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Fun with digital cameras

     
5:39 am on May 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was having trouble with my laptop tonight, the CD-R burner wasn't working...

This was an important set of files (pictures and other stuff-including word.doc and .xls stuff. Nearly 50Meg of stuff.)

I was at a loss as to how to move this stuff from my laptop to my main PC. Yes, I have a local wireless 'network', but the computers don't 'talk' to one another. (My wife's job to get that going...but that's another story)

Anyway, I had an odd idea:

Move the files to my digital camera and then download to my main PC!

And it worked!

Try it...you'll love it!

Any other neat tricks for a digital camera out there?

5:47 pm on May 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Scott,

dont know about tricks yet :)

However I am off to buy a digital camera this week, I think I am missing out on WAY too much fun without it.

I always end up in strange places, so would like to capture the memories for later years in life.

Have put a request in to accounts to authorise it for business use :)

Shak

6:00 pm on May 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just be sure to have multiple backups, Shak! Electronic "memories" have a way of being rather ephemeral. I've got physical photos (and even some negatives) from my grandparents' youth, but had they used today's high-tech media I wonder what would have survived, and what I'd still be able to read. I just got a semi-spiffy digital camera, and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to address this issue as well as the "ease of access" issue.

Cool idea, ScottM - how did you copy the files? Does the camera memory card appear as a drive? I've only used the built-in software for photo transfer, and I've never noticed an "upload data files" option... :)

7:45 pm on May 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes, the memory card appears as a drive. It's pretty slick.

I plug it into a USB post...and 'walla'-copy and paste the files to the camera, then bring to my other computer and copy/cut and paste to their new home:>)