How to Import Pictures From Seattle Filmworks Photo Disk

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When you send a roll of film to Seattle FilmWorks, you can have it processed as digital images that are stored on 3.5" floppy diskettes. These images are stored in a proprietary graphic format that uses the .sfw file extension and requires special software to open them. This article explains how to use the MS-DOS program that comes with your Photo Disk to bring these images into Microsoft Publisher or another graphics-capable Windows application.

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This article applies to versions of Seattle FilmWorks Photo Disk that use the MS-DOS executable file Ezsfw.exe that is dated 12/23/94 7:39AM and has a file size of 113,236 bytes.

To View and Capture Your Pictures

  1. Launch Microsoft Publisher or another graphics-capable Windows application.
  2. Insert "Seattle FilmWorks Picture Disk" into your disk drive.
  3. With Windows 95, click the Start Button and then click Run. For Windows 3.1x, click Run on the Program Manager File Menu.
  4. Type "A:\Ezsfw.exe" in the Run text box and press Enter
  5. Press ENTER again to start the Photo program.
  6. Your pictures are displayed "full screen" by a picture cycling program. Wait for the photograph you want.
  7. To copy a photo, press the Print Screen button on your keyboard.
  8. Press ALT+TAB to switch back to application you wish to paste the image.
  9. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
Your Seattle FilmWorks Photo Disk comes with an MS-DOS program that enables you to view the .sfw images in full-screen mode. For an additional cost, a Windows-based application can be obtained from Seattle FilmWorks for viewing the SFW images.

The products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.


Article ID: 161629 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Publisher 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 95 Standard Edition
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  • Microsoft Picture It! 1.0 Standard Edition
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