256mb memory card

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Sheila, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Sheila

    Sheila Guest

    Hi, I wonder if you can tell me if an xd fujifilm 256mb memory card can be
    used with an Olympus mju400 camera?

    Sheila, Nov 16, 2004
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    Rob Novak Guest

    Yes, any xD card should work in any camera that uses xD storage.
    Rob Novak, Nov 16, 2004
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  3. Sheila

    Sheila Guest

    thanks for that,, another query I have, is my son has the same camera,
    and he installed the software on our pc. what do we do now with the cd we
    have, do we install it along side his, or will that not be able to happen,
    or should I uninstall his. (we have just bought our own ) he is away for a
    time, and wont be using our pc for a while
    Sheila, Nov 16, 2004
  4. Sheila

    Rob Novak Guest

    You will probably not be able to install two totally distinct copies
    of the software on the same PC. I don't know anything about the
    programs that Olympus supplies with their digicams, so I'm afraid I
    can't be of further assistance here.

    Have you considered film? ;-)
    Rob Novak, Nov 16, 2004
  5. Sheila

    Sheila Guest

    thanks.......think we will uninstall it........film was easy!!! but
    Sheila, Nov 16, 2004
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    Bruce Chang Guest

    What's wrong with using his copy of the software? Is it personalized where
    you can't use it with you camera?
    Bruce Chang, Nov 16, 2004
  7. Sheila

    Sheila Guest

    I dont think so,I'm not able to ask him at the moment, that's what I'm
    trying to establish, really.
    Sheila, Nov 17, 2004
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    BillB Guest

    Some software allows you to install multiple copies and some
    doesn't. Not all software is properly written and if the program
    that installs the software wasn't carefully written, it could cause
    problems if you try to install a second copy. If you want to do
    this and the manual makes no mention of multiple installations, it
    might be wise to call Olympus's tech. support to make sure it won't
    cause problems.

    That said, unless the cameras you and your son have are not recent
    models, the CD software that came with them should be the same, and
    although you could uninstall it and then reinstall the software,
    there's always the possibility of something going wrong. Since you
    are willing to uninstall the software, why not simply archive (save
    to tape or CD or DVD) any images your son might have stored on the
    computer's hard drive? Then either delete them from the hard drive,
    or better (if you have enough free hard disk space), leave them
    where they are, and create a new folder to store your own images.
    If your son liked the camera so much that he bought 2 or 3 for
    himself, he wouldn't be expected to install 2 or 3 copies of
    Olympus's software, but should be able to use all of his cameras
    with just one installation.

    If the software has been customized to display his name when you
    run it, you may or may not be able to replace it with your own name,
    but that shouldn't matter, and anyway, that's not typically done by
    free software that's bundled with a camera. I have several Canon
    cameras (not even the same models) and the Canon software that came
    with them was the same. I only installed it once, and the software
    doesn't notice or care which cameras were used to store images on
    any of the half dozen CF memory cards that are used in the cameras.
    I simply take pictures, and upload them to different folders on the
    hard drive, the folders being selected according to the content of
    the images.
    BillB, Nov 17, 2004
  9. Sheila

    Sheila Guest

    thanks for that Bill, that seems quite reasonable to me, I will try to get
    in touch with him as to what he has on the folders etc and we will go from
    there.....his is in Iraq at the moment......
    Sheila, Nov 17, 2004

  10. Actually, while that should be the situation, it's not always so, Rob. I
    recently ran into a situation where two cards, different brands, would not
    work with the three devices I own. Each card would work with one or two
    devices but not all three. Strangely, each card worked with a device the
    other card wouldn't work with. Since all three devices did work, it wasn't
    obviously defective hardware. I contacted the device manufacturers for a
    solution and was told by two there are, as yet, no firmly established
    standards for the drivers built into each card. Each suggested various
    solutions, one of which was to simply try a card made by another company.
    And, indeed, the third card purchased did work with all three devices. So,
    while your comment is true in general, there are at least some exceptions.

    Dwight Stewart, Nov 18, 2004
  11. Sheila

    BillB Guest

    You're welcome. I hope his time overseas passes as quickly as it
    did for me (not Iraq, though) and he returns safely, with perhaps a
    few new pictures to share.
    BillB, Nov 19, 2004
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    Sheila Guest

    I have spoken to him about software, and he said its not even worth keeping
    on pc, all it is is a storage medium, without it, pics will just go to My
    pictures automatically, so I have decided to do away with it, I'll put it in
    my own albums! Thanks for you wishes, he isnt in Iraq permananetely, he is
    in an out, he is in air support, so if any heli needs repair or replacing,
    in they go, and out again, could be anywhere in the world......nice job!
    Sheila, Nov 19, 2004
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