the
auto focus. A small green circle appears on the corner
of the LCD screen, and the status light beside the
viewfinder changes from green to orange. If you
wish, you can now move your subject off-center
without altering the focus. Press the shutter button
the rest of the way down to take the photo.
3. Hold the camera still until the status light starts
flashing red and the camera beeps.
When you press the shutter button, the LCD monitor
displays the picture you took with a processing icon
in the center of the screen until the camera finishes
processing it, then the monitor returns to live preview.
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Picture-taking Range
When composing a shot through the viewfinder, you
should be at least 50 cm away from your subject. When
using the LCD monitor, you can use the camera’s macro
mode to take photos as close as 20 cm. See page 30 for
instructions.
You can take flash pictures within a range of 20 cm to
2.4 m. See page 29 for more information on using the
built-in flash.
Note:
When you are 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. However, you
can correct most over-exposure problems from your computer
using image-editing software.
Note:
❏ When battery power is low and the flash was used to take
the picture, the return to live preview may be delayed
while the camera recharges the flash. The LCD screen will
be blank during this period.
❏ The live preview image may appear to flicker when viewed
under strong fluorescent lighting, depending on the
lighting’s frequency. This is normal.
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Adjusting Settings
The buttons on the top of the camera allow you to
control the following PhotoPC 600 features:
Image quality (see page 28)
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When the LCD monitor on the back of your camera is
switched to View, you can use the buttons surrounding
the monitor to select these special photo formats:
Zoom
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Panorama
Flash (see page 29)
Multi-frame
Self timer (see page 29)
Macro mode (see page 30)
monitor mode switch
image quality
photo format
button
macro
flash
LCD monitor
self timer
All control button settings (except the self timer) remain
in effect even after you turn off the camera.
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Note:
All camera settings return to their factory defaults when you
remove or change the batteries.
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Image quality
PhotoPC 600 has three color and two
monochrome image quality settings. Press
the image quality control button to cycle
from one setting to another. The settings appear on the
display panel as shown below.
Fine
Super fine
Monochrome fine
Monochrome super fine
Standard
Fine
Images are captured in color at 1024 x 768
pixels. Your pictures include moderate detail,
and the camera holds approximately 18
pictures.
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Super fine
Images are captured in color at 1024 x 768
pixels. Your pictures include greater detail,
but the camera only holds approximately
8 pictures.
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Monochrome fine
Images are captured in black and white at
1024 x 768 pixels. Your pictures include
moderate detail, and the camera holds
approximately 18 pictures.
Monochrome super fine
Images are captured in black and white at
1024 x 768 pixels. Your pictures include
greater detail, but the camera only holds
approximately 8 pictures.
Standard
Images are captured at 640 x 480 pixels.
The camera holds approximately 56 pictures,
but the images include less detail.
Note:
If you select one of the monochrome image quality settings when the
LCD monitor is in View mode, the image turns from color to black
and white, a blue frame appear around the image, and
MONOCHROME appears briefly on the screen.
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You can switch freely between these settings and mix
pictures of varying quality in the camera. The camera’s
image capacity will vary accordingly.
Forced flash
The flash fires with every picture you take. Use
this setting to compensate for backlighting; for
example, when you are facing the sun.
Flash off
The flash is disabled, even when adequate
lighting is not available. Use this setting for
special effects, or where flash photography is
prohibited.
Flash
PhotoPC 600’s built-in flash is effective within a
range of 20 cm to 2.4 m. Press the flash control
button to cycle through the three flash settings. The
settings appear on the display panel as shown below.
Automatic
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Note:
After taking a flash photo, the flash icon blinks until the flash is
fully recharged.
Self timer
Forced flash
Flash off
Automatic
The flash fires automatically whenever it is
needed for adequate lighting (factory setting).
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Setting the self timer creates a 10-second delay
between the time you press the shutter button and
the actual image capture. This allows you to take a
picture of yourself. The timer icon appears on the display
panel when you use the timer. Follow these steps to take
a picture with the timer:
1. Secure the camera on a flat surface or a tripod.
2. Turn on the camera and wait until the status light turns
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3. Press the timer button. The timer icon appears on the
display panel.
4. Press the shutter button. The timer icon and the red
timer light on the front of the camera flash slowly for
eight seconds, then rapidly for two seconds before
the shutter releases.
The camera beeps when the image is captured. The status
light on the back of the camera flashes red as PhotoPC
600 processes the image. When the status light stops
flashing and turns green, you can take another picture.
You need to press the timer button again each time you
want to take a picture using the self timer.
Macro mode
Use the macro mode to take pictures at close
range. This mode enables you to take pictures
within a range of 20 cm to 50 cm. Follow these
steps to take a picture in the macro mode:
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3. Press the shutter button.
Note:
To make sure your subject is framed accurately, we recommend
that you use the LCD monitor rather than the viewfinder when
taking a photo in macro mode.
To turn off macro mode, simply press the macro button again.
Special photo formats
Your camera features three special photo format modes:
zoom, panorama, and multi-frame. Zoom mode allows
you to enlarge the image by as much as three times. In
panorama mode you can shoot wide-angle panoramas.
Shooting in multi-frame mode causes the shutter to
release nine times in rapid sequence, producing a single
image composed of nine stop-action frames. This mode
can be useful if you want to break down a complex
motion, such as your golf swing, into a series of
easy-to-see steps.
1. Turn the camera on and slide the monitor mode switch
to View. A live preview appears on the LCD screen.
2. Press the macro button. The macro mode icon appears
on the display panel. A green frame appears around
the previewed image and MACRO appears briefly
on the LCD screen.
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To use these special photo formats, follow these steps:
1. Turn the camera on and slide the monitor mode switch
to View. A live preview appears on the LCD screen.
2. Use the photo format button and navigation buttons
surrounding the LCD monitor to control the photo
format modes, as described below.
navigation buttons
Zoom
To select the zoom mode, press the photo format
button. An orange frame appears around the
previewed image, and ZOOM is displayed briefly on
the screen along with the zoom power and a zoom
icon
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You can increase the zoom rate from 1 (normal) to 1.3,
1.6, 2, 2.5, or 3 times normal by pressing the
button. To decrease the rate from 3 back down to
1, press the
button. (If the zoom rate is already 1,
pressing the
button switches the photo format
mode to panorama.) In zoom mode, images are
captured at standard image quality (640 x 480 pixels).
Panorama
To select the panorama mode, press the photo format
button, then press the
button once. PANORAMA
appears briefly on the screen along with a panorama
icon
and the LCD screen is framed with black
margins at the top and bottom.
monitor mode switch
photo format
button
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While in panorama mode, you can use the image quality
control button on top of the camera to select fine or
super fine image quality (1024 x 384 pixels). See page
28 for more information on image quality settings.
Multi-frame
To select the multi-frame mode, press the photo
format button, then press the
button twice. A
red frame appears around the previewed image, and
MULTI is displayed briefly on the screen along with
a multi-frame icon
. Images are captured at
standard image quality (640 x 480 pixels).
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Note:
You can switch freely between these settings and mix these
formats in the camera.
3. Once you have selected a photo format mode, press
the shutter button. In multi-frame mode, the LCD
screen goes black for a moment, then displays the
nine stop-action frames one by one. When all nine
frames appear, you have finished taking the
multi-frame picture.
Note:
If your camera is for use with PAL television broadcasting
standard, when you press and release the shutter button,
the LCD screen goes black and the status light flashes red.
When all nine frames are captured, the camera beeps. After
a few seconds, the multi-frame image appears on the LCD
screen. When the camera finishes processing the image, the
monitor returns to live preview and the status light turns
green. You can then take another photo.
To exit the photo format mode, simply press the photo
format button again.
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Checking the Picture Counter
The large number in the center of the camera’s display
panel shows you how many pictures you can take.
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number of pictures remaining
The number of pictures remaining depends on the image
quality setting you have chosen. If you change this
setting, the number of pictures remaining will change.
When the camera’s memory is full, the number on the
display panel reads 0. The status light on the back of the
camera turns red, and you cannot press the shutter
button. You need to erase some or all of the images in
your camera before you can take any more pictures. See
page 63 for instructions on erasing photos using the LCD
monitor. If you want to save your photos before you
erase them, connect the camera to your computer and
transfer the photos as described in Chapter 4.
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If you install an optional CompactFlash Card, the
number of pictures you can store in the memory card
appears in brackets on the camera’s display panel as
shown below. For instructions on using optional memory
cards, see page 80.
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Note:
Since you do not need to turn on the camera to play back your
photos, we recommend leaving the camera off to save battery
power.
1. Slide the monitor mode switch to Playback. The last
photo you took appears on the LCD screen along
with the date and time that the photo was taken.
Icons indicating the image quality setting , frame
number
, and the number of photos taken
appear at the bottom of the screen.
brackets
You can use the LCD monitor to find out how many
photos you have already taken. See page 25 for
instructions.
monitor mode switch
Playing Back Your Photos
When the LCD monitor is in Playback mode, you can
play back photos on your camera’s LCD screen or on a
regular television set.
To play back your photos, follow the steps below.
LCD screen
2. Press the
or
next photos.
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Note:
You can also display up to nine consecutive "thumbnail"
images at a time using the Multi-photo Playback mode, or
automatically play back your photos in sequence using the
Slide Show feature. See Chapter 4 for instructions.
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Follow these steps to connect PhotoPC 600 to your
television:
1. Make sure the camera and television are turned off.
2. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Displaying photos on a television
You can display the pictures in your camera on a regular
television just as you can on the LCD screen simply by
using the video cable that came with your PhotoPC 600.
Note:
Color television telecasting specifications are different
depending on the country. If you have an NTSC camera model,
your television must meet NTSC color television telecasting
specifications. If you have a PAL camera model, your television
must meet PAL specifications.
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connector cover
3. Connect the video cable to the Video Out port on the
camera as shown below.
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4. Connect the other end of the video cable to the video
input port on the television.
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5. Turn on the television and switch it to video mode.
6. Slide the monitor mode switch to Playback.
The last picture you took appears on the television
instead of the LCD monitor screen.
Note:
If you use the optional AC adapter, you can see the pictures on
both the television and the LCD screen.
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Chapter 3
Using PhotoPC 600 with Your Computer
When your are finished taking pictures, you can connect
the camera to your computer and transfer the images.
Then you can use them in your letters, presentations, or
just about anything you create on your computer. This
chapter tells you how, including:
Connecting PhotoPC 600 to your computer
Transferring pictures to your computer
Erasing pictures from the camera
Using pictures in your documents
Uploading EPSON Photo images to the camera
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Connecting PhotoPC 600 to Your
Computer
Before you start, make sure the camera is finished
processing, then locate the serial cables that came with
your PhotoPC 600. The long cable is for connecting the
camera to a PC, and both the long and short cables are
needed to connect it to a Macintosh computer. If you
have the optional AC adapter, you can save on batteries
by using the adapter whenever you connect the camera
to your computer.
Note:
When the camera is connected to your computer, you cannot
use any of the control buttons or the shutter button on the
camera. You can only operate the camera through your
computer.
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The camera’s auto shut-off feature remains in effect
when the camera is connected to your computer, but it
takes place after 5 minutes of inactivity. To turn the
camera back on, you can close and reopen the lens cover,
or you can use any of the software camera controls on
your computer.
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3. 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.
Connecting to a PC
Follow these steps to connect the camera:
serial port on computer
serial cable
(long cable)
1. Make sure the camera and your computer are turned
off. Also make sure the LCD monitor is turned off.
2. 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 port 1 to connect your
camera.
4. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Connector cover
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5. Depending on the type of cable you have, line up either
the arrow or the flat surface of the cable connector
with the mark on the camera’s serial port. Then insert
the connector.
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Connecting to a Macintosh
Follow these steps to connect the camera:
1. Make sure the camera and your computer are turned
off. Also make sure the LCD monitor is off.
2. Locate the modem port and the printer port on the
back of your computer. The ports should be labeled
with icons.
mark
flat surface
modem port
printer port
arrow surface
6. Turn on the camera and your computer system.
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Caution:
Keep the entire computer system away from potential
sources of electromagnetic interference, such as
loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
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3. Connect the long cable to the short cable (Macintosh
adapter cable), then tighten the screws. Line up the
serial connector on the short cable with either the
modem or the printer port on your computer, and
insert the connector.
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4. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
connector cover
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Macintosh adapter cable
serial cable
5. Depending on the type of cable you have, line up
either the arrow or the flat surface of the long cable
connector with the mark on the camera’s serial port.
Then insert the connector.
mark
flat surface
arrow surface
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6. Turn on the camera and your computer system.
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Caution:
❏ If you connected the camera to a serial port that
you use for another device and AppleTalk is
turned on, turn off AppleTalk. The computer may
not recognize the camera if AppleTalk is turned on.
❏ Keep the entire computer system away from
potential sources of electromagnetic interference,
such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless
telephones.
Accessing EPSON Photo!2
Once your camera and computer are connected and
turned on, you are ready to start working with the
EPSON Photo!2 software that came with PhotoPC 600.
