HP Jornada 520 User Manual

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User's Guide
Printed in Singapore
Edition 1

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    User’s Guide Printed in Singapore Edition 1...

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    Copyright The information contained in this document is provided “as is” and is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard Company makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this manual, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular pur- pose.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    What’s in the Box...2 The HP Pocket Camera...3 Focusing Your Pocket Camera ...4 Getting Started...5 Step 1: Insert the HP Pocket Camera into Your HP Jornada ...7 Step 2: Snap a Picture...8 Step 3: View and Share Pictures ...11 Viewing Pictures...11 Sharing Pictures...13...

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    Features and Usage ...21 Using the Timer...22 Adjusting Exposure ...23 Setting Picture Quality...25 Choosing Picture Size...26 Applying Digital Effects...27 Metering Options...29 Viewing and Editing Pictures ...30 Viewing Pictures...30 Editing Pictures ...36 Rotating Pictures...38 Recording Sounds with Pictures ...39 Conserving Memory ...41 Advanced Options ...43 Conserving Power...43 Displaying Detailed Onscreen Information ...46...

  • Page 5: Welcome

    Here are a few features that make the HP Jornada pocket camera ideal for business or personal use: •...

  • Page 6: What's In The Box

    (for your HP Jornada) and a photo imaging program (for your desktop PC). The HP pocket camera software must be installed on your HP Jornada before you can snap pictures. The photo imaging program lets you edit and enhance the pictures you take with your HP Jornada pocket camera.

  • Page 7: The Hp Pocket Camera

    Optical viewfinder. Use the optical viewfinder for subjects at distances greater than 2 m (6 ft) or when it is difficult to see the digital viewfinder on the screen of your HP Jornada. Swivel lens. Rotate the lens to point to the front or back or any angle in between.

  • Page 8: Focusing Your Pocket Camera

    Turn the focus ring to focus on close-up subjects (10 – 110 cm [4 – 46 in.]). Adjust the focus ring until the image in the digital viewfinder on the screen of your HP Jornada is clear. The digital viewfinder displays subjects exactly as they will be captured by the pocket camera.

  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Before using your HP Jornada pocket camera, you must first install the HP pocket camera software from the HP CD-ROM onto your HP Jornada. You only need to do this once. However, if you reset your HP Jornada to the factory default...

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    After you have installed the software onto your HP Jornada, follow these steps to begin snapping pictures and sharing them with your friends and colleagues: Step 1: Insert the pocket camera into your HP Jornada. Step 2: Snap a picture.

  • Page 11: Into Your Hp Jornada

    To insert the HP pocket camera Insert the pocket camera until it is firmly seated in the CompactFlash card slot of your HP Jornada, as shown in the diagram. The green LED ring on the camera will blink and then change to steady green to indicate that it is ready.

  • Page 12: Step 2: Snap A Picture

    2. Tap the shutter button on the touch screen, or press and release the Action button on your HP Jornada. When you snap a picture, your HP Jornada makes a clicking sound (if you have not muted the sounds), and the green LED ring on the camera blinks rapidly to indicate that the picture has been taken and your HP Jornada is processing the picture.

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    (for more information, see the “Features and Usage” section). 5. Command bar. Tap menus or icons to change modes, set options, or display advanced controls. Tap the Start button to switch between the HP pocket camera software and other applications.

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    Command bar, to switch to Capture mode. TIPS • Use the optical viewfinder when lighting conditions make it difficult to see the picture on your HP Jornada screen or when your HP Jornada cover is closed. • Use the optical viewfinder when subjects are at distances greater than 2 m (6 ft).

  • Page 15: Step 3: View And Share Pictures, Viewing Pictures

    On the View menu, tap Review. –or– on the Command bar. Review mode has many powerful features, including simple editing functions and the ability to display pictures in sequence as a slideshow. For more information, see the “Viewing and Editing Pictures” section. hp pocket camera...

