Image Processing Reference
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Once you have connected the camera to the computer via the USB port,
the operating system will recognize it as a removable storage medium—an
additional drive. Simply copy the entire folder by dragging and dropping it
to your computer. Once you copy the images to your computer, the viewing,
selecting, and editing options offered by your operating system will become
available. After you have copied the images to your computer, you can delete
them from your camera's memory card.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 provide a wizard to help you
select images and assign file names as well as rotate and copy images. To use
the wizard, you must install a special driver that functions as an image editing
device particular to your camera. Special drivers are available for most camera
models and will be downloaded automatically for Windows.
If you plug your camera into the USB port and your computer simply
detects it as a removable storage medium, you can still use Computer or File
Manager in Windows to select images or entire image folders and thus copy
them onto your computer, as shown in the example in figure 1.9.
Figure 1.9
Windows detects the camera at the USB port as a removable storage device and shows it as a normal drive in
Computer. As in a common file directory, you can view the folder contents and copy individual image files or
the entire file contents onto your hard drive.
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