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Pretzel here, wondering if anyone can explain, in VERY simple words how to upload pictures from my camera. It is an HP photosmart M415. I’m just learning to navigate on the Internet, new camera to me. If I can break it with my hands I can fix it, but this is new stuff for me, I want to show some of my work. Thank you

-- Pretzel L8agn



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GaryK

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#1 posted 2329 days ago

Have you read the manual that came with it? Every camera is a little different.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Pretzel

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#2 posted 2329 days ago

Have read the manual, still trying, every time the computer says finish, it seems to abort process. would that be my computer?

-- Pretzel L8agn

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mjlauro

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#3 posted 2329 days ago

Does your camera have a memory stick? If yes, check to see if your computer has a slot to accept it. If yes to both put the memory stick in your computer. A folder should open showing the location. Once you get this far you should be able to browse for photos and upload them to the sight.

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lew

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#4 posted 2329 days ago

A couple of questions

1. What operating system (windows or mac) and what version XP/Vista/other?

2. How are you connecting to the computer?

Once we have this figured out, the rest should be easy!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Pretzel

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#5 posted 2329 days ago

MJ & Lew, Yes there is a memory card, computer is windows xp, using a USB cable to attach to computer. Called my daughter about the problem, she told me I have to download something from HP in order for the pictures to be placed in the computer she said she could upload for me this weekend Thank You for the help.

-- Pretzel L8agn

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lew

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#6 posted 2329 days ago

Pretzel,

Actually, you should not need any HP software to download pix from the camera to the computer (See below). When you connect the camera to the computer, using the USB connector, you should see a notification in the lower rite hand corner of the screen indicating the computer has recognized a new device has been connected. It may take several seconds for the device to be recognized and you may get a message saying that it would work faster if you connected it to a USB 2 connector. As long as the computer recognizes the connection, everthing else should be a piece of cake.

There are two transfer methods listed below. I personally prefer the second method of transfering pix, I think it is easier because it is similar to all other types of computer data transfers.

Are you familiar with the copy and paste functions of windows? If not, I can walk you thru it.

Transferring Images to a Computer
without HP Image Zone Software

If you do not, or cannot, install HP Image Zone on your
computer, there are two ways to transfer images from your
camera to the computer:
• Connect your camera to the computer as a Digital
Camera (Windows XPor Mac OS only)
• Configure the camera as a Disk Drive

Connecting Your Camera as a Digital
Camera

If you have a Windows XP system, or a Mac OS X system,
simply connect the camera to your computer directly, and the
operating system will launch a program to help you transfer
images. Check that your camera USB Configuration in the
Setup Menu is set to Digital Camera, and connect the
camera to your computer with the USB cable.

Configuring the Camera as a Disk Drive
This method sets up your camera to function as a disk drive
when it is connected to your computer, so you can transfer
images without using the HP Image Zone software.
NOTE: You may be unable to use this method with
Windows 98 computers.
1. Set your camera to act as a Disk Drive (you only need to
do this step once):
a. Turn on the camera, then press the button to
display the Capture Menu.
b. Use the button to navigate to the Setup Menu .
c. Use the button to highlight the USB menu option,
and then press the button.
d. Use the button to select Disk Drive, and then press
the button.
e. Use the button to highlight EXIT, and then
press the button.
When you have set your camera to Disk Drive, connect
the camera to your computer using the USB cable.
On Windows computers, the camera will appear as a removable disk in the Windows
Explorer screen. When you have finished transferring images from the
camera to the computer, simply disconnect the camera
from the computer. If your computer is running Windows
2000 or XP, you may get an “Unsafe Removal” warning
upon disconnecting the camera. You can disregard this
warning.

I copied this information from the users manual- which you said you had. I know you said it didn’t work for you and I don’t mean to insult you by giving you the same thing again. I’m just trying to get a feel for what went wrong. If you would try the camera as a disk drive method and it doesn’t work, send me a private message and I will provide you with some more information.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Pretzel

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#7 posted 2329 days ago

Lew I think the problem stems with Me :) I’m new to computers, all of my work comes from word-of-mouth.
Even my work as a machinists is oldschool, advantage of that is many of the cnc operators that apply at our shop are lost. I’m only now learning about computers in order to be able to market better. My business cards are still written on scrap lumber. Same thing with our concrete business. I really do appreciate all help.

-- Pretzel L8agn

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lew

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#8 posted 2329 days ago

I taught electronics and computers for 33 years- they are not as difficult as these young kids lead you to believe. If you figured out thread tapers without a calculator, there ain’t nothin you can’t do on computers!

I think if you use your camera menu and change the camera settings to “disk drive” everything will work fine. I downloaded the camera’s user manual and it looks like some of the instructions for this are on page 26 and 27 and the details are listed in a previous post. Don’t worry you can’t break it! If you make a mistake, we simply start over!

Let me know how it’s going

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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