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KODAK DC220/260 Zoom Digital Camera: Host Software Update ReadMe
(ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY)

Copyright (C) 1999 Eastman Kodak Company
February 1999 v1.2


Contents
  1. Software Installed
  2. Documentation and On-line Help
  3. DC220/DC260 Camera-Specific Issues
  4. Kodak Installer Software Issues
  5. KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Properties Software Issues
  6. KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Mounter Software Issues
  7. KODAK DC220/DC260 Digital Access TWAIN Acquire Software Issues

This ReadMe file contains information relevant to all applications on the KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Software disc.

SOFTWARE INSTALLED

The DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Software disc installs the following software:

  1. KODAK Picture Easy version 3.1 software lets you organize, enhance, share, and print pictures retrieved from the DC220 or DC260 camera memory card. Picture Easy also serves as a host application for KODAK Digital Access TWAIN Acquire software.

  2. KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Properties software lets you set communication, camera, and picture properties, and work with DC260 camera albums. You can access Camera Properties software by double-clicking its icon on the desktop, or from Camera Mounter and Digital Access software.

  3. KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Mounter software lets you display and transfer pictures stored on the camera memory card, delete pictures from the camera memory card, save audio files attached to pictures as .WAV files, view picture and folder information, and access Camera Properties software.

  4. KODAK DC220/DC260 Digital Access TWAIN Acquire software lets you view and select pictures stored on the camera memory card and transfer them to your computer, take a picture while the camera is connected to your computer, listen to and save an audio file attached to a picture as a .WAV file, view picture and folder information, and access Camera Properties software.

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DOCUMENTATION AND ON-LINE HELP

The following documentation is provided to help you use the applications installed using the KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Software disc.

  1. The KODAK Digital Science DC220 and DC260 Zoom Cameras User's Guide includes chapters for Camera Properties, Camera Mounter, and Digital Access software. Picture Easy software provides its own User's Guide.

    The following changes should be noted for the callouts in Chapter 2, page 2-4, Status Display:

    • Picture type callout should read: Set using the Scroll and Select buttons or use the softkey in Live view to set the picture type.

    • Close-up (DC220 only) callout should read: Set using the Self-timer button and Close-up button.

    • Self-timer callout should read: Set using the Self-timer button.

    The following change should be noted in Chapter 2, page 2-9, Manual Mode, External Flash Mode: The third sentence should read: Choose from 3, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, or 16.

    The following change should be noted in Chapter 3, page 3-18, Digital Zooming. Change step 3 to read: Move and hold the Zoom switch all the way to the right (toward T) to zoom to the maximum range. Release the switch, and then move and hold the switch to the right again to enable digital zoom.

  2. Quick Start Card.

  3. Each application also provides on-line help containing detailed information on using the application.

  4. The KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Software disc contains three text files (CONNECT.TXT, DC220 FAQ.TXT, and DC260 FAQ.TXT), the Scripts folder, and the Watermark Conversion Utility. To access these files and the folders, insert the Kodak software disc in the CD-ROM drive. In the CD Browser window, open Utilities and More and then open the Connect and FAQs folder, the Camera Scripts folder, or the Watermark folder.

    • The CONNECT.TXT file provides assistance in solving problems you may encounter in connecting the camera to your computer using a serial (COM port), infrared, or Universal Serial Bus (USB)connection. The file also includes special issues relating to portable computers.

    • The DC220 FAQ.TXT and DC260 FAQ.TXT files provide product information; list what comes with the camera and what accessories are available; and provide information on locating Kodak dealers, accessing various Kodak websites, and contacting technical support.

    • The Scripts folder contains scripts that you can transfer to the camera memory card. These scripts add new selections to existing menus or let you create new menus and choices to automate and extend camera operations. For further information, see the ReadMe file in the Scripts folder.

    • The KODAK DC260 Watermark Conversion Utility that lets you convert a PNG (Portable Network Graphic) file to the watermark LGO (logo) file format. This software is not installed and is available only on the software disc.

  5. The Kodak website at http://www.kodak.com also provides information on Kodak digital cameras and other Kodak products.

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DC220/DC260 CAMERA-SPECIFIC ISSUES

The following topics are specific to using the DC220/DC260 camera:

  1. Camera Batteries
    1. The battery icon flashes when you need to replace the batteries. Taking pictures when the batteries are nearly discharged can cause picture errors.

    2. When the battery icon is flashing, connecting the camera to a power adapter does not recharge the batteries. You need to either turn off the camera and insert new batteries or connect the camera to a power adapter.

    3. If the batteries are nearly depleted, the camera may unexpectedly reset and/or shutdown. To reduce sudden camera shutdown, do not use the Live View (LCD) function when the batteries are low.

  2. USB Connection
    1. Check with your computer manufacturer to make sure your computer is USB enabled.

    2. To enable USB capabilities on a Windows 95B operating system (also known as OSR2.x), you require USB Supplement version 4.03.1214 or later. The USB Supplement is a limited distribution application and is not distributed by Kodak. The Supplement has been released to computer manufacturers and is also available on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). To review the Windows 95 OSR2 FAQs, visit the website at http://www.compuclinic.com.

