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12th of February 2002 (Tue), 22:00
I am a new user, has anyone uploaded an image back to the flash card to take to a photo developer for printing?
Thanks, Chad Hunt
19th of February 2002 (Tue), 19:26
That is simple. I prefer to do it with a USB CF reader. I use Microtech Zio!. Any other brand will also do. Once you install the USB driver of the reader, the device will appear as a removable drive. Now you use Windows Explorer to create folders and copy files.
Canon D30 USB cable is a pain to disconnect from the camera body (at least in my camera) and I always has a feeling, such a tiny connector may soon become damaged after large number of mating cycle. So I just take out the CF and pop it in my CF reader.
19th of February 2002 (Tue), 22:58
Perhaps I should clarify my question, if I have a jpeg on my hard drive and want to load it to an empty CF card, am I using the steps you just talked about or, can I load it directly to the camera?
Thanks for your help. Chad Hunt
19th of February 2002 (Tue), 23:38
I believe that soumya63 is stating that yes you can.
Using a CF card reader, you can place an empty card in the reader, and using windows create folders and transfer files from the computer to the flash card. I personally have done so using this method.
I am not as certain about transfering it via the USB connector on the camera, but I am GUESSING that soumya63 is letting us know it can be done, BUT it is not as effiecient. That would make sense because it is not as effiecient to unload from the CF card to the computer via the USB. I am not certain whether or not you can create folders on the card using this method.
Speaking of folders, one other thing to note. If you simply place a file from your computer onto a CF card, your camera will not read the file. This is because your camera is looking for images in a folder structure similar to the structure it writes files to. (i.e. Dcim/xxxcanon where xxx is the file sequence). Your file is on the CF card, it is just not readable by the camera. A lab should be able to pull it directly off the CF though without the file being in a Dcim/xxxcanon file.
I personally have loaded from my computer to a CF card using the CF card reader that I usually load the images from the card to the computer.
21st of February 2002 (Thu), 00:30
Sorry for the miscommunication, D30 USB driver does not render the Camera with the CF as an external drive. So it is not possible to copy files from your HDD to the camera by using Windows Explorer.
When you turn on D30 after connecting to the USB port, the driver sends a message to a predefined software (like Zoombrowser or Breezebrowser downloader or Photoshop etc.) for downloading the picture through twain driver.
The quick and easy way (even Canon suggest it) is to use your USB reader for direct image file manipulation to/from you CF.
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