This software allows you to download your photos to
your computer so that you can use them in your
documents.
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Note:
If the camera’s clock was not set when you connected it to your
computer, the camera is set to your computer’s date and time
automatically after opening EPSON Photo!2.
For Windows users
To open EPSON Photo!2 directly, simply double-click its
icon in the EPSON Photo!2 program group (for Windows
3.1x and NT 3.51) or click its icon in the EPSON Photo!2
folder (for Windows 95 and NT 4.0).
To access EPSON Photo!2 from an application program
that supports the TWAIN image acquisition standard,
choose EPSON PhotoPC 600 as the TWAIN data source
on your application’s File menu, then acquire the image.
To access EPSON Photo!2 from an application that
supports OLE2 (object linking and embedding), choose
EPSON PhotoPC 600 Object on the Insert Object menu
and click OK.
If you have not installed EPSON Photo!2 yet, do so now,
following the instructions on page 17. Then follow the
instructions in this section to access the software.
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menu
tabs
To open EPSON Photo!2 directly, simply double-click its
icon, located in the EPSON Photo!2 folder.
To access EPSON Photo!2 from an application program
that supports the TWAIN image acquisition standard,
choose PhotoPC 600 as the TWAIN data source from
your application’s File menu, then acquire the image.
Note:
The exact way to access EPSON Photo!2 from TWAIN- or
OLE2-compliant applications varies depending on your
software. Refer to your software manual for detailed
instructions on selecting TWAIN data sources or inserting
OLE objects.
Working with EPSON Photo!2
When you open EPSON Photo!2, an introductory screen
appears briefly in the EPSON Photo!2 window, then the
Camera menu appears, indicating your camera and
computer are connected properly.
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Help button
Close button
status bar
progress meter
If the Setup menu appears in place of the Camera menu,
your camera and computer may not be properly
connected. Make sure your camera is correctly connected
to your computer. If the Camera menu still does not
appear, see page 55 for instructions on using the Setup
menu to establish the proper connection.
Note:
While the camera and the computer are communicating, star
icons move across the camera’s display panel. Avoide opening
or using other applications during this time; otherwise the
communications may be interrupted.
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Click the menu tabs along the top of the EPSON Photo!2
window to open the following four menus:
Camera
The Camera menu displays small thumbnail images of
all the photos stored in the camera so you can easily
select which images you want to transfer to the computer
or erase from the camera.
If an optional CompactFlash Card is installed in the
camera, the Camera menu displays the images stored in
the card instead of the images stored in the camera’s
internal memory.
Folder
The Folder menu displays thumbnail images of photos
that have been saved to a folder. From this menu you can
select thumbnails and transfer photos to your application
or erase them from the folder. Also, you can upload
images from your computer to your camera.
Controls
The Controls menu allows you to see a live preview on
your computer screen, take photos from your computer,
and change the camera settings.
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Setup
The Setup menu allows you to make the communication
link settings needed to connect the computer to the
camera. From this menu you can also make the camera’s
internal time, date, and identification settings, and
change the camera’s auto shut-off time.
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Closing EPSON Photo!2
You can close EPSON Photo!2 by clicking Close on any
of the menus.
Getting help
Click Help on any of the EPSON Photo!2 menus for help
related to the items on that menu.
Getting status and progress information
In addition to the Close and Help buttons, EPSON
Photo!2 displays the status bar and progress meter no
matter what menu is currently displayed.
Status bar
The status bar tells you what operation EPSON Photo!2
is currently performing.
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Progress meter
photo transfer
button
The progress meter shows the progress of lengthy
operations, such as downloading images from the
camera.
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When you open EPSON Photo!2, the Camera menu
appears and EPSON Photo!2 starts downloading
thumbnail images of the photos stored in your camera.
The images are downloaded in the order that they were
taken and are displayed in the image selection window.
You can change the downloading order by clicking on
the blank thumbnail frames for the photos you want to
see first.
Note:
If the camera is not connected properly, the Setup menu will
appear instead of the Camera menu. Check the serial port
settings of your computer to confirm the settings are
appropriate and the port is working. See page 55 for more
information on using the Setup menu.
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Selecting images
image selection
window
You can use the Select All button to select all the photos
in your camera at once, or you can select individual
photos by clicking the thumbnail images in the image
selection window. Blue borders appear around selected
images. You can click the Select All button even while
EPSON Photo!2 is still downloading your images, so they
appear in the image selection window pre-selected and
ready to be transferred to your application or to a folder.
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You can select individual photos or groups of photos in a
number of ways depending on your system, as described
in this table:
Windows
TWAIN
Button
Name
Get Photos
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OLE
Stand Alone
Get Photo
Save To Folder
Transfers a
selected photo
from the
camera to your
application.
Displays a dialog
box that allows
you to save
selected photos as
EPSON Photo files
in JPEG format.
Only one image
can be
transferred at a
time.
File names are
created
automatically.
Macintosh
Selecting a single
thumbnail
Click
Click
Selecting multiple
thumbnails
CTRL + click
COMMAND + click
Selecting a
continuous range of
thumbnails
Click the first image
in the range. Then
SHIFT + click the last
image in the range.
Click the first image
in the range. Then
SHIFT + click the last
image in the range.
Cancelling the
selection of a single
thumbnail in a
selected group
CTRL + click
COMMAND + click
Transfers
Button
Function selected photos
from the
camera to your
application.
Notes
Some TWAIN
applications will
only accept one
image at a time.
Saving selected photos to a folder
Transfering selected photos
The name and function of the photo transfer button
located in the top right corner of the Camera menu varies
depending on whether EPSON Photo!2 is opened
directly, or from a TWAIN- or OLE2-compliant
application program. The following table describes the
characteristics of the photo transfer button depending on
how EPSON Photo!2 is opened.
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The name and function of the photo save button located
below the photo transfer button on the Camera menu
varies depending on whether EPSON Photo!2 is opened
directly, or from a TWAIN- or OLE2-compliant
application program. The following table describes the
characteristics of the photo save button depending on
how EPSON Photo!2 is opened.
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TWAIN
Button
Name
Save To Folder
Displays a dialog
Button
Function box that allows
you to save
selected photos
as EPSON Photo
files in JPEG
format.
Notes
File names are
created
automatically.
OLE
Stand Alone
Save To Folder
Export Photos
Displays a dialog
box that allows
you to save
selected photos
as EPSON Photo
files in JPEG
format.
Displays a dialog
box that allows
you to name and
save photos in
JPEG, BMP, or
PCX format. On
the Macintosh
the PICT format is
also supported.
File names are
created
automatically.
If you assign a
single file name
to more than one
photo, a counter
is added to each
file sharing the
same name.
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File names
When you transfer a picture to your computer using the
Save To Folder button, EPSON Photo!2 saves it as an
EPSON Photo file in JPEG format, and names it with the
date and order in which it was taken.
When you transfer a picture to your computer using the
Export Photos button, you can name the file yourself and
save it as a JPEG, BMP, or PCX file. On the Macintosh
you can also choose the PICT file format.
Transferring pictures to your documents
After you select pictures in the image selection window,
you can insert them in your documents. You can use
your pictures in many different types of application
programs, such as word processors, presentation
programs, spreadsheets, database managers, page layout
and desktop publishing packages.
If your application supports OLE2 or TWAIN, EPSON
Photo!2 allows you to directly transfer your photos from
your camera to your document. If your application does
not support OLE2 or TWAIN, you need to save your
photos as JPEG, BMP, or PCX files, and then open them
from your application. On the Macintosh, you can also
save photos as PICT files.
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Inserting photos directly into documents
You can use two methods to add pictures directly to
your documents:
❏ Photo transfer button
❏ Drag and drop (Windows only)
Transferring pictures with the photo transfer button
You can use this method to transfer pictures to Windows
applications supporting OLE2 (object linking and
embedding), or Windows and Macintosh applications
supporting TWAIN. Some examples of applications
supporting OLE2 are Microsoft Word 6.0 & 7.0 and
WordPerfect® 6.1. Some examples of applications
supporting TWAIN are HotShots, Photoshop,
PicturePublisher and Photostyler.
If you are not sure whether your application supports
OLE2 or TWAIN, give it a try. If it does not work, you
can always insert the photo by first saving it in EPSON
Photo!2 as a JPEG, BMP, or PCX file and opening it from
your application. On the Macintosh, you can also save
the photo as a PICT file.
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Following is a typical procedure for directly transferring
a photo to an OLE2- or TWAIN-compliant application:
1. Start your word processor or other application.
2. Open the document or file where you want to use the
picture.
3. Position the cursor where you want to insert the
picture.
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4. For OLE2-compliant applications, choose Object from
the Insert menu and double-click EPSON PhotoPC
600 Object in the Object Type list box.
For TWAIN-compliant applications, select EPSON
PhotoPC 600 (or PhotoPC 600 for Macintosh) as
the TWAIN data source, then acquire the image.
Note:
The exact method for accessing EPSON Photo!2 varies
depending on the application. Please refer to your software
manual for detailed instructions.
5. Select the picture you want use. Then click the photo
transfer button. A copy of the picture appears in your
document.
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Inserting a picture by importing
1. Make sure EPSON Photo!2 is open and the picture you
want to use is in the image selection window.
If your application program does not support OLE2 or
TWAIN, you need to export your photos to a folder, and
open them from your application. If your application
cannot handle JPEG files, you need to change the
picture’s file type to BMP or PCX. (On the Macintosh,
you can also change the file type to PICT.) Follow these
steps to insert a picture by importing:
2. Start your word processor or other application.
1. Open EPSON Photo!2 by clicking its icon.
3. Open the document or file where you want to use the
picture.
2. Select the picture you want to use in the image
selection window.
4. Arrange your screen so that both the application
window and the EPSON Photo!2 window can be
seen.
3. Click the Export Photos button. A dialog box appears
in which you can select a folder, specify a file name,
select a file format, and save the photos.
5. Select the picture you want to use.
4. Start your application.
6. Drag the picture from the image selection window to
your document. After a few seconds you see the drop
cursor. If your application does not support drag and
drop, the drop cursor will not appear.
5. Open the document or file where you want to use the
picture.
You can use this method to transfer a picture to any
Windows application supporting OLE2 (object linking
and embedding).
7. Position the drop cursor where you want the picture
and release the mouse button. A copy of the picture
appears in your document.
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6. Position the cursor where you want to insert the
picture.
7. Choose the Insert Picture or Import File command.
The command may have a different name in your
application. It may appear on the File menu, the
Insert menu, or another menu.
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After you choose the command, you see a box where
you can enter the file name of your picture or choose
from a list of files.
8. Enter the file name or use the list to locate and select
your picture.
9. Click OK. The picture appears in your document.
You can use the Camera menu’s Erase Photos button to
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Getting photo information
The thumbnail images in the image selection window are
quite small and you may have problems seeing what is
actually in the picture. Click the Photo Info button on
the Camera menu to see a double-size view of a selected
thumbnail image along with the date, time, image
quality setting, and zoom rate, as well as the flash
,
macro
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camera
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, and lock
symbols when applicable.
You can also get this enlarged view by clicking the image
with the right mouse button when running Windows, or
on a Macintosh by clicking the image while the control
key is pressed. The Photo Info button is disabled when
multiple images are selected.
1. Select the images you want to erase.
2. Click the Erase Photos button. A dialog box appears
asking you to confirm that you want to erase these
photos.
3. Click Yes. The image you selected are erased.
If any of the photos are locked, a dialog box appears
asking you whether you want to leave the photos in
your camera or erase them. Click Yes to leave the
photos in your camera, or click No to erase them.
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Using the Folder Menu
When you click the Folder menu, the Folder menu opens
and thumbnails of images in the currently selected folder
appear in the image selection window. The name of the
currently selected folder is displayed below the image
selection window.
The images displayed in the Folder menu’s image
selection window can be transferred to your application
using the methods described on page 51.
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The only differences between the Folder menu and the
Camera menu are that the Folder menu does not have a
photo save button, and does have a Browse button and
an Upload Photos button. The Browse button allows you
to select the folder containing the image files you want to
display in the image selection window. The Upload
Photos button allows you to upload images saved in
EPSON Photo file format from your computer to your
camera.
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Selecting images
Click on an image in the image selection window to
select it. The border around an image turns blue when it
is selected. Click the Select All button to select all the
photos at once.
You can use the same methods to select multiple images
on the Folder menu as you can on the Camera menu. See
page 44 for details.
Transfering photos
Upload
Photos
button
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As on the Camera menu, the name and function of the
Folder menu’s photo transfer button varies depending
how you open your EPSON Photo!2 software. See the
table on the next page for a summary.
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TWAIN
OLE
Stand Alone
Button
Name
Get Photos
Get Photo
Export Photos
Button
Function
Transfers
selected photos
to your
application.
Transfers a
selected photo
to your
application.
Displays a dialog
box that allows
you to name and
save photos in
JPEG, BMP, or
PCX format. On
the Macintosh
the PICT format is
also supported.
