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Chapter 9. Graphics Gadgetry: Working wi... > Browsing Digital Camera Images - Pg. 106

Graphics Gadgetry: Working with Scanners and Digital Cameras 106 Figure 9.5. When you insert a CompactFlash card, Windows XP may toss this dialog box your way. Browsing Digital Camera Images One of Windows XP's nicer features is the capability to parley directly with a digital camera using My Computer (or Windows Explorer). This is possible because, as I mentioned earlier, Windows XP treats whatever the camera uses to store the digital photos as an honest-to-goodness folder. This means you can open the folder and get your hands dirty by working with the images yourself. To do this, Windows XP gives you a few different ways to proceed (all of which assume that your camera is plugged in and ready for action): · In My Computer, double-click the camera icon in the Scanners and Cameras section (see Figure 9.2 earlier in this chapter). · If you're displaying My Computer's Folders Explorer bar, click the camera in the Folders list. · When you start the Scanner and Camera Wizard, the first dialog box has a link that says ad- vanced users only. Click that link. In each case, Windows XP connects to the camera, grabs the waiting images (this may take a while), and displays them thumbnail-style, as shown in Figure 9.6. To copy an image from the camera to your hard disk, you have two choices: · Click the picture you want to copy and then click the WebView panel's Copy this item link (it's in the Folder Tasks section). In the Copy Items dialog box that pops up, select the folder you want to use and then click Copy. · Click Folders to display the Folder bar and then drag the picture from the camera to the folder you want to use for storage (such as My Pictures).