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Windows 7: Why can't I open pictures DIRECTLY for a camera?

09 Jan 2012   #11
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
You only get that "safely remove hardware" icon for devices that connect in MSC mode and which get Windows drive letters assigned.

Since your camera appears to only support MTP/PTP mode, there are no Windows drive letters involved and there is no "safely remove hardware" icon associated with the USB connection or removal of that device.
I was meaning when I use a USB memory stick.


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09 Jan 2012   #12
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hucker View Post
GRRRRR, mine does not appear to have this option.
Then remove the flash card and insert it into a cheap external USB card reader, such as this one from IOGear. I have one myself.

Then you'll be able to access the picture folders on your camera as an external MSC removable drive... just by taking the flash card out of the camera and reading it by itself in a card reader.
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09 Jan 2012   #13
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hucker View Post
I was meaning when I use a USB memory stick.
I see. Well yes, if you've suppressed all notification from that icon then you won't ever see it... even if Windows would have wanted to present it, as it does for MSC removable devices that get drive letters.
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09 Jan 2012   #14
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Then remove the flash card and insert it into a cheap external USB card reader, such as this one from IOGear. I have one myself.

Then you'll be able to access the picture folders on your camera as an external MSC removable drive... just by taking the flash card out of the camera and reading it by itself in a card reader.
That kinda removes the advantage I was trying to get of saving a step when opening photos.
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09 Jan 2012   #15
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hucker View Post
That kinda removes the advantage I was trying to get of saving a step when opening photos.
Well, your camera doesn't support MSC mode. So that means you're going to have to compromise somewhere.

If you want to be able to use all of your Windows and 3rd-party image software programs to access the picture folders on the card, then it's going to have to be removed from the MTP-only camera and placed into an MSC card reader.

Otherwise, you're just going to have to limit yourself to Windows Explorer as your only access to that card while inserted in the camera.

Your decision.
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09 Jan 2012   #16
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Copying the picture to the hard disk first is no big deal, in fact a smaller deal than removing the memory card and risking wearing out the camera socket.
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09 Jan 2012   #17
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hucker View Post
Copying the picture to the hard disk first is no big deal, in fact a smaller deal than removing the memory card and risking wearing out the camera socket.
I agree entirely.

Last year my Canon camera's CF card socket developed a fault and it was going to cost a lot of money to get it repaired until I discovered the camera was still under warranty - just!

Since then, I haven't removed the memory card and always connect the camera to a USB port and move the pictures to my backup drive.
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09 Jan 2012   #18
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I agree entirely.

Last year my Canon camera's CF card socket developed a fault and it was going to cost a lot of money to get it repaired until I discovered the camera was still under warranty - just!

Since then, I haven't removed the memory card and always connect the camera to a USB port and move the pictures to my backup drive.
Of course the USB socket can also wear out....
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09 Jan 2012   #19
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quite so, but a USB socket is more robust than a digital camera's memory card socket.

Also, a new USB card is a lot cheaper than camera repairs.
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09 Jan 2012   #20
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quite so, but a USB socket is more robust than a digital camera's memory card socket.
Are you sure? The ones in cameras are very small, especially the ones with built in video.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Also, a new USB card is a lot cheaper than camera repairs.
But it's not the card that breaks.
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