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08/09/2002 12:56:19 PM · #1
Just wondering... do any of you with Olympus cameras find that bringing up the Camedia Software on a PC takes an inordinately long time... say on the order of 2+ minutes?

08/09/2002 01:09:55 PM · #2
Just tried mine for the first time, came up fairly quickly for me but prefer to use Photo Shop Elements or Corel Photo Paint. Have you done a "Disk Cleanup" or "Disk Defrag" on your computer lately? Might help
08/09/2002 01:30:15 PM · #3
I was so unimpressed with it the first time I tried it that I've been importing my photos (I'm on a PC) using the windows key and E, highlighting and dragging to the appropriate folder. I open everything in PhotoShop.

My husband bought me a photoviewing/organizing program with a 250 zip drive that attaches to the television, (I do't rememberthe name...but he thought it was really special) and now we do the preview that way. It downloads them, so I just take the zip over to the 'puter and open in PS. The plan is to spend weekends organizing and burning CDs for archival porpoises.

08/09/2002 01:36:59 PM · #4
You're way too organized Crisa! If only I had a spew smiley here.

My Camedia Software comes up quickly. I only use it to get the exif info though so couldn't tell you anything else about it. That zip drive sounds pretty cool...might look into one. :)
08/09/2002 01:37:28 PM · #5
I never liked it enough to open it a second time... I found a freeware program called "Downloader" (no url right now, I'm on the road) that will download from my smartcard into a directory of my choice and erase the smartcard (or not if I don't trust it).

But to answer your question, I think I do recall a long startup time being part of why I wasn't impressed. But I don't think it was 2+ minutes... I'd check the defrag as DarylBrown suggested.
08/09/2002 02:55:48 PM · #6
I use XP. You don't need software to get the pictures off of the camera, and if you do properties-advanced you get all of your photo info, f-stop, speed, iso, ...

Then you can edit with any program you like...

* This message has been edited by the author on 8/9/2002 2:55:41 PM.
08/10/2002 04:54:24 PM · #7
My friend has an E-10 that I borrowed alot, before I got my minolta that is...

Anyway, I hate the camedia software... I can't remember it being that slow.. unless you get the thumbnail views straight of the card...
I recommend direct copying the files of the card ... if you want a fast thumbnail program I havent found a faster program than ACDsee.
08/10/2002 04:58:23 PM · #8
Mine doesn't take that long to come up but it doesn't seem too compatable with Windows XP and quits responding quite often. When I got Photoshop 6, I stopped using it.
08/10/2002 07:19:16 PM · #9
I just opened mine and it took 8 seconds. I use mine to get the pics from my camera and thats it. I use Paintshop 7 but it doesnt seem to let you get pics from anything but kodak cameras.

08/10/2002 07:24:33 PM · #10
I don't find opening it slower than any other software. I usually only use if for downloading pictures and for having a look at them and experimenting with adjustments, which I don't save. It's no use for saving pictures for submitting here because you can't control the file size.
08/10/2002 07:39:22 PM · #11
I must be a minority, I loved Camedia, however it is not compatable with XP so now I also use my zip. I think I have the same one mentioned above. Mine is called "PhotoShow" (I think). Any way it is a great tool and was less than $100 when I got it about a year ago. (I still miss camedia though).
08/10/2002 08:17:45 PM · #12
Ditto on the story with XP and the Commedia software. I've never had the opportunity to use it because XP just takes over the job. *shrug*
08/10/2002 09:06:21 PM · #13
I have never used the Camedia software, I wrote a batch file to "move" the photos from the SmartMedia Card to a directory called "Camedia". It's as simple as this:
move E:DCIM100OLYMP*.* C:PicturesCamedia

Drive E: is the drive containing the SmartMedia card. I then use 3rd party products to process, and a freeware product called ExifRead for getting exif info. If anyone would like more info, send me a note.
08/10/2002 10:29:43 PM · #14
I've only opened the software a few times - doesn't catch my interest - didn't take any longer than other software. I think that the only time I will use it would be for stitching - that is, when I actually start panaramas. I also use winxp - wondering why it is not compatible - it seems to work for me.

I use ACD See software - I find that it is great for viewing, organizing, moving, copying image files. It even has an editor - not quite as sophisticated as Corel or Photoshop - but it's great for quick adjustments.
09/04/2002 04:18:36 AM · #15
my camedia opens just fine. i only use it sometimes to view a full screen slideshow. Nikon View is a very good prog to copy images from camera to PC - for me, more convenient than XP or Camedia or whatever.
05/30/2004 05:45:53 PM · #16
I lost my Camedia disk, does anyone know how to get another or can someone send me the files over the net?
05/30/2004 06:27:37 PM · #17
Originally posted by equestrian_gurly:

I lost my Camedia disk, does anyone know how to get another or can someone send me the files over the net?

I think I can still find my disk, but you might check at the Olympus website first -- they may have it for download.

The only thing I use Camedia 2.0 for is to print contact sheets.

I copy the files directly from the card to the hard disk (just dragging them on the desktop using Windows 2000 or Mac OS 9). I usually use IrfanView to browse the folders, and Photoshop 5 for editing.
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