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Introduction
Features . . . . . . . . . . .
About This Guide . . . . .
System Requirements . . .
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Installing the Software in Your PC . . . .
Installing EPSON Photo!2 software .
Installing EPSON Photo File Uploader
Installing other software . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software in Your Macintosh
Installing EPSON Photo!2 software . .
Installing EPSON Photo File Uploader
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Using EPSON Photo!2
Connecting the Camera to Your Computer
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Connecting to a Macintosh . . . . . . .
Accessing EPSON Photo!2 . . . . . . . . .
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Getting help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Closing EPSON Photo!2 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Getting status and progress information . .
Using the Camera Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving photos to a folder . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring pictures to your documents . .
Erasing selected pictures from your camera
Getting photo information . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing your photos . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enhancing your photos . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotating your photos . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Folder Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring pictures to your documents . .
Finding the folder containing your photos .
Uploading and copying photos . . . . . . .
Erasing files from a folder . . . . . . . . . .
Getting photo information . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing your photos . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Controlling the camera from your computer
Taking pictures from your computer . . . .
Erasing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the computer connection . . . . .
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Using EPSON Photo File Uploader . . . . .
Uploading images from your PC . . . .
Uploading images from your Macintosh
Making Screen Copies . . . . . . . . . .
Using EPSON Program Uploader . . . . . .
Connecting the camera . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading programs . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing programs . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction
Features
The EPSON digital camera software suite, including
EPSON Photo!2 and EPSON Photo File Uploader, is the
perfect companion for your EPSON digital camera.
Using your digital camera and software, you can capture
images in color, grayscale, or black and white, and save
them to disk as files.
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The software supports the following EPSON digital
cameras: EPSON PhotoPC 700, PhotoPC 600
EPSON Photo!2 directly controls all of the features of
your EPSON digital camera, and is the standard
cross-platform interface for other application
programs.
EPSON Photo File Uploader allows you to upload,
save, and export images into other applications.
EPSON Program Uploader allows you to upload or
delete optional programs from the computer to the
camera.
You can convert your files into various formats, such
as JPEG and TIFF, for use with your favorite desktop
publishing and image-editing software.
About This Guide
The information in this guide is divided into four
chapters, with a glossary and index also provided for
your reference.
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Chapter 1 contains information on installing the
software. Be sure to read this chapter first.
Chapter 2 provides you with a complete description
of EPSON Photo!2.
Chapter 3 explains how to upload images and
programs to your EPSON digital camera.
Chapter 4 explains how to solve problems you may
have while using the software.
Notes contain important information and useful tips on
operating your digital camera and software.
To set up and use the digital camera itself, see your
User’s Guide. Online help can also provide you with
information about settings in EPSON Photo!2.
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System Requirements
Hard disk drive with at least 30MB free space
Monitor with minimum resolution of 640 × 480
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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
8MB RAM (with Windows NT, at least 16MB is required)
Hard disk drive with at least 30MB free space
VGA monitor with at least 16-color display
Microsoft® Windows 3.1 or later, Microsoft Windows for
Workgroups® 3.11 or later, Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows NT Version 3.51 or later
Macintosh Computers
Macintosh with a Power PC processor
Serial port with a communication speed of 19200 bps
or higher
16MB RAM
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Macintosh System 7.1 or later (System 7.5 or later is
required to access optional CompactFlash Card memory
directly from the Macintosh)
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Installing the Software
This chapter shows you to how to install the camera
software in your computer. It covers the following:
Installing the Software in Your PC
Installing the Software in Your Macintosh
Installing the Software in Your PC
There are two CD-ROMs packed with your camera; one
is for Windows and the other is for Macintosh. Each
contains EPSON Photo!2, EPSON Photo File Uploader,
and other optional software.
Depending on the country of purchase, your CD-ROM
may come as the multiple-language version. If so, you
can install the language appropriate for your system.
Be sure to use the CD for Windows when installing the
software in your PC, and follow the steps in this section.
For Macintosh installation, see page 1-3.
Note:
Be sure to install EPSON Photo!2 first. You cannot install
other software before EPSON Photo!2 is installed.
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EPSON Photo!2 software 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.
Note:
When you install EPSON Photo!2, the EPSON Program
Uploader utility is also installed automatically.
Follow the steps in this section to install your EPSON
Photo!2 software.
1. Turn on your computer, and insert the camera software
CD shipped with your camera in the CD-ROM drive.
2. For Windows 95, Windows 98, or NT 4.0:
When you insert the CD, an introductory screen
appears on your monitor automatically. Click the
Add Software icon.
