Setting Up Your Digital Camera
Windows XP recognizes common
If you have a camera that Windows XP does not recognize, you can set it up manually using the Scanner and Camera Installation Wizard. Follow these steps:
The basic mechanics of using a digital camera are that you take the pictures and then download them to your computer. When downloaded, you have several options for working with the pictures as covered in this section.
The steps vary depending on your camera setup, but the general process for transferring pictures is as
Check your particular camera and its transfer program for the specifics.
Working with Picture Files
After the images are transferred or scanned (scanning is covered later in this chapter), you have several options for working with the files. This section covers how to organize, edit, and insert pictures into documents. The
Managing Picture Files
Here are some of the common things you do with pictures to prepare them for printing or emailing:
Most cameras come with software for working with the images. You can use this software to get rid of red eye, crop images, combine images, and make other changes. This is yet another benefit of digital
For instance, Figure 12.6 shows a picture opened in JASC Paint Shop Pro. You can use the many features of this program to adjust the
Figure 12.6. You can use photo-editing software to edit your picture.
Inserting a Picture into a Document
You might want to insert some images into a document. For instance, you might include product pictures in a catalog, or you might include family photos in a Christmas letter. As another example, you might insert images into a Web document if you want to display them as part of your Web site.
To insert a picture into a document, look for the appropriate command in the Insert menu. In Word, for instance, you use the Insert, Picture, From File command or the From Scanner or Camera command to insert an image from a camera or scanner. Check with the specific program documentation or online help for the specifics on inserting images.