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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-F1
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  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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3-859-881-23(1)
1997 by Sony Corporation
Operating Instructions
For the latest information on this product
For Windows: Refer to the “readme.txt” file on the supplied
CD-ROM.
For Macintosh: Refer to the “ReadMe” file on the supplied
CD-ROM.
PC Connecting Kit
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Notice for users
Program ©1997 Sony Corporation/
Documentation ©1997 Sony
Corporation
All rights reserved. This manual or the
software described herein, in whole or
in part, may not be reproduced,
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CONNECTION WITH THIS
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terms and conditions, please return
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with the rest of the package,
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obtained it.
Sony Corporation reserves the right to
make any modification to this manual
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The software described herein may
also be governed by the terms of a
separate user license agreement.
User registration
To receive the customer services,
complete and return the registration
card included in your package.
For the latest information
For the latest information on this
product, refer to the following:
For Windows:
“readme.txt” file on the supplied
CD-ROM, using the Windows
“Notepad” program. (You can open
the file by clicking [Start],
[Programs], [Sony] and then
[Supplement]. )
For Macintosh:
“ReadMe” file on the supplied CD-
ROM using the Simple Text.
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About this manual
This instruction manual is divided into two sections:
For Windows (from page 7)
The former section explains how to use
the PC Connecting Kit for Windows:
Before you begin (page 8)
Explains features of the PC connecting
kit. Also explains the system
requirements for using this product.
Setting up (page 13)
Explains how to install the software,
set the Digital Still Camera and connect
the Camera to your PC.
Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility
Capturing an image (page 23)
Explains how to save the camera
images onto hard disk in album or
another file format and then display
the images on the hard disk. Also
explains how to acquire an image from
the devices which support TWAIN
protocol into your PC.
Editing an image (page 54)
Explains how to change album
thumbnail and comments, copy and
delete an image, print and transfer an
image and other editing features.
Sony DSC-F1 TWAIN 1.5
Using the TWAIN data source (page 69)
Explains how to transfer a camera
image to an application which
supports TWAIN protocol.
Others (page 71)
Gives additional information.
For Macintosh (from page 77)
The later section explains how to use
the PC Connecting Kit for Macintosh:
Before you begin (page 78)
Explains features of the PC connecting
kit. Also explains the system
requirements for using this product.
Setting up (page 82)
Explains how to connect the software
to your Macintosh. Also explains how
to set the Digital Still Camera and
connect the Camera to your Macintosh.
Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility
Capturing an image (page 86)
Explains how to save the camera
images onto hard disk in album or
another file format and then display
the images on the hard disk.
Editing an image (page 113)
Explains how to sort the images,
change a comment, zoom and rotate an
image, review the image information,
print and transfer an image and other
editing features.
Sony Digital Still Camera Plug-in
Using the Plug-in (page 123)
Explains how to transfer a camera
image into the application which
supports Adobe Photoshop Plug-in.
Others (page 125)
Gives additional information
Note
Explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with basic Windows and Macintosh
operations. For how to use your computer and operating systems, please refer to the
respective manuals.
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Table of contents
Before you begin
Features ................................................... 8
System requirements ........................... 12
Setting up
Determining how to connect the Digital
Still Camera .................................... 13
Connecting via cable ........................... 14
Connecting via infrared port ............. 18
Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility
Capturing an image
Starting “Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” ............................... 23
About the menus ................................. 24
Using the tool bar ................................ 29
Changing system settings................... 30
Opening the camera images ............... 31
Opening the image from
the image list window .................. 31
Opening the image directly ......... 34
Saving the camera images in album . 35
Opening and saving the camera
images ............................................. 35
Saving all the camera images
without opening them .................. 37
Saving the selected camera images
without opening them .................. 38
Saving the camera images as another
file format ....................................... 40
Opening and saving the camera
images ............................................. 40
Saving all the camera images
without opening them .................. 43
Saving the selected camera images
without opening them .................. 45
Opening an album of the hard disk .. 47
Opening an image file directly .......... 50
Capturing an image from TWAIN
device .............................................. 53
Editing an image
Changing the album front cover ....... 54
Changing the caption .......................... 55
Moving albums or images
(drag and drop) ............................ 56
Copying an image to another album 57
Copying with the File menu .............. 59
Deleting images or albums................. 60
Searching for images ........................... 61
Printing images .................................... 62
Changing the image display size ...... 64
Rotating an image................................ 65
Reviewing the image information..... 66
Transferring an image to
the camera ...................................... 67
Sony DSC-F1 TWAIN 1.5
Using the TWAIN data source
Transferring camera images to an
application which supports the
TWAIN protocol ............................ 69
Others
Troubleshooting ................................... 71
Index ................................................... 74
About this manual ................................. 3
Getting started........................................ 6
For Windows (from page 7)
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For Macintosh (from page 77)
Before you begin
Features ................................................. 78
System requirements ........................... 81
Setting up
Step 1: Installing the software ........... 82
Step 2: Connecting the Digital Still
Camera ............................................ 84
Step 3: Setting up the Digital Still
Camera ............................................ 85
Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility
Capturing an image
Starting “Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” ............................... 86
About the menus ................................. 87
Using the tool bar ................................ 91
Setting the Preferences ........................ 92
Opening the camera images ............... 94
Opening the image from
the image list window .................. 94
Opening the image directly ......... 97
Saving the camera images in album . 98
Opening and saving the camera
images ............................................. 98
Saving all the camera images
without opening them ................ 100
Saving the selected camera images
without opening them ................ 101
Saving the camera images as another
file type ......................................... 103
Opening and saving the camera
images ........................................... 103
Saving all the camera images
without opening them ................ 105
Saving the selected camera images
without opening them ................ 106
Opening an album of the hard disk 109
Opening an image file directly ........ 111
Editing an image
Changing the comment..................... 113
Sorting the images ............................. 114
Copying an image to another
album ............................................ 115
Deleting images ................................. 116
Printing images .................................. 117
Changing the image display size .... 119
Rotating an image.............................. 120
Reviewing the image information... 121
Transferring an image to
the camera .................................... 122
Sony Digital Still Camera
Plug-in
Using the Plug-in
Transferring camera images to your
application .................................... 123
Others
Troubleshooting ................................. 125
Index ................................................. 127
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The items used in this product are supplied in the
Digital Still Camera DSC-F1 package together with the
other supplied accessories. Unpack the package and
pick up the following items:
Getting started
Connecting cable (1)
Cable adapter for Macintosh (1)
Hybrid CD-ROM for IBM PC/AT compatible
PC and Macintosh (1)
Operating instructions for PC Connecting Kit
(1)
Registration card (1)
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Operating Instructions
For Windows
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8 Before you begin
Features
The PC Connecting Kit for Windows comprises the
connecting cable and the CD-ROM, which includes
the following:
p Installer (DSCAlbum\***\Setup.exe)
Installs the following:
❐ Application software “Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility Version 1.5”
Captures images from the Sony Digital Still
Camera DSC-F1 and edits them:
• Captures Digital Still Camera images with or
without opening them and copies them onto the
hard disk in the desired file format.