Notes
Some TWAIN
applications will
only accept
one image at a
time.
Only one image
can be
transferred at a
time.
If you assign a
single file name to
more than one
photo, a counter
is added to each
file sharing the
same name.
Finding the folder containing your photos
Click the Browse button to open a dialog box that allows
you to locate the folder containing the images you
downloaded from your PhotoPC 600. Select the folder
where you stored the photos and click OK.
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Uploading photos
Click the Upload Photos button to upload selected
photos to the camera or to an optional CompactFlash
memory card installed in your computer. When you click
this button, the following dialog box appears.
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Uploaded images are added to the camera or the
memory card in the order they appear in the Folder
menu’s image selection window.
Note:
Image files that were not originally downloaded from the
camera using the Save To Folder button or were not converted
to EPSON Photo file format using the EPSON Photo File
Uploader utility cannot be uploaded using this button. For
instructions on using this utility to convert files to EPSON
Photo file format, see "Uploading Images to the Camera" on
page 70.
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Transferring pictures to your documents
After you select pictures in the Folder menu’s image
selection window, you can insert them in your
documents. You can use your pictures in many different
types of application programs, such as word processors,
presentation programs, spreadsheets, database
managers, page layout and desktop publishing packages.
If your application supports OLE2 or TWAIN, you can
directly transfer your photos. If it does not, you need to
save your photos in a file format your application can
use, and open the file from the application.
You can use the same methods to transfer and insert
your photos as described in the Camera menu section on
page 45. However, from the Folder menu, images are not
transferred from your camera but from the folder where
you downloaded the images.
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Erasing selected files from a folder
Click the Erase Files button to erase selected pictures
from a folder. A dialog box appears asking you to
confirm that you want to erase these pictures.
If any of the photos are locked, a dialog box appears
asking you whether you want to leave the photos in your
camera or erase them. Click Yes to leave the photos in
your camera, or click No to erase them.
Getting photo information
The thumbnail images in the image selection window are
quite small and you may have problems seeing what is
actually in the picture. Click the Photo Info button to see
a double-size view of a selected thumbnail image along
with the date, time, image quality setting, and zoom rate,
as well as the flash
, macro
symbols when applicable.
, and lock
You can also get this enlarged view by clicking the image
with the right mouse button when running Windows, or
on a Macintosh by clicking the image while the control
key is pressed. The Photo Info button is disabled when
multiple images are selected.
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Using the Controls Menu
When you click the Controls tab, the Controls menu
appears. The Controls menu allows you to see a live
preview on your computer screen, take photos from your
computer, and change the camera settings. When your
camera is not connected to the computer, this menu is
not accessible.
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Controlling the camera from your
computer
The Control Options box contains a display panel and
settings that correspond to the control buttons on the top
of your camera. You can change camera settings by using
the controls in this box, just as you would use the control
buttons on the top of the camera. When the camera is
connected to the computer, the only control you can use
on the camera itself is the power switch.
The display panel in this box and the display panel on
the camera are updated whenever the image quality
setting, flash mode, or picture count changes.
The auto shut-off feature remains in effect when the
camera is connected to your computer (except when you
use live preview). However, it takes place after 5 minutes
of inactivity. Any action you take with the camera via
EPSON Photo!2, for example clicking the Start button,
will wake the camera up. Or you can close and open the
lens cover again to turn the camera back on.
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Selecting the image quality setting
Use the arrow beside the Mode list to select the following
settings:
Standard (640 x 480 pixels)
Fine (1024 x 768 pixels)
Super Fine (1024 x 768 pixels)
Monochrome Fine (1024 x 768 pixels)
Monochrome Super Fine (1024 x 768 pixels)
You can switch freely between these settings and mix
pictures of varying image quality in the camera. Keep in
mind that the camera’s picture capacity will vary
accordingly. See page 28 for more information on the
image quality settings.
Selecting the flash mode
You can use the arrow beside the Flash list to select the
following settings:
Off
Automatic
Forced
See page 29 for more details on the flash modes.
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Setting the self timer
Click the Self Timer check box to activate the self timer.
See page 29 for more information on using the self timer.
Selecting macro mode
Click the Macro check box to select macro mode. See
page 30 for details on the macro mode.
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Taking pictures from your computer
When the camera is connected to your computer, you
can take pictures and use PhotoPC 600 features through
the EPSON Photo!2 software on your computer. The only
control you can use on the camera itself is the power
switch.
When you take pictures from your computer, you can use
the camera’s viewfinder to set up your shot, or you can see
a live preview of the shot on your computer screen before
you capture it. This live preview feature works something
like a video camera, except that the image moves more
slowly. See the next section for details on using the live
preview feature.
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Displaying a live preview on your screen
Position the camera facing the subject. Using a tripod
will give you maximum flexibility in setting up your
shots. Click the Start button in the Live Preview box on
the Controls menu to display your image in the Live
Preview window. To stop the live preview, click the Stop
button in the Live Preview box, or select another menu
tab.
Note:
❏ Using the live preview feature uses a lot of battery power.
Use of the optional AC adapter is recommended. See page
83 for more information about using the AC adapter.
❏ You cannot turn off the camera when you are using live
preview. Click the Stop button in the Live Preview box on
the Controls menu to turn off the live preview feature, and
then turn off the camera.
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Setting the auto-stop timer
You can move or tilt the camera until you see the image
you want to capture in the window. EPSON Photo!2
updates the live preview image every few seconds for
the amount of time specified in the Auto-Stop Timer list.
The settings available for the auto-stop timer are:
30 Seconds
1 Minute (default value)
3 Minutes
5 Minutes
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Clicking the shutter
To take a picture from your computer, simply click the
Take a Picture button on the Controls menu. The status
light beside the viewfinder on your camera flashes red
and the camera beeps. When the light stops flashing and
turns green, the image is saved and you can shoot
another picture.
Erasing photos
To erase the last picture you took, click the Erase Last
button.
To erase all the photos in your camera, click the Erase All
button.
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Using the Setup Menu
When you click the Setup tab, the Setup menu appears.
The Setup menu allows you to change computer
connection settings and to make other camera settings,
such as the date and time.
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Making computer connection settings
You can change settings for communication between
your computer and camera with the Port and Speed
options. You can also test the connection and establish
communication by clicking the Test Connection button.
Connection information appears in the Computer
Connection window.
Note:
Do not change the Port and Speed settings from Auto unless
you know the configuration of the serial port you want to use.
If you change the Port and Speed settings, you may lose the
connection between the camera and your computer.
Computer Connection window
The window in the Computer Connection box displays
the current status of the camera and its connection to the
computer. If there is a problem with the connection,
EPSON Photo!2 provides information in this window to
help you solve the problem.
Note:
If you get an error message in the Computer Connection
window:
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2. Make sure that the cable is connected correctly, as described
on page 36.
3. Make sure the camera is turned on and the batteries have
enough power.
4. Make sure the serial port to which you connected the camera
is enabled and properly configured on your computer.
5. Click the Test Connection button to confirm the connection
between your camera and the computer.
Test Connection button
Click the Test Connection button to update information
on the camera’s status and its connection to the
computer. This information appears in the Computer
Connection window.
Port
The Port option allows you to change the communication
port that is connected to the camera. When Auto is
selected, EPSON Photo!2 automatically selects the port
that is connected to the camera. If the port is changed,
EPSON Photo!2 tests the connection and reports the
results in the Computer Connection window.
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Speed
The Speed option allows you to change the speed at
which EPSON Photo!2 communicates with the camera.
When Auto is selected, EPSON Photo!2 automatically
selects the fastest possible communication speed. If the
speed is changed, EPSON Photo!2 tests the
communication link with the camera and reports the
results in the Computer Connection window.
The speed choices for Windows are Auto, 19200, 38400,
57600, and 115200 bps. For Macintosh, the choices are
Auto, 19200, 38400, and 57600 bps.
Making camera settings
You can see the camera’s internal time and date settings
in the Time and Date fields, and you can change these
settings with the Set Time button. You can also change
the camera’s auto shut-off time by clicking the arrow
beside the Auto Shut-off Time list. The Camera ID edit
box allows you to change the camera’s internal
identification setting.
The port choices for Windows are Auto, COM1, COM2,
COM3 and COM4. For Macintosh, the choices are Auto,
Modem Port and Printer Port.
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Setting the clock
PhotoPC 600 can record the date and time of your
pictures automatically. When you transfer the pictures
from the camera to your computer, you can see exactly
when each shot was taken.
In order to have the time and date recorded, you need to
set the camera’s clock by using the camera’s LCD
monitor or by using the Set Time feature described
below. The PhotoPC 600 clock will continue to keep time
accurately until you replace the batteries. See page 20 for
instructions on setting the camera’s clock by using the
LCD monitor.
Follow these steps to set the camera’s clock from your
computer:
1. Click the Set Time button. The Set Camera Time and
Date dialog box below appears. The way the time
and date are displayed in this dialog box depends on
the time and date display settings for your computer.
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2. Use the arrows to change the time and date. Or you
can just click the Copy From Computer button to
set your camera to your computer’s current date and
time.
3. Click OK. EPSON Photo!2 updates the date and time in
your camera.
Setting auto shut-off time
PhotoPC 600’s power-saving feature automatically shuts
off the camera if you wait more than 60 seconds before
taking a picture. You can adjust this time period by
connecting the camera to your computer. Click the arrow
on the Auto Shut-off Time list to change the setting. You
can select from 1 to 5 minutes.
Auto shut-off takes place after 5 minutes when the
camera is connected to your computer. You cannot
change this time period.
Changing the camera ID
If you want to change the name that is used to identify
the camera when it is connected to a computer, simply
type a new name into the Camera ID edit box.
The camera name appears on the introductory screen
when you start EPSON Photo!2 and in the About dialog
box.
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Proof Sign-off:
Yano
Norum
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Chapter 4
Using the LCD Monitor Menus
When the LCD monitor is in Playback mode, you can
access the LCD monitor menus, where you can erase
selected photos and make a variety of camera and option
settings. This chapter explains how, including:
Working with LCD monitor menus
Using the Settings menu
Using the Information menu
Using the Playback Mode menu
Working with LCD Monitor Menus
The LCD monitor features eight menus that allow you to
delete selected photos from the camera, and to make a
variety of camera and option settings. You can open all
of the menus described in this chapter from the monitor’s
Playback mode. The Settings and Information menus can
also be accessed from the View mode. By pressing the
SELECT, BACK, and navigation buttons as described in
this chapter, you can access and make settings on each
menu.
Using the Erase Photo menu
Using the Photo Control menu
Using the Slide Show menu
Using the Option menu
Using the Language menu
SELECT button
navigation
buttons
BACK button
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Following are the eight LCD monitor menus:
Settings
See page 60
→
←
You can change the
following settings:
Information
See page 62
→
←
alert beep
See page 62
→
←
You can choose to
display a single photo
or 9 photos at a time
by switching between
Normal and Multi.
You can choose
whether or not to have
photo information
displayed on the LCD
screen by switching
between ON and OFF .
clock
Playback Mode
Erase Photo
→
←
See page 63
This menu allows you to
erase the currently
displayed photo.
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LCD brightness
multi-frame
shooting time
Photo control
See page 63
→
←
This menu allows you to
do the following:
erase photos
lock photos
get memory information
copy images
format memory cards
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Slide Show
See page 68
This menu let you play
back all the photos in
your camera
one-by-one
automatically.
→
←
Option Menu
See page 68
This menu allows you to
install, use, and delete
optional programs
available for use with
your camera.
→
←
Language
See page 69
Depending on the
country, you can
choose one of the
following languages for
displaying information
on the LCD screen:
English, Japanese,
French, German,
Italian, Portuguese,
or Spanish
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Follow these steps to access the LCD monitor menus:
1. Slide the monitor mode switch to Playback, then
press the SELECT button. Menu icons appear at the
top of the LCD screen with the currently selected
menu framed in orange. The settings for this menu
are displayed on the screen.
2. Press the
and
buttons to view the settings for
other menus. The orange frame indicates the
currently selected menu.
Note:
To exit the LCD monitor 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 the Playback mode.)
Read the following menu descriptions for instructions on
changing the settings for each menu.
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Using the Settings Menu
The Settings menu allows you to change
settings for the camera’s internal clock, the
alert beep, the LCD brightness level, and the
shooting time for the multi-frame photo format. (See
page 30 for details on the multi-frame photo format).
You can also access the Settings menu from the LCD
monitor’s View mode.
Follow the instructions below for the settings you want
to change.
Setting the clock
Follow these steps to adjust the date (year,
month, day) and the time (hour and minute).
1. With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen,
with the clock icon
highlighted in orange.
2. Press SELECT again to enter the clock setting mode.
3. Press the SELECT button until the item you want to
adjust is selected. The selected item turns red.
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4. Press the
button to increase the number, or the
button to decrease the number, until the item
you want to adjust is correct.
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3. Press the BACK button to save your setting and return
to the Settings menu.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the date and time are
correctly adjusted and saved. Press the SELECT
button or BACK button to return to the Settings
menu.
