From Ricoh Camera to the Web (We have three RDC 300's) Mac Directions
Attach the cable to the Mac computer's printer port (or modem port*) & also to the camera (We are assuming that the software for camera and PhotoDeluxe are already loaded on the computer.)
Attach adapter to power source and also to the camera.
Be sure you have delete unwanted pictures before starting.
Go to Photo Studio Browser
Under File choose New Catalog. Save
From File choose Load from Ricoh Camera and fill in this information. Some really smart computers do this for you.
"Select all" and you will see the thumbnails load. When done, Quit
(you don't have to select all, if you know only the last 3 images are yours, just select those three by number)
Next, go to Adobe Photo Deluxe
Choose Guided Activity
Open file--navigate to your photograph as needed
Rotate if needed
Trim unnecessary parts using the cropping tool
Photo size 3-4 inches wide is good for a two column side-by-side set up on the web. Go larger (say 8 inches) if you are using a "whole group" photograph
Reduce Resolution- YES-- It will load on your web page much faster. Use 72 dpi for the web. You will hardly notice the difference in quality. (If you are readying the photo to use in word processing or PowerPoint, it is not necessary to reduce resolution. You will likely want higher quality.) 144 dpi or 266 dpi print nicely.
jpg is better than gif for photographs. gif is good for scanned student drawings.
Save with a recognizable name
From Olympus Camera to the Web (D220 L, D320, D340, D360, D400) Mac Directions. The older Olympus camera--the 300--takes quality photographs but it needs to be downloaded at my house due to an aging cable which has permanently bonded with my data switch box. --ah love.
I load images from the Olympus Cameras directly into PhotoShop 5, or PhotoDeluxe 1. From PhotoDeluxe you can work with the images just as you did when you pulled them in from the Ricoh camera.
Update May 1999: The newest cameras were shipped with an "Olympus Utility" that I like. It's really quick for downloading all the pictures. Go to Olympus Utility's folder. Make yourself a new folder before clicking on the icon. Give the folder a name like "Bonnie June 24" so you will remember who and when. Click on the icon. Select "camera" > "download all images". When it finishes, , "quit". Handle your images in a program like Adobe Photoshop 1 or 2.
Mary Jo's cameras (I have no idea what the camera is called) To use it, you will need a floppy disk. (Please use a new one.) Just bring me the disk. The images come from the camera way to large to use on your web. The images need to be brought into a photo program such as PhotoShop to make them web ready. There are many other programs that work equally well.
Other School Owned Cameras
Many teachers own their own cameras (Sharon, Jenny, Bonnie, Michele)
Scanning Images When you scan a photograph, you can bring it into one of these same photo programs to work on it. I pull images from my scanner directly into PhotoShop without using the scanner software program.
You can scan student art.