• Offers a variety of album and image editing
functions: moves the position of an image in an
album, copies images to another album, deletes
images, searches for images, zooms and rotates
images, prints an image, and transfers an image
from a hard disk. You can also capture an
image from a TWAIN device such as a digital
image scanner.
❐ TWAIN data source driver “Sony DSC-F1 TWAIN
1.5”
Enables direct capturing of images from the
Digital Still Camera into an application which
supports the TWAIN protocol.
p Installer (Infrared\***\Setup.exe)
Installs the following:
❐ Microsoft Windows 95 Infrared
Communications Driver Version 2.0
Enables infrared data communication between the
Digital Still Camera DSC-F1 and your PC, which
is equipped with the infrared communication
hardware or adapter. Please install this driver if it
is not installed on the Windows 95 operating
system of your PC. For information using the
driver software, see the release notes or Help
online document.
Before you begin
***Language install
option
You can select the menu
and dialog language for
each software you install.
The directory described as
“***” in each installer
stands for a language
install option-English,
French or German.
For the file name of the
installer, refer to the files
contained in each
language folder: The file
named “Setup.exe” or
“Install.exe” is the
installer.
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Before
you
begin
Before you begin
Image filing system of the Album
Utility
The “Sony Digital Still Camera album Utility” handles
the images in a unique album filing system–“Album”
format. You can also handle the images as standard
file formats such as BMP, TIFF or JPEG.
Album format
When the Digital Still Camera images are copied onto
the hard disk or other storage device, they are stored
in the original filing system shown below, which is
called the “Album” format. The “Album” format
enables saving an image in a small file size without
degrading its picture quality. Since the “Album”
format is the original filing system, you cannot open
an Album format file with other applications.
Notes
• Do not delete nor
change the names of
folders or files under
the PIC_CAM
directory. Doing so
will prevent the control
file inside the directory
from activating and the
“Sony Digital Still
Camera Album Utility”
from displaying the
image.
• In case the Dscalbum
folder is renamed or
moved to another
directory, it cannot be
located with [Open
Folder] in the File
menu of the “Sony
Digital Still Camera
Album Utility.” You
can locate the folder
with [Find Folder] in
the Option menu.
Dscalbum folder
located on the
root directory.
The list of files
contained in the
selected album.
Albums
Each folder can
contain up to 200
image files
(.pmp).
Album folder
The folder named with an 8-digit
number containing the maximum of
30 PIC***** folders. It is the only
folder whose name users can
register.
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10 Before you begin
Features
The Album is displayed as follows:
Album list
Album icons contained in
the album folder (********)
are listed with the
thumbnail. Each album in
the list stands for the
PIC***** folder.
Image list
The thumbnails of images
contained in the selected
album (PIC*****) are listed.
Each image in the list stands
for a PMP file. You can
select and open any image.
Image
The selected image is
displayed in full size.
Other file formats
You can also save or display the images in standards
file formats: BMP (bitmap), TIFF, and JPEG formats.
v
v
Thumbnail
Stands for each image in
the album list or image
list.
Thumbnail
Album icon
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Before
you
begin
Before you begin
Operation flow chart
Setting Up (page 13)
Connect the Digital Still Camera with the PC via cable or infrared port and
install the software.
v v
Sony Digital Still Camera Album
Utility
Start the “Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility”
(page 23)
only selected
images
Sony DSC-F1
TWAIN 1.5
Start a TWAIN
application
(page 69)
v
Select the “Sony
DSC-F1 TWAIN 1.5”
v
Transfer camera
images to a TWAIN
application
v
Open the Camera Image
(page 31)
v
Select the images to be
stored in the hard disk
v
Save
v
v
Save the Camera Image
without Opening it
all the camera
images
v
Open the image stored in the hard disk (page 47)
Select the image in the image list or specify the image file to be
opened.
v
Edit an image/Print an image/Transfer an image to the
Camera (page 54)
You can edit an image: changing album front cover, moving,
copying, deleting, printing an image, enlarging and
diminishing an image, rotating an image. You can also transfer
an image to the Digital Still Camera.
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12 Before you begin
System requirements
Your PC and system software must meet the
following minimum requirements to use this product:
• IBM PC/AT or compatible
– CPU: 80386SX 66MHz and above
– RAM: 16MB or more
• OS: Microsoft Windows 3.1 or Windows 95
• Hard disk space: 40MB or more depending on the
size and number of images you store.
• A color monitor with a video board or video driver
to display 640 × 480 pixels and 256 colors or better.
(A video board with 16,770,000 colors is
recommended.)
• CD-ROM drive
• RS-232C port (serial speed selectable among
9600bps/19200bps/38400bps) or infrared port
Note
Depending on the PC, the
selectable serial speeds
(bps) are limited.
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Setting up
Setting
up
Before using this software to capture the Digital Still
Camera Images onto your PC, the Camera and your
PC should be properly connected and the necessary
software modules should be correctly installed in your
PC. As illustrated below, there are two options for
connecting the Digital Still Camera with your PC.
Determine which option you use and follow the
necessary steps:
Connecting via cable
Use the connecting cable supplied to connect the
Digital I/O port of the Digital Still Camera with the
serial port of your PC:
Follow the steps explained in “Connecting via cable”
(page 14).
Connecting via infrared port
Use the infrared ports to transfer the images between
the Digital Still Camera and the PC:
Follow the steps explained in “Connecting via infrared
port” (page 18).
Setting up
Determining how to connect the
Digital Still Camera
Connecting cable
(supplied)
to DIGITAL
I/O port
Digital Still
Camera DSC-F1
to serial port
Your PC
Operation flow in
connecting via cable
1 Installing the “Sony
Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” and
“Sony DSC-F1 TWAIN
1.5.”