Setting LCD brightness
To adjust the brightness of the LCD screen, follow
the steps below:
1. With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen,
with the clock icon
highlighted in orange.
Note:
You need to reset the time and date whenever you replace the
camera’s batteries. In this case, you can enter the clock setting
mode directly rather than going through the Settings menu.
See page 20 for instructions.
2. Press thebutton until the brightness icon
is
highlighted in orange, then press the SELECT button
again. The mark on the brightness setting slide bar
turns orange.
Setting the alert beep
To turn the camera’s alert beep on or off, follow
these steps:
3. Slide the mark on the bar by press the
buttons to adjust the screen brightness.
1. With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen,
with the clock icon
highlighted in orange.
2. Press the
button to select the beep setting icon
then press the SELECT button to select ON or OFF.
The current selection is highlighted.
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and
4. Press the SELECT or BACK button to save your setting
and return to the Settings menu.
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Setting the multi-frame shooting time
Follow these steps to set the total time the
camera takes to shoot nine frames in multi-frame
photo format.
1. With the Settings menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Icons for each setting appear on the screen,
with the clock icon
highlighted in orange.
2. Press the button until the multi-frame icon
is
highlighted. Then press the SELECT button to select
0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds as the total shooting time. The
current selection is highlighted.
3. Press the BACK button to save your setting and return
to the Settings menu.
Using the Information Menu
On this menu you can choose whether or not
to have photo information displayed on the
LCD screen. Choosing ON for this setting
allows you to get information on the date and time that
the photo was taken, the image quality setting, frame
number, and the number of photos taken.
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The current setting is highlighted. To change the setting,
press the SELECT button. Then press the BACK button to
save your setting.
This menu is also accessible when the LCD monitor is in
View mode. In this case, choosing ON allows you to get
information on the image quality setting, the number of
photos you can take, and the number of photos taken.
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Using the Playback Mode Menu
This menu allows you to switch between
Normal and Multi-photo Playback modes.
Press SELECT to make your setting, and press
BACK to save your setting and exit this menu.
If you switch to Multi-photo Playback mode, small
"thumbnail" images of the last photos you took appear
on the screen, with the currently selected image framed
in white.
Press the
and
buttons to move the white selection
frame forward and back 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.
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Using the Erase Photo Menu
This menu allows you to erase the currently
displayed image. Before accessing the LCD
monitor menus, make sure the photo you want
to erase is displayed and is not locked. (See page 65 for
instructions on locking and unlocking photos.) Then
select the Erase Photo menu as described on page 60, and
press the SELECT button. A message appears asking you
confirm that you want erase the image. Press SELECT
again to erase the image, or press BACK to preserve the
image and return to the Playback mode.
Note:
If you try to erase a locked photo, a message stating that the
photo is locked appears on the screen. Press any of the monitor
control buttons to the right of the LCD screen to exit the Erase
Photo menu, then open the Photo Control menu and unlock
the photo as described on page 65.
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Using the Photo Control Menu
You can use the Photo Control menu to erase,
lock, or unlock images in your camera and to
get information on the camera’s internal and
CompactFlash card memory. This menu also allows you
to format memory cards and copy images between the
camera and the card.
Access the LCD monitor menus and select the Photo
Control menu as described on page 60, then follow the
instructions below for the Photo Control feature you
want to use.
Erasing photos
This mode gives you two ways to erase photos from
your camera: Select Photo or Erase All. Use Select Photo
to erase one or several photos at a time; use Erase All to
erase all photos from the camera’s memory. Follow the
steps below for the method you want to use.
Note:
Be sure to unlock the photos before erasing them. See "Locking
photos" on page 65 for instructions.
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Select Photo
1. With the Photo Control menu selected, press the
SELECT button. The Photo Control features appear
on the screen, with the Erase option highlighted in
orange.
2. Press the SELECT button to enter the Erase mode, then
press the
or
button to choose Select Photo.
3. 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
erase appears on the screen.
4. 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:
❏ To cancel the selection of a photo, simply press the
SELECT button again.
❏ If you select a locked photo, the camera beeps and you
can’t select the photo until you unlock it, as described
on page 65.
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6. Press the SELECT button to erase the images and return
to the Photo Control menu; press BACK to return to
the Photo Control menu without erasing the photos.
Erase All
1. With the Photo Control menu selected, press the
SELECT button. The Photo Control features appear
on the screen, with the Erase option highlighted in
orange.
2. Press the SELECT button to enter the Erase mode, then
press the
or
button to choose Erase All.
3. Press the SELECT button. A message appears asking
you to confirm that you want to erase all photos.
Press the SELECT button to erase the photos and
return to the Photo Control menu; press the BACK
button to return to the Photo Control menu without
erasing the photos.
Note:
If there are locked photos in your camera, a message
appears on the screen before the erase photos confirmation
message. Press the SELECT button to erase only the
unlocked images from the camera.
5. When you have selected all the photos you want to
erase, press the BACK button. A message appears
asking you to confirm your selections.
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Locking photos
The lock feature allows you keep your photos from
being accidentally erased. You can lock and unlock
selected photos from the Select Photo menu, or lock all
the photos in the camera from the Lock All menu. To
unlock all photos, use the Unlock All menu. Follow the
steps below for each procedure:
Select Photo
1. With the Photo Control menu selected, press the
SELECT button. The Photo Control features appear
on the screen, with the Erase option highlighted in
orange.
2. Press the
button to select the Lock option, then
press the SELECT button to enter the Lock mode.
Then press the
or
button to choose Select
Photo.
3. 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 lock or
unlock appears on the screen.
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4. Press the SELECT button. A lock icon
appears at the
bottom of the screen, or disappears if it was locked
originally. If you want to lock or unlock other photos
at the same time, use the
or
button to display
them, then press the SELECT button.
5. When you have selected all the photos you want to
lock or unlock, press the BACK button. A message
appears asking you to confirm your selections.
6. Press the SELECT button to lock or unlock the images
and return to the Photo Control menu; press BACK
to return to the Photo Control menu without locking
or unlocking the photos.
Lock All
1. With the Photo Control menu selected, press the
SELECT button. The Photo Control features appear
on the screen, with the Erase option highlighted in
orange.
2. Press the
button to select the Lock option, then
press the SELECT button to enter the Lock mode.
Then press the
or
button to choose Lock All.
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3. Press the SELECT button. A message appears asking
you to confirm that you want to lock all the photos in
the camera. Press the SELECT button to lock the
photos and return to the Photo Control menu; Press
the BACK button to return to the Photo Control
menu without locking the photos.
Unlock All
1. With the Photo Control menu selected, press the
SELECT button. The Photo Control features appear
on the screen, with the Erase option highlighted in
orange.
2. Press the
button until Lock is highlighted in
orange. Press the SELECT button to enter the Lock
Photos mode, then press the
or
button to
choose Unlock All.
3. Press the SELECT button. A message appears asking
you to confirm that you want to unlock all the photos
in the camera. Press the SELECT button to unlock the
photos and return to the Photo Control menu; press
the BACK button to return to the Photo Control
menu without unlocking the photos.
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Getting memory information
This mode allows you to get information on both your
camera’s internal memory and on optional
CompactFlash memory cards.
With the Photo Control menu selected, press the SELECT
button. Then press the
button until Memory Info is
highlighted. Press the SELECT button. Information on
internal and external memory appears, including the
number of photos you can take
, the number of
photos stored in internal memory
and external
memory
, and the total number of photos that can be
stored at the current image quality setting
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Copying photos
When an optional CompactFlash memory card is
installed in your camera, you can use the Copy mode to
copy photos between the camera’s internal memory and
the memory card. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the memory card is installed in the camera.
2. With the Photo Control menu selected, press the
button until Copy
SELECT button. Then press the
is highlighted in orange.
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3. Press the SELECT button to enter the Copy mode, then
press the
or
button to select Camera→Card
or Card→Camera as the copy destination.
4. 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.
5. 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.
Note:
❏ To cancel the selection of a photo, simply press the
SELECT button again. The orange frame disappears.
❏ If you select more photos than the card or camera can
hold, an error message appears.
6. When you have selected all the photos you want to
copy, press the BACK button. A message appears
asking you to confirm your selections.
7. Press the SELECT button to copy the images and return
to the Photo Control menu; press BACK to return to
the Photo Control menu without copying the photos.
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Formatting memory cards
Use this feature to format optional CompactFlash
memory cards. Follow these steps:
c
Caution:
When you format a memory card, all the data on the
card is lost, including any locked images.
Note:
EPSON CompactFlash Cards are already formatted when you
buy them. You only need to format a card only if you want to
erase all the data on the card or if a message on the LCD screen
instructs you to do so.
1. Make sure the memory card is installed in the camera.
2. With the Photo Control menu selected, press the
button until
SELECT button. Then press the
Format Card is highlighted.
3. Press the SELECT button. A message appears stating
that all data on the card will be erased and asking
you to confirm the procedure. Press the SELECT
button again to format the card and return to the
Photo Control menu; press the BACK button to
return to the Photo Control menu without formatting
the card.
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Using the Slide Show Menu
This menu allows you to automatically play
back all the photos in your camera
one-by-one.
Select this menu as described on page 60, then press the
SELECT button. The LCD monitor begins playing back
the photos in your camera one-at-a-time at regular
intervals.
To move forward or back through the photos manually,
press the
or
button. To pause the slide show at a
particular photo, press the SELECT button. The pause
icon
and current picture count appear at the bottom
of the screen.
To stop the slide show and return to normal Playback
mode, press the BACK button.
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Using the Option Menu
This menu allows you to install, use, or delete
optional programs available for use with
your camera.
Access the LCD monitor menus and select the Option
menu as described on page 60. The names of any
programs already installed in your camera will appear
on the menu, along with an Add/Delete command,
which you can use to install programs from a memory
card or delete programs from your camera.
To use an installed optional program, press the SELECT
button then press the
or
button to select the
optional program you want to use. Press the SELECT
button again to open the program.
Use the Add/Delete command to copy a program from a
CompactFlash memory card to your camera, or to delete
an optional program from your camera. Follow these
steps:
Note:
You can also upload optional programs to your camera from
your computer. See page 78 for instructions.
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1. If there are any photos in the camera’s internal
memory, transfer the ones you want to your
computer or to a CompactFlash Card, then erase all
the photos from the camera.
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Caution:
If any images are left in the camera’s memory
when you upload an optional program, the
camera may not work properly.
2. Insert the memory card into your camera.
With the Option menu selected, press the SELECT
button then press the
or
button to select
Add/Delete.
2. Press the SELECT button, then use the
to select Add or Delete.
or
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4. Press the SELECT button to install or delete the
program and return to the Option menu; press the
BACK button to return to the Option menu without
installing or deleting the program.
Using the Language Menu
With this menu you can select the language
used to display camera information on the
LCD screen. Depending on the country, you
can choose English, Japanese, French, German, Italian,
Portuguese, or Spanish. The current setting is
highlighted. To select a different language, press the
SELECT button until the language you want is
highlighted. Press BACK to return to the Playback mode.
3. Press the SELECT button. If you selected Add, the
camera starts installing the program. A message
appears asking you to confirm that you want to
install the program.
If you selected Delete, a list of the programs installed
in your camera appears. Use the
or
button to
choose the program you want to delete, then press
the SELECT button. A message appears asking you to
confirm that you want to delete the program.
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Chapter 5
Using the Uploader Utilities
EPSON Photo PC 600 comes with two uploader utility
programs that allow you to upload images and optional
programs from your computer to your camera. This
chapter explains how, including:
Uploading images to the camera
Uploading optional programs
Uploading Images to the Camera
The EPSON Photo File Uploader software included on
the CD-ROM that came with your camera allows you to
convert any JPEG or BMP image to EPSON Photo file
format and upload it to your camera or to a flash
memory card.
You can also use this software to make and save “screen
captures” of everything displayed on the computer
screen. Use this feature to turn any of the documents you
create, for example PowerPoint presentations, into image
files that you can upload to the camera or to a memory
card.
You can upload images in 640 x 480 pixel, 1024 x 768
pixel, or 1024 x 384 pixel sizes.
Note:
EPSON Photo File Uploader automatically converts images
from their original size to whichever of these three sizes you
choose.
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To use EPSON Photo File Uploader, you need to install it
in your computer along with the EPSON Photo!2
software. If you have not yet installed these programs,
do so now, following the instructions on page 17.
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2. Open your EPSON Photo File Uploader program. The
EPSON Photo File Uploader window appears with
the Upload To Camera menu displayed.
Uploading images from your PC
Follow these steps to upload images to your camera from
PCs running Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT
versions 3.51 or 4.0:
1. Make sure the camera is connected to the computer,
and that both the computer and the camera are
turned on. Also make sure EPSON Photo!2 is not
open and the LCD monitor is turned off.
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3. Select a file type from the File Type list. From the
Folder list, double-click the folder containing the
images you want to upload.
Note:
To upload images from a network drive, you may need to
map the drive before opening EPSON Photo File Uploader.
