Casio Panorama Editor Instruction manual

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Photo Loader
Version 3.0
CASIO LCD Digital Camera Image Loading
Software
Windows version
Instruction manual
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Important!
• Images loaded will be saved in the following location if the setting for the
library save destination location has not been changed after installing
Photo Loader.
C:\Program Files\CASIO\Photo Loader\Image Library\20051223
(for folder dated 23rd December 2005)
• Photo Loader must be installed on the hard disk of your PC. Photo Loader
may not operate correctly if installed on a removable disk or CD-R.
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Table of contents
Introduction ................................................................... 5
■ To first-time users of Photo Loader ....................................... 5
■ Features of Photo Loader ....................................................... 5
Automatically loads recorded images from a digital camera or
memory card. .......................................................................... 5
Handling high-volume image data as a library ........................... 6
Automatically creates an HTML file in which recorded images
can be searched in calendar format. ....................................... 6
■ New functions of Photo Loader 3.0 ........................................ 6
■ Continuing use of Libraries from Photo Loader 2.3 or older ... 6
■ How to read this instruction manual ...................................... 7
Operation conventions ............................................................... 7
Display screens .......................................................................... 7
Starting Photo Loader .................................................. 8
Using Photo Loader ...................................................... 9
■ Loading an image .................................................................... 9
■ Loading an image automatically ............................................ 9
Setting up automatic loading .................................................... 10
■ Manually load images ............................................................ 16
Loading an Image Manually ..................................................... 16
Loading images other than those recorded
by digital cameras .................................................................. 18
Handling image loading errors
(for “Sort by recording date (R)”) ........................................... 21
■ Viewing a library .................................................................... 23
Viewing a library from Photo Loader ........................................ 23
Retouching and Printing Images/Attaching with E-mail ........... 27
■ Deleting Images ..................................................................... 28
Deleting a library ...................................................................... 28
Deleting images one by one .................................................... 29
■ Copying a library .................................................................... 31
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■ Moving a library .....................................................................
■ Editing a library ......................................................................
Changing the title of a library ...................................................
Rebuilding a library ..................................................................
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Changing Photo Loader preferences ........................ 39
■ General ....................................................................................
Library sort method ..................................................................
Folder to save library ................................................................
Enter title after loading .............................................................
Execute [View library] after saving ...........................................
Selecting built-in template ........................................................
Select Display Style .................................................................
■ Load images ...........................................................................
Set up automatic loading .........................................................
Confirmation dialog box ...........................................................
Original image after saving ......................................................
Convert image aspect based on rotation information ..............
■ Options ...................................................................................
Adding Print button ..................................................................
Selecting the e-mail software ...................................................
Setting the size of image files to be attached
with e-mail messages ...........................................................
Adding/Removing the optional buttons to the Library ..............
■ Version ....................................................................................
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Starting the Photohands retouching/printing
software ................................................................... 45
Viewing help ................................................................ 46
Exiting from Photo Loader ......................................... 46
Troubleshooting .......................................................... 46
Glossary ....................................................................... 47
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Introduction
This document describes how to use the CASIO LCD digital camera image
loading software, Photo Loader (hereafter called Photo Loader in this
document). Photo Loader is a software application that runs on Windows.
This document does not describe how to use Windows.
This document assumes that Photo Loader users are familiar with the
following basic operations.
• Mouse operations such as clicking, double-clicking, dragging,
dragging and dropping
• Menu operation using the mouse
• Character entry using the keyboard
• Window operation using Windows
Read the instruction manual of your PC and Windows for these basic
operations.
All operations on this manual are described for Windows XP.
■ To first-time users of Photo Loader
Read the “Read me” file in the CD-ROM provided. This describes how to
check the system requirements for Photo Loader and how to install it on your
PC.
Check your operating environment and Windows version to be used before
installing Photo Loader.
• To use the Photo Loader, Microsoft DirectX9.0c or later must be installed
on your personal computer.
For users who use Windows 98/2000, install it from the CD that comes
with the product.
