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PENTAX *istD FIRMWARE UPDATE V.1.12

Pentax is pleased to announce that version 1.12 of the firmware for the *istD is now available. Please note, this most recent firmware download incorporates all current changes/additions, as well as any changes/additions from prior firmware versions.


CHANGES FOR V.1.12

  • Support for 4GB and higher memory cards.

CHANGES FOR V.1.11

  • This version of the *istD firmware will fully prepare your camera for use with the Pentax Remote Assistant software (available as a separate download). The Remote Assistant software will allow you to control various *istD functions from your computer.
  • Click here for a PDF datasheet (8.29kb) discussing changes in firmware versions 1.10 and 1.11 in more detail.

CHANGES FOR V.1.10

  • You can use the HyM (hyper manual) function when your lens aperture ring is set to a position other than the A position.
  • You can use EV compensation in the M (manual) mode.
  • If you are using the auto bracketing mode and the camera automatically powers down after a period of inactivity, the auto bracketing mode will not be cancelled.
    Note that turning off your camera normally will cancel the auto bracketing mode. This enhancement only applies when the *istD engages its auto-power-off function.
  • The file format and file system of the *istD are compatible with the EXIF 2.21 and the DCF 2.0 standards.
    When you set [Color Space] in the *istD custom function menu to [Adobe RGB], your TIFF and JPEG image file names will change from IMGPxxxx to _IGPxxxx where xxxx is a 4 digit numeral.

PREPARATION

Before you update your *istD camera's firmware, please do the following:

  1. Check your current firmware version, to verify that your camera can be updated. To do this, hold down your camera's MENU button while turning the camera on. Your camera's LCD screen will display the current version of the firmware. Make sure the current version is prior to this update of 1.12. For example, versions 1.00, 1.10 or 1.11 can be updated to version 1.12.
  2. Have a blank memory card ready. This memory card should be freshly formatted by your camera or otherwise be empty of all files.
  3. Have your AC adapter ready for use during the update, or make sure your batteries are fresh and have a full charge.

INSTRUCTIONS - WINDOWS DOWNLOAD

You may wish to print this page to use as a reference during the firmware update procedure.

  1. Click the download link at the bottom of this instruction page to download the firmware archive file. When you click the download link, you will see the following dialogue box:

    Click SAVE.

    Save this file on your computer's hard drive (e.g. save it to the desktop, which will make it easy to find after the download is complete).


    The name of the download file is isde112w.EXE and it is a self-extracting file.


     
  2. Double click the isde112w.EXE download file to expand it. You will see a dialogue box similar to the following:

    Click the OK button.
     
  3. After clicking OK, two new files will be created alongside the isde112w.EXE file:

    The fwdc112b.bin file, circled above, is the actual firmware update file you will be using to update your camera. The Readme.txt file is a text document with update instructions, similar to the instructions on this page.
     
  4. You must copy the fwdc112b.bin file to your camera's memory card. When you connect the camera directly to your computer (or if you use a memory card reader), the memory card appears as a removable disk drive in the My Computer window.


    Drag the fwdc112b.bin file from the desktop to your removable disk window (which is the camera's memory card) as shown above. You must put the fwdc112b.bin file directly onto the removable disk; it cannot be in any sub-folders. It must be on the top (or root) level of the removable disk.



    This will copy the firmware update file to the removable disk as shown below.

     
  5. Now that you have copied the firmware update file to your camera's memory card, you are ready to install it. Make sure your camera is turned off and disconnected from the computer. Make sure that the memory card containing the firmware update file is inserted into your camera. Also, make sure you that you have adequate power in your camera. We recommend you use a Pentax AC adapter to perform the firmware update, but if you do not have a Pentax AC adapter, make certain that your batteries have a full charge.
     
  6. To begin the update, turn your camera on while holding down the MENU button. If you have followed the above instructions precisely, the camera will begin to load the new firmware file. You will see the message NOW LOADING then the camera will display the firmware update menu.

     
  7. This is the firmware update menu.

    Select YES using your camera's 4-way controller (the default is NO as shown above), then press your camera's OK button.
     