  3. Start-up Time
    If you have a large number of pictures on the camera memory card, the start-up time is 10 seconds or longer.

  4. Live View (LCD) Operation
    When switching to the Zoom mode, you may observe some LCD flickering. This is normal operation of the camera.

  5. Scripts
    Script files (.csm) add functionality that may be accessed through menus other than the Capture mode Scripts menu. Based on the statements within the script, the new function could be placed in either Capture mode or Review mode menus.

  6. Picture Filenames
    If the power supply to the camera is interrupted (that is, batteries removed or the AC power adapter disconnected) without using the Power button to turn off the camera, the picture counter is not updated to reflect the pictures you just took. Some pictures on the camera memory card may be renamed when you turn on the camera and take pictures. For example, picture P0000045.JPG could be renamed EX000001.JPG.

  7. Video Output In PAL Mode
    You may observe flickering on the television screen when transi-tioning from one picture to another or when displaying menus.

  8. Opening JPG Files In America Online (AOL)
    Some DC220/DC260 camera JPG files that contain a moderate amount of detail or an audio attachment may not open properly using AOL. If this occurs, use another imaging or Internet application to open and resave the image as a JPG file. The resaved image should now open in AOL.

  9. Sharing Camera Memory Cards Containing Albums (DC260 Camera)
    If you used Camera Properties or Mounter software to create or rename an album, you may not see the album, since the album is created in the camera active folder. Check all the camera folders for the new or renamed album.

  10. Viewing Picture Information
    Viewing picture information on your computer from Digital Access TWAIN Acquire software, Mounter software, or Picture Easy software immediately after taking the picture may display inaccurate information. Once the image processing has finished and the file is written to the camera memory card, the correct information can be displayed.

  11. Pictures Remaining
    The Pictures Remaining number displayed on the camera Status Display may not change when a picture is taken if the picture content is easily compressed.

  12. Retrieving Pictures Using a PCMCIA Card
    Some card readers require that the camera memory card be inserted into the computer slot before the computer is started. You should check the computer User's Guide for specific requirements.

  13. Infrared Connection
    You can use an infrared connection (IrDA) to retrieve pictures from the camera memory card if your computer is set up with an infrared sensor, is IrDA 1.0 compliant or later, and you are running Windows 95. The DC220 and DC260 cameras are 1.0 compliant and can transfer data at 115.2 Kb per second.

  14. Changing Camera Modes While Connected To The Computer
    If you change the Mode dial setting while the camera is connected to the computer, you will disrupt communication between the camera and the application (Mounter, Camera Properties, or Digital Access software), which may result in a system error. To re-establish communication, close the application and then restart it.

  15. Copying Pictures With Audio Attachments To The Camera Memory Card
    If you attach an audio file to a picture in Picture Easy (3.0 and 3.1) and then copy the picture to the camera memory card, the camera does not recognize the audio attachment. The audio icon is not displayed with the picture and you cannot play it.

  16. Playing a Slide Show
    if you turn off the overlay bar and then turn it on when playing a slide show, you may encounter a delay while the image is refreshed.

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Kodak Installer Software Issues

The following items are specific to the Installer application:

  1. If your computer is set for an infrared connection (IrDA), you should disable it before installing the software on the KODAK DC220/DC260 Zoom Camera Software disc.
  2. Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0 and Netscape 2.0 cannot display the frames in the Digital Learning Center.

KODAK DC220/DC260 ZOOM CAMERA PROPERTIES SOFTWARE ISSUES

The following items are specific to the Camera Properties software:

  1. Using Camera Properties As a Stand-Alone Application
    1. Camera Properties software allows you to set up the camera through a graphical interface. You can access Camera Properties software from Camera Mounter and DC220/DC260 Digital Access applications or as a stand-alone application.

    2. To set up a stand-alone version of Camera Properties software, install the software and then use the shortcut provided on the Windows Start menu.

  2. Setting The Communications Baud Rate
    If your system does not have COM1, you need to select your COM port from the Communications Method drop-down list box and then apply the change before the camera can communicate with your computer.

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KODAK DC220/DC260 ZOOM CAMERA MOUNTER SOFTWARE ISSUES

The following items are specific to Camera Mounter software:

  1. Copying Files
    1. You CAN copy *.LGO (logo) and *.CSM (script) files TO the System folder on your camera memory card. You CANNOT copy files FROM the camera System folder.

    2. Before copying pictures to a camera album, make sure both the destination (album) and source (camera folder or another album) windows are opened.

      NOTE: MOVE functionality is not supported.

  2. Displaying and Deleting Thumbnails
    1. When you are displaying thumbnails of pictures stored on the camera memory card, wait for all the thumbnails to be displayed before you drag and drop selected thumbnails to another location or double-click a thumbnail.

    2. You cannot use arrow keys on the keyboard to navigate in Thumbnail view.

    3. You can display thumbnails in more than one Windows Explorer window; however, loading thumbnails in more than one window at the same time can result in a system error.