■ Features of Photo Loader
Automatically loads recorded images from a digital camera or
memory card.
You can load photographed images from a digital camera or memory card
and manage them by date.
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Important!
Photo Loader can be used to capture the following types of multimedia files.
• Image files saved in JPEG format
• Video files saved in AVI format (including those without sound)
• Audio files saved in WAV format
Linked still images (JPEG) and audio files (WAV) can also be managed in
linked form by Photo Loader.
Handling high-volume image data as a library
Loaded image files will be managed in a folder by date, which is handled as
a library.
Automatically creates an HTML file in which recorded images
can be searched in calendar format.
An HTML file will be automatically created to allow searching of recorded
images loaded manually or automatically and for viewing the contents of the
library using a browser.
■ New functions of Photo Loader 3.0
Some new functions have been added to Photo Loader 3.0. For details,
please consult the Photo Loader “Read me” document contained in the
provided CD-ROM.
■ Continuing use of Libraries from Photo Loader 2.3
or older
If you are currently using Photo Loader 2.3 or older and are upgrading to 3.0,
make sure you consult beforehand the Photo Loader “Read me” document
contained in the provided CD-ROM.
Important!
• Failure to install as directed may result in not being able to view previous
library management data and calendar format HTML files in Photo Loader,
or losing image files loaded.
• When you first launch the software after upgrading, the system will
automatically start building a new database. This process can take some
time to complete, depending on how many images you have.
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■ How to read this instruction manual
Operation conventions
All operations on this manual are described for Windows XP. The description
assumes that a mouse is used.
In this document, the buttons in dialog boxes are described as follows.
[View] button
[Load image] button
[Edit] button
[Delete] button
[Copy] button
[Move] button
[Preferences] button
[Print] button
[Help] button
[Exit] button
Display screens
• The display screens in this document are from Windows XP and may differ
slightly from other versions of Windows.
• Note that the display screens used in this document may differ slightly
from the actual screens, but this does not mean that the contents will be
different.
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Starting Photo Loader
Photo Loader must be installed on your PC before starting. If not yet installed,
install Photo Loader on your PC.
1. Switch on your PC to start Windows.
→ “Casio”→
→ “Photo Loader” → “Photo
2. Select “All Programs”→
Loader 3.0E”.
Photo Loader starts and the function buttons are displayed.
Photo Loader function buttons
Note
Always select the “Yes” button on the “Construct Calendar Data”
dialog box that appears when you start Photo Loader for the first
time. Otherwise, Photo Loader cannot be started. If you have used
Photo Loader before, some time may be required to construct the
calendar data depending on the volume of images.
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Using Photo Loader
This section describes how to use Photo Loader.
■ Loading an image
This sub-section describes how to load image data onto your PC using
Photo Loader. You can choose from “Loading images automatically” and
“Loading images manually”.
* Photo Loader can be used to capture the following types of multimedia file.
• Image files saved in JPEG format
• Video files saved in AVI format (including those without sound)
• Audio files saved in WAV format
Linked still images (JPEG) and audio files (WAV) can also be managed in
linked form by Photo Loader.
* Connect peripheral units to your PC before loading images. Read the
instruction manual for the digital camera for connection details.
* There are two methods of sorting images to be loaded: “Sort by recording
date (R)” and “Sort by date (P)”. See “Library sort method” on page 39 for
details.
■ Loading an image automatically
You can have a supervisory program start and load images automatically
from the digital camera connected to your PC by setting automatic loading.
The automatic loading function only works in the following conditions.
Peripheral unit
connected
Digital camera
USB connection
Special USB cable
* The shape of the cable may vary
depending on the digital camera used.
PC card adapter
PC card slot
• Using a CompactFlash card
Commercially available PC card adapter
• Using an SD memory card/
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Commercially available PC card adapter
Card reader
USB connection
• Using a CompactFlash card
Commercially available CF card reader/
writer
• Using an SD memory card/
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Commercially available SD memory card
reader/writer
Connection method
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Devices used for connection
Note
• It is recommended that the peripheral devices listed above be used to
automatically load images recorded with digital cameras. To load images
not from a digital camera, see “Loading images other than those recorded
by digital cameras” on page 18.