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    5. Command bar. Tap menus or icons to change modes, edit the selected picture, or send the picture by e- mail or infrared. Tap the Start button to switch between the HP pocket camera software and other applications. hp pocket camera...

  • Page 17: Sharing Pictures

    ActiveSync®. Sending Pictures by E-mail E-mail is a fast, easy way to share pictures with friends and colleagues. You can send pictures by e-mail using the HP pocket camera software and the Inbox program on your HP Jornada. To send pictures by e-mail 1.

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    1. In Review mode, tap a thumbnail to select a picture. 2. On the Send menu, tap Infrared. 3. Align the infrared port on your HP Jornada with the infrared port on the receiving device. 4. If the receiving device is a Pocket PC, on the receiving device, tap the Start menu, tap Programs, and then tap the Infrared Receive icon.

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    1. In Review mode, tap a thumbnail to select a picture. 2. On the Send menu, tap IrOBEX. 3. Align the infrared port on your HP Jornada with the infrared port on the receiving device. 4. Wait until the picture has been sent.

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    Copying Pictures to Documents or Notes You can use the clipboard on your HP Jornada to copy pictures from the Preview window to another file, such as a Pocket Word document or the Notes section of a contact, appointment, or task.

  • Page 21: Removing Your Hp Pocket Camera

    Removing Your HP Pocket Camera To remove the HP pocket camera, simply pull it out of the slot. When the camera is removed, the viewfinder on your HP Jornada screen displays the Store your pocket camera in its carrying pouch when you are not using it.

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    If the digital viewfinder is running, other applications on your HP Jornada may run slowly. Change to Review mode or exit the HP pocket camera software to speed up the other applications. To take a picture while you are running another application, first check that the LED ring on the camera shines steady green.

  • Page 23: Tips For Taking Better Pictures

    Slow or Night for the exposure mode. If possible, rest the camera on a solid object to prevent it from shaking during longer exposure times. For more information, see “Adjusting Exposure” in the “Features and Usage” section. hp pocket camera...

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    For close-up pictures (distances of 10 – 110 cm [4 – 46 in.]), use the digital viewfinder (on the screen of your HP Jornada) and turn the focus ring on the camera to get the best focus. The digital viewfinder displays subjects exactly as they will be captured by your HP pocket camera.

  • Page 25: Features And Usage

    This section describes the features that can help you take better or more creative pictures. Features include: • timer delay • exposure mode settings • picture quality settings • picture size • digital effects • light meter hp pocket camera...

  • Page 26: Using The Timer

    When you have set a delay with the timer and you press the shutter button, the shutter button displays a countdown timer, your HP Jornada beeps, and the green LED ring on the camera blinks. During the last 2 seconds of the countdown, the beeping and blinking become faster.

  • Page 27: Adjusting Exposure

    Adjusting Exposure The HP pocket camera software uses two settings (gain and shutter speed) to ensure the pictures you snap are not too dark or too light. If you snap a picture in dark conditions, a slower shutter speed allows the camera to capture more light. If you snap the same picture at a faster shutter speed, the camera compensates by using gain to amplify the existing light.

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    Manual exposure mode offers the most precise control over capture settings. When the exposure mode is set to Manual, you can set exposure compensation (EXP), shutter speed, and gain by selecting values from the lists onscreen. hp pocket camera...

  • Page 29: Setting Picture Quality

    Choose from four quality settings for the pictures you snap. Higher-quality pictures look better, especially at greater magnification. Lower-quality pictures require less storage space on your HP Jornada, and may take less time when sending by e-mail or infrared. The four quality settings are: •...

  • Page 30: Choosing Picture Size

    To select a picture size • On the Settings menu, tap Size, and select an option from the pop-up list. –or– Tap the size setting display on the touch screen to cycle through the available settings. hp pocket camera...