For Windows 3.1 or NT 3.5x:
Click the File Manager icon in the Main menu. Then
click the CD-ROM drive icon, and double-click CD
Setup.exe.
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3. You will see the list of software in the list box. Click to
check or uncheck the names of the software you want
to install. The checked software will be installed in
your PC. You can see a description of the software in
the online help or the User’s Guide that comes with
your CD-ROM.
4. Click Setup icon. Then follow the instructions on the
screen.
5. When you finish installing EPSON Photo!2, click the
OK button.
After installing EPSON Photo!2, follow the instructions
on the screen to install other software in your PC.
Installing EPSON Photo File Uploader
EPSON Photo File Uploader software lets you convert
digital images to EPSON Photo file format and transfer
them from the computer to your camera. You can then
display the images on the camera’s LCD screen or on a
television monitor.
Follow the steps in this section to install the EPSON
Photo File Uploader software for Windows.
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1. Check “EPSON Photo File Uploader” in the list box
you find at the start of EPSON Photo!2 installation;
explained in step 3 of the previous section. EPSON
Photo File Uploader setup program starts after
installing EPSON Photo!2 in your PC.
If you are starting the installation from the beginning,
see the previous section from step 1 through step 4,
then click the Setup icon. Make sure EPSON Photo!2
is already installed.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
3. When you finish installing EPSON Photo File
Uploader, click the OK button.
After installing EPSON Photo File Uploader, follow the
instructions on the screen to install other software in
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1. Check the names of the other software you want to
install in the list box which appears at the start of
EPSON Photo!2 installation; explained in step 3 of
“Installing EPSON Photo!2 software” on page 1-2.
The setup program for other software starts after
installing EPSON Photo!2 and/or EPSON Photo File
Uploader in your PC.
If you are starting the installation from the beginning,
see the step 1 through step 4 in “Installing EPSON
Photo!2 software”. Make sure EPSON Photo!2 is
already installed.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
3. When you finish installing the software, click the OK
button.
Installing the Software in Your Macintosh
Installing other software
Your camera comes with other software allowing you to
enhance the use of your camera. Follow the steps in this
section.
There are two CD-ROMs packed with your camera; one
is for Windows and the other is for Macintosh. Each
contains EPSON Photo!2, EPSON Photo File Uploader,
and other software.
Be sure to use the CD for Macintosh when installing the
software in your computer, and follow the steps in this
section. For Windows installation, see page 1-1.
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Be sure to install EPSON Photo!2 first. You cannot install
other software before EPSON Photo!2 is installed.
Installing EPSON Photo!2 software
EPSON Photo!2 software 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.
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Photo!2
software in your Macintosh.
1. Turn on the computer, and insert the camera software
CD shipped with your camera in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3. Double-click the EPSON Photo!2 folder. Depending
on the country of purchase, the EPSON Photo!2
folder may contain multiple-language versions of the
software. Double-click the folder of your preferred
language.
4. Double-click the Photo!2 Installer - Part 1 icon to
start the installation program. Follow the instructions
on the screen.
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Installing EPSON Photo File Uploader
EPSON Photo File Uploader software lets you convert
digital images to EPSON Photo file format and transfer
them from the computer to your camera. You can then
display the images on the camera’s LCD screen or on a
television monitor.
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Photo File
Uploader software in your Macintosh.
1. Turn on the computer, and insert the camera software
CD shipped with your camera in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3. Double-click the File Uploader folder.
Depending on the country of purchase, the File
Uploader folder may contain multiple-language
versions of the software. Double-click the folder of
your preferred language.
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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Your camera comes with other software allowing you to
enhance the use of your camera. For installation, follow
these steps:
1. Turn on the computer, and insert the camera software
CD shipped with your camera in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3. Double-click the folder that contains the software you
want to install.
Depending on the software, the Software folder may
contain multiple-language versions of the software.
Double-click the folder of your preferred language.
4. Double-click the Installer icon to start the installation
program. Then follow the instructions on the screen.
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Using EPSON Photo!2
After you have taken 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 the camera 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
Connecting the Camera to Your
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Before you start, make sure the camera is finished
processing, and locate the serial cables that came with
your camera. If you are connecting the camera to a PC,
you will only need the long cable. If you are connecting
the camera to a Macintosh, you will need both the long
and short cables. Battery power can be saved using the
optional AC 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.
The camera’s automatic shut-off feature remains in effect
when the camera is connected to your computer. Shut-off
takes place after 5 minutes of inactivity. To turn the
camera back on, close and reopen the lens cover, or use
any of the software camera controls on your computer.
