I bought a Nikon Coolpix S1. It's fine for my needs. The picture project software is a nuisance. I only want the software to transfer the pictures from the camera internal memory to the computer via USB. If I could get the transfer part to work as a stand alone application I would be happy. I have other programs that I prefer for photo manipulation. Operating system is WIN98SE. Any recommendations?
I moved the .exe for picture perfect to a different folder, so now it can't start after the transfer occurs. The downside is that the transfer operation can't delete the camera images after the transfer. For a minute there I thought I had found a solution. I can delete them manually using the camera.
I can not transfer photos from my coolpix 5200 camera. everytime I click the transfer button nothing happens. I still am able to view edit and design my photos its just I can not transfer photos from my camera. all cables are hooked up computer running smoothly.
I have the pictures from the camera on to picture project but cannot copy them to a cd. I have deleted them from the camera. Picture project is a pain and I do not need it. If I can save the pictures I will get rid of it. Any advice?
First find out how the pictures are saved on to your computer. If they are saved in a different folder, you can just uninstall the picture project software and this should leave your pictures in the folder. Back it up just in case.
I like the auto adjust feature in Picture Project but then if I want to make additional edits in Photoshop, I have to save at least one iteration to lossy JPEG. I want to be able to use the auto adjust feature in Picture Project and also additional editing features in Photoshop before converting my NEFs to JPGs. Does anyone know how I could do something like this?
I am using picture project software that has been upgraded to 1.5 from the freebie version. I am losing my pictures as 'JPEG?' comes up on the image and i don't know what to do to get the image back up...... or have i lost the images for good? I have just started using this software for my new nikon d70.
Do not alter your RAW NEF files in anyway. Always make a copy and file. Work with the copies. As far as doing editing work, once you work with one program you have to save it then you have to open it on another program for further editing.
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thanks Berny, so how would you suggest the best way to use the "Auto Enhance" feature of Picture Project and then use further edits in Photoshop is? (When I try to reproduce the effect of "Auto Enhance" in Picture Project in Photoshop, I am not happy with the results.)
What I would do in your case (although I really hate picture project) would be to do all the editing in Photoshop, save it as a TIF file. Open the TIF file in picture project then auto enchance then save it again as a TIF file. Save it to a JPEG file if you want.
i downloaded picture project, not nikon view because i am running 2000. actually, i am running both windows 98 and 2000, which could be the problem. the installation of picture project seemed to work, but when i connect the camera and turn it on, my computer shuts down. when it restarts, the picture project window does not come up....when i try to transfer photos, it says not connected.
i'm sorry to be such an idiot, but i really appreciate your help and prompt response.
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How do I save it as a .tif in Picture Project? The only option I can see is "Export JPG".
You can't save a file and give it a different extension or file format on picture project. It cannot alter picture formats. Spend the money on Photo Elements, or some other photo editing program, its worth it. Picture project is not a very good program.
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yes well I just like the "Auto Enhance" feature in Nikon Picture Project, I can't seem to recreate anywhere else...
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yes well I just like the "Auto Enhance" feature in Nikon Picture Project, I can't seem to recreate it anywhere else...
Have you printed out any of this pics with the Auto Enhance and without?
Make sure that your monitor is also properly calibrated.
I have a problem...when I use Picture Project to burn a picture CD, it puts the the pictures under new sub directories. I like to use my DVD player and my widescreen to view the pictures but my DVD player doesn't know the pictures are there unless they're on the root of the disc. I can't find any way to change in the software. It just does that automatically.
I have burned the pictures straight to a disc using Nero, but I would still prefer to do everything in 1 piece of software.
I would appreciate assistance with the following problem: my camera is Nikon D2X, my laptop is Apple G4. i take pics in Raw and Jpeg and then transfer to Picture Project. but i do not like this programme at all. i Photo is more user friendly ,but i do not like the idea of 2 pics appearing every time. i work in photoshop to adjust the pics. i would still like to use I Photo but it does not appear compatible. can anyone assist?
Sorry Bogner, just upgraded to CS2 and still have to work around that issue. i seem to be having no problems with it because I also have Nikon Capture and I can open it straight away. Go to www.nikonians.org They have some issues regarding the Adobe CS2 and NEF files. They should be in a better position to help you. It is a great community and a lot of helpful folks. I am not at all that good with CS2 and NEF.
RAW allows you to have full control over adjustments to the image before converting to a final file format. You can adjust exposure (usually by up to +/-2 stops), white balance, saturation, basic curves, etc. Some depends on the conversion software you use, but many of the basic postprocessing functions can be applied to the image before it's set in the final format. If you use PS, you can develop straight into the program ready for further editing. The advantage is that all edits once the file is processed are destructive; the more you can get done before the dstructive edit phase, the more leeway you have later. The downside of shooting straight to JPEG is it's an 8-bit file format, the RAW is the full 12-bit (saved as 16-bit) read by the sensor, and of course JPEG is a lossy compression.
Now if you need immediate access to the files or don't need to do any post processing, JPEG can work just fine.
Reviewing further on the thread, I see what the problem is: you are trying to covnert D2X NEF files in ACR3 (or ACR2 for that matter). Right now the D2X isn't supported because of Ninon's white balance encryption issue. Reading an article yesterday it seems that Adobe & Nikon have worked this out, so I'd expect support to be added in the future.
CS and CS2 support the older versions of NEF. Remember, the manufacturers keep changing the spec with each camera model even though the extension is the same. My CR2 file is not the same as a 1Dxx or 350D CR2 file. It gives software developers fits & is why the openraw and DNG initiatives have life.
For the time being you Nikon guys are trapped with Nikon's software or shoot JPG. Of course, bad as some of the Nikon software is, it's at least usable; the Canon bundled software is laughable IMHO. From what I've read the CS2 upgrade is more extensive than just ACR--but it still sucks that it doesn't support the new NEFs; keep an eye on their site though, I suspect an update is now in the works.
Once you get a handle on the postprocessing it really doesn't take too long. I finished up a shoot from this weekend and spent no more than a couple minutes per shot (many were less than a minute) before sending it to automation. Ultimately use what's best for you & don't fall into the religious wars that start up on some of the photography fora.
You just have to love how hard they protect their proprietary format as if it's some kind of vital corporate secret & the comany is sunk if someone else sees how the file is formatted.
As if Canon really cares how Nikon formats their CCD data & Nikon really cares how Canon formats their CMOS data, or either one gives a leap how the Foveon data is saved. Sigh. If they'd just use DNG (or some commonly-agreed on format) and be done with it, we'd all be happy & they'd look like heroes.
Agreed. When will they learn that the photographers care about the pictures and not their coding. All we want is to take the pictures and see the results and fix those we don't like. We'll spend money on their gear but we will not buy a product we can't use.
I can't get the pictures to transfer from my Coolpix 3100...I plug it in, no problem, I have Nikon View 6. When I try to get the picture, I get a "Removable Disk" but it tells me there's no memory card in the camera or no disk in the drive. It's all in, everything's good. Please help, thanks!