• Images can be automatically loaded from the following cameras in addition
to this camera.
DCF-compatible digital cameras or memory cards* (JPEG files only)
memory cards* of QV-7000SX and QV-5500SX (JPEG and AVI files)
* Must be mounted on PC as a drive.
Important!
If you have not altered the settings, the loaded images are stored in the
following location of the hard disk by default.
To alter the save destination location, see “Folder to save library” on page 40.
C:\Program Files\CASIO\Photo Loader\Image Library\20051223
(for folder dated 23rd December 2005)
Setting up automatic loading
1. Click the [Preferences] button from the function buttons.
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2. Click the <Load images> tab.
3. Select “Automatic loading ON(N)” from “Set up automatic
loading”.
• “Automatic loading ON(N)” is specified as the default.
• Select “Automatic loading OFF(F)” to disable automatic loading.
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4. Restart Photo Loader by clicking [Exit] (Restarting is not
necessary unless the settings have been changed).
This completes the automatic loading settings.
Images will be automatically loaded after starting Windows, when
you connect the digital camera to the USB port of your PC, or
when you mount the memory card used to record pictures with the
digital camera.
It will be turned “ON”.
Important!
• Always restart Photo Loader after you have changed the
automatic loading setting. Otherwise, the changes will not take
effect.
icon is displayed in the task tray. It shows
• Check that the
that the supervisory program is activated. Right-click
if the
icon is displayed.
When the screen above is displayed, highlight “Pausing loading”
and left-click with the mouse. “Pausing loading” will be unchecked.
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5. Connect the digital camera to the USB port or mount the
memory card used to record pictures on your PC.
• The confirmation dialog will be displayed.
• If the confirmation dialog is not required, change the setting by
referring to page 41.
6. Click the [OK] button to start automatic loading.
• Images will be loaded from the digital camera, and a library will
be created.
• Click the [Suspend] button to disable automatic loading.
7. Select the folder containing the image data to be loaded and
click the [Add(A)] button.
To reselect an image to be loaded, select the folder from the folder
list and click [Delete(D)] button. Then reselect the image to be
loaded.
Folder names to be loaded will be displayed in the folder list.
Note
Go to step 9 on page 15 if the digital camera (or memory card)
has only one image folder.
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8. Click the [Load(G)] button.
• Images will be loaded in the selected image folder.
• Click the [Cancel] button to cancel image loading.
• When “Sort by date (P)” is selected, the loading date
confirmation dialog box will be displayed. Specify a date with the
pull-down button and click [OK].
Pull-down button
• If the following message appears when loading with “Sort by
recording date (R)”, see “Handling image loading errors (for
“Sort by recording date (R)”)” on page 21.
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9. Enter a library name for the loaded images.
• Only valid when loading with “Sort by date (P)” selected.
• Operation 10 screen will be displayed when loaded using “Sort
by recording date (R)”.
• See “Library sort method” on page 39 for “Sort by recording
date (R)”.
• You can enter up to 40 characters.
• You can enter a library name when “Yes” is set for “Enter title
after loading”. The default is set to “No”.
• See “Enter title after loading” on page 40 for library name entry
settings.
10. Click the [OK] button.
This completes image loading.
The Web browser launches and displays the created libraries in a
list format.
• It may take long time to complete the process depending on the
personal computer that you use, or the size or number of the
image files to be loaded. Do not run any other application while
performing this process.
Pull-down button
Sample
images
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• To use the calendar format display, click the Pull-down button
next to “List Style” at the top right of the screen and select the
calendar format.
• See “Viewing a library” on page 23 for details of viewing a
library.
• Change the setting of “Excute [View library] after saving” if you
do not want to display a library after loading images. See
“Changing Photo Loader preferences” on page 39 to 40.
Note
If you start the program with automatic loading set on, the “Photo
Loader supervisory” menu will be added to Windows “Start” → “All
Programs” → “StartUp”.
■ Manually load images
You can load images manually via card or USB.
