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view external images

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view external images
« on: 09 / June / 2008, 14:18:21 »
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Can CHDK somehow help me view images not taken by the camera and send them to a printer? The purpose I am looking for is to be able to print some documents exported as jpegs using the pictbridge support on the camera. This may sound weird, but it will allow me to use the printer occasionally without having it installed on any desktop. It doesn't have card reader and I don't want to have a network printer setup (yet). Currently, if I copy such images, the camera doesn't recognize them, so I tried naming them similar to the ones taken by the camera. That gets the camera's attention, but camera shows simply gives an error that it unrecognized (or something of that sort) and doesn't display it.

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Re: view external images
« Reply #1 on: 10 / June / 2008, 04:26:34 »
hi,
you can try to save them in Canon's own ZoomBrowserZX software, in some standard dimensions camera should read and manage them well
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Re: view external images
« Reply #2 on: 10 / June / 2008, 12:25:13 »
If I use ZoomBrowser, will I be constrained to one of the preset dimensions/resolutions? I will need to print letter size documents, so it will be a pain. Also, did you mean "ZoomBrowser EX" ? It seems like a huge bundle of software to install. Any other ideas? I have A610, if that matters.

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Re: view external images
« Reply #3 on: 12 / June / 2008, 09:34:40 »
hey,
aa, yes that's EX.
i'm sure that it was possible to do it without ZB EX, there were problems seeing index(thumbnails) but at preview it was fine.
i think dimensions doesn't matter if less than maximal.
as i can remember the images were read in 3 ways: normally, as '?' on preview and as 'unknown' file but i have not tried to print any of them.
S5IS 1.01bc


 

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