  8. Now the camera will install the update

     
  9. When finished, you will see COMPLETE on your LCD screen as shown below.

    Turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
     
  10. With the memory card removed from the camera, check your firmware version by turning the camera back on while holding down the MENU button. If you see VER: 1.12, then you have successfully updated your camera. Before you begin to take pictures again, be sure to format your Compactflash card to erase the firmware update file.

INSTRUCTIONS - MACINTOSH DOWNLOAD

Mac users can follow this same process after clicking on the Macintosh download link below.

  1. Download and save the Macintosh download file.
  2. Double click it, to decompress it with your Stuffit expander program.
  3. Connect the camera to the computer.
  4. Copy the firmware file (fwdc112b.bin) to your camera's drive, then disconnect the camera from the computer.
  5. Proceed with the installation of the firmware as outlined above.
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WINDOWS RAW CODEC

The Pentax RAW codec for Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 bit) runs behind the scenes, allowing Windows' own image viewers such as Photo Gallery to recognize and display Pentax RAW files (.PEF) from Pentax digital SLR cameras. Please note, this CODEC software will not operate under the 64 bit environments of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the download link below, and save the download file to your computer's hard drive. For example, saving the download file to your desktop will allow you find it easily once the download is complete.
  2. Close other applications, then double click the download file to begin the installation.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  4. Restart your computer (this may happen automatically).

 

 

Date: November, 2009
Copyright: Hoya Corporation
Reproduction: All rights reserved
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PENTAX PHOTO BROWSER LENS UPDATE (November, 2006)

Pentax is pleased to announce an update to the Photo Browser 2 software, which allows it to display lens data for the following recent Pentax lenses:

  • SMC Pentax DA 70mm f/2.4 Limited
  • SMC Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 AL Limited
  • SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED
  • SMC Pentax DA 12-24mm f/4 ED/AL/IF
  • SMC Pentax DA Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED/IF

Please note, you must have the Pentax Photo Browser version 2.0 or later installed on your computer in order to successfully download and install this lens update.

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Download the update file appropriate to your operating system, and save it on your computer's hard drive (e.g. save it on your desktop). Then, close other software applications, and double click the file to begin the update. Follow the on-screen step-by-step instructions to complete the update. For Macintosh versions, you may need to unstuff the download file with your Stuffit Expander utility before running the update.

Pentax Remote Assistant v1.0

Pentax is pleased to announce the release of the Pentax Remote Assistant for the *istD digital camera. The Remote Assistant allows you to use your computer to control functions on your *istD camera, while it is connected via USB cable. While having many standard camera functions and direct download capabilities under your control on the computer, the Pentax Remote Assistant also offers some extended functions as follows:

Interval Mode / Timer Mode

Extended Auto-Bracketing Mode

 

NOTE: Before you download and install the Pentax Remote Assistant software, please do the following:

Check your camera's current firmware version, to verify that your camera fully supports the Pentax Remote Assistant software. To do this, hold down your camera's MENU button while turning the camera on. Your camera's LCD screen will display the current version of the firmware. Make sure your camera's firmware is version 1.11 or later. If you have an older version of the firmware, please update it to the most recent version (available separately from the Pentax USA download site ).

Make sure your computer supports the basic system requirements for the Remote Assistant software. You can check your system requirements by clicking the Windows or Macintosh instructions & download links below.

 

Download Instructions (Windows):

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating System: Windows ME*, 2000, XP

CPU: Pentium III or later recommended

Memory: 256MB RAM or more

Monitor & graphics: 1024 x 768 resolution, 24bit full color

Hard Disk Space: 70MB or more

Standard equipped USB port

* For Windows ME, you may need to download the latest version of the ASPI driver software .

 

1. Click the download link to download the installation file. When you click the download link, you will see the following dialogue box:

 

 

Click SAVE.

 

2. Save the installation file in an easy to find location on your hard drive such as your Desktop.

 

 

The name of the installation file is INSTRA01.EXE .

 

3. Double click the INSTRA01.EXE file to begin the installation.

 

 

 

 

Click NEXT.

 

 

4. You will now see the following screen:

 

 

Click NEXT.

 

5. You will now see the following screen:

 

 

Click NEXT.

 

6. The installation program will now install the Remote Assistant software.

 

 

Don't click anything while the Remote Assistant is being installed.

