I have the most recent Kodak Easyshare SW installed on my machine\n(18.104.22.168 SKU 43). What I thought would be a five minute exercise\n(print two pictures) has been a one-hour and running ordeal.\n\nThe first problem was "adding pictures to my collection" so I could\nwork with them. I don't keep my pictures in the My Documents\My\nPictures area, so I have to manually select the pictures I want. No\nproblem though, as I'm using the SW primarily for printing.\n\nI found the first photo and added it. No problem. Found the second\none and added it. The first photo was gone from my collection! Went\nback to add it and I couldn't. The picture had the little triangle\nsymbol on it meaning it was already part of my collection, so whenever\nI highlighted it, the "Add Pictures" button would not light up. I\nquit EasyShare, restarted the computer, restarted Easyshare, same\nproblem, no matter what I did. I finally searched the easyshare\napplication folder for files whose dates were today's, found two such\nfiles (evidently some kind of configuration data), deleted them, and\nthis time it worked okay. But the experience left a bad taste in my\nmouth. Any idea what happened?\n\nOkay, so I then was able to find the two pictures I wanted, add them\nto a collection, and I actually made an album for them. Great.\n\nI went to the Print tab, and figured I'd turn on the "One Touch to\nBetter Pictures" feature. Got a message saying it wasn't installed\nand to reinstall easyshare. So I reinstalled Easyshare. Went to turn\non the OTTBP feature, still same problem. Clicked the Update button\nand was connected to the Kodak web site. Answered simple questions\nabout my printer (HP 920c) and OS (Windows 98) and downloaded the\ninstaller.\n\nSmall problem: the Kodak site said that I'd be downloading an exe\nfile. But what came to me was a file called OneTouch.exe.pl.\nNaturally, my OS didn't know what to do with a .pl file. I renamed\nthe file, chopping off the .pl, and the icon changed and it was\nrunnable. But either I destroyed the intent of the program (if, in\nfact, .pl was the intended file extension), or Kodak was sloppy by\nsending me a file that had to be renamed to work properly.\n\nRan the installer. Worked easily enough. Didn't require me to\nrestart my machine.\n\nBack to Print tab, Options, turn on OTTBP. SunnofaB... Same problem.\n\nOkay, restart my machine. Maybe there are some drivers that need to\nupdate on restart. Machine restarts, no visible driver updates.\nStart Easyshare, print, options, OTTBP... $#!+ - same $&%*@ thing!\n\nWhile I'm at it another gripe. I was editing a photo in easyshare,\nclicked the "close" button in the edit window, and replied that yes,\nI'd like to save my changes. Boy was I mad when I discovered that my\nchanges had overwritten the ORIGINAL file! It never even asked me if\nI knew I was doing this. Fortunately, I used Norton Utilities to\nrestore the original file. But I'd read a message in this newsgroup\nsaying that editing changes were made to a COPY of the file, not\noverwriting the original with no warning. That's sloppy.\n\nOkay, out of all of this comes four questions, from my most important\nto least important:\n\n1. How do I actually get my easyshare SW to recognize OTTBP?\n\n2. Why am I not warned that saving a picture I'm editing overwrites\nthe original file? I realize that if I click SAVE (vs. SAVE AS), I\nshould expect the overwrite, but as a new user, I find it unintuitive\nthat clicking CLOSE and being asked if I want my changes saved will\nresult in an overwirte.\n\n3. Why was a picture marked as being in my collection not in my\ncollection, and the only fix I could do was to delete the\nconfiguration files?\n\n4. Should the OTTBP installer have had a .exe extension instead of a\n..exe.pl extension?\n\nEnough other people had good recommendations of the Easyshare software\nfor printing that I'm hoping my bad experiences are an exception and\nnot a rule.