Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features

Started Apr 23, 2001 | Discussions thread
Rick Turner [MS]
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Re: Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features
In reply to angelman, Apr 26, 2001

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gabriel white wrote:

I have but a couple of points

1) It is very annoying to have to keep rotating images taken in
portrait format ready for printing out or more importatly for use
on the web etc. It would be great to have some software that could
automatically 'correct' this, maybe using some image analysis
technique. It would automatically correct this as images were taken
off camera... maybe other simple tasks such as this could also be
included to remove some of the donkey work.

Yes, this would be great to have. Unfortunately, it's not in Windows XP. Thanks for the feedback. Oh, yeah -- FYI, the photo printing wizard will rotate images for best fit in the templates so you don't have to pre-rotate them to get them to print out best.

2) renaming images, this can be quite a boring process. It would be
great if some kind of renaming utility could be implemented. At the
most basic level to rename a number of images with a prefix or
suffix. (useful for many other applications such as for those
involved with film and video where this process is a real pain with
windows).

This is not currently in Windows XP. Good feedback, though.

3) The links to online developes should be kept as open as
possible. Maybe MS could create a piece of linking software
(preferably free or at low cost to promote its use) for use by
online developers. This would then allow them to tap into XP. Users
could add their own choice of developer rather than rely on those
provided by MS such as ofoto. This would also ease localisation
issues. We dont all live in US!!! ie. we would just add our own
URL's (providing the site had your linking software installed on
their server.

This is designed to be an open format/interace. It is my understanding that the list of photo finishers will be increased by the time we ship Windows XP.

-Rick

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