 

 

7.After the installation is complete, you will see the following:

 

 

 

Click FINISH to close the installation program. You are now ready to use your Pentax Remote Assistant software!

 

 

To open the Pentax Remote Assistant from the Photo Browser, you can either click on the Remote Assistant button (circled below) or select PENTAX REMOTE Assistant from the TOOL menu (indicated by the arrow below).

 

 

 

 

 


 
Pentax Remote Assistant v1.0 (Macintosh)

Pentax Remote Assistant v1.0 (Macintosh)

 

 

This page will give you download instructions for the Pentax Remote Assistant software. These instructions presume you use a Macintosh computer.

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating System*: MacOS 9.0 or later (w/ CarbonLib 1.5 or later), MacOS-X 10.1.3 or later

CPU: PowerPC G3 or better

Memory: 256MB RAM or more

Monitor & graphics: 1024 x 768 resolution, 24bit full color

Hard Disk Space: 70MB or more

Standard equipped USB port

 

* Please note that the Pentax Remote Assistant software does not support MacOS 8.6.

 

Download Instructions:
1. Click the download link to begin downloading the download file. Save the download file in an easy to find location on your hard drive.
 

 

 

 

The name of the installation file is REMOTE Assistant_e.sit .

 

 

2. Double click the REMOTE Assistant_e.sit file to unstuff it.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any problems from this point on with the installation of the Remote Assistant software, you may need to obtain the latest version of Stuffit to unstuff your downloaded file. Older versions of Stuffit may possibly fail to decompress the download file properly.

 

 

3. You will now see a folder called REMOTE Assistant_e as shown below.

 

 

 

4. Double click to open the REMOTE Assistant_e folder.

 

 

You will now see the following window:

 

 

 

5. Double click PENTAX REMOTE Assistant to install the Remote Assistant software.

 

 

 

The installer will alert you when the installation is complete.

 

 

 

6. Click QUIT to exit from the installer.

 

 

7. Now you must install the drivers for the Remote Assistant software. In the REMOTE Assistant_e window, double click the folder that corresponds to your MacOS version.

 

 

 

8. Double click the driver package icon to install the Remote Assistant drivers.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not see the driver installation package as shown, you may need to obtain the latest version of Stuffit and re-unstuff your download file as indicated in step 2 above. Some clues that you have an older version of Stuffit might be a different icon for the driver package, or a file name ending with just .pk instead of .pkg.

 

Installing the Remote Assistant drivers:

 

1. Click CONTINUE.

 

 

2. Now, select your hard drive.

 

 

 

3. Click CONTINUE.

 

You should now see the following window:

 

4. Click INSTALL.

 

The installation program will alert you that you will need to restart your computer when you finish.

 

5. Click CONTINUE INSTALLATION.

 

Now, the installation is complete.

 

 

 

6. Click RESTART to restart your computer.

 

You are now ready to use your Pentax Remote Assistant software!

 

 

To open the Pentax Remote Assistant from the Photo Browser, you can click on the Remote Assistant button (circled above).

 

Date: April 20, 2004

Copyright: Pentax Imaging Company

Reproduction: All rights reserved

Only *istD users are permitted to download this software.


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PENTAX Photo Browser/Laboratory VERSION 2.10

Pentax is pleased to announce that version 2.10 of the Pentax Photo Browser/Laboratory software is now available. If you are the owner of any of the previous versions of Photo Browser or Laboratory (1.00, 1.10, 1.11) which came with your Pentax camera, you can download version 2.10 free of charge.

This page contains downloads for Windows, MacOS-X, and MacOS 9.x.

 

CHANGES (PHOTO BROWSER)

From version 1.x

  • Print function.
  • Next/previous images are now viewable in the main image window.
  • Contextual menu now available on image thumbnails.
  • Search function.
  • Enhanced help functions.
  • And more...

From version 2.x

  • Improved thumbnail caching.
  • Removed branch line from tree view to improve visual quality.
  • Thumbnails with checkmarks will not display over other images currently on display in the main window.

CHANGES (PHOTO LABORATORY)

From version 1.x

  • Preview window is now resizeable.
  • Improved processing speed.
  • JPG compression ratio is now user-changeable.
  • Enhanced color temperature adjustments.
  • Enhanced help functions.
  • And more...

