PhD: How to Acquire Photos from a Digital Camera

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Microsoft PhotoDraw can acquire photos from any digital camera that supports TWAIN as long as the TWAIN drivers for that camera have been installed. Certain digital cameras do not support TWAIN and others do not install their TWAIN drivers automatically when you install the camera software.

To acquire photos from a digital camera, follow these steps:
  1. On the File menu, click Digital Camera.
  2. If you have TWAIN drivers for your camera installed, PhotoDraw detects the camera and prompts you to identify it. Click OK.

    If PhotoDraw does not detect your camera, consult your camera user's guide or call the manufacturer and ask for help installing the TWAIN drivers for the camera.
  3. From the digital camera work pane, confirm the Source identifies your camera and click Download.

    This takes you into the interface for the camera driver where you can select and download your photos.

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To check whether TWAIN drivers are installed for you digital camera:

  1. Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files and Folders.
  2. Search for *.ds on the hard disk on which Microsoft Windows is installed.
  3. If you do not find any *.ds files, a TWAIN driver is not installed on your computer.
  4. If you find more than one *.ds file, right-click each file, click Properties, and then click the Version tab to identify the device the driver belongs with. Scanners use TWAIN drivers too.


Article ID: 193804 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 Standard Edition
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