Alternative to Olympus Master...

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Nick Hopton, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Nick Hopton

    Nick Hopton Guest

    I have recently bought an Olympus Stylus 800 that came with Olympus
    Master software. I'm not particularly happy with this software, it won't
    let me download to the directory of my choice creating dated
    sub-directories. When it does transfer images from the camera to the PC
    it dumps them in dated sub-directories right enough but deep in some
    hidden hierarchy of directories where they are difficult to find. So,
    what I'm looking for is some free or cheap software that will transfer
    images from my camera to dated sub-directories within the directory of
    *my* choice. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Just a bit of background. The Stylus 800 was a distress purchase made at
    the Walmart in Prescott Valley, AZ, after I'd managed to lose my
    Powershot A70 in Santa Fe a few weeks ago (with 300-odd pictures on the
    card, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, et cetera, all gone). No use in crying
    over spilt milk, but it meant I wasn't able to do my research on a
    replacement very well.

    Nick Hopton, Oct 29, 2005
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    Paul Guest

    The Mju 800 (and most other digital cameras today) are Mass Storage
    devices which means the camera will appear as a disk drive in My
    Computer (in Windoze). This means you only have to "drag & Drop" or
    "copy & Paste" to the folder of YOUR choice. This is the same as using a
    card reader.
    Paul, Oct 30, 2005
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  3. Nick Hopton

    Nick Hopton Guest


    Thanks for this Keith. I've bumped Olympus Master off the hard disk and
    just at present I'm using Picasa to transfer files from the camera to
    the computer. This works well, though I haven't tried it with video and
    sound files yet (not that I use these much, anyway).

    It's an odd beast, Picasa, I'm beginning to get quite fond of it. I've
    yet to find the down-side to its use (offering a hostage to fortune by
    saying this here, perhaps <g>).

    Nick Hopton, Nov 2, 2005
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