The camera-module lets you access the images on your camera (i.e. on the flash-memory-card in your camera)
directly, which means you don't have to get the card out of the camera and plug it into a card-reader, where
it becomes a removable disk drive with a drive letter.
Instead, you link your camera by means of an USB-cable to an USB-port of your computer, switch on
your camera and start the camera-module from the PMRaw-main-menu.
Click on the 'Connect'-button.
Note: You must have set your camera's 'Transfer'-option to 'PTP' (this is essential!)
After some seconds you will see the images on your camera as shown here.
Position your mouse cursor over that list and click right-mouse-button to invoke
Before you can use any of the functions (copy, move, load) you must define an import-directory
where the image(s) will be transferred to.
To 'Load' an image means: Copy into the import-directory, create a thumbnail-image and return to
the PMRaw-main-window, where you proceed as if you had loaded the image from any disk-directory by
means of the main-menu-function 'File' -> 'Load' (or the F2-key).
The camera-module is based on the package ptpro by Richard L. Walsh
(get it from hobbes).
To use it within PMRaw you need from this package:
Both are included for convenience in the PMRaw.zip.
In case you get a message like this: "no PTP-devices found" please check the following:
- Use usbresmsg.sys from 2005-06-06. Earlier versions will not work;
later versions should work as well, but who knows ...
- Set your camera to the PTP-mode (in the transfer-menu)
- Keep in mind that unfortunately today's USB-ports are often configured strictly towards Windows.
I.e. try out different ports on your computer. Very often the front-side ports have different
technical specifications than the ones on rear-side.
Situations have been reported that even changing from one front-side port to another one could
solve the problem. If in doubt just try out all of ypur ports.
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