    4. Occasionally you may not be able to delete pictures from Thumbnail view. To delete pictures, display them in either List view or Details view.

  3. Icons For System Folder Files
    The *.LGO (logo) and *.CSM (script) files in the System folder do not display with an associated icon.

  4. Problems With Extracting Audio Files
    1. The only time an audio file should be extracted is when you are copying FROM the camera TO the desktop or other storage device (for example, hard drive, floppy disk, or removable media).

    2. Depending on your Mounter software preferences, you may be prompted to extract an audio file when you attempt to COPY or OPEN a picture on the camera. Respond YES only if you are copying to another storage device (for example, hard drive, floppy disk, or removable media). Responding yes in other circumstances may result in unpredictable behavior, including application crashes and system hangs.

  5. Conflict With Colorado Tape Backup
    If you have Colorado Tape Backup installed on your system and install Mounter software, you cannot access the tape device.

  6. Selecting a Baud Rate When Using WINDOWS NT 4.0
    If you are using Windows NT 4.0, you should not select a baud rate below 57,600.

  7. Opening Pictures In Third Party Applications
    When using File -- Open in a third-party application, you cannot open more than one picture at a time through the Mounter software.

  8. Copying and Opening Logo and Script Files
    If you use the Watermark Utility to create a logo file, you cannot specify the Mounter as the output path. You should first save the logo to your system and then use the Mounter software to copy the logo to the camera memory card. You also cannot use File -- Open to open logo or script files.

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KODAK DC220/DC260 DIGITAL ACCESS TWAIN ACQUIRE SOFTWARE ISSUES

The following items are specific to Digital Access TWAIN Acquire software:

  1. Monitor Setting
    1. The Digital Access software user interface does not correctly support a monitor setting of 256 colors or less.

    2. You may experience Digital Access software display problems running Windows 98 on a Gateway computer with a STB Velocity 128 3D AGP card set at 32 bit color and 800 by 600 resolution.

  2. DC220/DC260 Camera-Specific Problems
    1. If the camera is in sleep time-out and Digital Access software is running, you need to manually turn on the camera.

    2. When you are transferring pictures either from the camera memory card or from your computer, there may be a delay before the transfer process is stopped after you click the Cancel button.

  3. Computer Files
    1. JPEG files created by the camera include a thumbnail. JPEG files from other applications may not include the thumbnail information, in which case a gray thumbnail is displayed. The picture is available and can be viewed by selecting the thumbnail and clicking the Full View button.

    2. If you are running Windows NT, you may encounter problems displaying thumbnails when viewing a large number of pictures that have been saved to your computer.

  4. Communicating With The Camera
    1. If you are using an infrared connection to retrieve pictures from the camera memory card, make sure that COM4 is designated as the IrDA port. You may receive an error message if you attempt to use ports higher than COM4.

    2. If you have difficulty communicating with the camera, check to see if the modem is assigned to COM2. You should reassign the modem COM port so that both COM1 and COM2 are available.

    3. If you are using a USB connection and experience a loss of communication with the camera, you may need to turn off the camera and then turn it back on.

  5. Expanding Burst and Time-Lapse Folders
    You cannot use the spacebar to expand and collapse burst and time-lapse folders.

  6. Saving Audio Files
    If your audio file is not saved properly, you may not get an error message. You should always check to make sure the audio file has been saved correctly before deleting the picture.

  7. Viewing Picture Information
    When you use My Computer in the application window to retrieve a picture saved to your computer and then view picture information, the information that is displayed is a subset of that displayed when you retrieve and view picture information from your camera using Camera Contents.

  8. Host Applications
    1. ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LE
      ADOBE PHOTOSHOP LE does not support transferring multiple pictures from Digital Access software. If you select multiple pictures, only the last selected picture is transferred and Digital Access software is closed after it is transferred.

    2. KAI'S PHOTOSOAP
      Kai's PhotoSoap does not support transferring multiple pictures from Digital Access software. If you select multiple pictures, only the last selected picture is transferred and Digital Access software is closed after it is transferred.

      If you press Cancel while attempting a multi-image transfer, the Digital Access software will close, an error transfering file message will be displayed, and a subsequent insufficient memory message will be displayed.

    3. FRACTAL DESIGN PAINTER 5.0
      Fractal Design Painter does not support transferring multiple pictures from Digital Access software. If you select multiple pictures, only the first picture is transferred and Digital Access software is closed after it is transferred.

      If you press Cancel while transferring a picture, Digital Access software is closed after the transfer is canceled.

    4. PICTURE EASY 3.1
      Picture Easy 3.1 closes Digital Access software if you click Cancel while the pictures are being transferred.

    5. MGI PHOTOSUITE and PICTURE EASY 3.0
      MGI PhotoSuite and Picture Easy 3.0 close Digital Access software if you click Cancel while the pictures are being transferred. Digital Access software is also closed after the pictures are transferred.

    6. PICTURE EASY 2.0 and PICTURE IT! 1.0
      Some key events may be ignored.

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