Article, May 2010
Microsoft Scanner & Camera Wizard
By Bob Elgines, CRCC Editor, Colorado River Computer Club, Arizona
This article has been obtained from APCUG with the author’s permission for publication by APCUG member groups; all other uses require the permission of the author (see e-mail address above).
Most of us have multiple digital cameras nowadays, and really don’t need to install all of their programs anymore since Windows XP. You can use the “Scanner & Camera Wizard”. It is located under “Programs/Accessories” and if the computer does not have any third party camera programs in stalled, it will come up automatically after you plug your camera in to a USB port. It will list your camera, then guide to through a procedure to download your pictures or videos to your selected folder and if you wish to delete them from your camera or not.
In Windows Vista, it is not under the ”Accessories” folder, but under “Programs” labeled “Windows Photo Gallery”. Run this program, then go to “File” choose “Import from Scanner or Camera”.
If the computer does not have any third party camera programs installed, a selection “Import pictures; Using Windows” will come up automatically after you plug your camera in to a USB port (see picture on the left). Now you can download your pictures on any computer using the built-in software.Click here to return to top