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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, simply click the >>
button.
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5. For each file in the Selected Files List, select an image
size from the Image Size box.
The selected files appear in the Selected Files List in the
order they will be uploaded. 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 rearrange the uploading order, select the
image you want to rearrange, then click the ↑ or ↓
Sort arrows.
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During the uploading process, EPSON Photo File
Uploader converts your files to EPSON Photo file
format with the image sizes you specified.
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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Note:
If you want to preview a selected image and confirm its
size, click the Preview checkbox.
6. Click the Start button. EPSON Photo!2 opens with the
Folder menu displayed. The images you want to
upload appear in the image selection window.
7. Click the Select All button to select all the images, or
select individual images by clicking the thumbnails
in the image selection window.
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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. Also make sure EPSON Photo!2 is not
open and the LCD monitor is turned off.
2. Double-click the EPSON Photo File Uploader icon.
The EPSON Photo File Uploader window appears.
8. Click the Upload Photos button. The Upload Photos
dialog box appears. Click the Camera radio button
to upload the images to your camera, or click the
Compact Flash Memory Card radio button to
upload the images to a compact flash card installed
in your computer; 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 the EPSON
Photo File Uploader window, the converted images
are also saved to the folder you specified.
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3. Click the Add button. The Select Files dialog box
appears. Double-click the folder containing the
images you want to upload, then select each file
you want to upload and click the Select button.
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4. For each file in the Selected Files List, select an image
size from the Image Size box.
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When you finish selecting image files, click Done to
close the Select Files dialog box. The selected images
appear in the Selected Files List in the order they will
be uploaded.
If you want to remove files from this list, select the files
and click the Remove button.
During the uploading process, EPSON Photo File
Uploader converts your files to EPSON Photo file
format with the image sizes you specified.
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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.
Note:
If you want to preview a selected image and confirm its
size, click the Preview checkbox.
5. Click the Upload button. EPSON Photo!2 opens with
the Folder menu displayed. The images you want to
upload appear in the image selection window.
6. Click the Select All button to select all the images, or
select individual images by clicking the thumbnails
in the image selection window.
7. Click the Upload Photos button. The Upload Photos
dialog box appears. Click the Camera radio button
to upload the images to your camera, or click the
Flash Memory Card radio button to upload the
images to a flash memory card installed in your
Macintosh; then click OK. The images are uploaded
to the destination you selected.
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Making Screen Copies
If you want to upload a document to your camera that is
not saved as a standard image file, you can turn the
document into an image file by making a copy, or "screen
capture," of your computer desktop with the document
open on it. Windows users can make screen captures
from within the EPSON Photo File Uploader utility;
Macintosh users need to use the standard Macintosh
screen shot function.
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Follow these steps to make screen captures:
1. Make sure the camera is connected to the computer,
and that both the computer and the camera are
turned on. Also make sure EPSON Photo!2 is not
open and the LCD monitor is turned off.
2. Open your EPSON Photo File Uploader program. The
EPSON Photo File Uploader window appears.
If you clicked the Save file to checkbox in the EPSON
Photo File Uploader window, the converted images
are also saved to the folder you selected.
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3. Click the Screen Capture menu tab. The Screen
Capture menu appears.
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5. Specify the key combination you want to use for
screen captures using the Hot Key Settings box. Click
the ALT, CTRL, or SHIFT checkbox, then select a key
from the hot key list. The default hot key is the F5
key.
6. Click Start to register the key combination. When the
key combination is registered, the Start button will
change to a Stop button. The key combination
remains registered only for the current session.
Pressing the Stop button erases the hot key
combination.
7. Start your application and open the file you want to
capture, then press the hot key combination you
selected.
4. From the Folder list, double-click 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.
Note:
To select a folder located on a network drive, you may need
to map the drive before opening EPSON Photo File
Uploader.
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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.
Note:
File names are created automatically.
8. When you are finished making screen captures, close
your application and click the Stop button in the
Screen Capture menu. The key combination you
selected is erased.
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If you want to upload your screen captures to the camera
right away, click the Upload To Camera menu tab. The
screen capture files appear in the File Name list. Follow
the uploading directions from step 4 on page 72 to
upload the screen captures.
For Macintosh users
EPSON Photo File Uploader for the Macintosh does not
have a screen shot feature. However, you can make
screen shots using your Macintosh system software, then
use EPSON Photo File Uploader to upload the screen
shots to your camera.
The instructions below are representative of many
Macintosh computers, but the procedure may be
different depending on your Macintosh. See your
computer manual for detailed instructions on making
screen shots.
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2. Open the EPSON Photo!2 folder and double-click the
EPSON Photo File Uploader icon. The EPSON Photo
File Uploader window appears.
3. Start your application and open the file you want to
capture, then press SHIFT+COMMAND+3 on your
computer keyboard. Your Macintosh names and
saves the screen shot on your hard drive.
You can make as many screen shots as you’d like;
simply repeat this step.
4. When you are finished making screen shots, 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 from step 3 on
page 74.
Follow these steps to make screen shots of your
Macintosh desktop:
1. Make sure the camera is connected to the computer,
and that both the computer and the camera are
turned on. Also make sure EPSON Photo!2 is not
open and the LCD monitor is turned off.
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Uploading Programs to the Camera
The EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader utility allows
you to upload up to five optional programs from your
PC or Macintosh to your PhotoPC 600.
Note:
❏ When you install your EPSON Photo!2 software, EPSON
Photo!2 Program Uploader is installed automatically.
❏ When uploading optional programs, the number
of pictures you can store in your camera’s internal
memory decreases.
❏ You can also upload optional programs from
CompactFlash memory cards. See page 68 for instructions.
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Uploading programs
Follow these steps to upload optional programs to the
camera:
1. Make sure the camera is connected to the computer,
and that both the computer and camera are turned
on. Also make sure that EPSON Photo!2 is not open
and the LCD monitor is turned off.
2. If there are any photos in the camera’s internal
memory, transfer the ones you want to you computer
or to a CompactFlash Card, then erase all the photos
from the camera.
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Caution:
If any images are left in the camera’s memory
when you upload an optional program, the
camera may not work properly.
3. Click or double-click the EPSON Photo!2 Program
Uploader icon in the EPSON Photo!2 program group
or folder. The EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader
window appears.
Note:
If the camera is not connected to the computer, an error
dialog box appears. Check the cable connections and make
sure the camera is turned on. If necessary, adjust the
communication port and speed settings in this dialog box.
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4. Click the Browse button to select the folder that
contains the programs you want to upload.
5. Select the programs you want to upload from the
Applications in Folder list.
6. Click the Upload button. EPSON Photo!2 Program
Uploader begins uploading the selected programs.
When the uploading process is finished, the uploaded
programs appear in the Applications in Camera list.
Now you can use the programs in your camera. See page
68 for instructions on opening the programs.
Removing programs
Follow these steps to remove optional programs from the
camera:
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2. Click or double-click the EPSON Photo!2 Program
Uploader icon in the EPSON Photo!2 program group
or folder. The EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader
window appears.
Note:
If the camera is not connected to the computer, an error
dialog box appears instead of the confirmation message.
Check the cable connections and make sure the camera is
turned on. If necessary, adjust the communication port
and speed settings in this dialog box.
3. Click the programs you want to remove in the
Applications in Camera list.
4. Click the Remove button. A confirmation message
appears.
5. Click OK. The selected programs are removed from
the camera and from the Applications in Camera list.
Note:
You can also remove programs by using the Option menu in
the camera’s LCD monitor menus. See page 68 for instructions.
1. Make sure the camera is connected to the computer,
and that both the computer and camera are turned
on. Also make sure that EPSON Photo!2 is not open
and the LCD monitor is turned off.
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Chapter 6
Camera Options
A variety of options are available that expand the
flexibility of your PhotoPC 600. Optional CompactFlash
Cards allows you to increase the camera’s storage
capacity. If you use the optional PCMCIA adapter, you
can access images stored on CompactFlash Cards directly
from your computer. The optional AC Adapter helps you
save battery power, particularly when previewing and
transferring pictures to your computer. This chapter
describes the following:
Using optional CompactFlash Cards
Using CompactFlash Memory Cards
PhotoPC 600 comes with 4MB of internal memory,
which holds up to approximately 8 super fine quality
pictures (1024 x 768 pixels), approximately 18 fine quality
pictures (1024 x 768 pixels), or approximately
56 standard quality pictures (640 x 480 pixels). You can
increase the camera’s storage capacity as described in the
following table by installing an optional 4MB (B808311)
or 15MB (B808301) CompactFlash Card:
4MB
Internal
Memory
Using the optional PCMCIA adapter
Using the AC Adapter
15MB
CompactFlash
Card
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56
63
Fine
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Note:
EPSON recommends use of EPSON CompactFlash Cards
only. Other memory cards may be incompatible with the
EPSON PhotoPC 600.
Also, if your computer is equipped with a Type II
PCMCIA memory card slot, you can access images
stored on memory cards directly from your computer by
using the optional PCMCIA adapter (B867041).
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3. Loop the card slot cover string around the hand strap
holder.
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4. Align the tabs on the back of the cover with the
installed memory card, as shown below.
Installing a CompactFlash Card
Follow these steps to install a memory card in the camera:
1. Make sure the camera and the monitor mode switch
are turned off.
2. Insert the card all the way into the memory card slot, as
shown below.
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5. Press the cover onto the memory card so that the
memory card slot is completely sealed.
Note:
Always attach the card slot cover to your camera when you
use optional CompactFlash Cards.
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When a memory card is installed, photos you take are
stored in the card’s memory rather than the camera’s
internal memory. The number of pictures you can store
in the memory card appears in brackets on the camera’s
display panel.
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3. Slide the lever on the bottom of the camera to eject the
memory card.
4. Remove it by hand.
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When a memory card is installed, you may notice a delay
between the time you press the shutter button and when
the camera beeps. To avoid blurring, make sure to hold
the camera still until the camera beeps.
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Caution:
Never remove the card while the camera is accessing it.
Data in the card may be lost or damaged.
Removing a CompactFlash Card
Follow these steps to remove a memory card from the
camera:
1. Make sure the camera and the monitor mode switch
are turned off.
2. Remove the card slot cover.
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Caution:
❏ Never remove the card while the camera is
accessing it. Data in the card may be lost or
damaged.
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❏ Avoid using or storing the card in dusty places, in
direct sunlight, or in places that become extremely
hot or humid.
Using the optional PCMCIA adapter
The optional PCMCIA adapter allows you to access
images stored on CompactFlash Cards directly from
your computer. To use this adapter, your computer must
be equipped with a Type II PCMCIA memory card slot.
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Macintosh users must enable the PC Exchange extension
software to access files on CompactFlash Cards. See your
Macintosh user’s manual for more information.
Follow these steps to use the optional adapter:
1. Insert the memory card into the optional adapter all
the way, as shown below.
2. Insert the adapter into your computer’s Type II
PCMCIA slot.
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Now you can access the photos in the memory card from
your computer.
Using the AC Adapter
The AC Adapter (B86703✽) allows you to connect your
PhotoPC 600 to a standard electrical outlet. This is
especially useful when you are transferring pictures and
operating the camera from your computer. The adapter
powers the camera, but does not charge the batteries. In
some locations the AC adapter comes with a separate AC
power cable.
Note:
The asterisk in the product number (B86703✽) is a substitute
for the last digit, which varies by country.
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Warning:
Use only the AC adapter designed for PhotoPC 600.
Use of any other adapter could cause fire, electrical
shock, or injury. Do not use the AC power cable and
the adapter for any purpose other than powering your
PhotoPC 600. If the AC plug doesn’t fit your outlet,
have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
To avoid radiation danger, do not expose or remove the
ferrite core.
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To avoid losing any images or settings, make sure the
camera is finished processing and is turned off before
you connect or disconnect the AC adapter. Then follow
these steps:
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3. Plug the adapter cable into the DC port on the camera.
1. If your AC adapter has a separate AC power cable,
push the cable connector firmly into the AC inlet.
4. Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
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2. Open the connector cover located on the side of the
camera.
Caution:
Place the camera and the AC adapter near an electrical
outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Note for French-speaking users:
Placez l’appareil photographique et ses options près
d’une prise de courant où la prise peut être débranchée
facilement.
connector cover
Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers. Also, avoid outlets on the same
circuit as large motors or other appliances that can
cause fluctuations in line voltage.
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For United Kingdom users - safety
information
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Warning:
This appliance must be earthed. Refer to rating plate
for voltage and check that the appliance voltage
corresponds to the supply voltage.
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The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the
plug marked with the letter L.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or
consult a qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and
rating.
IMPORTANT:
The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow - Earth
Blue - Neutral
Brown - Live
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If you have to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may
not match coloured markings used to identify the
terminals in a plug, please proceed as follows:
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or
the Earth symbol ( ).
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The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the
plug marked with the letter N.
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Chapter 7
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Your PhotoPC 600 is easy to take care of, and any
problems you may have are easy to solve.
