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04-29-2015, 05:22 AM   #16
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I've been using the newer version of the program.

I bought a card reader, but still no luck. However, by changing my camera setting for the cable, the computer now recognizes the camera, but the Pentax program will not. I was able to download the photos with the Windows program.

Every other computer in the house recognizes the camera and card reader right away, and I think the problem must be with this old computer, which still uses XP. There's been a desire by the other members of the house to upgrade for some time, so I suppose I should do that, as chances are that it would cure this problem. I noticed that in working with the photos from the K3 for posting on a blog, they are very slow to upload, so the computer is just generally having trouble with photos from this camera. It's a great camera, and I'd like to see things working well. I guess the computer is essentially the photo lab of the digital camera, and I need to take that into account.

05-12-2015, 08:25 PM   #17
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Well, a computer upgrade solved the problem instantly, showing that you can't run the old ones forever, I guess.
05-18-2015, 07:01 AM   #18
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Well, upgraded to a new computer, which I no doubt should have done long ago, and now everything works perfectly. Probably the old system just didn't support the new Pentax program. Noted that in my last entry, of course, but just adding as now I'm impressed by how well its working.

Of course, learning all the new features of the K-3 may take quite awhile. . . .
08-02-2015, 04:53 AM   #19
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Digital Utility 5 doesn't recognize camera.

Back on this topic again.

Now my problem is this. The photos download right away on the Windows program, but when I bring up the Pentax Digital Utility Five program, which I'd like to use, it can't find the camera. I can find it on the drive it's jacked into, but the program acts as if it isn't there.


This is on the new computer, so the system is new enough, etc., and as noted the Windows program is working fine.


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