Loading an Image Manually
Image data recorded using a digital camera will be loaded into Photo Loader.
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1. Click the [Load image] button from the function buttons.
2. Select the “Load image in camera” option based on the
connection between the digital camera (or memory card) and
your PC.
3. Click the [Load image in camera...] button.
4. Subsequent operations are the same as those for operation 7
on page 13.
Note
If the digital camera (or memory card) has only one image folder,
subsequent operations are the same as those for operation 9 on
page 15.
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Loading images other than those recorded by digital cameras
Loads image data other than that taken with a digital camera into Photo
Loader.
Image data saved in JPEG format, video data saved in AVI format, and audio
data saved in WAV format can be captured from the hard disk of the PC or
from peripheral units connected via a network.
1. Click the [Load image] button from the function buttons.
2. Click the [Load other image...] button.
The folders below the desktop will be displayed.
If “Display preview images(P)” is checked with a loadable folder
specified, the preview will be displayed.
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3. Select the folder containing the image data to be loaded into
Photo Loader and click the [Add(A)] button.
To reselect an image to be loaded, select the image data from the
folder list and click the [Delete(D)] button. Then, reselect an image
to be loaded.
Names of the images to be loaded are displayed in the folder list.
Sample images
4. Select the method for loading images from “Specify saving”.
• “Copy(C)” ................... The source image data will be retained
after the image is loaded.
• “Move(M)” .................. The image data will be deleted after the
image is loaded.
* You cannot select “Move(M)” to load image data from the folder
onto a network.
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5. Click the [Load(G)] button.
• Images will be loaded from the folder selected.
• Click the [Cancel] button to cancel image loading.
• When “Sort by date (P)” is selected, the loading date
confirmation dialog box will be displayed. Specify a date with the
pull-down button and click [OK].
Pull-down button
• If the following message appears when loading with “Sort by
recording date (R)”, see “Handling image loading errors (for
“Sort by recording date (R)”)” on page 21.
6. Subsequent operations are the same as those for operation 7
on page 13.
Note
If the digital camera (or memory card) has only one image folder,
subsequent operations are the same as those for operation 9 on
page 15.
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Important!
● About movie images and panorama images recorded using a digital
camera
1 Movie recording
To replay movie images (AVI files) recorded in “Movie recording
mode” on a CASIO LCD digital camera on Windows 98 computer,
Microsoft DirectX9.0c or later, or QuickTime 4.0 or later, is required.
2 Panorama recording
CASIO LCD digital cameras with a Panorama playback function
quasi- compose and play back images recorded in Panorama
recording mode. To play back images on your PC, transfer the
source image to your PC and use Panorama Editor to generate
images. Read the instruction manual of Panorama Editor for more
information.
* If you transfer image data to your PC and then transfer the data
back to a digital camera, the image can no longer be played back
in panorama mode using the camera.
Handling image loading errors (for “Sort by recording date (R)”)
To load images by “Sort by recording date (R)”, sort images on the Exif
photographed date information of the image (JPEG) file and create a library.
If the file has incorrect Exif recorded date information or the file does not
have the information, a loading error dialog box will be displayed.
* To load movie (AVI) files, sort images on the file date information (update
date) and create a library.
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1 Select “Sort by date information of a file”.
• Sort images on the file date information and create a library.
• To load images by specifying a date instead of using the file
date information, select “Sort by date”, click the [OK] button, and
then proceed to step 3.
• Clicking the [Cancel] button loads the file with the correct Exif
recorded date information and exits the process.
2 Click the [OK] button.
• This loads the image.
• If a file with incorrect file date information is encountered, the
loading date confirmation dialog box will be displayed.
3 Specify a date with the pull-down button.
• A library will be created with the specified date.
• Clicking the [Cancel] button loads only Exif and files (only Exif
when “Sort by date information of a file” is not selected in 1)
with the correct date information and exits the process.
Pull-down button
4 Click the [OK] button.
• This loads the image.
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■ Viewing a library
Photo Loader handles the folder saving image files as “Library”. This section
describes how to list images in a library on the PC screen.