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4. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
Connecting to a PC
Follow these steps to connect the camera to a PC:
1. Make sure the camera and your computer are turned
off. Also make sure the LCD monitor is turned off.
connector cover
2. Locate a serial port on the back of your computer. You
may have two serial ports labelled COM1 and
COM2, or with icons. If you have two serial ports
available, use port 1 to connect your camera.
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.
serial port on computer
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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3. Connect the long serial cable to the short 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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Follow these steps to connect the camera to a Macintosh:
Macintosh adapter cable
1. Make sure the camera and your computer are turned
off. Also make sure the LCD monitor is turned off.
2. Locate the modem port and the printer port on the
back of your computer. The ports should be labelled
with icons.
modem port
serial cable
printer port
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4. Open the connector cover on the side of the camera.
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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.
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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.
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 your camera.
This software allows you to download your photos to
your computer so you can use them in your documents.
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If you have not installed EPSON Photo!2 yet, do so now,
following the instructions in Chapter 1. Then follow the
instructions in this section to access the software.
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If you do not set your camera’s clock before connecting it to the
computer, the camera’s time and date will be set to that of the
computer’s 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, Windows 98, and NT 4.0).
To access EPSON Photo!2 from an application program
that supports the TWAIN image acquisition standard,
choose EPSON PhotoPC 700/600 as the TWAIN data
source on your application’s File menu, then acquire the
image.
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For Macintosh users
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 700/600 as the TWAIN data source
from your application’s File menu, then acquire the
image.
Note:
The precise 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.
To access EPSON Photo!2 from an application that
supports OLE2 (object linking and embedding), choose
EPSON PhotoPC 700/600 Object on the Insert Object
menu and click OK.
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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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Note:
While the camera and the computer are communicating, star
icons move across the camera’s display panel. Avoid opening or
using other applications during this time; otherwise
communication may be interrupted.
Click the menu tabs along the top of the EPSON Photo!2
window to open the following 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.
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, and click the Test Connection button.
If you still cannot open the Camera menu, see page 2-22
for instructions on using the Setup menu to establish the
proper connection.
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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. If you want the images stored in the
camera to be displayed, simply take out the
CompactFlash Card from the camera.
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.
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Controls
The Controls menu allows you to see a live preview on
your computer screen, take photos from your computer,
and change some of the camera settings.
Status bar
Setup
The Setup menu allows you to make the communication
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.
Progress meter
Getting help
Click Help on any of the EPSON Photo!2 menus for help
related to the items on that menu.
Closing EPSON Photo!2
You can close EPSON Photo!2 by clicking Close on any of
the menus.
Getting status and progress information
In addition to the Help and Close buttons, EPSON
Photo!2 displays the status bar and progress meter at all
times no matter which menu is displayed.
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The status bar tells you what operation EPSON Photo!2
is performing.
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The progress meter shows the progress of lengthy
operations, such as downloading images from the
camera.
Using the Camera Menu
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 the
blank thumbnail frames of the photos you want to see
first.
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.
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Note:
If you see a message indicating the camera is not connected
properly, check the serial port is working, and confirm the port
settings on your computer using the Setup menu as described
on page 2-22.
photo transfer
button
photo save
button
Selecting photos
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 frames 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.
You can select individual photos or groups of photos in a
number of ways depending on your system, as described
in this table:
Windows
image selection window
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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
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Transferring photos
TWAIN
Get Photos
Transfers
Button
Function selected photos
from the
camera to your
application.
Notes
Some TWAIN
applications will
only accept one
image at a time.
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Saving photos to a folder
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. The following table describes the
characteristics of the photo transfer button depending on
how EPSON Photo!2 is opened.
Button
Name
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OLE
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. The following table describes the
characteristics of the photo save button depending on
how EPSON Photo!2 is opened.
Stand Alone
TWAIN
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.
Displays a dialog
Button
Function 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.
Notes
Button
Name
Save To Folder
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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Transferring pictures to your documents
After you select pictures in the image selection window,
you can insert them into your documents. You can use
your pictures in many different types of applications,
such as word processors, presentation programs,
spreadsheets, database managers, page layout and
desktop publishing packages.
To enhance your photos, simply click on the Enhance
Photo button before you start transferring. For more
details, see page 2-13.
You can also change the orientation of your photos in
90 degree increments, using the Rotate Photo buttons.
For more information, see page 2-14.
If your application supports OLE2 or TWAIN, EPSON
Photo!2 allows you to directly transfer your photos from
your camera to your documents. 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.
Inserting photos directly into documents
You can use two methods to add pictures directly to your
documents:
o
o
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.
