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Conflict Between Adobe Photo Downloader (apd) And Scanner?


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#1 jellybeanman

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:46 AM

Hi there,

I recently installed Adobe Lightroom (v1.4.1) and now anytime I turn my scanner (Epson Photo V700) on, my computer becomes instantly non-responsive and slow to the point of freezing. I have noticed since installing Lightroom, an icon for 'Adobe Photo Downloader' has appeared in the task bar. If I exit this program first (right clicking the icon), the scanner doesn't have any problems.

My operating system is XP, and I have updated and scanned using Search & Destroy, Ad-Aware and Avast!. I also use ZoneAlarm as a firewall. I believe this is a driver conflict.

Does anyone have any experience of this? :thumbsup:

Thanks in advance ,

Mike



PS. I wasn't sure if this belonged in 'External Applications' (because of the scanner) or 'Graphics... and Photo Editing' (because of Lightroom/APD). Please move if incorrect!

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:51 AM

Hi Mike.
According to Adobe, the photo downloader detects connected deivces for image import.
It is not required to actually import images. To disable, uncheck adproxy in msconfig>apply>ok>reboot.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:28 PM

Thanks HitSquad - this has done the trick. If this is a known conflict it seems odd that Adobe havn't addressed it. My scanner is a very popluar one!

Cheers for the help.

Edited by jellybeanman, 14 April 2008 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:29 AM

Not sure I would classify it as a conflict as much as I would an unnecessary annoyance. :thumbsup:
People with cameras, all-in-ones and various other usb devices are having the same issue with it.
Sometimes there's such a thing as over-automation.
In any case, you're welcome.

Edited by HitSquad, 15 April 2008 - 06:29 AM.





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