Viewing a library from Photo Loader
1. Click the [View] button from the function buttons.
The calendar is displayed for the years in which the image data
was saved.
The months in which the image data was saved are highlighted.
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2. Click the month for the libraries to be displayed.
List Style
Calendar Style
For more information about how to toggle between “List Style” and
“Calendar Style”, see page16.
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3. Click the date or title for the libraries to be displayed.
List Style
Calendar Style
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The library selected is displayed.
This window is used for various views and functions.
• Slide show ................. Displays images contained in a library
one by one.
Click [MANUAL] to manually browse
through images one by one.
Click [AUTO] to display the next images
every 5 seconds.
• INDEX ........................ Displays thumbnails of the images.
• DATA .......................... Displays the recorded date information.
• Link ............................ Click [PRINT] to start the Photohands
retouching/printing software, and
temporarily transfer the image currently
displayed to Photohands. The image can
then be retouched and printed using
Photohands.
* Note: This feature works only with Internet Explorer 5.5 or later.
For details on using Photohands, please consult the Photohands
manual contained in the provided CD-ROM.
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Retouching and Printing Images/Attaching with E-mail
Images can be retouched, printed, and attached with e-mail.
1. Follow the procedure as far as Step 3 in “Viewing a library
from Photo Loader” on page 23.
2. Click the image to be displayed.
The selected image is displayed.
[MAIL] button
• Clicking the button launches the e-mail software and attaches
the image file with an e-mail message.
• The e-mail software to be used must be selected. Refer to
“Selecting the e-mail software” on page 43.
• For details about the [MAIL] button, see “Adding/Removing the
optional buttons to the Library” on page 44.
Note
• Images with template types 1 and 3 can be attached with email messages. The [MAIL] button is not displayed with type 2
and 4 images. See “Selecting built-in template” on page 40.
• Video images (AVI format file) cannot be attached with e-mail
messages.
[PRINT] button
• Click the button to start the Photohands retouching/printing
software, and temporarily transfer the image currently displayed
to Photohands. The image can be retouched and printed using
Photohands.
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• For details about the [PRINT] button, see “Adding/Removing the
optional buttons to the Library” on page 44.
Note
• This function is available only with Internet Explorer.
• For details on using Photohands, please consult the
Photohands manual contained in the provided CD-ROM.
[ ] button
• Plays image files with sound or the sound recorded in audio
files.
, and audio files are
• Image files with sound are indicated by
indicated by .
[EXIT] button
• Click the button to return to the window on page 26.
[H] [J] buttons
• Click [J] to move to the next image file. Click [H] to move back
to the previous image file.
■ Deleting Images
There are two ways to delete images; (1) deleting a selected library (see
page 28) and (2) deleting selected images (and/or video and audio files) one
at a time (see page 29).
Deleting a library
This section describes how to delete a Photo Loader library.
If a library is deleted, all files contained within the library are also deleted.
1. Click the [Delete] button from the function buttons.
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2. Select the library to be deleted.
Clicking the [Select all] button selects all the libraries.
The images in the library selected are displayed.
3. Click the [Delete...] button.
The library selected is deleted.
• It may take a significant length of time to update the library.
Deleting images one by one
This section describes how to delete images one by one.
1. Click the [Delete] function button.
2. Select the library that contains the image to be deleted.
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H Back] or [Next J] button to display the image file to
3. Click [H
be deleted.
The images in the library selected are displayed.
4. Click the [Select/Cancel...] button.
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appears next to the image to be deleted. Clicking the
[Select/Cancel...] button again removes the
.
5. Click the [Delete...] button.
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6. Click the [OK] button.
• Image files marked with
are deleted.
• Click the [Cancel] button to cancel deletion.
• When all image files within a library have been erased, delete
the library.
• It may take a significant length of time to update the library.
■ Copying a library
This sub-section describes how to copy a Photo Loader library.
You can copy the library referenced by “Folder to save a library” to another
folder. The copied library will be hidden from Photo Loader.
