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Digital Storage

by adtr / March 29, 2008 12:31 PM PDT

If I don't have a computer what would be the best way to store pictures from my digital camera? Can i upload the pictures directly to an external hard drive?

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Digital Photo Storage Options
by Mr Eman / March 29, 2008 3:45 PM PDT
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I'm not too sure if you'll be able to download directly to an external hard drive, but I'm thinking that you won't be able to. I'm not trying to be a smart a$$, but you probably should think about buying a computer if your going to shoot digital photos. Another option is to buy a photo printer (that doesn't require a computer) with the same type of card slot that your camera uses. At least you'll be able to print your photos directly from the card. Unfortunately, your editing capabilities will be very limited (to crop and red-eye reduction only) unless you use a computer with some sort of editing software. There are a lot of excellent FREE photo editing programs available for download from the internet.

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Print and CD
by sheilakmcd / March 29, 2008 10:38 PM PDT
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If I had no computer and did not want one, here's what I would do.

I would take my memory card to Walmart, Walgreen, etc, any place that does photos, and get double prints and 2 CD's made. I'd put one set in a safe deposit box, and keep one set.

If you have a DVD player hooked up to your TV, the chances are that it will let you view the pics from the CD. The quality is not great due to the difference in resolution between a TV and a computer monitor, but it'll do.

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Re:Print and CD
by Mr Eman / March 30, 2008 2:01 AM PDT
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That's a very good idea. I didn't even think of that option...probably because I never take my pictures into a store for printing (I print my own). You'll probably have a few more editing options also if you use one of those kiosks at the store. Great idea!

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Some other Alternative to a PC for storing digital images..
by AJLC / April 2, 2008 4:46 PM PDT
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(1) You will not be able to directly copy from the Camera to a standard USB hard drive. You need a USB server (typically a PC) to do that.

(2) There are all kind of PSDs available now for storing image s directly to disk from a camera or a media card. These are not cheap! I use a Wolverine MVP which is a really nice little system with an 80GB hard disk that I use when traveling. I am soon going to upgrade the hard disk to 250GB.

(3) Another thing is there similar tools that burn your images directly to CD or DVD for example (Sony VRD-MC5).


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alternative to computer

I saw in an OfficeMax store the other day a portable hard drive the DOES allow transfers of digital camera images directly, without a computer. Sorry, don't have the brand/model. I was holding the darn thing and thinking if it would be useful on vacation trips, etc., when I might not want to take the laptop. So you may have options.

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