2 Connecting the Digital
Still Camera.
3 Setting up the Digital
Still Camera–setting
the menu and making
the camera ready for
communication.
Your PC
Digital Still
Camera DSC-F1
Infrared port
Operation flow in
connecting via infrared
port
1 Installing the “Sony
Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” and
“Sony DSC-F1 TWAIN
1.5.”
2 Installing Microsoft
Windows 95 Infrared
Communications
Driver
3 Connecting the Digital
Still Camera.
4 Setting up the Digital
Still Camera–setting
the menu and making
the camera ready for
communication.
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14 Setting up
Connecting via cable
1 Installing “Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” and “Sony DSC-F1
TWAIN 1.5”
To handle Digital Still Camera images on your PC, use
the installer to install “Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” and “Sony DSC-F1 TWAIN 1.5.”
1 Turn on your PC and start up Windows 95.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive on your PC .
3 For Windows 95, click the [Start] button and then
click [Run].
For Windows 3.1, open the Program Manager or
File Manager and choose [Run] in the [File] menu.
The [Run] dialog box appears.
4 In the command line entry box, type the drive
letter for your CD-ROM drive followed by a colon
(:) and a backslash (\), and then type the characters
“DSCAlbum\***\Setup.exe.”
For example, if your CD-ROM is on drive D and
your language install option (***) is “English” type:
d:\DSCAlbum\English\Setup.exe
The destination drive and directory
The drive and directory are by default set to
“C:\SONYDSC\.” Usually, use the default ones. If
you want to install the software to another drive or
directory, type the drive or directory name in the
text box.
5 Click [Install].
The confirmation window for installation appears.
6 Click [Yes].
Installation starts up. When all the files and
programs are copied, the dialog box appears.
Important notice to
the users who have
installed the previous
version (Version 1.0)
of “Sony Digital Still
Camera Album
Utility”
Before installing the
Version 1.5 of the
software, make sure to
uninstall the Version
1.0 of the software with
the CD-ROM supplied
with the Version 1.0.
***Language install
option
You can select the menu
and dialog language
among English, French or
German. Type one of
these language options in
the directory described as
“***” in step 4.
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Setting up
Setting
up
Note
In case you want to move
the software to another
drive or directory after it
is installed, make sure to
uninstall the software
and then install it again.
Do not use the Explorer
or File Manager to move
the software files.
continued
7 Click [OK].
The installation is completed.
Uninstalling the software
When the software becomes unnecessary, remove all
the software files from your hard disk as follows:
1 Follow the steps 1 to 4 on page 14 to display the
[Sony DSC Setup] dialog box.
2 Click [Uninstall].
The confirmation window for uninstallation
appears.
3 Click [Yes].
The component files are deleted from your hard
disk.
4 Click [Exit].
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16 Setting up
Notes
• Turn off the power on
your PC and Digital
Still Camera before
connection.
• Do not turn off the
power of the camera
nor disconnect the
cable during
transmitting the data,
which may cause a
transmission failure.
• Use only the supplied
connecting cable.
Other brands of cables
may cause
malfunctions.
• The supplied
connecting cable is for
the Sony Digital Still
Camera DSC-F1 only.
It cannot be used to
connect other cameras.
• Insert the connecting
cable carefully into the
port, making sure that
the port goes in straight
and is firmly seated.
When inserting the
cable into the Digital
I/O port of the Digital
Still Camera, match the
¢ mark of the cable
with that of the port.
• Keep metal objects
away from the
connector pins to avoid
short circuits.
• We suggest you use the
Digital Still Camera
with the AC power
adapter.
2 Connecting the Digital Still Camera
Use the supplied connecting cable to connect the serial
port on your PC and the DIGITAL I/O port on the
Digital Still Camera DSC-F1.
To resume data transmission
In case the data transmission is interrupted (and the
Digital Still Camera becomes disabled), resume the
transmission as follows :
1 Close all the windows of “Sony Digital Still
Camera Album Utility” being displayed on the PC
monitor.
2 Turn the POWER/Function dial of the Digital Still
Camera to “OFF.”
3 Turn the POWER/Function dial to “PLAY.”
4 Transmit the data again.
Connecting cable
(supplied)
to DIGITAL
I/O port
Digital Still
Camera
DSC-F1
to serial port
Your PC
Connecting via cable
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Setting up
Setting
up
1 Set the POWER/Function dial to “PLAY.”
2 To activate the data transmission via the
connecting cable, set the menu as follows:
Menu Select
WIRELESS OFF
SERIAL* The same serial speed as selected in
the [Settings] dialog box of the “Sony
Digital Still Camera Album Utility.”
3 Setting up the Digital Still Camera
Before you start data communications between the PC
and the Digital Still Camera, set up the Digital Still
Camera as follows. For the details, refer to the
instruction manuals of the Digital Still Camera
DSC-F1.
* The SERIAL menu
defines the serial speed
via the connecting
cable.
WIRELESS
OFF
ON
CAMERA MENU
9600
19200
38400
CAMERA MENU
SERIAL SPEED
Digital Still
Camera
DSC-F1
MENU/EXECUTE
jog dial
POWER/Function
dial
The Digital Still Camera is ready for
communication via cable.
Note
During the data
communication in process,
do not change the position
of the POWER/Function
dial.
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18 Setting up
Connecting via infrared port
1 Installing “Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” and “Sony DSC-F1
TWAIN 1.5”
To handle Digital Still Camera images on your PC,
use the installer to install “Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility” and “Sony DSC-F1 TWAIN 1.5.”
1 Turn on your PC and start up Windows 95.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive on your PC .
3 For Windows 95, click the [Start] button and then
click [Run].
For Windows 3.1, open the Program Manager or
File Manager and choose [Run] in the [File] menu.
The [Run] dialog box appears.
4 In the command line entry box, type the drive
letter for your CD-ROM drive followed by a colon
(:) and a backslash (\), and then type the
characters “DSCAlbum\***\Setup.exe.”
For example, if your CD-ROM is on drive D and
your language install option (***) is “English”
type: d:\DSCAlbum\English\Setup.exe
The destination drive and directory
The drive and directory are by default set to
“C:\SONYDSC\.” Usually, use the default ones. If
you want to install the software to another drive
or directory, type the drive or directory name in
the text box.
5 Click [Install].
The confirmation window for installation appears.
6 Click [Yes].
Installation starts up. When all the files and
programs are copied, the dialog box appears.