See the following section for guidance on cleaning the
camera. For solutions to common camera problems, see
the section beginning on page 87.
❏ If the camera is jarred while processing an image, the
camera may fail to record the image in its memory.
Cleaning the camera
❏ Use a clean, dry cloth to keep the camera free of dust.
Caring for the Camera
Your PhotoPC 600 camera requires only the most basic
care. Before you do any maintenance procedures on the
camera, be sure to read the Safety Instructions in the
Introduction. Then follow these guidelines:
Caution
Handle the camera gently and avoid subjecting it to
strong shocks or vibrations. If the camera is dropped or
otherwise jarred, the following errors may occur even if
the camera is not permanently damaged.
❏ The camera’s date and time settings may be lost.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
❏ Do not use harsh or abrasive 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, be careful not to press
too hard.
❏ If necessary, clean the battery contacts with a dry
cloth.
Storing the camera
❏ Make sure the camera’s power is off and keep your
camera in its case when you are not using it.
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❏ When the camera is not used for long period 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.
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The camera may have shut off automatically. Close and
open the lens cover to turn the power back on.
Do not store the camera in the following locations:
Check the batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary, following
the instructions on page 15.
❏ Where it will be exposed to direct sunlight, for
example, on a car dashboard
If you are using the AC adapter, make sure it is plugged
into a working outlet.
❏ Near sources of bright light or high humidity
❏ Near heat sources or in a closed car
❏ In areas of excessive dirt or dust
❏ Where it will be exposed to strong vibrations or
magnetic fields
Camera Problems
Before you call for help, check this list of problems and
possible solutions.
The camera has no power.
Make sure the lens cover is open all the way. The power
comes on automatically when the lens cover is
opened fully.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
You cannot take a picture with the camera.
The flash may be recharging. Wait until the status light
beside the viewfinder turns green, and try again.
The camera may be connected to your computer. When
it is connected, you cannot use any of the controls on
the camera itself. See page 53 for instructions on
taking pictures from your computer.
The camera’s memory may be full. Check the picture
counter on the display panel. Erase some pictures
using the LCD monitor, or transfer the pictures to
your computer and then erase them.
Note:
❏ To use the LCD monitor to delete pictures, see page 63.
To use your computer to transfer and erase pictures,
see page 44.
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❏ Installing an optional CompactFlash Card allows you
to take more pictures without deleting any images
currently in the camera. See page 80 for details.
The flash does not work.
Make sure the flash is set to Automatic or Forced Flash.
See page 29 for more information on setting the flash.
Check the batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary, following
the instructions on page 15.
Nothing appears on the LCD screen in View mode.
Make sure the power is on. It comes on automatically
when the lens cover is opened fully.
Check the batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary, following
the instructions on page 15.
Nothing appears on the LCD screen in Playback
mode.
Check the batteries and make sure they are installed
correctly. Replace the batteries if necessary, following
the instructions on page 15.
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The image on the LCD monitor screen is too dark, or
is not visible at all.
Adjust the the brightness of the LCD screen if
necessary, following the instructions on page 61.
The EPSON Photo!2 Setup menu appears instead of
the Camera menu when you connect the camera to
your computer and open EPSON Photo!2.
Make sure the cable is connected correctly, as described
on page 36.
Make sure the camera is turned on and the batteries have
enough power.
Check the serial port settings on the Setup menu of your
EPSON Photo!2 software. You may need to change
the Port and Speed serial connection settings to Auto.
Make sure the port to which your camera is connected
is properly configured and that the Base I/O port
address and the Interrupt Request Number (IRQ)
assigned to the port are not in conflict with other
devices.
If you are a Macintosh user and the camera is sharing a
serial port with another device, make sure AppleTalk
is turned off.
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An error message appears when you are using
EPSON Photo!2 with the camera connected to the
computer.
Make sure the cable is connected correctly, as described
on page 36.
Make sure the camera is turned on and the batteries have
enough power.
Check the serial port settings on the Setup menu of your
EPSON Photo!2 software. You may need to change
the Port and Speed serial connection settings to Auto.
Avoid opening or working with applications unrelated
to the photo transfer process while the camera and
computer are communicating.
Note:
When the camera and computer are communicating, star
icons move across the camera’s display panel.
Nothing appears on the TV monitor when the
camera is connected to your television.
Make sure the video cable is connected correctly, as
described on page 34.
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Make sure the television is switched to the video mode.
Make sure the camera’s batteries have enough power.
Your camera may not be compatible with local television
broadcasting standards. Cameras purchased in
countries using the NTSC standard can only be used
with NTSC televisions, and cameras purchased in
countries conforming to the PAL standard can only
be used with PAL televisions.
Note:
Also check your television user’s manual for possible
solutions.
You cannot take a picture with the camera when an
optional CompactFlash Card is installed.
Check your camera’s LCD monitor for messages. If you
get a message indicating that you need to format or
eject the card, follow the instructions.
Your card’s memory may be full. Check the picture
counter on the display panel. If the card is full,
change to another card, erase some pictures using the
LCD monitor, or transfer the pictures to your
computer and then erase them.
Make sure the LCD monitor is switched to the Playback
mode.
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Picture Problems
If you are not satisfied with the pictures you get from
PhotoPC 600, you may need to adjust some of the camera
settings. Or maybe you need to brush up on your
photography techniques. Read the suggestions listed
below and give them a try.
Your pictures display poor image quality on the
screen or when you print them out.
PhotoPC 600 captures images in 24-bit color (16 million
colors). Your pictures will not display maximum
image quality if your monitor or your computer’s
video controller does not 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,
will provide excellent image quality.
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Make sure the subject is not moving.
Be careful to hold the camera steady while the image is
being captured.
Make sure your flash is not set to Flash Off.
Your picture is too dark (underexposed).
You may need to use the flash. Set the flash to Automatic
or Forced Flash, following the instructions on page 29.
If you are using the flash, make sure your subject is
within the range of 20 cm to 2.4 m.
Use an image-editing program to adjust the picture’s
brightness and contrast.
If you are using macro mode to take a close-up photo,
make sure to provide adequate lighting for your
subject, since the camera’s aperture is automatically
set to its smallest setting when in this mode.
Your picture is blurry or out of focus.
Make sure your subject is within the camera’s range.
You should be at least 50 cm away to take a picture
without the flash, and 20 cm to 2.4 m away to take a
picture with the flash. You can take a picture as close
as 20 cm in macro mode.
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Your picture is too light (overexposed).
If you are using the forced flash setting, it may be too
bright. Try setting the flash to Automatic. See page 29.
If you are facing a bright light source, you may need to
shoot your picture from a different angle.
Use an image-editing program to adjust the picture’s
brightness and contrast.
Part of your picture is missing.
Make sure you are not blocking the lens with your
finger, hand strap, clothing, or other object.
A horizontal or vertical red line appears on your
picture.
Red lines are caused by glare. Avoid photographing
very shiny surfaces that reflect a glare of light into
your lens.
The wrong date and/or time are displayed on your
camera.
Whenever you change batteries in the camera you
need to reset the clock. See page 60 to use the LCD
monitor to set the clock, or see page 57 to set the
clock from your computer.
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If the camera has been subjected to a strong shock or
viration the camera’s date and time settings may be
lost.
The colors in your picture do not look right.
When you take pictures under certain artificial lighting
conditions, the colors may be slightly distorted. You
can use image-editing software to adjust the colors.
Your pictures do not look as good as they used to.
Your camera’s lens may be dirty or dusty. Try cleaning
it following the instructions on page 86.
The area captured in the photo is different from
what you saw in the viewfinder.
Take care to look straight through the viewfinder.
When taking photos in macro mode, we recommend
you to use the LCD monitor rather than the
viewfinder to frame your subject.
Keep in mind that the area visible through the
viewfinder is slightly smaller than the area captured
in the actual photo.
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Chapter 8
Using the Direct Print Kit
The Direct Print Kit is software and a cable which allow
you to print images directly from your PhotoPC 600 on
an EPSON Stylus Photo inkjet printer.
Preparing to Use the Direct Print Kit
You need the following items to use the Direct Print Kit.
The software includes the following features:
Digital camera:
EPSON PhotoPC 600
❏ Color, monochrome, blue, and sepia printing
Printer:
EPSON Stylus Photo
❏ Standard, Album, Index (contact sheet), and Sticker
printing modes
Printer cable:
Apple System Peripheral-8 cable
(8-pin mini-circular connector)
This chapter explains how to print directly from your
PhotoPC 600, including:
Preparing to Use the Direct Print Kit
Connecting Your Camera to the Printer
Paper Types
Using the Direct Print Kit
Note:
We also recommend using the optional AC adapter (B86703✽)
to make sure that the batteries do not run out while printing.
Before you can print directly from your camera, you
need to upload the Direct Print Kit software to your
PhotoPC 600. See page 78 for instructions on how to
upload programs to the camera.
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3. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Follow these steps to connect the camera to the EPSON
Stylus Photo printer.
connector cover
1. Make sure that both the camera and the printer are
turned off.
2. Connect one end of the interface cable to the serial
connector on the back of the printer.
Note:
Use the Apple System Peripheral-8 cable (8-pin
mini-circular connector) cable. Do not use the PC
connection cable or Macintosh adapter cable that also
came with the camera.
4. Depending on the type of serial cable you have, line up
either the arrow or the flat surface of the cable
connector with the mark on the camera’s serial port.
Then insert the connector.
c
Caution:
Be sure to position the cable correctly before
pushing it into the connector. Otherwise, the
cable’s pins may be damaged.
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Note:
❏ The availability of special media varies by country.
Paper Types
You can use any of the paper types listed below.
❏ Ink jet printers are particularly sensitive to the condition
of your paper. Keep unused paper in its original packaging
and store it in a cool, dark place.
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Use this paper for standard photo quality printing.
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
S041061
S041026
S041054
S041062
Photo Quality Glossy Paper
Use this paper for photo quality glossy prints.
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Paper (4 × 6 in.)
S041126
S041124
S041134
Photo Quality Glossy Film
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EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
EPSON Photo Stickers (A6)
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S041107
S041072
S041144
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Using the Direct Print Kit
Once you have uploaded the Direct Print software to
your camera, follow the instructions in this section to
access the software and print out images.
Accessing the Direct Print program
1. Slide the monitor mode switch on your camera to
Playback.
2. Press the SELECT button on the back of the camera.
Menu icons appear at the top of the LCD screen with
the currently selected menu highlighted in orange.
3. Press the
or
button until the Option menu is
highlighted, then press the SELECT button.
4. Press the
or
button until Direct Print is
highlighted. Then press the SELECT button to display
the Direct Print modes.
To print, see the instructions in the next section for the
print mode you want to use.
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Printing your images
The Direct Print Kit features the following print modes:
❏ Standard
The Standard Print mode allows you to print a single
image on each sheet. In this mode you can select the
paper size and type, layout (printing position), color,
number of copies, and whether to print the time and
date that the photo was taken. See page 96 for
instructions on printing with this mode.
❏ Album
Lets you to print up to three images on A4 or letter
size paper, or up to two images on A6 size paper.
The options in this mode allow you to select the
paper size and type, and whether to print the time
and date that the photo was taken. See page 97 for
instructions on printing with this mode.
❏ Index (contact sheet)
The index Print mode allows you to print A4, Letter,
or A6 size contact sheets consisting of small
“thumbnail” images of all the photos in your camera.
In this mode you can select the paper size and type,
and whether to print the date that the photos were
taken. See page 98 for instructions on printing with
this mode.
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❏ Sticker
The Sticker Print mode allows you to print on
EPSON Photo Stickers. This mode prints 16 small
copies of the image you select onto each Photo
Sticker sheet. See page 99 for instructions on printing
with this mode.
To print, access the Direct Print program as described on
page 95, then follow the instructions below for the print
mode you want to use.
Standard Print mode
Follow these steps to print using the Standard Print
mode:
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3. After selecting an image, press the SELECT button. The
Standard Print options and current settings appear
on the screen.
4. To change a setting, press the
or
button to select
the option you want to change, then press the SELECT
button. The settings for that option appear on the
screen.
5. Press the
or
button to select a setting, then press
the SELECT button.
Note:
The settings available for some options depend on the type
of image selected. For example, A4 and Letter paper size
settings are only available for panorama photos.
1. Access the Direct Print program as described on page 95,
then press the
or
button to highlight
Standard Print. Press the SELECT button. Thumbnail
images of the first nine photos in your camera appear
with the currently selected image framed in blue.
6. Connect the camera to the printer as described on page
93, then turn on the printer and load the size and
type of paper you selected. For paper loading
instructions, see your printer User’s Guide.
2. Press the
or
button until the image you want to
print is framed in blue.
7. When you are ready to start printing, press the
button to select Print.
To see an enlarged view of a selected image, press the
photo format button to the left of the LCD screen. To
return to the thumbnail view, press any button on
the camera.
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8. Press the SELECT button. The camera starts sending the
image data to the printer.
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While the camera is sending data, the LCD screen goes
blank and star icons move across the display panel
on the top of the camera. When printing starts, the
display panel returns to normal.