  • Page 31: Applying Digital Effects

    You must select an effect before you snap a picture. If you do not select an effect before taking a picture, the previous selection or the default effect (color) will be applied. Effects are applied to pictures when they are processed, but are not displayed in the viewfinder. hp pocket camera...

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    Grayscale pictures result in smaller file sizes and require less storage space on your HP Jornada. Picture color depends on your HP Jornada color display capability. hp pocket camera...

  • Page 33: Metering Options

    In the digital viewfinder, tap the area of the image on which you want to base the exposure settings. Tapping the digital viewfinder to zoom in on a subject does not work when the camera is in spot-metering mode. hp pocket camera...

  • Page 34: Viewing And Editing Pictures, Viewing Pictures

    Review mode allows you to view and edit your pictures. To select Review mode On the View menu, tap Review. –or– on the Command bar. Viewing Pictures You can view pictures on your HP Jornada in three ways: • Preview window (default) • Image Viewer •...

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    5. Command bar. Tap menus or icons to change modes, edit the selected picture, or send the picture by e-mail or infrared. Tap the picture in the Preview window to switch to the Image Viewer and view the picture at actual size. hp pocket camera...

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    Rock the Action button to cycle through the pictures one by one. By default, the Preview window displays pictures that are saved in the My Documents folder on your HP Jornada. You can display (and save) pictures in the My Documents folder or any subfolder you create in My Documents.

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    –or– Press the Action button. If the picture is too large to fit on your HP Jornada screen, you can “pan” across the picture by dragging the stylus on the touch screen to display other parts of the picture. You can also pan up or down by rocking the Action button on your HP Jornada.

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    The Slideshow In Slideshow mode, pictures are resized (and/or rotated) to fit the screen of your HP Jornada. You can choose whether the slideshow automatically displays the next picture in sequence after short delay, or whether you change the picture by rocking the Action button.

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    • Show filename and Show date. Select Show filename and/or Show date to display information about the picture on the screen during the slideshow. • Play audio. Select Play audio to play any associated sound files when the picture is displayed. hp pocket camera...

  • Page 40: Editing Pictures

    “august” to identify all pictures snapped during the month of August. 3. In the Current counter value box, enter a number. New images will be numbered sequentially beginning with the number you enter in the box. hp pocket camera...

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    Organizing Picture Files in Folders By default, pictures are stored in the My Documents folder on your HP Jornada. To organize your pictures, you can create a subfolder in My Documents, for example, a folder called My Pictures. To move a picture 1.

  • Page 42: Rotating Pictures

    Rotating Pictures You can rotate pictures to ensure that they appear properly when they are displayed on your HP Jornada screen or copied to a note or document. To rotate a picture 1. In Review mode, tap a thumbnail to select the picture.

  • Page 43: Recording Sounds With Pictures

    This feature can be used to associate simple voice recordings with your pictures. The voice recording feature is available in both Capture and Review modes. To activate or de-activate the voice recording feature • Tap on the Command bar. hp pocket camera...

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    WAV file with the same file name as the picture file. Sounds are clearer when played back through headphones. You must remove the HP pocket camera from the CompactFlash slot of your HP Jornada before inserting headphones into the headphone jack.

  • Page 45: Conserving Memory

    File sizes may vary significantly depending on the picture content and camera settings. The HP pocket camera software keeps track of available storage memory and displays the approximate number of pictures that can be captured and stored using the current camera settings.

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    To free up storage memory on your HP Jornada, you can transfer pictures from your HP Jornada to your desktop PC or to a CompactFlash card. For more information on transferring files from your HP Jornada to your desktop PC via ActiveSync or to a CompactFlash card, refer to your HP Jornada User’s...

  • Page 47: Advanced Options, Conserving Power

    You should take care to conserve power and to prevent your HP Jornada from running out of power. Typically, your fully charged HP Jornada will power the camera for up to 2 hours. To save power, the pocket camera will turn off (suspend) after a period of inactivity.