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.
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2. Open the document or file where you want to use
the picture.
1. Make sure EPSON Photo!2 is open and the picture
you want to use is in the image selection window.
3. Position the cursor where you want to insert the picture.
2. Start your word processor or other application.
4. For OLE2-compliant applications, choose Object
from the Insert menu and double-click EPSON
PhotoPC 700/600 Object in the Object Type list
box.
3. Open the document or file where you want to use
the picture.
For TWAIN-compliant applications, select EPSON
PhotoPC 700/600 (or PhotoPC 700/600 for
Macintosh) as the TWAIN data source, then acquire
the image.
Note:
The precise way to access 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.
Transferring a picture with drag-and-drop
(Windows only)
You can use this method to transfer a picture to any
Windows application supporting OLE2 (object linking
and embedding).
4. Arrange your screen so that both the application
window and the EPSON Photo!2 window can be seen.
5. Select the picture you want to use.
6. Drag the picture from the image selection window
to your document. After a few seconds you will see
the drop cursor. If your application does not support
drag-and-drop, the drop cursor will not appear.
7. Position the drop cursor where you want the picture
and release the mouse button. A copy of the picture
appears in your document.
Inserting a picture by importing
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 use JPEG files, you need to convert the picture’s
file type to BMP or PCX. (On the Macintosh, you can also
convert the file type to PICT.) Follow these steps to insert
a picture by importing:
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1. Open EPSON Photo!2 by clicking its icon.
2. Select the picture you want to use in the image
selection window.
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.
4. Start your application.
5. Open the document or file where you want to use the
picture.
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.
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.
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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.
Erasing selected pictures from your
camera
You can use the Camera menu’s Erase Photos button to
erase selected images from your camera, as described
below:
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 images you selected are erased.
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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
You can see an enlarged view of any thumbnail image in
the selection window by clicking the Photo Info button
on the Camera menu. The selected thumbnail image can
be seen in double-size, along with following information:
Date and time the photo was taken
Image size
Zoom rate
Image Quality (Fine, Super-fine, or Standard)
Flash state
Macro state
Locked state
Camera model
Camera ID
You can also see this enlarged view and information by
clicking the image with the right mouse button when
running Windows, or on the 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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Viewing your photos
You can see a much larger view of any thumbnail image
in the selection window, by clicking the View Photo
button or double-clicking on the thumbnail. The photo’s
number in the camera and its dimensions are displayed
above the image view area.
The size of the photo will be one-half the width and
height of your monitor’s screen resolution. For example,
if your monitor is set to 800 × 600 mode, the view of the
photo will be 400 × 300 in normal mode and 400 × 150 in
panorama mode.
Note:
The View Photo button is disabled when multiple thumbnails
are selected.
Enhancing your photos
To increase contrast, color balance, saturation, edge
enhancement, and to reduce color smudge in your
photos, click the Photo Enhance button before you start
transferring your photos.
You can only use this feature when you transfer your
photos using the Export Photos button, Get Photo(s)
buttons, or OLE drag-and-drop.
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You should note that when using this feature,
transferring takes a longer time.
Rotating your photos
Use the Rotate Photo buttons when you want to change
the orientation of your photos. The photos rotate in a
clockwise or counter-clockwise direction in 90 degree
increments.
When you click a Rotate Photo button, the picture
rotates and the progress meter indicates progress. The
selected thumbnails are updated to visually reflect their
new orientation. When you use the Save to Folder,
Export Photo and Get Photo(s) buttons, or OLE
drag-and-drop, the orientation of the image transferred
from the camera matches the thumbnail.
Note:
The rotation of a photo on the Camera Tab menu does
not change the photo’s original orientation in the camera.
It simply specifies the target orientation when retrieved
from the camera.
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Using the Folder Menu
When you click the Folder tab, the Folder menu opens
and thumbnails of images in the selected folder appear in
the image selection window. The name of the selected
folder is displayed below the window.
The images displayed in the Folder menu’s selection
window can be transferred to applications using the
methods described on page 2-15.
The major difference between the Folder menu and the
Camera menu is that the Folder menu does not have a
photo save button, but does have a Browse button and
an Upload Photos button. The Browse button allows you
to open a dialog box to find the folder containing the
images you want to download or save. 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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button
Transferring photos
As on the Camera menu, the name and function of the
Folder menu’s photo transfer button varies depending on
how you open your EPSON Photo!2 software. See the
Upload/Copy
Photos button summary table on the next page.
TWAIN
Browse button
OLE
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.
image selection window
Selecting photos
To select an image, click on it in the selection window.
