About the Device Detector

About the ACDSee Device Detector

You can use the ACDSee Device Detector when you import files stored on your camera, removable drives, scanner, or CD/DVDs and display them using ACDSee 12. By default, the ACDSee Device Detector is on when you install ACDSee 12 and it automatically detects any device when you connect it to your computer. If you have turned the ACDSee Device Detector off, you can restart it.

To start the ACDSee Device Detector:

In Manage mode, click File | Import | ACDSee Device Detector.

After you start the ACDSee Device Detector, it runs in the background and displays a camera icon in the Taskbar Notification area. When you plug a camera or other device into your computer, the Device Detector detects the connection, the icon changes color, and either prompts you to specify what you would like to do with your files, or automatically launches the Import From dialog box in ACDSee 12.

ACDSee Photo Manager Note About the Device Detector

The Device Detector replaces the Windows AutoPlay feature. To resume using the AutoPlay functionality, close the Device Detector.

When you insert a CD or DVD into your CD-ROM drive, or attach a removable drive, mass storage, or Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) device to your computer, the Device Detector senses it. Such devices may include cameras, card readers, Web cams, and scanners.

If your device does not have a TWAIN or WIA driver installed, or is not a mass storage device, or if there are no files on your device, ACDSee Device Detector will not be able to detect it.

For more detailed information about using the ACDSee Device Detector, click the ACDSee Device Detector camera icon in the Taskbar Notification area and select Help.

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