7 Click [OK].
The installation is completed.
Important notice to
the users who have
installed the previous
version (Version 1.0)
of “Sony Digital Still
Camera Album
Utility”
Before installing the
Version 1.5 of the
software, make sure to
uninstall the Version
1.0 of the software
with the CD-ROM
supplied with the
Version 1.0.
***Language install
option
You can select the menu
and dialog language
among English, French or
German. Type one of
these language options in
the directory described as
“***” in step 4.
Note
In case you want to move
the software to another
drive or directory after it
is installed, make sure to
uninstall the software and
then install it again. Do
not use the Explorer or
File Manager to move the
software files.
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Setting up
Setting
up
Uninstalling the software
When the software becomes unnecessary, remove all
the software files from your hard disk as follows:
1 Follow the steps 1 to 4 on page 18 to display the
[Sony DSC Setup] dialog box.
2 Click [Uninstall].
The confirmation window for uninstallation
appears.
3 Click [Yes].
The component files are deleted from your hard
disk.
4 Click [Exit].
2 Installing Microsoft Windows 95
Infrared Communications Driver
To perform infrared communications with the Digital
Still Camera, use the installer to install “Microsoft
Windows 95 Infrared Communications Driver Version
2.0.” Install this driver software if it is not installed on
the Windows 95 of your PC. You can use this driver
under Windows 95 only. When using Window 3.1, do
not install this driver.
1 Turn on your PC and start up Windows 95.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive on your PC .
3 Click the [Start] button and then click [Run].
The [Run] dialog box appears.
4 In the command line entry box, type the drive
letter for your CD-ROM drive followed by a colon
(:) and a backslash (\), and then type the characters
“infrared\***\setup.exe.”
For example, if your CD-ROM is on drive D and
your language install option (***) is “English” type:
d:\infrared\English\setup.exe
continued
Tip
You can check to see if
this driver software is
installed by opening the
Control Panel and looking
for “Infrared Monitor.”
Note
You need the infrared
communication device to
use this driver software.
***Language install
option
You can select the
language among English,
French or German. Type
one of these language
options in the directory
described as “***” in step
4.
For the file name of the
installer, refer to the files
contained in each
language folder: The file
named “Setup.exe” or
“Install.exe” is the
installer.
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20 Setting up
5 Click [OK] .
The [Infrared Device Wizard] starts up. Follow the
instructions on your screen, referring to the
“Setting the infrared device wizard” on the
following, to continue the setup process.
Setting the Infrared Device Wizard
❐ Hardware manufacturer and the model name
• When using a lap-top or desktop PC with the
built-in infrared communications device, select
“Lap-top/Desktop built-in infrared port.”
• When using a PC with an infrared adapter
connected to the RS-232C port, select the
manufacturer and model names of the adapter.
• When you cannot find your adapter in the list,
select “Disk.” In case no disk is attached, contact
the manufacturer of the adapter.
❐ Port to which the infrared driver is installed
Select the port to which the infrared device is
physically connected.
• When using a lap-top or desktop PC with the
built-in infrared communications device, select
the port number allocated to the infrared
communications device.
• When using a PC with an infrared adapter
connected to the RS-232C port, select the RS-232C
port number.
❐ Simulation (virtual) port
Select the port number supported by the infrared
communications driver. Usually use the default
port number. In the Settings dialog box of an
infrared communications application such as the
“Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility,” the same
port number as set here should be specified.
Note
If the built-in infrared
communications device
is set to OFF, you cannot
set the port number on
the screen. Refer to the
PC manual to set it to
ON.
Connecting via infrared port
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Setting up
Setting
up
Notes
• Place the infrared ports
of the camera and PC
within the controllable
area. Do not place
them too far nor too
close, which may
interrupt transferring
or cause noises.
• Do not cover the
infrared ports with
your hand or any other
objects.
• Infrared rays cannot
pass through a wall,
opaque glass, etc. If
they pass through
glass, etc., the
controllable distance
becomes short.
• Do not turn off the
power of the camera or
interfere with
communication during
transmitting the data,
which may cause a
transmission failure.
• We suggest you use the
Digital Still Camera
with the AC power
adapter.
• Also refer to the online
manual of the Infrared
Data Communications
Driver.
❐ Place the infrared port located on the front panel of
the Digital Still Camera DSC-F1 and that of your PC
face to face so that you can transmit image data
from the camera to the PC or vice versa.
(Controllable area is about 4 - 12 inches (10 - 30 cm)
in terms of straight line distance and 15 degrees
right, left, up and down each in terms of conical
angle.)
❐ Check the Status tag of the Infrared Monitor in the
Control Panel to see if the infrared device is
detected.
❐ The figure above is an example of connecting the
Digital Still Camera with a PC with the built-in
infrared communications device. You can also use a
PC equipped with an infrared adapter.
Your PC
Digital Still
Camera
DSC-F1
Infrared port
Uninstalling the software
When the software becomes unnecessary, remove all
the software files from your hard disk as follows:
1 Select [Add/Remove Programs] in the Control
Panel.
2 Select “Infrared Support for Windows 95 Version
2.0” in the [Add/Remove Programs Properties]
and double-click [Add/Remove].
4 Connecting the Digital Still Camera
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WIRELESS
OFF
ON
CAMERA MENU
Digital Still
Camera
DSC-F1
MENU/EXECUTE
jog dial
POWER/Function
dial
To resume data transmission
In case the data transmission is interrupted (and the
Digital Still Camera becomes disabled), resume the
transmission as follows :
1 Close all the windows of “Sony Digital Still
Camera Album Utility” being displayed on the PC
monitor.
2 Turn the POWER/Function dial of the Digital Still
Camera to “OFF.”
3 Turn the POWER/Function dial to “PLAY.”
4 Transmit the data again.
5 Setting up the Digital Still Camera
Before you start data communications between the PC
and the Digital Still Camera, set up the Digital Still
Camera as follows. For the details, refer to the
instruction manuals of the Digital Still Camera
DSC-F1.
1 Set the POWER/Function dial to “PLAY.”
2 To activate the data transmission via the infrared
port, set the WIRELESS menu to ON. (Setting with
the SERIAL menu is not necessary.)
The Digital Still Camera is ready for
communication via cable.
Connecting via infrared port
Notes
• Do not set the
POWER/Function dial
to “CAMERA,” which
may occur data
transmission error.
