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How to Download Photos to Computer from Vivitar Mini Digital Camera?

I hate it! I hate it I hate it I hate it! I have no freakin idea how to put the pictues on my freakin computer. I just don't see how it works. And I'm gettin frustrated. Please help me and tell me how to do it step by step. Thanks
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Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:43:00 +0000

Need the same problem solved as jessica Bertaud? I need a driver from vivitar that allows my computer to retrieve pictures from camera? Can You explain?

David H
Fri, 01 May 2009 01:43:54 +0000

Hi, I also have one of those $10 mini digitals, i cannot get the files to save to my computer. i click on save and choose my folder and it goes through its little process but then does not actually save to my file..... what do i do?

Fri, 29 May 2009 12:33:18 +0000

first- you need software, you can download from here

2- you need to install "Driver", this folder with Driver is inside software.

3- when you install Driver, you will get on your desktop this thing called MY CAMERA.

4- when you need to download pictures to your comp,
you need to connect your camera to USB cable, then click to MY CAMERA,
it will tell how pics you have in camera, click OK,
then you can view pictures.
to save them go File in MY CAMERA and choose.

Hope that will work. Good luck

Sat, 06 Jun 2009 23:19:22 +0000


Tue, 09 Jun 2009 00:28:31 +0000

Linux gphoto works (use digiKam for a nice GUI) but it autodetects the camera as Pixart CN302N/Elta. The driver hung when downloading pictures and also reported 0 pictures.

When I manually changed the driver to "Vivitar Mini Digital Camera" it worked perfectly.
Here are the capabilities reported (notice no delete, but it does allow remote image capture):
--------------- begin ------------
Title: Vivitar Mini Digital Camera
Model: Vivitar Mini Digital Camera
Port: usb:
Path: /

Thumbnails: yes
Capture image: yes
Delete items: no
Upload items: no
Create directories: no
Delete Directories: no

Mars MR97310 camera.
There is 1 photo in it.

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Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:59:39 +0000

Warning: Do not plug your camera into the computer until the software installation is complete. You must be connected to the internet to install and run the Vivitar Experience Image Manager software.

1. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. The installation screen should automatically open.

2. On PC: The Vivitar Experience Image Manager Installer window appears. If the window does not appear, open the application‟s CD/DVD drive and click on “Setup.bat” to launch the installer.

3. On Macintosh: Click the icon to install the Vivitar Experience Image Manager.

4. If you do not have internet access at the time of inserting the CD-ROM, connect to the internet and then click the “Install Vivitar Experience Image Manager” button to begin the installation Note: If you do not have internet access, you can still download media from the camera. Click the “How to transfer photos and videos from my camera to my computer” button for instructions.

5. If you have internet access, the “Choose your language” window opens, choose your language and click “Next” to open the next window.

6. Select your camera model from the list and click “Next” to open the next window.

7. Click “Next” to confirm your camera model selection and to install the application.

8. Please wait while the application is being installed on your computer.

9. Please review the license terms. On PC: Click the “I Agree” button to continue. On Macintosh: Click the “I accept the terms of this license agreement” and then click “Next” to continue.

10. On PC only: Let the “Vivitar Experience Image Manager” installer create the folder to where the program will be installed, and then click “Install”.

11. Please wait while the application continues the installation process on your computer.

12. On PC: Click the “Close” button when the installation is complete. On Macintosh: Click the “Quit” button when the installation is complete.

13. Click the “Launch Vivitar Experience Image Manager” to open the application or close the window and run the Vivitar Experience Image Manager from your computer.

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 15:51:21 +0000

You can't download the software, simply call the customer service number found on the Vivitar web site 1-800-592-9541 and they will send you a free replacement CD in two weeks by mail. All claims to download this software are false and many load spyware on your computer in place of the drivers you need to be able to download photos from your new camera.

Steve Hill
Sat, 06 Feb 2010 21:15:34 +0000

I got a vivitar camera for Christmas. I have heard bad things about the software that comes with it. I plug the camera in to the computer and save the pictures to my windows. I downloaded Google's Picasa 3.6 and it is amazing. I would suggest using that. And it is free. It will automatically take the pictures on your computer and put them in the program.

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:22:47 +0000

i hate it i just hate it i need help putting pictures onmy computer from my vivitar mini camera someone please help me 1!! at [email protected]

nautica patterson
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:08:03 +0000

my daddy got it for me for chrismas im only and i dont know how to download pictures to the computer and it wont charge this is a cheap one i hate and i like it i use to anyways

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janet petit
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 21:21:23 +0000

That's a beautiful photo, janet. How were you able to get this photo off the camera?

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:53:57 +0000

i was stupid and threw away the disc that came with my vivitar camera!! Now i have no idea how to put my pictures onto my computer! everything i try just fails! I NEED HELP! Nowwww!!! :( please?

Dinosaur :p
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 20:48:46 +0000

really ? you have trouble with it ? its not that hard. just remember when you get it "DONT THROW THE DISC AWAY!" and youll be fine .i didnt even read the instructions xD it was easy.. lol

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Sat, 02 Apr 2011 22:30:56 +0000

Hey. All you guys that are having trouble with this, I'll tell you how.

1: Ok, first, take a few pictures with the camera (of course you need an SD card so you can take more than like 2 pictures)
2: Save the CD, take it out and then put it in your computer. You'll have to wait about 10 minutes for it to load, but trust it. It's awesome to be able to put tons of pictures on facebook/myspace, etc...)
3: After it downloads onto your computer, plug the camera in and turn it on. It will connect to the thing downloaded to your computer.
4: Click the place you want to upload the pictures on (facebook/myspace/your computer, etc...) and login into it.
5: Then drag the pictures you want on there and wait for them to get down loading on to the place.
6: That's it! Login on to the actual internet and see how many comments you'll get when your awesome pictures from Vivitar are on the computer!