1. Click the [Copy] button from the function buttons.
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2. Select the library to be copied.
• Clicking the [Select all] button selects all the libraries.
• Checking “Display preview images(P)” displays the images in
the library selected.
The images in the library selected are displayed.
The capacity of the selected library is displayed.
3. Click the [Copy...] button.
4. Specify the target folder.
Displays the selected library
capacity and drive space.
Files cannot be copied if there
is insufficient drive space.
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5. Click the [OK] button.
• The library selected is copied to the specified folder.
• Click the [Cancel] button to cancel copying.
• “HTML folder”, “Library folder”, “autorun.inf”, and “Library.htm”
are copied to the specified folder. If you copy these four folders
and files to the root directory (topmost layer) of a CD-R, the
CD-R enables the libraries to be displayed automatically.
■ Moving a library
This sub-section describes how to move a Photo Loader library.
“Library saving folder” allows the library to be moved from the active drive to
a different drive. The library moved will not be visible in Photo Loader.
1. Click the [Move] button from the function buttons.
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2. Select the library to be moved.
• Clicking the [Select all] button selects all the libraries.
• Checking “Display preview images(P)” displays the images in
the library selected.
Images within the library selected are displayed.
The capacity of the selected library is displayed.
3. Click the [Move...] button.
4. Specify the target folder.
Displays the selected library
capacity and drive space.
Files cannot be copied if there
is insufficient drive space.
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5. Click the [OK] button.
• The library selected is moved to the specified folder.
• Click the [Cancel] button to cancel moving.
• “HTML folder”, “Library folder”, “autorun.inf”, and “Library.htm”
are copied to the specified folder. If you copy these four folders
and files to the root directory (topmost layer) of a CD-R, the CDR enables the libraries to be displayed automatically.
• Photo Loader is not able to restore libraries automatically once
they have been moved. To restore libraries after they have been
moved, follow the steps below:
1. Click “Load image” → “Load other images (E)”.
2. Specify the folder where images were moved.
3. Specify the dated folder within Image Library and click [Add (A)].
4. Click the [Load (G)] button.
■ Editing a library
This sub-section describes how to modify a Photo Loader library.
The following two operations are supported.
● Changing the title of a library
● Rebuilding a library
Changing the title of a library
1. Click the [Edit] button from the function buttons.
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2. Select the library to change the title.
• Titles cannot be changed if multiple libraries are selected.
• Checking “Display preview images(P)” displays the images in
the library selected.
Images within the library selected are displayed.
3. Click the [Change title...] button.
4. Enter a title and click the [OK] button.
• The title will change to the new title entered.
• Click the [Cancel] button to cancel changing the title.
Rebuilding a library
Rebuild a library in the following cases.
● To reflect templates selected for each library by selecting [Preferences] →
“General” → “Select built-in template”.
● When a browser is used to view a library, but an error is displayed and no
image appears.
● When [PRINT] button or [MAIL] button is added.
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Note
Rebuilding the file list can take a long time if your existing library contains a
large number of files.
If JPEG data and WAV data have the same file names, both images will be
displayed. If there is no data with the same file name, only the WAV data will
be displayed.
1. Click the [Setting] button from the function buttons.
• Select the [Select template (T)] from the built-in template
selection in the [General] to choose the template you want to
use.
• Select the addition of print button, selection of mailer, or size of
attached image in the [Options].
For information on the [Rebuild (R)] button, see page 44. Here
proceed with 2 without pressing the button.
2. Click the [Edit] button from the function buttons.
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3. Select the library to be rebuilt.
• Clicking the [Select all] button selects all the libraries.
• Checking “Display preview images(P)” displays the images in
the library selected.
• When clicking the date, title, number of image, template or
location in the “Library list(L)”, sorting is performed accordingly.
• When you select multiple libraries, hold down the [Ctrl] key and
click on a library you want to select.
Images within the library selected are displayed.
4. Click the [Rebuild...] button.
5. Click the [OK] button.
• The library selected is rebuilt.
• Click the [Cancel] button to stop library rebuilding.