The frame around the image turns blue. To select all the
photos at once, Click the Select All button.
You can use the same methods to select multiple images
on the Folder menu as you can on the Camera menu. See
page 2-8 for details.
Stand Alone
Button
Name
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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 into your
documents. You can use your pictures in many different
types of applications, such as word processors,
presentation programs, spreadsheets, database
managers, page layout and desktop publishing packages.
To enhance your photos, simply click on the Enhance
Photo button before you start transferring. For more
details, see page 2-18.
You can also change the orientation of your photos in
90 degree increments using the Rotate Photo buttons.
For more information, see page 2-18.
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 2-10. 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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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 camera. Select the folder where
you stored the photos and click OK.
Uploading and copying photos
Click the Upload/Copy Photos button to upload
selected photos to the camera or optional CompactFlash
memory card installed in your computer, or to copy
photos to another folder. When you click this button, the
following dialog box appears.
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Uploaded or copied images are added to the camera, to
the memory card, or to another folder 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 converted to
EPSON Photo file format using the EPSON Photo File
Uploader utility cannot be uploaded or copied using this
button. For instructions on using EPSON Photo File Uploader
to convert files to EPSON Photo file format, see "Using
EPSON Photo File Uploader" on page 3-1.
Erasing files from a folder
Click the Erase Files button to erase selected pictures
from a folder. A dialog box appears asking you to
confirm 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 the
folder or erase them. Click Yes to leave the photos in the
folder, or click No to erase them.
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Getting photo information
You can see an enlarged view of any thumbnail image in
the selection window by clicking the Photo Info button
on the Folder menu. The selected thumbnail image can
be seen in double-size, along with the following
information:
Date and time the photo was taken
Image size
Zoom rate
Resolution (Fine, Super-fine, or Standard)
Flash state
Macro state
Locked state
Camera model
Camera ID
File name
You can also see this enlarged view and information by
clicking the image with the right mouse button when
running Windows, or on the 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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Viewing your photos
You can see a much larger view of any thumbnail image
in the selection window by clicking the View Photo
button or double-clicking on the thumbnail. The file
name and its dimensions are displayed above the image
view area.
The size of the photo will be one-half the width and
height of your monitor’s screen resolution. For example,
if your monitor is set to 800 × 600 mode, the view of the
photo will be 400 × 300 in normal mode and 400 × 150 in
panorama mode.
Note:
The View Photo button is disabled when multiple thumbnails
are selected.
You should note that when you use this feature,
transferring takes a longer time.
Rotating your photos
Use the Rotate Photo buttons when you want to change
the orientation of your photos. The photos rotate in a
clockwise or counter-clockwise direction in 90 degree
increments.
When you click a Rotate Photo button, the picture
rotates and the progress meter indicates progress. The
selected thumbnails are updated to visually reflect their
new orientation. When you use Save to Folder, Export
Photo and Get Photo(s) buttons, or OLE drag-and-drop,
the orientation of the image transferred from the camera
matches the thumbnail.
Enhancing your photos
To increase contrast, color balance, saturation, and edge
enhancement, and to reduce color smudge in your
photos, click the Photo Enhance button before you start
transferring your photos.
You can use this feature when you transfer your photos
using Export Photos button, Get Photo(s) button, or OLE
drag-and-drop.
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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 camera settings.
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When your camera is not connected to the computer, this
menu is not accessible. Make sure your camera is
properly connected to the computer, following the
instructions on page 2-22.
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The display panel on the computer and the display panel
on the camera are updated whenever the image quality
setting, flash mode, or picture count changes.
Selecting the image quality setting
Use the arrow in the Mode box to select an image control
setting:
PhotoPC 600
Controlling the camera from your
computer
PhotoPC 700
640 × 480 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
Fine
1024 × 768 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
Super Fine
1024 × 768 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
Monochrome
Fine
1024 × 768 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
Monochrome
Super Fine
1024 × 768 pixels
1280 × 960 pixels
Standard
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 your camera’s User’s Guide for more
information on the image quality settings.
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.
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Selecting the flash mode
Use the arrow in the Flash box to select a flash mode
setting:
Off
Automatic
Forced
See your camera’s User’s Guide for more details on the
flash modes.
Setting the self timer
Check the Self Timer check box to activate the self timer.
See your camera’s User’s Guide for more information on
using the self timer.
Taking pictures from your computer
When the camera is connected to your computer, you can
take pictures and use the camera features through
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 somewhat like a video camera, except the image
moves more slowly. See the next section for details on
using the live preview feature.
