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DIYPhotobits.com Camera Control 2.1 – Greens

November 28th, 2008 · 69 Comments

UPDATE: Download latest here.

 

You know when you are a kid you have to eat your green vegetables before you are allowed to eat your chips (fries) and all that before you get dessert?  It is a sequence in life — first good-but-nasty, then ok stuff, and finally fun things you really want.

Well for programmers the sequence is:

  • Fix the bugs (Greens)
  • Implement obvious useful but boring features (Chips)
  • Add the fantastic new ideas you just had in the shower (Ice Cream)

So welcome to DIYPhotobits.com Camera Control 2.1 – the Greens release!

DOWNLOAD 2.1

(200KB)

This fixes inumerable small bugs — nothing earth shattering but some annoying things have been fixed.

Bugs fixed:

  1. Error on duplicate download of images is fixed
  2. Default file location is now My Pictures to avoid the issue of the default location not existing
  3. Exposure Compensation drop down now shows proper stop values
  4. Shutter, Aperture, ISO, WB and Exposure Comp drop down boxes initiate to the value on the camera intead of meaningless defaults.
Minor improvements
  • It doesn’t make a temp directory any more
  • Battery meter works all the time, not just when tethering

New limitation discovered

  • Due to the way WIA is working if you want to be able to control shutter and exposure from the PC you must start up with the camera in M mode.  It isn’t good enough to switch to that later after starting up in another mode.

That’s all for now — I’ve already spent most of the day doing this while I should have been working!

Meanwhile I can go back to dreaming about the ice cream — bracketing, time lapse etc…

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