Can Kodak pictures be viewed from dock without Easyshare?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Richard Bornstein, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Hi: I have tried to view pictures directly from the camera (SD card) using
    the camera dock 6000. I don't necessarely want to use Easyshare program but
    no other program recognizes it, including 'my computer'. Any suggestions?
    Richard Bornstein, Feb 11, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Depends on the OS. I don't use the Easyshare software, but you do need
    the camera connection software for older OS versions.
    Ron Hunter, Feb 11, 2006
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  3. Or if you have a card reader with your computer (either built-in or USB
    connection) you can just take the card out of the camera and from the card
    reader it is just as though you have another disk drive. Just highlight all
    the files and drag them to a drive on your computer. Its as easy as that. I
    do it all the time.
    I actually take a reader with me on my trips and transfer that way wherever
    I am.

    Gerrit - Oz
    Gerrit 't Hart, Feb 11, 2006
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    tnom Guest

    Use the supplied usb cable to hook the camera directly to your
    computer. If you have XP it will find and install the hardware.
    Now just use the Windows Explorer to copy or cut the images to
    the location of your choice.

    Use the dock as a door stop.. When not stopping the door you can
    use it as a charger.
    tnom, Feb 11, 2006
  5. Richard Bornstein

    Guest Guest


    I wish it were that easy.
    When my KODAK camera is plugged into the USB port,
    only EASYSHARE software can "see" it.

    No other scanner/photo program will list the KODAK
    as an input option.

    If you want to "read the camera".
    you've gotta use EASYSHARE..

    Guest, Feb 12, 2006
  6. Thanks for your answers. I already knew that I could use a card reader or
    directly connect a USB to the computer. I was just hoping i could use the
    dock, this way i don't have to take the card out of the camera and the dock
    was already setup. I thought it was worth trying though.
    Richard Bornstein, Feb 12, 2006
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    miles Guest

    The dock works just fine with XP without Easyshare. Mine shows up in
    explorer showing the camera just as if it were direct connected with the
    USB cable. Also, XP's camera wizard pops up allowing copying as well.
    I found Easyshare wasn't so easy. XP works just fine without it.
    miles, Feb 12, 2006
  8. Richard Bornstein

    miles Guest

    What OS do you have? XP works fine without Easyshare.
    miles, Feb 12, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    You might need the 'kodak camera connection' software for older (pre
    Win2K) OS versions, but the full Easyshare package is NOT necessary, and
    need not be installed.
    Ron Hunter, Feb 12, 2006
  10. Thanks. Perhaps that is the problem. I have Win98. How do i find the
    connection software? I think i have tried it before, it connects to the
    computer but Explorer still won't recognize it, or any other software except
    Richard Bornstein, Feb 13, 2006
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    Ron Baird Guest

    Greetings Richard,

    It is possible to install only the Camera Connection Software. This will
    leave the dock/camera as another drive on your system. Easy to do, but
    the system works better if you have the entire program. Regardless, if
    you decide you want to only use the CCS, you can go to the Kodak home
    page and click on the Download option for EasyShare Software. When the
    download process starts, you are offered some options with one of them
    being a standard installation or a Custom install. Choose Custom. From
    the next screens you can choose what you want included, i.e. just the
    CCS program, which will let you use your dock and camera as another
    drive on your system.

    Kodak, along with many others, went to a communication standard known as
    PTP or Picture Transfer Protocol. Kodak was one of the first to use this
    and one of the primary authors of the standard, which has been submittd
    to the ISO and is in the process of being adopted. There are numerous
    advantages to using PTP, one of which is that the new direct-to-printer
    standard PictBridge which runs on top of PTP. However, most OS' do not
    have PTP drivers in the base OS. (Windows XP and MacOS X do, everything
    else does not) This will require that you install a driver to
    communicate with the cameras.

    The other standard that can be used is what is known as USB Mass Storage
    Device Class, or USBMSDC. This is what you desire. It makes the device
    appear as a removeable mass storage device on your comptuer. Support for
    USBMSDC is a bit broader in the native OS (I think Windows 2000 and
    Windows ME also have this) you still may have to install a driver to use
    a MSDC device. To install just the driver for Kodak cameras, run the
    EasyShare install disk, or go to the web and start the installation. as
    mentioned, and select custom install and install only "Camera Connection
    Software" You will not get any of the EasyShare software or the
    automatic transfer but your camera will be recognized by the computer
    and will show up in windows Explorer as a hard disk

    Talk to you later, let me know if you have questions.

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Feb 13, 2006
  12. Thanks. I don't mind having the ezshare software which is completely
    installed, but the computer doesn't recognize the docked camera as a
    separate drive.
    Richard Bornstein, Feb 14, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    It is part of the EasyShare software package, but it is the only part
    that must remain installed to make the camera appear to the OS, at least
    it was the last time I used Win98...
    Ron Hunter, Feb 17, 2006
  14. Well the problem is I have all of easyshare installed but I can't access the
    camera using the dock unless I actually do it through easyshare. It doesn't
    recognize it as a separate drive otherwise
    Richard Bornstein, Feb 21, 2006
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