• During the data
communication in
process, do not change
the position of the
POWER/Function dial.
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Starting “Sony Digital
Still Camera Album
Utility”
Using Windows 95
1 Start up Windows 95 on your PC.
2 Click the [Start] button on the taskbar.
3 Point to [Programs] and to [Sony], and then click
[Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility].
The “Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility”
starts up.
The main window appears.
Quitting the “Sony Digital Still Camera Album
Utility”
Select [Exit] in the File menu.
Using Windows 3.1
1 Start Windows 3.1 and run the Program Manager
and double-click “Sony” group.
2 Double-click “Sony Digital Still Camera Album
Utility” icon and select [Open] in the Icon menu.
Quitting the “Sony Digital Still Camera Album
Utility”
Select [Exit] in the File menu.
Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility
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About the menus
The “Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility”
consists of the following menus. For frequently used
menu items, you can use the tool bar buttons (page
29).
File menu
Open Folder Opens an album folder that is stored in the hard disk or MO
disk and displays images of the album.
Open Selected Album/Image Opens and displays the selected album(s) or image(s) at a
time.
Open File Opens and displays an image file from the hard disk or MO
disk. The available file types are BMP, TIFF, JPEG and PMP
(Album).
Close Closes the currently active window.
Save Saves the image rotated in the album.
Save As Saves the currently selected image with another file name
onto the selected folder. The available file types are BMP,
TIFF, and JPEG.
Save To Album Saves the image(s) selected in the image list or a BMP, TIFF,
or JPEG file onto the album in the hard disk.
Export Images Saves the-image(s) selected in the image list onto the desired
folder. The available file types are BMP, TIFF, and JPEG.
Acquire Acquires an image file from the TWAIN source.
Select Source Selects a TWAIN source such as a digital scanner.
Print Setup Selects the model name of the printer, paper, and other
settings. (The printer driver needs to be installed prior to
printing. )
Print Displays the dialog box to print an album list, image list, and
image.
Exit Exits “Sony Digital Still Camera Album Utility.”
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Copy Copies the selected image to the clipboard.
Paste Pastes an image of the clipboard. (You cannot use this command
if no image is in the clipboard. )
Delete Deletes the selected albums or images of an album.
Select All Selects all the albums in the album list or all the images in the
image list.
Select None Cancels the selection in the album list or image list.
Camera menu
Open Camera Opens and displays the camera image list or the image on the
monitor.
Copy To Album Saves all the images or selected images of the camera to the
album on the hard disk in the album format without opening
them.
Export Camera Images Saves all the images or selected images of the camera to the
desired folder on the hard disk in the BMP, TIFF or JPEG file
type without opening them.
Copy to Camera Transfers the images from the hard disk to the camera.
Edit menu
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About the menus
Display menu
Tool Bar Displays (with a check mark) or hide (without a check mark) the tool
bar.
Status Bar Displays (with a check mark) or hide (without a check mark) the
status bar.
Image menu (When an image is displayed)
Information Displays the information about the opened image or selected
image in the image list.
Rotate Left Rotates the image 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Rotate Right Rotates the image 90 degrees clockwise.
Flip Rotates the image 180 degrees.
Zoom In Enlarges the displayed image size.
Zoom Out Reduces the displayed image size.
Show Edit Frame Displays the frame for trimming a part of the image.
Best Fit 640 × 480 Adjusts the size of the image to fit into 640 × 480 pixels. The image
is enlarged or reduced without changing its aspect ratio.
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Options menu
Set Album Cover Sets the selected image in the image list as the album's front
cover. You can only select a single image for the cover.
Show Date Displays the recorded date for each image when the image list is
displayed in the window.
Show Caption Displays the caption for each image in an album when the image
list is displayed in the window.
Find Images Searches for images from your image list by entering the search
keys.
Find Folder Searches for album folders created using older version of this
software.
Touchup Adjusts the colors and contrast of the monitor to eliminate the
color differences between the image data and the monitor*.
Settings Sets the application preferences, such as the serial port and
speed.
* Adjusting the colors and the contrast of the
monitor
Usually no adjustment is necessary. Only when the color
balance degrades under the conditions of use, such as climate
and time, adjust the color and contrast as follows:
Colors: Move the scroll bar to the point where you can find that
the colors of the right and left sides match as much as
possible for red, green, and blue.
Contrast (rate of gamma): Usually set to 1.0. When you adjust
the color of the monitor, the rate of gamma that is
specifically for the monitor can be adjusted to a certain
rate. Adjust the contrast to achieve the same contrast in
the case of displaying the data in a different system.
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Window menu
Cascade Displays windows like cascades.
Tile Displays windows like tiles.
Help menu
Help Calls up the online Help window.
Search for Help on Searches for Help on the keywords and topics you enter.
About Album Utility Displays the version number of this program.
Keyboard shortcuts
The descriptions including “Ctrl + C,” “Shift + F5” and “Alt + F4” next to the file
menu stand for keyboard shortcuts. ("+” means pressing the two buttons at the
same time and F means a function key.)
About the menus
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Using the tool bar
The tool bar shortcuts to frequently used menu items.
Tool Bar
Open Camera: Opens and displays the camera images on the monitor.
Copy To Album: Saves the camera images to the album on the hard disk in the album
format without opening them.
Export Camera Images: Saves the camera images to the desired folder on the hard
disk in the BMP, TIFF, or JPEG format without opening them.
Copy to Camera: Transfers the images to the camera.
Open Folder: Opens and displays the album stored in the hard disk.
Open Selected Album/Image: Opens and displays the multiple images selected in the
image list simultaneously.
Open File: Opens and displays the image file of the PMP (album), BMP, TIFF, or JPEG
file type stored in the hard disk.
Save To Album: Saves the selected image to the album on the hard disk.
Export Images: Saves the selected image in the desired folder on the hard disk in the
BMP, TIFF, or JPEG file type.
Print: Displays the dialog box to print an image, image list, or album list.
Copy: Copies the selected image to the clipboard.
Paste: Pastes an image of the clipboard. (You cannot use this command if no image is
in the clipboard. )
Information: Displays the information about the opened image or selected image in
the image list.
Rotate Left: Rotates an image 90 degrees in the counterclockwise direction.*
Rotate Right: Rotates an image 90 degrees in the clockwise direction.*
Flip: Rotate an image 180 degrees.*
Zoom In: Enlarges the displayed image size.**
Zoom Out:Reduces the displayed image size.**
Show Edit Frame: Displays the frame for trimming a part of the image. *
Best Fit 640 X 480: Adjusts the size of the image to fit into 640 × 480 pixels. The image is
magnified or reduced without changing its aspect ratio.
