|This article pertains to WinZip 19.0 and earlier. It is being maintained as archived information. WinZip camera features require a Pro registration|
Note: We suggest that you use Best method compression when you zip JPEG files. The default Legacy compression will not compress .jpg files much, while WinZip’s Best method will provide as much as 20-25% compression. With WinZip 12.1 or later, Zip files created with Best method will have a .zipx file extension. If you are adding to a Zip file that has a .zip file extension and select Best method to add additional JPEG files, your Zip file will be renamed using a .zipx file extension. Those receiving your .zipx files will also need WinZip 12.1 or later to use these files.
- How do I add pictures to an existing Zip file?
- Why didn't my pictures autorotate?
- Why doesn't "Zip from camera" appear in my AutoPlay dialog?
- What are the "unknown" files mentioned in Camera options?
- Why don't my camera's RAW image files appear in the picture selection dialog?
- Why doesn't WinZip download RAW image files from my camera?
- Why didn't WinZip retrieve the audio comments for the pictures I selected?
- Why doesn't WinZip Express (or the Camera Wizard) work on my Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2012 system?
How do I add pictures to an existing Zip file?
There are two ways to do this.
- In an open WinZip session, open the Zip file first and click Photos in the Backup tab; any pictures or other files that you download from your camera will be added to the open Zip file (XP users, click Add from Still Camera in the Actions menu)
- In the WinZip Express (or the Camera Wizard), specify the name of the existing Zip file in the Specify Zip File panel
Why didn't my pictures autorotate?
Autorotation requires support from your camera, and it is only used for pictures that meet certain criteria. See Picture Rotation for detailed information.
Why doesn't "Zip from camera" appear in my AutoPlay dialog?
Whether or not Zip from camera appears in the AutoPlay dialog depends on how your camera connects to the computer. You may be able to change a camera setting to correct this. To learn more, see WinZip and AutoPlay.
What are the "unknown" files mentioned in Camera options?
These are any files stored on the camera that were not identified to WinZip as pictures, audio, or video.
The most common type of "miscellaneous" file is the raw image file. Raw image files are images that are stored in a format that is proprietary to the camera manufacturer and are usually supported by higher-end cameras such as digital SLRs.
Some manufacturers’ raw files are identified by Windows as pictures, and WinZip should be able to acquire them normally. Other manufacturers' raw files, however, may not be identified as pictures, in which case WinZip will not download them. If you use your camera's raw format and your pictures do not appear in the picture selection dialog, try checking this option in the Photos configuration tab.
If your camera's raw files aren't downloaded at all, even if you check Get miscellaneous (unknown) files, then Windows is not including them when WinZip asks for a list of all files in the camera. This may be an issue with your camera's firmware. Check your camera manufacturer's web site to see if a firmware update is available for your camera.
Why don't my camera's RAW image files appear in the picture selection dialog?
Why doesn't WinZip download RAW image files from my camera?
Why didn't WinZip retrieve the audio comments for the pictures I selected?
In order for WinZip to be able to associate an audio file with a picture, it must:
- be stored in the same folder on your camera's memory card as the picture,
- have the same base name as the picture (e.g., IMG_0001.JPG and IMG_0001.WAV), and
- be identified to WinZip as an audio file (this is controlled by Windows and your camera).
If your audio files are not being downloaded along with your pictures, try checking the check box labeled Get unknown files in the Photos configuration tab.
Why doesn't WinZip Express (or the Camera Wizard) work on my Windows Server 2003, 2008, or 2012 system?
You may need to enable the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service. See WinZip Express for Photos on Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 for complete information.