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Changing black white color

I have a new panasonic lumix DMC TZ40 and have noticed that when i downloaded my fotos, to my horror, half of them were black and white. How can i get them back into colour again ?? How did it happen as it must have been accidental as I have no idea where the colour change functions are?? Please please help me. Thankyou

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Answer is in the manual - in case you don't have it please do this:
To change selected picture effects ([Creative Control] menu)Press [MENU/SET]
Use cursor button to select [Creative Control] menu and press [MENU/SET]
Press up/down to select a setting ( there are a few eg. Sepia, Retro, Soft Focus, Expressive, Toy etc, and then press [MENU/SET] ( pressing DISP should give you an explanation of what each item selected does)
Hope this solves your problem.

Posted on Dec 11, 2017


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SOURCE: help for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ 1

For a factory reset:
Turn on the camera, push the menu button, push left, down and then right.

You are now on SETUP menu.

Scroll up to the RESET option, push right and then answer YES two times.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008


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SOURCE: The photos aren't downloading from

Make sure you have the Mac driver for your camera. Install the Mac driver that came with the CD. Try to use a different USB cable. You can also try to isolate the problem by plugging your camera to a Windows OS computer like windows xp and vista.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: My Lumix DMC-FS5 camera had locked memory card,

Move the slide switch on the side of the card.

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SOURCE: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 black - memory card locked

Remove the SD card and slide the lock switch on it to the unlocked position. If it's already there then slide it fully to locked and then fully back again.

If this fails then you need to try another SD card to see whether it's a camera fault. If the camera is at fault then there's nothing more you can do other than to return the camera to Panasonic for repair.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009


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SOURCE: Panasonic dmc-fx12 as a webcam

The above link has a .pdf file downloadable that may tell you how to use your camera as a webcam.

Good luck to you.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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