How to get pics to not download into media player

July 12, 2014 at 10:28:56
Specs: Windows 7
How do I get my pics to not down load to my media player when using my nikon transfer.. I downloaded my camera software and everytime I download pics from my camera on to my computer the pics go to my media player I can not figure out how to change this.. Please help.

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#1
July 12, 2014 at 12:23:04
What model camera do you have?
Did it not come with software, like ViewNX2 ?

There is usually a Option choice, somewhere during the transfer process, that allows you to specify where you want the pics to go.

MIKE

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#2
July 12, 2014 at 14:36:52
That is happening because you have Media Player set as the default viewer for JPEG files which is the default format for most cameras.

It matters little where you put them, Media Player will find them, unless you designate another application to display your photos files.

Google Picassa is a good application for managing photos from a digital camera.

http://www.picasa.theappcenter.com/...

Stuart

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#3
July 12, 2014 at 18:35:27
The camera downloads "files", most likely jpg type as already given. They don't actually exist in media player they reside in your file system. To view these file on your computer requires the presence of some media player, file viewer, or other.

If you don't like the way media player handles your pictures you might be able to find a basic free viewer which would suit you better. The jpg files would have to be associated with this new viewer but that is quite easy.

Picasa has already been mentioned, here is another one:
http://www.irfanview.com/

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#4
July 13, 2014 at 15:12:14
nikon cool pix and yes it has software and i downloaded this

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#5
July 13, 2014 at 15:14:17
I need to know how to fix this in my nikon transfer software do you know how to do that

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#6
July 13, 2014 at 15:36:34
Your Nikon transfer software puts the picture files on your computer. It does NOT put them in Media Player. Media Player automatically links to any pictures that arrive on your computer, whether they are from your camera or elsewhere. You cannot make it take different action for your camera transfers. If you do not want this happening you will need an alternative media player that does not do so.

You cannot alter this with either your Nikon transfer software or Media Player - there is no magic fix or setting.

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#7
July 13, 2014 at 15:51:46
I haven't heard of pics going to windows media player....maybe to the windows viewer???
Picasa free would be my recommendation for downloading the pics...all the camera softwares are loaded with lots of unnecesary stuff...PLUS Picasa has about the best user friendly pic adjustments...I use it for most of my commercial photography editing....

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#8
July 13, 2014 at 16:16:43
marymienko

As I see it, this is not a downloading issue, it is a viewer issue. If you use Picasa Viewer (for example) instead of Media Player/Windows Viewer, or whatever it is, then ALL computer pictures will open with Picasa Viewer instead. They might still be visible in your current viewer too if you go to the viewer program itself and "open it".

I know of no way to segregate the viewing of camera pictures from any other pictures on the computer, which seems to be what you are asking. If Picasa can somehow make this differentiation no doubt XPUser4Real will pop back and confirm this.

Please give us a screen capture which shows these pictures, and the "on screen name" of the player/viewer involved, as I am beginning to wonder if we properly understand your question.

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#9
July 13, 2014 at 17:41:17
Open "Control Panel". Click on "Programs", then select "Change default settings for media or devices". Change the setting for "Pictures" to either "Ask me every time" or "Open folder to view files.....". Reboot.

Now, when you connect the camera, you'll be given choices. If you selected "Ask me every time", you can decide what action to take. If you selected "Open folder....", you have the opportunity to copy (or cut, your choice) and paste the files to any location you want.

You should probably also change the default program that deals with picture files (JPEG, BMP, PNG, etc). "Control Panel" > "Programs" > "Set your default programs". The "Windows Picture Viewer" is the obvious choice for viewing picture/photo files.

You don't need any additional software, including the Nikon software that came with your camera. All too often, people advise additional software to solve a problem, when it's not really needed. Remember, too much software loaded on your computer will eventually cause performance problems.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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#10
July 13, 2014 at 18:11:32
It seems to me that everyone is interpreting your question differently. It doesn't read like a file download and location issue to me but about "what you wish to display" in whatever Player/Viewer/Gallery program you are using.

As per #8:
Please give us a screen capture which shows these pictures, and the "on screen name" of the player/viewer involved.

Unless we properly understand the question then we cannot provide the appropriate advice. If, for example, you only want to download selected pictures from your camera that is quite a different matter.

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#11
July 13, 2014 at 19:41:06
Yes, Derek is right. It's easy to get many interpretations of what you are asking for. What seems clear to you, by your explanation, can be confusing to somebody else. I, myself, know how frustrating it can be to have people not understand what seems perfectly clear to me.

Try to explain exactly what you'd like to do. For example, are you trying to download the photos to your computer? Are you trying to view what's on the camera, with your computer screen? Are you downloading the photos without a problem, but want to use a different program to view them? Is it none of the aforementioned?

Take your time composing your reply. Think about each sentence before you type it, making sure you are clearly conveying your wishes.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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