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Changing Photo Loader preferences
This sub-section describes the various Photo Loader preferences. Photo
Loader preferences are broadly divided into following four types.
● General
● Load images
● Options
● Version
■ General
1. Click the [Preferences] button from the function buttons.
2. Click the <General> tab.
3. Set the preferences as required.
<General> covers the following preferences.
Library sort method
Specifies how to sort loading images and create a library when loading
images.
There are two sorting methods, “Sort by recording date(R)” and “Sort by
date(P)”.
• Sort by recording date(R)
Sort by the date taken using a digital camera
• Will be sorted according to the Exif recorded date information for the
image (JPEG) file.
• Video (AVI) files and audio (WAV) files are sorted by the date
information (updated date) of the file.
Ex.: The image file recorded on 2005/12/31 will be loaded into the folder
“20051231”.
• Sort by date(P)
New folders will be created and sorted every time images are loaded.
(Sorted by the date specified when the image is loaded)
Ex.: The image file recorded on 2005/12/31 will be loaded into the folder
“20051231_1”.
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Folder to save library
Specifies the folder for loading images to. Click on [Browse...] button and
specify the folder for loading to. Libraries previously loaded will all be
transferred to the new folder once specified.
• If you specify a library located on the hard drive other than internal one,
the application may not work properly. In order to the Photo Loader to work
properly, avoid specifying a library located in the removable disk drive or
CD-ROM drive. Also do not specify a library on the internet.
Enter title after loading
You can choose to enter a library title after loading images.
If “Yes(I)” is selected, a dialog box appears for entering the library title after
loading images into Photo Loader.
* Titles can be entered after loading images only when the library sorting
method is “Sort by date(P)”. Titles cannot be entered in “Sort by recording
date(R)” mode. Find the date of the library created when the images were
loaded, and enter a title by selecting [Edit] → [Change title].
→ “Library sort method” on page 39.
Execute [View library] after saving
You can choose to view all the libraries within Photo Loader after loading
images.
If “Yes(L)” is selected, you can view all the libraries within Photo Loader after
saving (loading) images.
Selecting built-in template
Set the information displayed in the preview image. Select a library format
displayed on the browser to load an image.
1. Click the [Select template...] button.
2. Select a template, and then click the [OK] button.
For an existing library, perform [Rebuild...] in [Edit].
See “Rebuilding a library” on page 36.
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Select Display Style
Specify how libraries are displayed. For details of how to change
the display, see page 16.
• List Style ······ displays five images at a time based on date.
• Calendar Style ······ displays the first image shot on the
corresponding date in the monthly calendar.
■ Load images
1. Click the [Preferences] button from the function buttons.
2. Click the <Load images> tab.
3. Set the preferences as required.
<Load images> includes the following preferences.
Set up automatic loading *1
Specifies whether or not to load images automatically. If “Automatic loading
ON(N)” is selected, images will be automatically loaded from a digital camera
by the Photo Loader supervisory program.
Confirmation dialog box *2
Specifies whether or not to display the image loading confirmation dialog
box. If “View(V)” is selected, the confirmation dialog box will be displayed
before loading an image.
Original image after saving *3
Specifies whether or not to retain the original loaded image data when
loading images. If “Keep(M)” is selected, the original loaded image is
retained after loading.
Important!
• *1, 2 and 3 are available only when the peripheral units and PC are
connected by “Card/USB connection” while loading images.
• Photo Loader must be restarted after setting *1, otherwise, the setting will
not operate correctly.
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Convert image aspect based on rotation information
Sets whether or not to convert the image aspect when loading images. If
“Convert aspect(C)” is selected, a portrait image will be loaded as portrait
image based on the rotation information, where applicable.
■ Options
1. Click the [Preferences] function button.
2. Click the <Option> tab.
3. Various settings are performed here.
Installed mailing software icon appears here.
<Option> provides the following settings.
Adding Print button
With [Yes(D)] set, [PRINT] button appears in the Library. By clicking this
button, you can retouch and print image files in conjunction with the
Photohands retouching/printing software.