* To save the image rotated, select [Save] in the File menu.
** You can change the display size only; you cannot save an image zoomed in or out.
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Changing system settings
Set the program settings according to your PC and
monitor.
1 Start the “Sony Digital Still Camera Album
Utility.”
2 Select [Settings] in the Option menu.
The [Settings] dialog box appears. Set the items.
Serial Port Select [Automatic detection] to
automatically set the proper serial port.
You can also select [Manual] and select the
available COM port which the camera is
connected. When using the infrared port,
select the same port number as the
simulation port specified in the Infrared
Device Wizard.
Serial Speed Set the serial speed as selected in the
SERIAL menu of the DSC-F1 when
connecting via cable. Certain setting may
be disabled due to limitation inherent to
your computer system.
Images per Select the number of the thumbnail images
List displayed per row in the album list and
image list. Usually, select [Automatic] to
display as many images as possible. You
can also select [Manual] to select the
number.
Notify when Check the check box to display the
image is confirmation message when you
Dropped drag and drop an image.
3 Click [OK].
The settings are changed.
Notes
• The SERIAL menu
defines the serial speed
via the connecting
cable.
• You may not be able to
select the serial speed
from the available
options according to
your PC. Refer to your
PC's manual for the
available serial speeds.
• When using the
infrared port, you do
not have to set the
Serial Speed.
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Opening the camera images
continued
To view images in the Digital Still Camera DSC-F1,
open the camera images.
Before you start
Make sure you have done the necessary preparations
as described in pages 13 through 22.
Opening the image from the image
list window
1 Select [Open Camera] in the Camera menu or click
on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
The image to be displayed at the beginning.
The total number of the images stored in the camera
2 Click [Open Image List] and input the image
number which you want to start the image list
with in the [Start with image number] box.
Use the numeric keys to specify the image number
or click up arrow to increase or down arrow to
decrease the number.
3 Click [Open].
The selected thumbnail images are transferred
from the camera (the camera icon is displayed in
red) and the image list of the camera is displayed.
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Opening the camera images
The following icons on an image stand for:
Selected as album front cover. You can change
the album front cover with [Set Album Cover]
in the Option menu (see page 54).
Protected from accidental erasure and editing
(see page 66).
4 Click the thumbnail(s) you want to open (the
selected thumbnail frame becomes yellow) and
select [Open Selected Album/Image] in the File
menu. Or, double-click the image or click on
the tool bar.
The selected images are displayed in full size.
Switching the caption
and date display of an
image
Select either [Show
Caption] or [Show Date]
in the Options menu.
You can change the
caption.
Displaying other
thumbnails
When hidden pages exist,
the scroll bar appears.
To scroll rows on a page,
click either up or down
arrow.
To scroll page by page,
click somewhere between
the arrow and the handle.
To display the desired
page quickly, drag the
handle.
Status bar
The status bar shows
program information,
such as the progress of a
time consuming task.
Depending on window
content, information such
as file path name,
number of images and
image size is displayed.
Image number
Caption or date display
Status bar
Camera icon
(Communication starts with camera.)
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How to select images in the image list
❐ Selecting an image
Click the desired thumbnail of the image; the image
is selected. Click another thumbnail and that
image is selected instead of the previous image.
❐ Selecting multiple images
To select the images each isolated: Press and hold
down the Ctrl key as you click the left button
of the mouse on the desired images.
To select the images in succession: Press and hold
down the Shift key as you click the left button
of the mouse on the desired images.
To select all the images in the image list: Select
[Select All] in the Edit menu.
To cancel the selection: Click the right button of
the mouse on the selected image. Select [Select
None] in the Edit menu to cancel the selection
of all the images.
To open the multiple selected images: Double-
click the left button of the mouse on one of the
selected images as you hold down the Shift or
Ctrl key. Or select [Open Selected Album/
Image] in the File menu; all the selected
images are opened.
Closing an album list, image list or image
Select [Close] in the File menu or click the close button.
The selected window is closed.
Switching the active window
An album list window, an image list window and an
image window are displayed in cascade. You can
switch the active window (the window selected and
displayed front) using the following:
• Click the desired window listed in the Window pull-
down menu.
• Click a part of the desired window. You can easily
select the window by selecting [Tile] in the Window
menu to display all the windows in tile .
• Point to in the album list and image list
windows or in an image window in the title bar
and click [Next Window] until the desired window
displays active.
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Opening the image directly
1 Select [Open Camera] in the Camera menu or click
on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
Opening the camera images
In the initial status, the image number currently
displayed on the camera.
2 Click [Open Single Image] and input the image
number which you want to open in the [Open
image number] box.
Use the numeric keys to specify the image number
or click up arrow to increase or down arrow to
decrease the number.
3 Click [Open].
The selected images are displayed in full size.
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Saving the camera images in album
To quickly handle and process camera images on your
PC, save the selected camera images in album of the
hard disk with or without opening them. The album
is stored in the album folder of the Dscalbum folder in
the each drive's root directory.
Opening and saving the camera images
1 Follow the steps 1 through 3 of “Opening the
camera images” (page 31) to display the image list
of the camera.
2 Click the thumbnails of the desired images. To
save all the images, select [Select All] in the Edit
menu.
The frame of the selected image is highlighted in
yellow.
3 Select [Save To Album] in the File menu or click
on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
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Saving the camera images in album
Deleting and renaming
an album folder
Select the desired album
folder in the [Folder] list
box and click [Delete] or
[Rename].
Stopping saving
midway
Press the [Esc] key. (You
cannot stop saving in the
infrared data
communication.)
Note
After saving an image, do
not change the name of
the file or folder nor
delete them with the
Explorer. Doing so will
prevent displaying an
album on the monitor.
When you should delete
an image, select [Delete]
in the Edit menu of the
“Sony Digital Still
Camera Album Utility.”
Album cover thumbnail
Creating a new album folder
In the [Folder] list box, album folders contained in
the Dscalbum folder of the root directory are listed
with the album caption. To add a new album
folder to the list, click [New] under the list box. In
the [Album Title] dialog box, input the new folder
name and click [OK].
Creating a new album
In the [Album] list box, albums contained in the
selected album folder are listed. Each album
folder can store the maximum of 30 albums,
including no more than one empty album.