Have fun with it! Take my advice, please. It's good advice. I've used it for a while, and I know what I am talking about. Thanks! :)

Sat, 02 Apr 2011 22:36:44 +0000

I don't have a CD drive. It was not listed on the box as equipment that was needed, so I didn't think I was going to need one. I would like to be able to download the image manager. Otherwise there is no way I'm keeping this camera. It's useless without a way of putting the pics on my computer.

Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:15:19 +0000

Apparently, it is not possible to save photos from the camera onto your computer by using the Vivitar Image Experience Manager that comes with the camera. And unless you have Hotmail or Gmail, you can't e-mail them to yourself using the Vivitar Image Experience Manager, either. A camera that will not allow you to save the photos to your computer is worse than useless.

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 23:49:49 +0000

i want some instruction about this

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Tue, 01 Nov 2011 07:01:03 +0000

I just bought this little inexpensive, camera thinking I would use it to document my, online, diary. It is very troublesome, to say the least. Not very good, I have called the support line 5 times the guys were nice, but they never helped me get the darn thing to work! I am returning it! The camera is very cheap and still not worth the package it came in! You get what you pay for the Vivitar 3 in one digital cam is junk!

Sun, 04 Dec 2011 13:55:46 +0000

Ok for all of you who are having problems dont worry read this!! YOU DO NOT NEED THE DISC TO DOWNLOAD PICTURES ON TO YOUR COMPUTER!!!!
1. plug the cord in that came with your camera into your camera and into your computer
2.Turn you camera on
3.A box should come up that looks very similar to the box that comes up when you plug in your flash drive
4. Click the one that says somthing similar to "copy pictures to a folder on to my computer using...." mind says using Microsoft scanner and Camera wizard yours could be different though
5. Then follow the steps for the software you have
5. Mine says to click next but it could be different for you

Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:25:28 +0300

I got a vivitar camera and installed the software,afterwards I was able to upload pictures but now on the second time uploading nothing is happening.I previously had a Kodak easyshare that I had and all I had to do was plug it in and it automatically opened the window to upload pics..anyone know why it isnt doing this?

Kim Avery
Sat, 03 Mar 2012 00:53:48 +0300

K. First, check your batteries, to the comment about pic.'s not uploading from cam. If the batteries are dead, you will also lose any images you had on cam., previously. This is my cam./model #: "Vivitar Experience, V69379M". I've been trying unsuccessfully, to make the images "clearer"--be it, pixelation, or what have you--The image of the 3 girls was, h3ck of alot better than mine! I tried using the editting software, from the c.d, where you can "sharpen/down-size/effects/etc.", to no avail. Seems lk. this could be really neat gadget...web-cam, takes vid., pic.'s...BUTTT!! How do you adjust resolution, or how am I not getting my images like those uploaded here? -?Confused?-

Ms. Michelle
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:59:35 +0400

2-Kim, it IS uploading, look on screen for icon, says "Vivitar Exp", or something similiar, click on icon, click on "get images".......there's also, a manage images. N-e-way, just look 4-icon.

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:05:18 +0400

Actually if you have any OS newer than Windows XP you WILL need the software. Otherwise the computer will not even recognize the camera as a USB Mass Storage which is the only way you can download the pics off the camera without the software disc. I've been going as deep into the OS as Window's 7 allows without remote support access and unless you have the software disc you're screwed

Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:49:08 +0400

I bought a 8.00 vivitar digital at walmart and lost the cd for the image manager set up the camera has no model or seial number can I download it ? its the kind of camera when you take the batterys out the pics are gone please help

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:12:46 +0400

These cameras don't seem to always work with the provided software. In most instances, I've had to dig back through my various versions of the Vivitar Experience disc, and load an older version. The latest cheap camera I bought from them, I had to go through 3 versions of software before I found a version that would recognize the camera. I think the quality control at Vivitar must be horrible. They must have 10 year olds who don't read loading the discs into the camera boxes! Return the camera from where you bought it and buy a better camera.

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The Bergler
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:32:41 -0800

I agree with The Bergler: it seems that unfortunately Vivitar is no longer the GOOD manufacturer it was. I've received a Vivitar Binocular w/camera photo included (Vivitar 10x25 binocular digital camera) that came with a CD that's supposed (by the label) to include a Mac version of the "Vivitar Experience Image Manager". This was not the case. CD contained ONLY the Windows version! I want to download it from the Vivitar website, and a serial number is required. Neither the binocular, nor the box where it came from has ANY serial number for the product! Vivitar is now a real shame!

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:54:31 -0700

I accidentally connected the camera to my computer before installing the software and I was wondering how can I fix it because my camera is not connecting to my computer anymore

Jeff Chen
Thu, 24 Dec 2020 19:45:28 -0800


Windows probably installed a substitute driver for the camera. You can see it in "Device Manager". After starting "Device Manager", plug in your camera to see what driver pops up. Uninstall that driver, then unplug the camera. Now you can install the software and proceed.

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 23:43:53 -0800

uh, i just went camping and took some dodgy photos with this, tried everything and now all is lost apparently. also, is there anyway to view the photos on the camera itself?

confused child who just went camping
Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:21:23 -0800

my son got the camera for christmas.
I am a mac user having troubles to install the software from the CD...
it starts all right, but then there is an error message saying that it is only compatible with mac OS 10.something or higher. I use OS 12.something. its frustrating.
any mac users out there that can help.
thanks, E.

Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:16:27 -0800

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