Note
This function is available only with Internet Explorer.
After changing any settings, always perform “Adding/Removing the optional
buttons to the Library” on page 44. If not performed, the changes will not be
updated.
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Selecting the e-mail software
Set the mailing software with which an image file is to be attached. If you do
not use the mailing function, select “Do not set mailing software”.
Compatible e-mail software: Outlook Express (IE5.5 or 6.0), Outlook 2000
Important!
• You need to install e-mail software compatible with this function on your
PC to use the mailing function.
• If an e-mailer (such as Netscape Messenger) that is not set as the e-mail
software launches, select [Edit] → [Preferences...] → [Mail & Newsgroups]
on the Netscape menu, and then click to clear the [Use Netscape
Messenger from MAPI-based applications] check box.
• An e-mail account must be set up in Outlook Express or Outlook 2000,
otherwise the mailing function will not work.
Note
For details of instructions and system requirements for e-mail software, see
the user’s manual for each application.
Setting the size of image files to be attached with e-mail
messages
Set the size of an image file attached with an e-mail message. The image file
is automatically resized to the setting made here when it is attached.
640 × 480 pixel and 320 × 240 pixel sizes can be selected.
• For irregular size image files such as panorama images, resizing is
performed based on the longer of the two sides.
• Image files that are smaller than the pixel size set here are not resized
when attached with e-mail.
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Adding/Removing the optional buttons to the Library
Adds the [PRINT] button used when printing an image in “Retouching and
Printing Images/Attaching with E-mail” on page 27. Also, adds or removes
the [MAIL] button used when attaching an image to an e-mail.
1. Click the [Apply...] button.
• If [Yes(D)] is selected in “Adding Print button” on page 42, the
[PRINT] button will be added. If [No(O)] is selected, the [PRINT]
button will be removed.
• If e-mail software is selected in “Selecting the e-mail software”
on page 43, the [MAIL] button will be added. If “Email software
is not assigned” is selected, the [MAIL] button will be deleted.
• Applying here changes only [PRINT] button and [MAIL] button,
but the change is reflected on all libraries.
■ Version
Displays the Photo Loader program version.
1. Click the [Preferences] button from the function buttons.
2. Click the <Version> tab.
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Starting the Photohands retouching/printing
software
Photohands must be installed on your PC before it can be started.
There are three methods for starting Photohands from Photo Loader:
• Start from the function button
• Start from the library index
• Start from the image viewing screen
This section describes how to start Photohands from the function button.
1. Click the [Print] function button.
Photohands starts up.
Note
• To start from the library index, see step 3 in “Viewing a library from Photo
Loader” on page 23.
• To start from the image viewing screen, see step 2 of “Retouching and
Printing Images/Attaching with E-mail” on page 27.
• For details on using Photohands, please consult the Photohands manual
contained in the provided CD-ROM.
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Viewing help
1. Click the [Help] button from the function buttons.
2. Double-click the desired item.
The item selected opens.
Exiting from Photo Loader
1. Click the [Exit] button from the function buttons.
• Photo Loader program ends.
Troubleshooting
If a problem occurs during use, see “Help”.
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Glossary
This section describes terms used in this document that are especially
difficult to understand.
● DCF
This stands for Design rule for Camera File system. This is a rule to unify
image data saving format to allow image data taken by a digital camera to be
exchanged between digital cameras and peripheral units of various
manufacturers.
● Exif
The file format with photograph information and thumbnail added to a JPEG
format file.
● JPEG
A format for saving image data. The file extension is “.jpg”.
● AVI
A format for saving animation data. The file extension is “.avi”.
● WAV
A format for saving audio data. The file extension is “.wav”.
● Memory card (CompactFlash/SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard)
This is mainly used as a storage device for digital cameras. Image data
recorded with a digital camera can be saved and called up from a memory
card.
● Browser
A Browser (Internet Explorer) is the software used to read data files saved in
HTML format, and is used to list Photo Loader libraries.
● Library
Folder handled by Photo Loader. Images loaded by Photo Loader are saved
in a folder called a library.
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