Used this for 3 years now, on total of 4 Canon compact cameras now, its now started to go wrong, and refuses to open. Previously, it refused to open a picture by double-click on image in Z-browser, so I suspected something wrong. I note, all this is since installing Avast and Spyware Terminator, but would these affect it? Should I uninstall, and load software again? I am a bit perplexed, since we use this a lot, for downloading from the cameras, stitching photos together, etc. Any advice appreciated, thanks.
camera supplied software. It is at best a 'get you started' option. Plenty of Free graphics applications to choose from - Picasa and Irfanview are two.
For more sophisticated stuff but free[ish] look at the click here site where they offer free earlier versions of their current range - you will of course get a nag to upgrade[for money] and of course good old PCA cover discs. May and June this year have two such free packages
Windows look at media cards in a camera as simple another removable drive. When the camera is plugged in with no program running- Windows puts up the Scanner camera wizard. This enables you to open the folder and to save them to a folder of your choosing. This is a Windows thing. Download the suggested programs and you can then direct either to the drive in question.
If you have a 'standard' computer with a C D drive and perhaps E then the new drive showing in my computer as 'F' or higher is the camera. If you are still in trouble the invest in a card reader- very cheap £10 or so
I repeat the advice. Camera supplied software in not exclusive to a camera or needed in a Windows Computer- as stated Window can do it all by its self. The Free downloads are usually superior to any supplied software and a purchased image editor even better -albeit with a somewhat steep learning curve -sometimes
Many thanks for the advice, now working ok after re-install, just downloaded my holiday pix. One puzzle, the portrait-format pictures in Z-browser now apear with a little rotational arrow in the top left corner. This didnt occur earlier. Anyone know what has caused it?