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ncmike1, Not all cameras or scanners will work. They must have support for WIA (Windows Image Acquisition), and you must be running Windows XP SP1 or Windows Server 2003.

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Rick,

Are you saying that if I have XP SP2 that I can't use acquire? If so, will you be developing a Paint version that CAN be used with SP2? That's what a lot of people are using these days, so it would be beneficial to have that feature available.

Thanks for your help.

ncmike1

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  • 2 years later...

Please help a truly inept newbie figure out how to simply aquire a photo into Paint that is already on my computer. I don't always save them on my camera CF card nor do I print them all out to be scanned.

I feel like I've searched this site forever and cannot find even such basic information to help me get started.

I've used the "search" option. I've tried the interactive guide - that doesn't seem to do anything. I've looked through page after page of the tutorial section as well as the general discussion & question section.... There doesn't seem to be a simple launching pad for a new user to get started.

I am using Windows Vista and just downloaded this program today, so assume I have the most recent version of Paint.net.

Thank you for any constructive assistance you can give me. Many of you have obviously been here a while...take it easy on someone who's just starting out. :)

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I'm sorry, but I have to lock this per the "necroposting" rule. No threads over 3 months old may be revived.

But in answer to your question, you just open a picture already on your hard drive using "File>Open" - just as if you were opening a document in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint. :-) Sounds like you're trying to make it a bit harder on yourself than it truly is.

If you have any further questions about this, please read the rules thoroughly ( viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3446 ) and open a new thread. Thank you!

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