From version 2.x

  • Improved RAW image processing.
  • Improved histogram view.
  • Improved processing of batch RAW files.

TO BEGIN

  • You must have a previous version of the Photo Browser/Laboratory software installed in order to download and install version 2.10.
  • System requirements:
    Windows: ME/2000/XP, Pentium III equivalent or later, 256MB RAM or more, 70MB HD space or more.
    MacOS-X: version 10.1.3 or later, PowerPC G3 or better, 256MB RAM or more, 70MB HD space or more.
    MacOS 9: version 9.0 or later, PowerPC G3 or better, 256MB RAM or more, 70MB HD space or more.

INSTRUCTIONS WINDOWS

  1. Click the download link below, and save the update file PBLUD021.exe to your desktop.

     
  2. Double click the PBLUD021.exe
    file to begin the update.

    Click NEXT.
     
  3. This screen will show you where the update will be applied.

    Click NEXT.
     
  4. The update is now ready to install.

    Click NEXT.
     
  5. The update is in the process of installing.

     
  6. The installation of the update is now complete.

    Click FINISH.
     
  7. Your Pentax Photo Browser and Laboratory software is now updated.

     

INSTRUCTIONS MACOS-X

  1. Click the download link below, and save the update file pblud021.pkg.sit to your computer.

     
  2. Double click the pblud021.pkg.sit file to unstuff it.

     
  3. You will now see the PBLUD021.pkg file. Double click it to begin the update.

     
  4. The update window.

    Click CONTINUE.
     
  5. Select the drive where your current version of Photo Browser/Lab is installed.

    Click CONTINUE.
     
  6. The update is now ready to install.

    Click INSTALL.
     
  7. The update is in the process of installing.

     
  8. The installation of the update is now complete.

    Click CLOSE.
  9. Your Pentax Photo Browser and Laboratory software is now updated.

     

INSTRUCTIONS MACOS 9

  1. Click the download link below, and save the update file pblud021.sit to your computer.

     
  2. Double click the pblud021.sit file to unstuff it.

     
  3. You will now see the PBLUD021 file. Double click it to begin the update.

     
  4. The update is in the process of installing.

     
  5. The installation of the update is now complete.

    Click QUIT.
     
  6. Your Pentax Photo Browser and Laboratory software is now updated.

     



Date: February, 2005
Copyright: Pentax Corporation
Reproduction: All rights reserved
Stuffit is a trademark of Aladdin Systems
All other product and company names shown here are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies

PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERA UTILITY UPDATE PHOTO BROWSER

PHOTO BROWSER 3.61, PHOTO LABORATORY 3.61

 

PENTAX is pleased to announce that Photo Browser 3.61 and Photo Laboratory 3.61 are now available, free of charge, to previous owners of the Photo Browser/Laboratory software.

Downloads are available for Windows XP SP2, Vista and MacOS-X 10.3 and later.

Please note: Photo Browser/Laboratory version 3 does not support Windows ME or MacOS 9 and earlier versions of these operating systems. If you use these older versions of Windows or MacOS, please continue to use Photo Browser/Laboratory version 2 which is compatible with your operating system.

VERSION HISTORY (PHOTO BROWSER)

Version 3.61

  • Corrected rotation behavior of the Image View window to apply the rotation to only the currently viewed image.
  • Corrected network searching functionality.
  • Corrected index print function to properly display captions.
  • Corrected a selection bug in the folder tree display (Mac).

Version 3.60

  • Support for Pentax K2000 DSLR.
  • The Image Data pane now displays the following data: Auto Picture Night Scene Portrait, Scene mode Stage Lighting, Scene mode Night Snap, AF mode Auto Single, AF mode Auto Continuous, Shadow Compensation.
  • Added lens data for the following lenses: DA 17-70, DA L 18-55, DA L 50-200, DA* 55 F1.4, DA* 60-250 F4.

Version 3.51

  • Added support for the K20D and K200D DSLR cameras.
  • Added support for MacOS-X 10.5 (Mac)
  • Added support for new tag data in the Image Data window.
  • Improved overall performance.
  • Shortened lens names in the Image Data window.
  • Added lens data for new PENTAX lenses: DA 18-55 II, DA 55-300, DA* 200, DA* 300, DA 35mm Macro Ltd.
  • JPG data extract now shows direction tag.
  • Added the ability to compress DNG RAW during the conversion process.

