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Blass from the past: Zip Drives and DCS3 files?
Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 6:11 AM on 04.01.16
->> I have stacks of Zip Disks with files shot with the DCS 3 and DCS 520. Has anyone been successfulmoving files off of Zips and more importantly found a method of converting the proprietary Kodak tiff files?

I have a Zip Disk labeled "Bulls - Lakers / Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan" that I am curious about.
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Frank Niemeir, Photographer
Woodstock | GA | usa | Posted: 7:35 AM on 04.01.16
->> You should be able to find an external USB Zip drive reader. I've used http://www.irfanview.com/ to open proprietary Kodak CD files and then save as jpg. A store named MicrosCenter http://www.microcenter.com/ was giving away free flash drives which I figured were equivalent to about $6,000 in Zip drives. You thought you were doing good when you could buy 10 100MB Zip drives for $160. Times change.
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Frank Niemeir, Photographer
Woodstock | GA | usa | Posted: 7:38 AM on 04.01.16
->> Eileen Blass http://eileenblass.com/ from the past?
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Simon Wheeler, Photographer, Photo Editor
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:22 AM on 04.01.16
->> I am still able to open Kodak .tif's from a DCS 620x in Photoshop CS5 that I'm still running on an older machine. Don't know if that helps for older files from a DCS 3 or 520. I realize that's the second step. As another Gannett person I could help there if you need it.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
New England | | | Posted: 1:36 PM on 04.01.16
->> I used this for some NC2000 files, but it is Windows only.

http://www.nikonweb.com/DCS_convert/
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 1:37 PM on 04.01.16
->> Thanks guys!
Frank: I use a Mac so the irfanview isn't an option.
Simon: I'm using the current version of PS but hopefully it will also read/convert the Kodak tiffs.
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Curtis Clegg, Photographer
Sycamore | IL | USA | Posted: 2:27 PM on 04.01.16
->> I have an old Zip drive around somewhere but I am pretty sure it is a parallel printer connection and it only had a Windows installation disk.
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Will Powers, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 5:10 PM on 04.01.16
->> I just contacted a friend whom I gave my Firewire zip drives too years ago. The files I saved to other sources are opened in Photoshop 6, so if you can get a reader, you shouldn't have any trouble opening them.
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Will Powers, Photographer
Denver | CO | USA | Posted: 5:12 PM on 04.01.16
->> The files were from a Canon DCS 3
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Frank Niemeir, Photographer
Woodstock | GA | usa | Posted: 5:38 PM on 04.01.16
->> Gimp might be able to open the files, and it is both Mac and PC. Worth a try. You will have to share what eventually worked out for you. http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
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Ben Mackey, Photographer, Photo Editor
Columbia | MD | USA | Posted: 5:55 PM on 04.01.16
->> I'll see if I can find my old Zip drive, what interface it has (might be SCSI) and if it still works. Will let you know if I can help Bert.
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Darin Sicurello, Photographer
Gilbert | AZ | USA | Posted: 8:34 PM on 04.01.16
->> I see old drives at Goodwill all the time. This Saturday is 50% (Arizona) so unsure if the Stores are the same nationally.

I owned both the Zip™ and big brother Jazz™ drives years ago.
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