Displaying a live preview on your screen
Selecting macro mode
Check the Macro check box to select macro mode.
See your camera’s User’s Guide for details on the macro
mode.
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Position the camera facing the subject. You may want to
use a tripod to 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.
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Note:
o The live preview feature consumes much battery power, so
use of the optional AC adapter is recommended. See your
camera’s User’s Guide for more information on using the
AC adapter.
o
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.
Setting the auto-stop timer
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 setting)
3 Minutes
5 Minutes
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Activating 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 take 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.
A message appears asking you to confirm you are sure
you want to erase the selected image. Click Yes to
execute the erase, or No to cancel your job.
This feature helps to save battery life.
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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.
Changing the computer connection
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.
If you get an error message in the Computer Connection
window:
1. Make sure that both Port and Speed are set to Auto.
2. Make sure that the cable is connected correctly, as
described on page 2-1.
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3. Make sure the camera is turned on and the batteries
have enough power.
4. Make sure the serial port used to connect 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 used to connect the camera to the computer. When
Auto is selected, EPSON Photo!2 automatically selects
the port used to connect the camera and the computer.
The port choices for Windows are Auto and any
available COM port, such as COM1, COM2, and so on.
For Macintosh, the choices are Auto, Modem Port, and
Printer Port.
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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.
The speed choices for Windows are Auto, 19200, 38400,
57600, 115200, and 230400 bps. (The 230400 bps speed is
only available if you are using Windows 95, Windows 98,
or NT and your PC is equipped with a high-speed serial
port and driver.) For Macintosh, the choices are Auto,
19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, and 230400 bps. (The 115200
and 230400 bps speeds are only available if you are using
System 7.5.3 or higher.)
Changing 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 using the Set Time button. The camera’s internal
identification setting can be changed within the Camera
ID edit box.
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Setting the clock
Your camera can record the time and date of your
pictures automatically. When you transfer 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 using the camera’s LCD monitor,
or by using the Set Time feature described below. The
camera’s clock will continue to keep time accurately until
you replace the batteries. See page 1-10 for instructions
on setting the camera’s clock 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 appears. The camera’s time and date
settings are shown. If you have not made the time
and date settings in your camera, the computer’s
time and date settings are shown.
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2. Use the arrows to change the time and date. If you
want to set your camera to your computer’s time and
date, click the Copy From Computer button.
3. Click OK. EPSON Photo!2 updates the time and date
in your camera.
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.
You can also see your camera ID by clicking on the
Photo Info button.
About button
Click the About button to see an introductory screen
showing the camera ID and firmware version. Click OK
to return to the Setup menu.
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Chapter 3
Using the Uploader Utilities
Your camera 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
Making screen copies
Uploading software programs
Using EPSON Photo File Uploader
The EPSON Photo File Uploader software included on
the CD-ROM shipped 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
CompactFlash 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 the following sizes:
PhotoPC 600:
PhotoPC 700:
640 × 480 pixel, 1024 × 768 pixel or
1024 × 384 pixel
640 × 480 pixel, 1280 × 960 pixel or
1280 × 480 pixel
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EPSON Photo File Uploader automatically converts images
from their original size to whichever of these three sizes you
choose.
2. Open your EPSON Photo File Uploader program.
The EPSON Photo File Uploader window appears
with the Upload To Camera menu displayed.
To use EPSON Photo File Uploader, you need to install
the program 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
1-1.
Uploading images from your PC
Follow these steps to upload images to your camera
from PCs running Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows
98, 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.
3. Select a file type from the File Type list, and select the
folder containing the images you want to upload
from the Drive list and Folder list. Then double-click
your selected folder. File names appear in the File
Name box.
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
the images in the list all 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. These function
buttons are disabled when several files are selected.
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If you want to rearrange the uploading order, select
the image you want to rearrange, then click the ↑ or ↓
Sort arrows.
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, check the Save file to check box
before uploading the photos. Click Browse, then
select the folder where you want to save the files.
7. Click OK. The folder you selected is displayed to
the right of the Browse button.
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If you want to upload photos to your camera, click the
Select camera button. The Select Camera Type
window appears. Highlight your camera type and
click Select, then click the Start button to start
uploading the photos.
Note:
If you want to preview a selected image and confirm its
size, check the Preview check box.
If you checked the Save file to check box in the EPSON
Photo File Uploader window, the converted images
are also saved to the folder you specified.
Uploading images from your Macintosh
Follow these steps to upload images from your
Macintosh to your camera:
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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2. Double-click the EPSON Photo File Uploader icon.
The EPSON Photo File Uploader window appears.