Therefore, you can add only one new album,
namely an empty album without album cover
thumbnail. To create the new album “PIC*****” (*:
number), click [New] under the list box.
3 Select the destination album folder and album to
which the images are to be saved and click [OK].
Each image is stored in the specified album with a
file name “psn*****” (*: number).
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Deleting and renaming
an album folder
Select the desired album
folder in the [Folder] list
box and click [Delete] or
[Rename].
Note
When the image list or
images of the camera are
displayed, close them
before selecting [Save To
Album].
Saving all the camera images without
opening them
1 Select [Save To Album] in the Camera menu or
click on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
The total number of the images stored in the camera
Album cover thumbnail
2 Click the option button of [All Images] in the
[Selection] block and click [OK].
Creating a new album folder
In the [Folder] list box, album folders contained in
the Dscalbum folder of the root directory are listed
with the albums folder caption. To add a new
albums folder to the list, click [New] under the list
box. In the [Album Title] dialog box, input the new
folder name and click [OK].
Creating a new album
In the [Album] list box, albums contained in the
selected album folder are listed. Each album folder
can store the maximum of 30 albums, including no
more than one empty album. Therefore, you can
add only one new album, namely an empty album
without album cover thumbnail. To create the new
album “PIC*****” (*: number), click [New] under
the list box.
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Saving the camera images in album
Note
When the image list or
images of the camera are
displayed, close them
before selecting [Save To
Album].
Stopping saving midway
Press the [Esc] key. (You
cannot stop saving in the
infrared data
communication.)
Note
After saving an image, do
not change the name of
the file or folder nor
delete them with the
Explore. Doing so will
prevent displaying an
album on the monitor.
When you should delete
an image, select [Delete]
in the Edit menu of the
“Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility.”
3 Select the destination album folder and album to
which the images are saved and click [OK].
Each image is stored in the specified album with a
file name “psn*****” (*: number).
Saving the selected camera images
without opening them
1 Select [Save To Album] in the Camera menu or
click on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
Specifying the images to be stored
Album cover thumbnail
2 Click the option button of [Selected Images] in the
[Selection] block.
3 Select the images to be saved.
Select Day/ Click up or down arrow or directly input
Month/Year the date. All the images stored in the
date are to be saved.
Select Range Click up or down arrow or directly input
the image numbers of the first (From)
and last (To) images to be saved. All the
images between the specified numbers
are to be saved. If you want to save only
one image, specify the same image
number for both the boxes.
Select Last The last image stored is to be saved.
Image Only
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Stopping saving midway
Press the [Esc] key. (You
cannot stop saving in the
infrared data
communication.)
Note
After saving an image, do
not change the name of
the file or folder nor
delete them with the
Explore. Doing so will
prevent displaying an
album on the monitor.
When you should delete
an image, select [Delete]
in the Edit menu of the
“Sony Digital Still Camera
Album Utility.”
Deleting and renaming
an album folder
Select the desired album
folder in the [Folder] list
box and click [Delete] or
[Rename].
Creating a new album folder
In the [Folder] list box, album folders contained in
the Dscalbum folder of the root directory are listed
with the albums folder caption. To add a new
albums folder to the list, click [New] under the list
box. In the [Album Title] dialog box, input the new
folder name and click [OK].
Creating a new album
In the [Album] list box, albums contained in the
selected album folder are listed. Each album folder
can store the maximum of 30 albums, including no
more than one empty album. Therefore, you can
add only one new album, namely an empty album
without album cover thumbnail. To create the new
album “PIC*****” (*: number), click [New] under
the list box.
3 Select the destination album folder and album to
which the images are saved and click [OK].
Each image is stored in the specified album with a
file name “psn*****” (*: number).
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Saving the camera images as another
file format
To quickly handle and process camera images on your
PC, save the selected camera images as standard file
format including BMP, TIFF or JPEG with or without
opening them.
Selecting the file type
BMP The bitmap format supported generally by Windows.
The file extension is “.bmp.”
TIFF Stands for Tagged Image File Format, which is
widely used to store a bitmap image of various
resolutions. The file extension is “.tif.”
JPEG Stands for the group named “Joint Photographic
Experts Group,” who standardized the compression
system of the still image. The image is compressed in
a small data size, but the original image cannot be
perfectly reproduced. The file extension is “.jpg.”
Opening and saving the camera images
1 Follow the steps 1 through 3 of “Opening the
camera images” (page 31) to display the image list
of the camera.
Note
When saving an image as
standard file format, part
of the image information
may not be saved.
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2 Click the thumbnails of the desired images. To
save all the images, select [Select All] in the Edit
menu.
The frame of the selected image is highlighted in
yellow.
3 Select [Export Images] in the File menu or click
on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
Currently selected folder
Displays the folders of one level upper the
currently selected folder in the list box.
4 Select the destination drive and folder in which the
images are to be saved and file type.
To select the drive: Click the desired drive in the
[Drive] list box.
To select the folder: Double-click the desired
folder in the [Folder] list box so that the
folder is displayed as currently selected
folder above the list box.
To select the file type: Click the file type in the
[Save as type] drop-down list box.
Creating a new folder
In the [Folder] list box, folders contained in the
currently selected folder are listed. To add a new
folder to the list, click [Create New Folder]. In the
[Set Folder Name] dialog box, input the new folder
name and click [OK].
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Saving the camera images as another file format
Stopping saving midway
Press the [Esc] key. (You
cannot stop saving in the
infrared data
communication.)
Note
If you select TIFF, the file
is created in Class R.
5 Click [OK].
Each image is stored in the specified folder in the
specified file type with a file name “psn*****”
(*****: serial number). The file is automatically
numbered in serial starting from one larger
number than the largest number of the files
already stored in the currently selected folder.
Saving in JPEG file type
When you select [JPEG] file type and click [OK],
the dialog box to define the image quality
(compression ratio) appears. You can select the
image quality within the range from 1 to 100.
Usually, the larger number you select, the lower
compression ratio with the better image quality
you get. The file size, however, becomes larger.
Click [OK] to save the image.
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Saving all the camera images without
opening them
1 Select [Export Camera Images] in the Camera
menu or click on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
Currently selected folder
The total number of images stored in the camera
Displays the folders of one level upper the
currently selected folder in the list box.
2 Click the option button of [All Images] in the
[Selection] block.
