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WinZip Pro feature

The WinZip Camera Wizard

This operation requires Windows XP or later.

The WinZip® Camera Wizard makes it easy for you to retrieve images from your digital still camera, compress them, and store them in a Zip file.

Starting the WinZip Camera Wizard

You may use the Windows Autoplay feature:

  1. Connect your camera to your computer and turn the camera on.
  2. Click Zip from camera using WinZip in the Windows AutoPlay dialog when it appears (WinZip Camera Wizard must be selected as the default in the Cameras tab of the WinZip Configuration dialog).


you may start the Camera Wizard directly from the WinZip Ribbon or the Legacy Toolbar, depending on which interface you are using:

Using the WinZip Ribbon interface

  1. Connect your camera to your computer and turn the camera on.
  2. Open WinZip.
  3. Click the Backup tab and then click Photos.

Using the Legacy Toolbar interface

  1. Connect your camera to your computer and turn the camera on.
  2. Open WinZip.
  3. Open the Actions menu on the main menu of the WinZip window.
  4. Click Add from Still Camera.

Using the Camera Wizard

The Camera Wizard guides you through the steps for retrieving pictures, video, and audio files from your camera, compressing the files and storing them in a Zip file. Simply select your desired options in each panel and click Next to move on to the next step.

At any time after you have specified the camera from which to obtain the files, you can click Finish to start the process. WinZip will use common settings for the remaining options.

Note: we recommend that you proceed all the way through the Camera Wizard the first few times you use it in order to become familiar with the available options and see how WinZip sets them.

The Camera Wizard proceeds through five easy steps. Click the links below to see detailed help for each step. Remember that you can always click the Help button at the bottom of the Camera Wizard window to see help for the current step.

  1. Select camera: select the camera containing the files you want to be zipped.
  2. Specify compression method: choose what compression method will be used.
  3. Choose your download options: specify various options: retrieve all pictures or just ones you pick. Retrieve video, audio, and other files stored on your camera. Choose to auto-rotate images so they are properly oriented (requires camera support).
  4. Review settings: displays all of your settings for review.

Related Topics:

Working with Your Digital Still Camera

Camera Support FAQs