[Getting Started]
KODAK Picture Disk

What You Need

The standard 3.5-inch high-density KODAK Picture Disk, DOS format, can be requested at selected photofinishers (U.S.) when you take your film for developing. Simply request it. Your photofinishing order will include:

  1. Your choice of color prints and negatives.
  2. A KODAK Picture Disk with up to 28 digital color copies of your pictures. (Each is 400 x 600 pixels with 24-bit color.)
  3. KODAK Picture Disk Viewer software, included on each disk, which allows you to view, organize, and perform in your home computer some operations on your photographs such as crop, rotate, organization into albums, and print.

System Requirements

KODAK Picture Disk is intended for use with WINDOWS Operating Systems.

  • WINDOWS Software 3.1 or greater
  • 80486/25 MHz processor or higher
  • 8 MB RAM
  • 8 MB of virtual RAM
  • 3.5-inch high-density (1.44 MB) floppy drive
  • 256-color monitor (SVGA or better is recommended) or more (thousand or millions

If your system hardware and software were purchased in the past two years, there is a high probability that your computer far exceeds the minimum requirements to run KODAK Picture Disk.

Use with Macintosh Computers

KODAK Picture Disk is currently available for Windows systems only. However, you can use Picture Disk as an image source for other Macintosh software. This requires a 7.0 or later operating system. The steps you take may vary by the software you use, but the general approach is:
  1. With the computer on, insert the Picture Disk in the floppy disk drive.
  2. Open the software package that you will use to work with your photographs.
  3. From within the software, choose open from the menu, select the drive and file where the Picture Disk Software is located, and choose the number of images that you would like.
  4. The image will then be retrieved and opened by your software.
  5. You can save the image to your hard drive and use it in the future with your Macintosh computer.

KODAK Picture Disk images are stored in the JPEG format. When saving pictures, some software programs will allow you to save to another format. Check the "Format" options in the "Save As" function to select the file format you desire.