Kodak M583 photo transfer issue/complaint

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ron, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I bought a Kodak EasyShare M583 digital camera a few weeks ago and I have an
    "issue/complaint" about the way in which the pictures and videos get
    transferred to my computer.

    When I connect the camera to my computer with the charger/adapter cord, the
    only option that I have is to install and run Kodak's EasyShare software.
    The software is only set up to automatically transfer pictures to my
    computer or to sites like Facebook, etc. The problem for me is that it is
    all automatic. It either automatically transfers all new pictures and
    videos to a pre-designated folder on my computer, or automatically shares
    them with a Facebook or other website. There is no way to just plug the
    camera in and directly view the photos and videos that are on the camera's
    MicroSD/SDHC card and manually select which ones to move to what folders on
    my computer, which ones to delete, etc. My previous Kodak camera (V1253)
    would allow me to do this, but the M583 will not.

    The only other choice that I have with the M583 is to take the MicroSD/SDHC
    chip out of the camera and plug it directly into my computer with a USB
    adapter. But, the MicroSD/SDHC is really small and difficult to get in and
    out of the camera, and I am also concerned that by constantly taking the
    chip in and out of the camera I will end up damaging it.

    There is one other option. That is to first use the camera itself to
    pre-select individual pictures and videos to be transferred either to the
    predetermined folder on my computer or to a site like Facebook. I don't
    want to have to do that on the camera itself. It is hard to do and it
    doesn't let me copy one group of pictures and videos to one folder and
    another group to another folder. I want to be able to just plug the camera
    into my computer using the cord they supply and then directly access the
    pictures and videos on the card and manually move, copy, or delete them.

    I have looked at the Kodak support site and it doesn't show any way for me
    to do what I want to do -- it's either use their automatic "EasyShare"
    software (which I think stinks), or take the chip out each time and plug the
    chip into my computer with an adapter. I have also done Google searches on
    this issue and I cannot find anything on it or any active forums where this
    could be addressed.

    Does anyone know of any way to be able to plug my Kodak M583 camera into my
    computer with the cord that comes with the camera and bypass using the
    automatic "EasyShare" software so I can manually move, copy, or delete
    pictures and videos that are on the camera?
     
    Ron, Jan 2, 2012
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    ray Guest

    That's what card readers are for.
     
    ray, Jan 2, 2012
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    Irwell Guest

    I should try a File Manager approach, the connected Camera and card should
    show up as another 'disk',, copy the folder containing the JPGs to
    a 'New Folder' on the computer and work from there.
     
    Irwell, Jan 2, 2012
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  4. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Thanks Irwell. Unfortunately, that doesn't work with my new Kodak M583
    camera. It doesn't show up as a new "disk" or drive letter. My previous
    Kodak V1253 camera did that (showed up as another "disk") and I was able to
    copy pictures and videos from that "disk" (the camera) to any folder or New
    Folder I created on my computer.

    This new M583 doesn't do that.
     
    Ron, Jan 2, 2012
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    Irwell Guest

    Yes that is a good way, but Ron says the Micro SD card is small
    and finds it difficult to use.
     
    Irwell, Jan 2, 2012
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  6. Ron

    Ron Guest

    That's correct. My previous camera (Kodak V1253) used a regular size SD
    card and it was easy to remove and replace -- so plugging that into a card
    reader and the computer was no problem.

    But, the M583 uses a Micro SD, and getting that out of the camera is really
    difficult. I have even considered using tweezers to get it out it because
    doesn't pop up and it is very hard to grasp with one's fingers. Tweezers,
    of course, could cause big problems with the card.
     
    Ron, Jan 3, 2012
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  7. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Here a follow-up. My computer at home uses Windows Vista and
    my computer at work uses Windows XP Professional.

    The problem I was having was when I connected the camera to my work computer
    that uses Windows XP Professional.

    When I connected the camera to my home computer, which uses Windows Vista,
    the
    automatic software that started up gave me a *CHOICE* (!) of either: 1)
    using their EasyShare software; 2) using my own software to transfer
    pictures to the computer; or, 3) just using Windows Explorer to copy and
    paste pictures and videos to wherever I want!

    So, on a computer with Windows Vista, I can do exactly what I wanted to
    do -- manually copy/paste/transfer pictures and videos from the camera to my
    computer using the connecting cord.
     
    Ron, Jan 5, 2012
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    Irwell Guest

    Nice to know you have solved the problem.
     
    Irwell, Jan 5, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : I bought a Kodak EasyShare M583 digital camera a few weeks ago and I have
    : an "issue/complaint" about the way in which the pictures and videos get
    : transferred to my computer.
    : <snip!>
    : I have looked at the Kodak support site and it doesn't show any way for
    : me to do what I want to do -- it's either use their automatic "EasyShare"
    : software (which I think stinks), or take the chip out each time and plug
    : the chip into my computer with an adapter. I have also done Google
    : searches on this issue and I cannot find anything on it or any active
    : forums where this could be addressed.
    :
    : Does anyone know of any way to be able to plug my Kodak M583 camera into
    : my computer with the cord that comes with the camera and bypass using the
    : automatic "EasyShare" software so I can manually move, copy, or delete
    : pictures and videos that are on the camera?

    This is not a knock at Ron, for whom I have only sympathy. It's no fun to buy
    an expensive product and then find out that it doesn't work the way you
    expected.

    But Ron's experience provides an object lesson for anyone contempleting the
    purchase of an unfamiliar camera: Read the user's manual BEFORE you buy the
    product. Many (most?) camera manufacturers will make it easy to find on their
    Web site. One who doesn't may be telling you something important about how
    happy you're likely to be with your purchase.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 9, 2012
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Irwell wrote:
    : > On 2 Jan 2012 21:31:49 GMT, ray wrote:
    : >
    : >> On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 13:03:01 -0500, Ron wrote:
    : >>
    : >>> I bought a Kodak EasyShare M583 digital camera a few weeks ago and I
    : >>> have an "issue/complaint" about the way in which the pictures and
    : >>> videos get transferred to my computer. . . . ,
    : >>>
    : >>> Does anyone know of any way to be able to plug my Kodak M583 camera
    : >>> into my computer with the cord that comes with the camera and
    : >>> bypass using the automatic "EasyShare" software so I can manually
    : >>> move, copy, or delete pictures and videos that are on the camera?
    :
    : >> That's what card readers are for.
    :
    : > Yes that is a good way, but Ron says the Micro SD card is small
    : > and finds it difficult to use.
    :
    : That's correct. My previous camera (Kodak V1253) used a regular size SD
    : card and it was easy to remove and replace -- so plugging that into a card
    : reader and the computer was no problem.
    :
    : But, the M583 uses a Micro SD, and getting that out of the camera is really
    : difficult. I have even considered using tweezers to get it out it because
    : doesn't pop up and it is very hard to grasp with one's fingers. Tweezers,
    : of course, could cause big problems with the card.

    That sounds wrong. I've never seen a camera on which the memory card couldn't
    be made to pop up. The mechanism on my wife's T2i was a bit sticky at first,
    but with a bit of use it came around. If what's left of Kodak still has a
    functioning help desk, you might try calling them for advice. And make sure
    you've carefully checked the user's manual.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 9, 2012
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