Solved Camera to desk top win7

December 5, 2014 at 08:44:44
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, Pentium 4cpu 2.40 GHz 2.39GHz 1.46GB RAM
Is there a free program to get my camera pics to a folder of my choosing?
I have a dislike for Picasa, Windows Live Photo Gallery and a couple of others. I did love the old way where if you were in a folder and wanted to get your pics, you just clicked on "get photos from camera/scanner. And poof . . . it was done.
Now with these other programs there are so many transactions you have to go through.
Yes . . . they take the pics off the camera but then you have to hunt for them and when you want to take them from there to a single folder you have made, you have to go through each photo and go through many commands.
Each time things are upgraded. . . it is so horrible and you have to do so much work.
What used to take me a couple of minutes now takes an hour with so many things to do to get a simple thing done.
I just want to upload my pics to my folder.
Even PhotoScape has become so bad. The thumbnails are so tiny I can not make out the pictures.

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#1
December 5, 2014 at 10:09:46
Did the camera come with software?
Have you tried just going to computer and opening the folders yourself manually and moving them (copy/paste) to where you want them. You can set the 'window' to show you a preview when you single click on it which will make deciding where they will go (or not go) easier. You can size the window to about half of the screen and place the other folder(s) next to it to make this easier. You can have multiple destination folders open over each other and use the task bar icons to switch between them.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
December 5, 2014 at 11:59:31
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Most pictures turn up in your Pictures folder somewhere (on right side of start menu). Really programs such as Picasa and Windows Live Photo Gallery are effectively viewers with features. The picture files themselves do not reside there. Often a right click on those sort of programs will reveal their true location, or maybe the presence of a file structure on the left hand side of the screen.

As an aside I happen to be an "all manual" person. I kill off the automation and copy the files where I want them to go. I guess a lot of folk would hate that but it does mean I always know where they are, neatly in dated folders of my own choosing and with the files maintaining their original camera numbers.

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#3
December 5, 2014 at 14:26:55
Hi Derek,
Exactly as you said in your last paragraph. That 's what I want.

In XP, it used to be that when you were in a folder . . . you could click on
Get photo from camera/scanner.
Would click on it and choose if I wanted it from my scanner or my camera. Then it would all go to that folder.


In response to the question above yours, yes I do have a CD that came with my camera "Polaroid." brand.

Derek. . . how can I do that now with Windows 7 Pro 64 ?
Would really much appreciate doing this.
Thank you,
Phanay


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#4
December 5, 2014 at 15:11:50
If your camera has a USB connection then connect the camera> set to transfer> look for the camera in "Computer"> Click on the camera and burrow down to the folder with the JPGs. Hope that is clear.

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#5
December 5, 2014 at 15:18:02
Yes, #4 is a quick way forward. If it's photos then they will almost certainly be in the DCIM sub-folder. You can then copy/paste them wherever you wish.

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#6
December 5, 2014 at 18:19:09
That is mostly what I said above.
The first line is because I thought you wanted a program but I prefer the manual method myself. I use it on my phone as well as my camera for transferring pictures. As said above, plug in your camera and windows will ask you what to do, choose Open Files and Folders (or something like that). If it does not offer this option, just go to Computer and double click on the camera and you will see its file structure. browse around a bit until you find the right folder(s) for the pictures. Then just copy/paste what you want where you want. As I mentioned, you may need to turn on the preview pane within the window(s) to see them easier though it should be default in your pictures folder (possibly not in the camera folders and in the new sub folders you make within the pictures folder).
Typically in your Documents folder is your Pictures Folder.
I put a shortcut to both of these on my desktop so that they are each handy whenever you want them. Within the Pictures folder you create the sub folders you want with names to organize them. You could do it by event, date, etc. (for dates you need to use 12-5-14 rather than 12/5/14 which is illegal for file/folder names).

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#7
December 5, 2014 at 19:14:54
Storing in folders with reversed date, day last, is worth considering because this conforms to the Windows default alphabetical sort. For example 2014-12-06. Everything will then always be in date order, whether you choose ascending or descending. You can always add an event name, like "2014-12-06 Bill's Wedding" if required and still maintain date order.

The joke is that I sat down and invented the above, way back, only to later discover that it was quite widely used but I just hadn't noticed.

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#8
December 8, 2014 at 12:33:15
I want to thank all of you.
I don't know how to select two (2) "best answers."

In XP, it was just so EZ to just click on the option to get photo from Camera/Scanner and the pics would be right there in the folder you were in.
Each time they make Windows better . . . they lie . (LOL)
They don't want us to do easy-ness. They fix it so that you have to do many clicks on different places to get what you want done.

Looking into Linux. But I remember that a friend couldn't use PhotoScape with Linux. Go figure . . . The wonderful years of automation! Please smile


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#9
December 8, 2014 at 14:33:03
Don't worry too much about Best Answers. Just flick a coin - nobody on here will sulk if it doesn't fall their way.

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