3 Select the destination drive and folder in which the
images are to be saved and file type.
To select the drive: Click the desired drive in the
[Drive] list box.
To select the folder: Double-click the desired
folder in the [Folder] list box so that the
folder is displayed as currently selected
folder above the list box.
To select the file type: Click the file type in the
[Save as type] drop-down list box.
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Saving the camera images as another file format
Stopping saving
midway
Press the [Esc] key. (You
cannot stop saving in the
infrared data
communication.)
Note
If you select TIFF, the file
is created in Class R.
Creating a new folder
In the [Folder] list box, folders contained in the
currently selected folder are listed. To add a new
folder to the list, click [Create New Folder]. In the
[Set Folder Name] dialog box, input the new folder
name and click [OK].
4 Click [OK].
Each image is stored in the specified folder in the
specified file type with a file name “psn*****”
(*****: serial number). The file is automatically
numbered in serial starting from one larger
number than the largest number of the files
already stored in the currently selected folder.
Saving in JPEG file type
When you select [JPEG] file type and click [OK],
the dialog box to define the image quality
(compression ratio) appears. You can select the
image quality within the range from 1 to 100.
Usually, the larger number you select, the lower
compression ratio with the better image quality
you get. The file size, however, becomes larger.
Click [OK] to save the image.
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Saving the selected camera images
without opening them
1 Select [Export Camera Images] in the Camera
menu or click on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
Currently selected folder
The total number of images stored in the camera
Displays the folders of one level upper the
currently selected folder in the list box.
2 Click the option button of [Selected Images] in the
[Selection] block.
3 Select the images to be saved.
Select Day/ Click up or down arrow or directly input
Month/Year the date. All the images stored in the
date are to be saved.
Select Range Click up or down arrow or directly input
the image numbers of the first (From)
and last (To) images to be saved. All the
images between the specified numbers
are to be saved. If you want to save only
one image, specify the same image
number for both the boxes.
Select Last The last image stored is to be saved.
Image Only
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Saving the camera images as another file format
Stopping saving midway
Press the [Esc] key. (You
cannot stop saving in the
infrared data
communication.)
Note
If you select TIFF, the file
is created in Class R.
4 Select the destination drive and folder in which the
images are to be saved and file type.
To select the drive: Click the desired drive in the
[Drive] list box.
To select the folder: Double-click the desired
folder in the [Folder] list box so that the
folder is displayed as currently selected
folder above the list box.
To select the file type: Click the file type in the
[Save as type] drop-down list box.
Creating a new folder
In the [Folder] list box, folders contained in the
currently selected folder are listed. To add a new
folder to the list, click [Create New Folder]. In the
[Set Folder Name] dialog box, input the new folder
name and click [OK].
5 Click [OK].
Each image is stored in the specified folder in the
specified file type with a file name “psn*****”
(*****: serial number). The file is automatically
numbered in serial starting from one larger
number than the largest number of the files
already stored in the currently selected folder.
Saving in JPEG file type
When you select [JPEG] file type and click [OK],
the dialog box to define the image quality
(compression ratio) appears. You can select the
image quality within the range from 1 to 100.
Usually, the larger number you select, the lower
compression ratio with the better image quality
you get. The file size, however, becomes larger.
Click [OK] to save the image.
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Capturing an image
Capturing
an
image
Important notice to
the users who have
used the previous
version (Version 1.0)
of the “Sony Digital
Still Camera Album
Utility”
The folders created by
the previous version of
the software cannot be
located with the [Open
Folder] command. To
locate the folders,
select [Find Folder] in
the Option menu.
Changing the drive
Click the desired drive in
the [Drive] list box so that
the album folders
contained in the selected
drive are listed in the
[Folder] list box.
Deleting and renaming
an album folder
Select the desired album
folder in the [Folder] list
box and click [Delete] or
[Rename].
Thumbnail of the album contained in the selected album
folder
Opening an album of the hard disk
You can open the image from the album folder, stored
from the Digital Still Camera onto the hard disk in the
album format.
1 Select [Open Folder] in the File menu or click
on the tool bar.
The following dialog box appears.
2 Click the desired album folder in the [Folder] list
box and click [OK].
The album thumbnails of the selected album folder
are displayed.
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Opening an album of the hard disk
Switching the caption
and date display of an
image
Select either [Show
Caption] or [Show Date] in
the Option menu. You can
change the caption.
Displaying other
thumbnails
When hidden pages exist,
the scroll bar appears.
To scroll rows on a page,
click either up or down
arrow.
To scroll page by page,
click somewhere between
the arrow and the handle.
To display the desired
page quickly, drag the
handle.
Status bar
The status bar shows
program information,
such as the progress of a
time consuming task.
Depending on window
content, information such
as file path name, number
of images and image size
is displayed.
3 Double-click the desired album thumbnail.
The image list of the selected album appears.
The following icons on an image stand for:
Selected as album front cover. You can change
the album front cover with [Set Album Cover]
in the Option menu (see page 54).
Protected from accidental erasure and editing
(see page 66).
4 Click the image(s) you want to open (the selected
image frame becomes yellow) and select [Open
Selected Album/Image] in the File menu. Or,
double-click the image or click on the tool bar.
For various ways to select images in the image list,
refer to page 33. The selected images are displayed
in full size.
Status bar
Caption or date display
Image number
Serial number of the images store in the hard disk
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Capturing an image
Capturing
an
image
Closing an album list, image list or images
Click [Close] in the File menu.
Saving the image
You can save the images in album or other file types.
Refer to “Saving the camera images in album” to save
them in album format, or “Saving the camera images
as another file format” to save them in standard file
type including BMP, TIF, and JPEG.
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Opening an image file directly
You can open an image stored in the hard disk by
designating its file name. In addition to a PMP (album
format) file, you can open a BMP, TIF or JPEG file.
1 Select [Open File] in the File menu or click in
the tool bar .
The following dialog box appears.
2 Select the image file you want to open.
To select the drive: Click the desired drive in the
[Drives] drop-down list box.
To open the folder: Double-click the desired folder
in the [Directories] list box.
To select the file type: Click the desired file type in
the [List Files of Type] drop-down list
box. The files of the selected file type
are listed in the [File name] list box.
Select [All Files] to display the files of all
the types.
To select the file name: Click the desired file name
in the [File Name] list box or input the
file name directly in the text box.
3 Click [OK].
The selected image is displayed in full size.
The selected folder

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