Version 3.12

  • Added lens compatibility with the Pentax DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3.
    Please note that this is the only update with the Macintosh version, which is accomplished via a lens update patch. The current Macintosh version of Photo Browser is still 3.11 (download link included below).
  • Better browsing support for CD and DVD in Windows Vista in version 3.12.

Version 3.11

  • Pentax Remote Assistant versions 1 and 3 are now accessible from Photo Browser. Please note, the Pentax Remote Assistant software requires the connection of a compatible Pentax camera (e.g. K10D for version 3, *istD for version 1).
  • Added lens data for the Pentax DA* 16-50 f/2.8 and DA* 50-135 f/2.8 lenses.

Version 3.10

  • Native support for Intel Core series microprocessors (Mac).
  • Display lens data for the Pentax DA70mm F/2.4 lens.

Version 3.00

  • You can set image protection on/off with a single click.
  • Improved slideshow performance.
  • Added a Checked Images pane to display only the images from the Thumbnail Pane you have checkmarked.
  • Added an Easy Image Transfer function to automate the download process from your camera to your computer.
  • Added an Extract JPEG function. This function will extract JPEG data from a selected Pentax RAW file, and save it as a separate file.
  • Added a Save as DNG function to convert a Pentax RAW file to a DNG RAW file.
  • Trimming function added to the main image display window.

VERSION HISTORY (PHOTO LABORATORY)

Version 3.61

  • Corrected Shadow Compensation functionality for DNG images.
  • Corrected Shadow Compensation processing bug in Full Auto processing mode (Mac).

Version 3.60

  • Added support for RAW files on the Pentax K2000 DSLR.
  • Added support for Shadow Compensation.

Version 3.51

  • Added support for the K20D and K200D DSLR cameras.
  • Image Tone (Custom Image), Picture and Scene mode processing are now available for all PENTAX DSLR camera images.
  • Expanded Print Bracketing functions.
  • Improved auto-processing for RAW files.
  • Improved processing for DNG images captured with expanded dynamic range enabled (K20D, K200D).
  • Improved X-Y coordinate handling for zoomed images on larger displays (Mac).

Version 3.12

  • Improved image display handling within the Print dialogue.

Version 3.10

  • Native support for Intel Core series microprocessors (Mac).
  • Improved fine adjustment for white balance.

Version 3.00

  • Added a Noise Reduction function to reduce the random and spurious color signals particular to digital cameras (color moire).
  • Added a Lens Abberation Correction function, including the following controls:
    - Marginal lumination compensation.
    - Distortion correction, for straight lines photographed as curved lines.
    - Lateral chromatic aberration correction, for differences in image magnification/size due to different color wavelengths at the image margins.
  • Added a fine adjustment mechanism for rotation and shift.
  • Added a function to highlight bright and dark portions of images within color channels.
  • Added cropping/trimming function.
  • Added a print function.

PREPARATION

  • You must have version 2.x of the Photo Browser/Laboratory software installed in order to download and install version 3.
    Special note for users of version 1.x: You can still upgrade to version 3, just not directly. You must first download and upgrade to version 2, then download and update to version 3.
  • System requirements:
    Windows: XP (SP2 or later), Vista, Pentium 4 equivalent or later, 1GB RAM, 250MB HDD.
    MacOS-X: version 10.3 or later, G5 processor or later (support for dual core, Intel Core processor, Universal Binary), 1GB RAM, 250MB HDD.
    Please note: Photo Browser/Laboratory version 3 does not support Windows ME or MacOS 9 and earlier versions of these operating systems. If you use these older versions of Windows or MacOS, please continue to use Photo Browser/Laboratory version 2 which is compatible with your operating system.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the download link below appropriate to your operating system, and save the download file to your computer's hard drive. For example, saving the download file to your desktop will allow you find it easily once the download is complete.
  2. Close other applications, then double click the download file to begin the update. Mac users may need to first unstuff the download file prior to installation.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update.
  4. When the update is complete, click FINISH to exit the installer.

Date: November, 2008
Copyright: Hoya Corporation
Reproduction: All rights reserved
All product and company names shown here are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies

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