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Here is a strange problem:
After syncing, the photos created on my Zire 72 are saved under:
However, the photos show up as .PDB files, which no Graphics Application on my
Mac seems to recognize (not even GraphicConverter)
Obviously, I am missing something, however the manual says:
To view photos on a Mac computer, go to these folders: Mac OS X: Home ictures:
palmOne Photos:<Palm User Name> or Home:Movies almOne Videos:<Palm User Name>
Mac OS 9: Documents almOne Photos:<Palm User Name> or Documents almOne Videos:
Name> Double-click the
photo or video you want..
>However, the photos show up as .PDB files, which no Graphics Application on my
>Mac seems to recognize (not even GraphicConverter)
..pdb files are palm database files and are used when you save your photos
internally on the Palm.
Disclaimer: the following works on my PC. Not sure about macs...
If you instead save your photos externally to an SD card, they will be saved in
the standard .jpg format and when you hotsync they should also be also saved in
the .jpg format on your mac, which is then readable with most any graphics
program. Also you can pull the saved .jpg photos directly from the SD card to
your mac without hotsync for storage and reading. If your mac doesn't have a
card reader, external card readers are very inexpensive.
BTW you can also put any .jpg photos you want to view directly on the SD card
without hotsync (again using the card reader). Just put the .jpg in the same
folder that the Palm puts it's own camera pictures in. You will find that the
new .jpgs will be automatically transferred to your mac on the next hotsync. And
if the resolution of the picture you slipped in is larger than the Palm screen,
the software will resize it for you to fit. Pretty nifty I thought...