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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 Select.
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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 Remove.
During the uploading process, EPSON Photo File
Uploader converts your files to EPSON Photo file
format in the image sizes you specified.
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If you want to save copies of the converted files
on your computer, check the Save file to check box
before uploading the photos. Click Browse, then
select the folder where you want to save the files.
7. Click OK. The folder you selected is displayed to
the right of the Browse button.
If you want to upload photos to your camera, click the
Select camera button. The Select Camera Type
window appears. Highlight your camera type and
click Select, then click the Start button to start
uploading the photos.
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.
For Windows users
Follow these steps to make screen captures:
Note:
If you want to preview a selected image and confirm its
size, check the Preview check box.
If you checked the Save file to check box in the EPSON
Photo File Uploader window, the converted images
are also saved to the folder you specified.
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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.
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3. Click the Screen Capture menu tab. The Screen
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Note:
To select a folder located on a network drive, you may
need to map the drive before opening EPSON Photo
File Uploader.
5. Specify the key combination you want to use for
screen captures using the Hot Key settings box.
Check the ALT, CTRL, or SHIFT check box, 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.
File Name Box
4. Select the folder containing the images you want to
upload from the Drive list and Folder list. Then
double-click the folder where you want to save the
screen capture. File names appear in the File Name
Box.
If you need to create a new folder for the images,
click the New Folder button, and name a folder.
7. Start your application and open the file you want
to capture, then press the hot key combination you
selected.
You can make as many screen captures as you like;
simply open each file you want to capture and press
your screen capture key combination again.
Note:
File names are created automatically.
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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.
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.
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 3-3 to
upload the screen captures.
2. Open the EPSON Photo!2 folder and double-click
the EPSON Photo File Uploader icon. The EPSON
Photo File Uploader window appears.
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.
Follow these steps to make screen shots of your
Macintosh desktop:
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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 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 3-5.
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Using EPSON Program Uploader
The EPSON Program Uploader utility allows you to
upload up to five optional programs from your PC or
Macintosh to your camera.
Note:
o When you install your EPSON Photo!2 software,
EPSON Program Uploader is installed automatically. To
install EPSON Photo!2, see page 1-1.
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o
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 your User’s Guide for
instructions.
The highlighted region provides helpful information to
the user regarding the operation and use of the optional
program utility software.
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Connecting the camera
If the camera is not properly connected to the computer,
an error dialog box appears. Check the cable connection
and make sure the camera is turned on.
Port:
The Port option allows you to change the
communication port used to connect the camera to
the computer. When Auto is selected, EPSON
Photo!2 automatically selects the port used to connect
the camera and the computer.
The port choices for Windows are Auto and any
available COM port, such as COM1, COM2, and so
on. For Macintosh, the choices are Auto, Modem
Port, and Printer Port.
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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.
The speed choices for Windows are Auto, 19200, 38400,
57600, 115200, and 230400 bps. (The 230400 bps speed
is only available if you are using Windows 95,
Windows 98, or NT and your PC is equipped with a
high-speed serial port and driver.) For Macintosh, the
choices are Auto, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, and
230400 bps. (The 115200 and 230400 bps speeds are
only available if you are using System 7.5.3 or higher.)
After you make the camera connection, click OK. EPSON
Photo!2 Uploader box appears.
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 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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2. 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.
3. Click or double-click the EPSON Program Uploader
icon in the EPSON Photo!2 program group or folder.
The EPSON Program Uploader window appears.
Note:
If the camera is not properly connected to the computer, an
error dialog box appears. See the previous section for the
proper connection to the camera.
4. Click Browse 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.
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6. Click Upload. EPSON Program Uploader begins
uploading the selected programs.
When the uploading process is finished, the uploaded
programs appear in the Applications in Camera list.
7. Click Close to close the program.
Now you can use the programs in your camera. See your
User’s Guide for instructions on opening the programs.
Removing programs
Follow these steps to remove optional programs from the
camera:
Note:
You can also remove programs by using the Software menu
in the camera’s LCD monitor menus. See your User’s Guide
for instructions.
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2. Click or double-click the EPSON Program Uploader
icon in the EPSON program group or folder. The
EPSON Program Uploader window appears.
Note:
If the camera is not properly connected to the computer, an
error dialog box appears. See page 3-9 to make proper
connection.
3. Click the programs you want to remove in the
Applications in Camera list.
4. Click Remove. A confirmation message appears.
5. Click OK. The selected programs are removed from
the camera and from the Applications in Camera list.
6. Click Close to close the program.
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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Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Your camera’s software should be easy to use, and any
problems you may have should be easy to solve.