Note:
To cancel printing, hold down the camera’s BACK button
for about three seconds. A message stating that printing is
canceled appears on the LCD screen for five seconds, then
the screen returns to the Direct Print menu. The printer
stops printing and ejects the paper.
9. When printing is finished, the LCD screen returns to
the Direct Print menu. When you finish printing,
close the Direct Print program by pressing the BACK
button. Then slide the monitor mode switch to OFF
and turn off the printer.
Album Print mode
Follow these steps to print using the Album Print mode:
1. Access the Direct Print program as described on page 95,
then press the
or
button to highlight Album
Print. Press the SELECT button. Thumbnail images of
the first nine photos in your camera appear with the
currently selected image framed in blue.
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2. Press the
or
button until the first image in the
series you want to print is framed in blue. Then press
the SELECT button.
To see an enlarged view of a selected image, press the
photo format button to the left of the LCD screen. To
return to the thumbnail view, press any button on
the camera.
3. Press the
or
button to select the last image in the
series you want to print, then press the SELECT
button. The Album Print options and current settings
appear on the screen.
Note:
You can print up to three images on an A4 or letter size
sheet, or up to two images on an A6 size sheet.
4. To change a setting, press the
or
button to select
the option you want to change, then press the SELECT
button. The settings for that option appear on the
screen.
5. Press the
or
button to select a setting, then press
the SELECT button.
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6. Connect the camera to the printer as described on page
93, then turn on the printer and load the size and
type of paper you selected. If a message telling you
how many sheets to load appears at the bottom of the
Album Print options screen, be sure to load at least
that many sheets. For paper loading instructions, see
your printer User’s Guide.
7. When you are ready to start printing, press the
button to select Print.
or
8. Press the SELECT button. The camera starts sending the
image data to the printer.
While the camera is sending data, the LCD screen goes
blank and star icons move across the display panel
on the top of the camera. When printing starts, the
display panel returns to normal.
Note:
To cancel printing, hold down the camera’s BACK button
for about three seconds. A message stating that printing is
canceled appears on the LCD screen for five seconds, then
the screen returns to the Direct Print menu. The printer
stops printing and ejects the paper.
9. When printing is finished, the LCD screen again
displays thumbnail images of the photos in your
camera in Album Print mode.
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To print a new group of photos, follow these instructions
from step 2. To finish printing, close the Direct Print
program by pressing the BACK button. Then slide the
monitor mode switch to OFF and turn off the printer.
Index Print mode
Follow these steps to print using the Index Print mode:
1. Access the Direct Print program as described on page 95,
then press the
or
button to highlight Index
Print. Press the SELECT button. Thumbnail images of
the first nine photos in your camera appear with the
currently selected image framed in blue.
2. Press the
or
button until the first image in the
series you want to print is framed in blue. Then press
the SELECT button.
To see an enlarged view of a selected image, press the
photo format button to the left of the LCD screen. To
return to the thumbnail view, press any button on
the camera.
3. Press the
or
button to select the last image in the
series you want to print, then press the SELECT
button. The Index Print options and current settings
appear on the screen.
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4. To change a setting, press the
or
button to select
the option you want to change, then press the SELECT
button. The settings for that option appear on the
screen.
5. Press the
or
button to select a setting, then press
the SELECT button.
6. Connect the camera to the printer as described on page
93, then turn on the printer and load the size and
type of paper you selected. If a message telling you
how many sheets to load appears at the bottom of the
Album Print options screen, be sure to load at least
that many sheets. For paper loading instructions, see
your printer User’s Guide.
7. When you are ready to start printing, press the
button to select Print.
or
8. Press the SELECT button. The camera starts sending the
image data to the printer.
While the camera is sending data, the LCD screen goes
blank and star icons move across the display panel
on the top of the camera. When printing starts, the
display panel returns to normal.
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Note:
To cancel printing, hold down the camera’s BACK button
for about three seconds. A message stating that printing is
canceled appears on the LCD screen for five seconds, then
the screen returns to the Direct Print menu. The printer
stops printing and ejects the paper.
9. When printing is finished, the LCD screen returns to
the Direct Print menu.
When you finish printing, close the Direct Print program
by pressing the BACK button. Then slide the monitor
mode switch to OFF and turn off the printer.
Sticker Print mode
Follow these steps to print using the Sticker Print mode:
1. Access the Direct Print program as described on page
95, then press the
or
button to highlight
Sticker Print. Press the SELECT button. Thumbnail
images of the first nine photos in your camera appear
with the currently selected image framed in blue.
2. Press the
or
or button until the image you want
to print is framed in blue.
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To see an enlarged view of a selected image, press the
photo format button to the left of the LCD screen. To
return to the thumbnail view, press any button on
the camera.
3. After selecting an image, press the SELECT button. The
Print option appears on the screen.
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6. When printing is finished, the LCD screen returns to
the Direct Print menu.
When you finish printing, close the Direct Print program
by pressing the BACK button. Then slide the monitor
mode switch to OFF and turn off the printer.
4. Connect the camera to the printer as described on page
93, then turn on the printer and load EPSON Photo
Stickers. See the loading instructions that came with
the PhotoStickers.
5. When you are ready to start printing, press the SELECT
button. The camera starts sending the image data to
the printer.
While the camera is sending data, the LCD screen goes
blank and star icons move across the display panel
on the top of the camera. When printing starts, the
display panel returns to normal.
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Note:
To cancel printing, hold down the camera’s BACK button
for about three seconds. A message stating that printing is
canceled appears on the LCD screen for five seconds, then
the screen returns to the Direct Print menu. The printer
stops printing and ejects the paper.
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LCD Screen and Display Panel
Messages
When printing with the Direct Print Kit, a variety of
status messages may appear on the camera’s LCD screen
and display panel. For detailed explanations of these
messages, see the following tables.
LCD screen messages
Display panel messages
Message
Explanation
Message
Explanation
Check Printer
Model.
The camera is not connected to an
EPSON Stylus Photo printer.
Connect the camera to an EPSON
Stylus Photo printer, then press the
SELECT button to begin printing. (If
you want to cancel printing, press
the BACK button.)
E51: Another
interface is
active
The printer is recieving a print job
through another interface. When
the print job ends, the printer begins
printing from the Direct Print Kit
automatically.
E55: No ink
Printing stopped because the printer
ran out of ink. Replace the ink
cartridges as needed and start
printing again from the beginning.
(For information about how to
replace ink cartridges, refer to your
printer User’s Guide.)
E56: No paper
Load paper into the printer, and
then press the printer’s (E)
load/eject button to begin printing.
(Or press the camera’s BACK button
to cancel printing.)
Print: SELECT
Cancel: BACK
Battery is low.
Use AC
adapter.
Battery power is almost out.
Connect the camera to the
optional AC adapter.
Check Printer
Connection
or Printer Error.
Printing stopped because of a
printer error. Clear the error, then
start printing again from the
beginning. (For information about
how to handle printer errors, refer to
your printer User’s Guide.)
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.
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Printed Image Dimensions
Standard Print mode
Layout setting
Paper Size setting
Image
Dimensions
Framed Photo
A6
108 × 81 mm
Top, Center, Bottom
A6/Photo Paper
72 × 54 mm
Photo Print
Photo Paper
157 × 106 mm
Panorama
A4/Letter
252 × 93 mm
A6/Photo Paper
108 × 40 mm
Album Print mode
A4/Letter:
A6:
108 × 81 mm
72 × 54 mm
Index Print mode
A4/letter/A6:
36 × 27 mm
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Appendix A
Specifications
Camera
Product type
Type
Digital still AF camera with LCD
monitor
CCD
1/3 inch color area CCD
(810,000 pixels)
LCD monitor
2-inch color LCD monitor
(110,000 pixels)
Internal memory
4MB (record image data, program
memory)
Recorded Image
Image quality modes Super fine image quality (1024 x 768
pixels, 1024 x 384 pixels)
Fine image quality (1024 x 768 pixels,
1024 x 384 pixels)
Standard image quality (640 x 480
pixels)
Alternative formats
Monochrome, macro, digital step
zoom (zoom rate 1.0 to 3.0 times),
panorama, multi-frame
Optical
Lens
f = 5 mm F2.8 (equivalent to a 36 mm
lens on a 35 mm camera)
Range
0.5 m to infinity
0.2 m to 0.5 m (macro mode)
Data type
JPEG (16 million colors, 24 bit)
Focus
Automatic focus
Image size
1024 x 768 pixels,
1024 x 384 pixels (panorama),
640 x 480 pixels
Sensitivity
Equivalant to ISO 100
Aperture
F2.8, F5.6, F11
Specifications
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Shutter
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)
Exposure control
Program auto expose
White balance
TTL automatic white balance
Viewfinder
Real-image optical
Self timer
10 seconds
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Note:
❏ Figures shown here represent storage capacity when optional
programs are not installed in the camera’s internal memory.
❏ The number of pictures you can take depends on the
complexity of each photo even if the image quality is the same
for all the photos.
Photo processing time (approximate)
LCD monitor off
Flash
Automatic luminance control flash
Flash modes
Automatic, forced flash, flash off
Flash range
0.2 to 2.4 m
Standard
7 seconds
LCD monitor on
11 seconds
Fine
7
11
Super fine
10
14
LCD monitor photo displaying time (approximate)
Functional
Time (seconds)
Storage capacity
Minimum
Average
Standard
48
53
Fine
16
17
Super fine
6
8
Fine/ monochrome
16
17
Super fine/ monochrome
6
8
Fine/ panorama
32
35
Super fine/ panorama
13
16
Standard
3
Fine
6
Super fine
8~9
Interface
Serial interface
Video out
Specifications
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8-pin mini-DIN, RS-232C-compatible
special interface for PC, Macintosh
and EPSON printers
Communications speed: 19.2 Kbps or
higher (max 115.2 Kbps)
NTSC (NTSC model)
PAL (PAL model)
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Sources
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Optional CompactFlash Card
4 AA batteries (single-use alkaline
(LR6), single-use lithium (FR6),
rechargeable Ni-Cd, or rechargeable
Ni-MH)
Optional AC Adapter (B86703✻)
Battery life*
LCD monitor off
LCD Monitor on
Approximately
400 pictures
View mode
Approximately 30 minutes
Playback mode
Approximately 90 minutes
* AA (LR6) alkaline batteries. Battery life varies
depending on the type and manufacturer.
4MB CompactFlash Card (B808311)
Storage capacity
4MB
Physical Dimensions:
Width
42.8 mm
Height
36.8 mm
Depth
3.3 mm
15MB CompactFlash Card (B808301).
Storage capacity
15MB
Physical Dimensions:
Physical Dimensions
Width
42.8 mm
Width
142.5 mm
Height
36.8 mm
Height
69.8 mm
Depth
3.3 mm
Depth
48.8 mm
Weight
280 g (without batteries)
Temperature
Operating: 5 to 35°C
Non-operating: -20 to 60°C
Humidity
(non-condensing)
Operating: 30% to 90%
Non-operating: 10% to 90%
Specifications
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Interface
PCMCIA PC Card ATA
Card slot type
Type II
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Model EU-19
Output
DC7V/2.0A
Input
AC 120V, 50/60 Hz
Physical Dimensions:
Physical Dimensions:
Width
54.0 mm
Height
85.6 mm
Depth
5.0 mm
Width
50 mm
Height
30 mm (47 mm including plug)
Depth
95 mm
Model EU-20
Optional AC Adapter
Model EU-18
Output
DC7V/2.0A
Input
AC 127/220/230/240V, 50/60 Hz
Physical Dimensions:
Output
DC 7V / 2.0A
Width
60 mm
Input
AC 110/120V, 50/60 Hz
Height
34 mm
Depth
95 mm
Physical Dimensions:
Width
50 mm
Height
30 mm (47 mm including plug)
Depth
95 mm
Specifications
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Appendix B
Contacting Customer Support
If your camera is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in
this guide, contact customer support services for assistance.
We will be able to help you much more quickly if you give
us the following information:
Serial number of your camera:
(The serial number label is on the underside of the
camera.)
Camera model:
Brand and model of your computer:
Camera software version:
(Click the About button in your camera software.)
For United Kingdom and the Republic
of Ireland Users
If you purchased your camera in the UK or the Republic of
Ireland, Epson (UK) Limited provides a range of customer
services and technical support.
Note:
For customers in the Republic of Ireland, please use the correct
dialing codes when dialing the UK telephone numbers listed in
the following sections. For example the Customer Support
telephone number, 01442 227478, should be dialed as 00 44
1442 227478 from the Republic of Ireland.
Windows version (for example, 95 or 3.1) you are using:
Software applications you normally use with your camera
and their version numbers:
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Customer Support
Our Customer Support team can provide the following
services:
❏ Technical information on installing, configuring, and
operating your EPSON products
❏ Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired
within the warranty period
The Customer Support team can be contacted by calling
01442 227478 in the UK or 00 44 1442 227478 from the
Republic of Ireland.