  • Page 48: Standby Mode, Suspend Mode

    The HP pocket camera has two power-saving modes: Standby and Suspend. Standby Mode In Standby mode, the pocket camera uses less power. It enters Standby mode after a preset period of inactivity (that is, when you have not tapped the touch screen or taken any pictures).

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    The green LED ring on the camera shines steadily to indicate that the pocket camera is ready. To wake the camera from Suspend mode Tap the shutter button on the screen of your HP Jornada. –or– Tap the digital viewfinder.

  • Page 50: Displaying Detailed Onscreen Information

    You can modify the exposure value in Capture mode, even when you have selected an automatic exposure mode. On the View menu, tap Options, and then tap the Advanced tab. Select the Display EXP setting check box to display the EXP (exposure compensation) control. hp pocket camera...

  • Page 51: Camera Log

    2. Select the Log capture information check box. To view the camera log 1. On the View menu, tap Options, and then tap the Advanced tab. 2. Tap View Log. The log file is opened in Pocket Word. HP pocket camera...

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  • Page 53: Troubleshooting And Support

    This section presents solutions to some of the issues you may experience when using your pocket camera. If you have a problem that is not answered here, visit the HP Web site at www.hp.com/jornada for solutions to other common issues.

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    After you take a picture, you may need to wait a few moments for your HP Jornada to process and save the picture before you can take another one.

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    • Did you move the camera? It may be difficult to hold the camera steady, especially at slow shutter speeds (below 1/15 second). Try to place your HP Jornada on a solid surface before snapping the picture. • Is the subject moving? To capture moving subjects, you will need a fast shutter speed.

  • Page 56: Caring For Your Pocket Camera, Support

    Caring for Your Pocket Camera Do not drop your pocket camera, or subject it to hard knocks. When you place your HP Jornada and pocket camera on a flat surface, be sure that the lens is not facing down. Resting the HP Jornada on the camera lens may damage the lens and place stress on the joints of the camera.

  • Page 57: Glossary

    Image Viewer. Drag the stylus on the touch screen to display other parts of the picture, or pan up or down by rocking the Action button on your HP Jornada. Review-related sounds. The voice recordings associated with pictures.

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    Shutter speed. The length of exposure time for the picture. Darker conditions require slower shutter speeds, while moving subjects require faster shutter speeds. The shutter speed on your HP pocket camera ranges from 1/2 second (slowest) to 1/8000 second (fastest). Spot metering. A way to override center-weighted metering, the camera’s default method of measuring the brightness of a...

  • Page 59: Index

    2, 17 cleaning the lens... 52 focus ring...3, 4, 20, 51 green LED ring . 3. See also status inserting into HP Jornada...3, 7, 10, 49 lens ...3, 7, 49, 50, 52 optical viewfinder . 3, 8, 10, 20, 46 protecting ...7, 17, 52...

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    ...47 viewing ...47 memory conserving.. 18, 28, 41, effect of quality setting on ...41 typical picture file sizes ...41 My Documents folder...32, 37, 47, 51 negative picture effect ..27 Notes adding pictures to...16 file size limitation ...16 hp pocket camera...

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    ... 26 picturesSee also snapping pictures adding to documents ... 16 adding to Notes ... 16 associating sound files with ... 40 HP pocket camera browsing ...11 deleting ...37, 42 displaying .See viewing pictures file-naming convention for...36 log of settings for...20, moving ...37...

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    ...8, 10 zooming .. 9, 10, 29, 51 software... See pocket camera software sound files associating with pictures...40 disabling playback to save power ...45 file type ...40 microphone ...40 playing ...40 playing during slideshow ...35 playing through headphones...40 hp pocket camera...

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    Suspend mode about ... 43, 44 canceling ...17, 45, 50 setting delay ... 44 waking from ... 45 HP pocket camera taking pictures ... See snapping pictures timer ... See Capture mode timer or delay timer transferring pictures 15, 42 troubleshooting...

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