See the following section to solve problems with EPSON
Photo!2, EPSON Photo File Uploader, and other software
programs.
Software Problems
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 2-1.
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.
Check 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.
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 2-1.
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.
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Avoid opening or working with applications unrelated
to the photo transfer process while the camera and
computer are communicating.
Note:
While the camera and computer are communicating, star
icons move across the camera’s display panel.
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Glossary
application
grayscale
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task,
such as word processing or financial planning.
Images represented with various shades of gray in addition to
black and white.
bit
interface
Short for binary digit. The smallest unit of data in computer
processing. A bit can represent two values, on and off, or 1 and 0.
The connection between the computer and the camera.
JPEG
black and white
Images represented only by the intensity of luminosity.
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. Also known as a factory setting.
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.
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An interface channel through which data is transmitted between
devices.
resolution
Indication of how finely an image is resolved into pixels.
Measured in dots per inch (dpi), pixels per inch (ppi), or samples
per inch (spi).
thumbnails
Small representations of images.
TWAIN
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
About button, 2-24
Activating the shutter, 2-21
Adjusting camera settings
flash, 2-20
image quality, 2-19
macro, 2-20
self timer, 2-20
Auto shut-off, 2-1
Auto-stop timer, 2-21
B
Browse button, 2-15, 2-16
C
Cables, serial, 2-2
Camera ID, 2-13, 2-17, 2-24
Camera menu, 2-6, 2-7–14
Clock setting, 2-24
Close button, 2-7
CompactFlash Cards
installing programs from, 3-10–11
uploading photos to, 2-16–17
Computer connection settings, 2-22–23
Connecting the camera
to a Macintosh, 2-2–3
to a PC, 2-3–4
Controlling the camera from the computer, 2-19–20
Controls menu, 2-7, 2-18–21
Copying photos, 2-16–17
D
Date and time, setting, 2-24
E
Enhancing photos, 2-13, 2-18
EPSON Photo File Uploader
installing, 1-2–3, 1-4
making screen copies, 3-6–8
uploading images, 3-2–6
EPSON Photo!2 software
accessing, 2-4–5
closing, 2-7
installing, 1-2, 1-4
using, 2-6–24
EPSON Program Uploader, 3-9–11
Erasing photos
from a camera, 2-12–13, 2-21
from a folder, 2-17
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File names, 2-12
Finding the folder containing your photos, 2-16
Flash settings, 2-20
Folder menu, 2-6, 2-14–18
Photo transfer button, 2-8–9, 2-15
Pictures
erasing, 2-12–13, 2-17, 2-21
inserting by importing, 2-11–12
selecting, 2-8, 2-15
taking from the computer, 2-20
transferring from a camera to your document, 2-10–11
transferring from a folder to your document, 2-15–16
Port option, 2-23, 3-9
Ports, serial, 2-2–4
Preview option, EPSON Photo File Uploader, 3-4, 3-6
Problems, software, Chapter 4
Progress meter, 2-7
G
Getting photo information, 2-13, 2-17
H
Help, EPSON Photo!2, 2-7
I
Image quality settings, 2-19
Image selection window, 2-7, 2-8, 2-14, 2-15
Inserting a picture by importing, 2-11–12
Installing
optional programs in the camera, 3-10–11
the software in your Macintosh, 1-3–5
the software in your PC, 1-1–3
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Live preview, 2-20–21
M
Macro mode setting, 2-20
Making screen copies, 3-6–8
Menus, EPSON Photo!2, 2-6–7
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R
Removing, programs, 3-11
Rotating photos, 2-14, 2-18
S
Saving selected photos to a folder, 2-9–11
Screen Capture menu, 3-7–8
Selecting images, EPSON Photo!2, 2-8, 2-15
Self timer settings, 2-20
Setup menu, 2-7, 2-22–24
Shutter, activating from the computer, 2-21
Speed option, 2-23, 3-10
Status bar, 2-7
System requirements, 2
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Taking pictures from your computer, 2-20–21
Test Connection button, 2-22, 2-23
Transferring
pictures from a camera to your documents, 2-10–12
pictures from a folder to your documents, 2-15–16
Troubleshooting, Chapter 4
U
Upload/Copy Photos button, 2-15, 2-16–17
Upload To Camera menu, 3-2–4
Uploader utilities
EPSON Photo File Uploader, 3-1–8
EPSON Program Uploader, 3-9–11
Uploading
images, 3-2–6
photos, 2-16–17
programs to the camera, 3-10–11
V
Viewing photos, 2-13, 2-18
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