QuickTake 150 For Windows: Read Me

This article comprises the QuickTake 150 for Windows README.TXT file.
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This Read Me contains information about:
  • Special settings for serial ports COM3 and COM4
  • PICT QuickTake file format
  • Sharing QuickTake images with a Macintosh computer
  • Printing slide tables

SETUP FOR COM3 AND COM4

If you connect the QuickTake camera to COM3 or COM4 and experience communication problems, you need to check the Windows Ports control panel settings. (The Control Panel group is located in the Main window.)


    1. Open the Windows Ports control panel.

    2. Select COM3 or COM4. (Repeat this process for both COM ports.)

    3. Click the Settings button.

    4. In the dialog box that appears, click the Advanced button.

    5. In the Advanced Settings dialog box, make sure the settings are:
    - COM1 3F8 IRQ4
    - COM2 2F8 IRQ3
    - COM3 3E8 IRQ4
    - COM4 2E8 IRQ3

    6. Click OK.


If you changed the settings, you must restart Windows for the new settings to take effect. When you click OK, a message lets you choose to restart now or delay the restart.

If you are using several serial devices with your computer, make sure that the line IRQSharing=ON exists in the [386enh] section of the SYSTEM.INI file.

Consult the manual that comes with your computer (or card) if the above settings do not work.

PICT QUICKTAKE(.QTK) FILE FORMAT

The PICT QuickTake(.QTK) is not the Macintosh standard PICT(.PIC) file format. You will not be able to open QuickTake(.QTK) images with PICT(.PIC) supported applications. Our recommendation is to save it in JPEG or TIFF format to transfer images to other applications.

SHARING QUICKTAKE IMAGES WITH A MACINTOSH COMPUTER

To transfer QuickTake images from a Macintosh to a Windows computer:


    1. Make sure PC Exchange (or a similar program) has been installed on the Macintosh.

    2. Insert a DOS formatted disk into a floppy disk drive on the Macintosh.

    3. Copy the Macintosh QuickTake files to the disk, and move them to your computer.


Note: You can only transfer images that are in PICT QuickTake or TIFF format.

To transfer QuickTake images from a Windows computer to a Macintosh:


    1. Make sure PC Exchange (or a similar program) has been installed on the Macintosh.

    2. Insert a DOS formatted disk into a floppy drive on the Windows computer.

    3. Copy the QuickTake files to the disk, and move them to the Macintosh.


Note: You can transfer PICT QuickTake images (with the QTK extension). Next, so you can open the images on the Macintosh, you need to assign the file type:

    1. Open the PC Exchange control panel on the Macintosh.

    2. In the dialog box that appears, click Add.

    3. In the DOS Suffix box, type .QTK.

    4. In the scrollable list, find TeachText, SimpleText, or your favorite image editing application and select it.

    5. Choose PICT from the Document Type pop-up menu.

    6. Click OK. The first PC Exchange dialog box reappears, and the QTK file type has been assigned to the selected application as a PICT file type. Now you can open and view the files in any Macintosh application that reads PICT. In addition, if you open an image in the QuickTake application, you can save it in the other file formats available on the Macintosh (PICT, JPEG, and TIFF).


Note: If you are transferring Macintosh files to a Windows computer on a network, only transfer images that are in PICT QuickTake or TIFF format. If you are transferring Windows files to a Macintosh on a network, only transfer images with the QTK extension.

PRINTING SLIDE TABLES

Before you print a slide table, be sure to use the highest resolution available for your printer. When you choose the Print command, the dialog box that appears shows the current setting for print resolution.

To print full-size images you can use any resolution.

Published Date: Feb 19, 2012