Help Copying Photos from disc

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  1. francheskab

    francheskab TPF Noob!

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    Ok here is my issue. I got married five years ago. Paid $1100 for my wedding photos, received two disc with about 200 photos each.

    The photo cd is and exe program, so it loads as soon as I pop it in the computer. Problem is, I can't print them, save them, distribute them or anything else for that matter.

    The photographer that took and created the CD is no longer in business. I have tried reaching her, but to no avail, unsuccessful.

    How do I print the pictures or at least save them on my computer so I can cherish the memory??? Is there a way to get around this? Please help!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's likely that the CD is set up for viewing only, this is to protect the copywrite of the images, which is probably still owned by the photographer (typical).
     
  3. ~Stella~

    ~Stella~ TPF Noob!

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    Look at your contract and see what exactly it was that you agreed to purchase. If you did indeed buy the rights to reproduce the photos yourself, I would attempt to contact the photographer at home. Note that whether she is in business or not does not affect the ownership rights to the images - it just makes it a PITA to have to deal with. Good luck.
     
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    Fiendish Astronaut TPF Noob!

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    I've never tried it with this sort of thing but how about trying a screen grab?
     
  5. TCimages

    TCimages TPF Noob!

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    once you put the CD in, go to my computer and find your D: Drive. Select it and see if you can browse the CD and find a folder containing your images. That would be your only hope.
     
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    Not completely true. Depending on how it was made, exe's sometimes are like zip files (over-simplification), and with the right software you can simply extract the files. Like I said though, it depends on how it was made.

    I won't help you do this though, as I don't know what you contract stated and, sorry to say, there is no way to verify your story.
     

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