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EPtec - Bulletin Board Service for latest drivers
and utilities
You can call the EPSON Bulletin Board Service on 01442
227479. No membership is required. Make sure that your
communications software is set to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity bit, ANSI terminal mode emulation and a modem
speed of up to 28.8 Kbps. Downloading protocols supported
include Xmodem, Ymodem and Zmodem. See the
documentation that came with your communications
software and modem for more information.
When you first connect to the Bulletin Board Service, you
will be asked for your name, company name, phone number
and a password (which you can invent yourself).
Faxon EPSON
Contact Faxon EPSON Faxback Service for:
❏ Literature and specifications on the latest EPSON
products
❏ Support information including troubleshooting tips,
switch settings and driver information
World Wide Web
If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web browser,
you can access EPSON’s World Wide Web site at
http://www.epson.com. Here you will find information on
the latest EPSON products, software drivers, and answers to
frequently asked questions.
To use Faxon EPSON, call 01442 227332 using a touch-tone
phone. You will be asked to follow a simple routine to
register your document request and once you have entered
your telephone and fax numbers, Faxon EPSON will fax a
copy of the document catalogue to your fax machine.
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When you have found the documents that you need in the
catalogue, call Faxon EPSON again and enter the document
ID numbers. The documents will be faxed to you
automatically.
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For United States Users
If you purchased your camera in the United States or
Canada, EPSON provides customer support and service
through a network of authorized EPSON Customer Care
Centers. Dial (800) 922-8911 for the nearest location or the
following services:
❏ Fax-on-Demand access to EPSON’s technical
information library
❏ Literature on current and new products
❏ The location of your nearest Authorized EPSON
Reseller or Customer Care Center
❏ Technical information on installation, configuration, and
operation of EPSON products
❏ Customer relations.
For answers to commonly asked questions about EPSON
products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call EPSON Sound
Advice at (800) 442-2110.
You can purchase manuals, accessories, or parts from
EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
If you need help using software with an EPSON product,
see the documentation for that program for technical
support information.
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Electronic support services
You can access helpful tips, specifications, DIP switch or
jumper settings, drivers, FAQs, sample files, application
notes, and EPSON product bulletins 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, using a modem and one of the online services below.
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 BBS 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 Fax-on-Demand Service
You can access EPSON’s technical information library by
calling (800) 442-2110 or (800) 922-8911 and selecting the
appropriate phone option. You must provide a return fax
number to use Fax-on-Demand.
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EPSON Forum on CompuServe®
Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at the menu
prompt to reach CompuServe’s Epson America Forum. As
an owner of an EPSON product, you are eligible for a free
introductory CompuServe membership, which entitles you
to an introductory credit and your own user ID and
password. To take advantage of this offer in the U.S. or
Canada, call (800) 848-8199 and ask for representative #529.
For Australian Users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of
Customer Service. As well as this User’s Guide, we provide
the following sources for obtaining information:
EPSON FAXBACK
EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and
pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia. There
is also technical information including details of the latest
software and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903 9075 and the
system will guide you through a number of choices before
faxing the information to your fax machine.
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and
drivers. Visit the BBS to check out the latest versions. If you
have a modem, phone (02) 9417 5090.
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Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth
taking your modem here for the occasional surf! You can get
the same information as offered on the EPSON FAXBACK
and the EPSON Bulletin Board plus more.
Your dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and
resolve problems. The dealer should always be the first call
for advice on problems. They can often solve problems
quickly and easily as well as give you advice on the next
step to take.
EPSON Helpdesk
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure
our clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk
can aid you in diagnosing hardware and software problems.
They can also advise you on the latest EPSON products and
where the nearest dealer or service agent is located. Many
types of queries are answered here.
Access to the Helpdesk is at no charge to purchasers of new
products for the first 12 months of that product’s life. After
that period, a different phone number is used and charges
are debited to your telephone account. The current charge
rates are specified when you ring the chargeable support
number. You are asked to signify your acceptance before
any charges are incurred.
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first 12 months
after 12 months
fax number
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Electronic bulletin board system
(02) 9903 9040
1 902 263 192
(02) 9903 9189
We encourage you to have all the relevant information on
hand when you ring. The more information you prepare, the
faster we can help solve the problem. This information
includes the User’s Guide for your EPSON product, type of
computer, operating system, application programs, and any
other information you feel is required.
For Hong Kong Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales
services, users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong
Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in
both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users
with the following information:
❏ Product information
❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to
obtain camera information and the latest versions of camera
software. You can log on to the following number for the
BBS service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following
telephone and fax numbers:
Phone:
Fax:
(852) 2585-4399
(852) 2827-4383
For Philippines Users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales
services, users are welcome to contact the EPSON
Philippines Representative Office at the telephone and fax
numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
BBS:
(632) 813-6552
(632) 813-6545
(632) 814-0595
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❏ Latest versions of EPSON camera software
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
http://www.epson.com.hk.
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For Singapore Users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
(065) 337-7911
(065) 334-1185
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Glossary
application
JPEG
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task,
such as word processing or financial planning.
A file format for storing color and grayscale images in
compressed files. Data in JPEG files receives greater compression
than TIFF and other formats.
BMP
A Windows file format for storing image data.
OLE
bps (bits per second)
A way to transfer and share information between
Windows-based applications.
A measure of data transmission speed.
PCX
default
A file format for storing color and grayscale images.
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned
on, reset, or initialized.
PICT
A file format widely used for Macintosh graphics.
drag and drop
Method for moving an on-screen object by holding the pointer
over the object, pressing and holding the mouse button,
dragging the mouse, then releasing the mouse button to drop the
object in a new location.
pixel
Short for picture element. Each image is composed of a number
of pixels. Pixels are also counted in units of dots.
thumbnails
ink jet printer
Small representations of images.
A printer that transfers ink onto the paper by spraying it through
a number of small nozzles.
TWAIN
interface
The connection between the computer and the camera.
Glossary
A type of interface protocol that makes input peripherals, such as
scanners or digital cameras, easier to access directly from
application programs.
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Index
A
C
AC adapter, 83-85
Adjusting camera settings
flash, 29, 53
image quality, 28, 53
macro, 30, 53
self timer, 29, 53
special photo formats, 30
Attaching the hand strap, 17
Auto shut-off, 23
setting, 57
Cables
printer, See Direct Print Kit
serial, 12, 36
video, 12, 34
Camera ID, 57
Camera
buttons, 13-14
caring for, 86
cleaning, 86
getting to know, 13
menu, 43
parts of, 12
problems, 87
storage capacity, 28, 1048
Checking
battery, 24
picture counter, 32
Clicking the shutter,
from the computer, 54
on the camera, 24
Clock, setting,
from the camera, 20
from the computer, 57
CompactFlash Cards, 80
formatting, 67
installing and removing, 81, 82
installing programs from, 68
uploading photos to, 50
B
BACK button, 20, 58
Batteries
handling, 16
installing, 15
checking, 24
life, 105
Beep, 29
setting, 61
Brightness
LCD monitor, 61
picture, 91
Buttons, 13-14
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Computer connection settings, 55
Connecting the camera
to a Macintosh, 38
to a PC, 37
Controlling the camera from the computer, 52
Controls menu, 52
Copying photos, 66
Customer Support, 107
D
Date and time, setting
from the camera, 20
from the computer, 57
Direct Print Kit, 92-102
album printout, 95, 97
cable, 92, 93
connecting your camera to the printer, 93
EPSON Stylus Photo printer, 92, 93, 101
error messages, 101
index printout (contact sheet), 95, 98
LCD screen and display panel messages, 101
paper types, 94
preparing to use the Direct Print Kit, 92
printed image dimensions, 102
printing images directly from your camera, 92
printing your images, 95-100
printout modes, 95-96
standard printout, 95, 96
sticker printout, 96, 99-100
uploading the Direct Print Kit to your camera, 92, 78
using the Direct Print Kit, 95
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Displaying photos on a television, 34
Display panel, 12, 24
E
EPSON Direct Print Kit, See Direct Print Kit
EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader, 78
EPSON Photo!2 software
accessing, 40
installing, 17
using, 41
EPSON Photo! File Uploader
installing, 18
making screen copies, 75
uploading images, 70
EPSON Stylus Photo printer, See Direct Print Kit
Erase Photo menu, 63
Erasing photos
from a folder, 51
using EPSON Photo!2, 54
using the Erase Photo menu, 63
using the Photo Control menu, 63
Error messages when printing, See Direct Print Kit
F
File names, 45
Finding the folder containing your photos, 50
Fine image quality setting, 28, 53
Flash settings, 29, 53
Folder menu, 48
Formatting memory cards, 67
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Getting memory information, 66
Getting photo information
from the computer, 48
from the LCD monitor, 62
H
Help EPSON Photo!2, 42
I
Image quality settings, 28, 53
Image selection window, 43, 48-49
Information menu, 62
Inserting a picture by importing, 47
Installing
batteries, 15
CompactFlash Cards, 81
Direct Print Kit, 92
EPSON Photo!2 software, 17
EPSON Photo! File Uploader software, 18
optional programs in the camera, 68-69, 78-79
L
Language menu, 69
Language, setting, 20
LCD monitor
brightness, 61
error messages when printing, See Direct Print Kit
menus, 58-69
using to take photos, 25-26
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Lights
status, 13, 25
timer, 13, 29-30
Live preview
displaying on computer screen, 54
displaying on the LCD monitor, 25-26
M
Macro mode setting, 30, 53
Making screen copies, 75
Menus
EPSON Photo!2, 42
LCD monitor, 59
Monitor mode switch, 13, 20
Monochrome image quality settings, 28, 53
Multi-frame photo format, 30-32
Multi-frame shooting time, setting, 62
Multi-photo Playback mode, 62
N
Navigation buttons, 13, 31, 58
O
Option menu, 68-69
Options, 80-85
AC adapter, 83-85
CompactFlash Cards, 80-82
PCMCIA adapter, 82-83
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Panorama photo format, 30-32
PCMCIA adapter, 82-83
Photo Control menu, 63-67
Picture
counter, 32
printing, See Direct Print Kit
problems, 90-91
taking range, 26
Pictures
inserting by importing, 47-48
erasing, 48, 51, 54, 63-64
taking from the computer, 54
transferring from a folder to a document, 51
transferring from the camera to a document, 45-46
Playback mode, 33, 58
Playback Mode menu, 62
Playing back photos
on the LCD monitor, 33
on a television, 34-35
using the slide show feature, 68
Port option, 56
Ports
DC, 84
serial, 37-38
video, 34
Power saving features LCD monitor, 23
Preview option, EPSON Photo File Uploader, 72-79, 74-75
Printer, See Direct Print Kit
Printing images directly from your camera, See Direct Print Kit
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camera, 87
printing with Direct Print Kit, See Direct Print Kit
picture, 90-91
Progress meter, 43
S
Saving selected photos to a folder, 44-45
Screen Capture menu, 76
SELECT button, 20-21, 58
Selecting images, EPSON Photo!2, 43-44, 49
Self timer, 29-30, 53
Settings menu, 60-62
Setup menu, 55-57
Shutter
clicking on the camera, 24-26
clicking from the computer, 54
Slide Show menu, 68
Special photo formats, 30-32
Specifications, 103-106
Speed option, 56
Standard image quality setting, 28, 53
Status bar, 42
Status light, 13, 24-25
Storage capacity
CompactFlash Cards, 80
internal memory, 28, 104
Storing the camera, 86-87
Stylus Photo printer, See Direct Print Kit
Superfine image quality setting, 28, 53
Support (contacting customer support), 107
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Taking pictures from the computer, 53-54
Test Connection button, 56
Transferring
pictures from the camera to your documents, 45-48
pictures from a folder to your documents, 49-51
Troubleshooting
camera problems, 87-89
Direct Print Kit, 92, 101
picture problems, 90-91
Viewfinder, 13, 24-25
View mode, 25, 27, 31
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Zoom, 30-32
U
Unpacking your camera, 12
Uploading
Direct Print Kit, See Direct Print Kit
images, 50, 70-75
programs to the camera, 78-79
Uploader utilities
EPSON Photo!2 Program Uploader, 78-79
EPSON Photo File Uploader, 70-77
Upload Photos button, 50
Upload To Camera menu, 71
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Using this On-line User’s Guide
You should view this document
with the follow settings on the
toolbar:
❏ Display bookmarks and the page
• Display Bookmarks
and the page
• Selects the
hand tool
• First page
• Previous
• Next
• Last
• Make the pages fit
inside the Window
• Find text
❏ Make the page fit inside the window
• Drag this
❏ Hand tool.
scroll box
up or down
to jump to
a specific
page
The diagram and annotations on
this page show the main toolbar
buttons and document navigation
methods to use when viewing this
on-line user’s guide.
For more information on using
documents in Adobe Acrobat,
select Acobat on-line guide or
Acrobat tutorial from the Help
menu.
Point and Click anywhere on this
page to go to the Font Cover
contents page.
• Point & Click on these
bookmark headings to
jump to a section
• Point & Click on these
links to jump to a section
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