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Old 03-11-13, 11:10 AM   #1
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I will be going on a week long tour. I will be getting a new camera to take pictures. I dont wont to lug a laptop. If I take a tablet can I down load the pictures on there and use the tablet to get on a wifi connection to update my journal? (Never used a tablet) how do you guys do it. Thanks
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You can buy an external card reader for most tablets. I know my wife has one for the Ipad that works fine.
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The simplest and cheapest way would probably to take photos
with a smartphone and upload with the same phone. Also you can
take pictures with a tablet then upload. I have taken pictures on
my phone, then put the microSD card in a tablet to upload on Flikr.
So yeah, long story short you can do what you were asking in your
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I would use a smart phone and do a direct upload, or use a drop box type service. I use both Flickr and Picassa for uploading pictures from my phone. You can also buy a WiFi camera card. I have never used one so I don't know how well they work, but certainly an option to consider.

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or bring more memory cards. fill them and put in another one.
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If you have an iPad then you can get one of these which will let you pull photos off your camera's SD card:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...connection-kit

I don't know how to do it with non-Apple tablets such as a Google Nexus or Kindle Fire but I suspect it is even easier as they generally have USB ports so you can probably use the cable that came with the camera.

If you have not yet bought a camera then you could get one of the new ones that has wifi connectivity. Some of the new Cannon models will let you transfer photos directly to a tablet over wifi such as this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho.../dp/B0075SUJQK
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If you have an iPad then you can get one of these which will let you pull photos off your camera's SD card:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...connection-kit

I don't know how to do it with non-Apple tablets such as a Google Nexus or Kindle Fire but I suspect it is even easier as they generally have USB ports so you can probably use the cable that came with the camera.

If you have not yet bought a camera then you could get one of the new ones that has wifi connectivity. Some of the new Cannon models will let you transfer photos directly to a tablet over wifi such as this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho.../dp/B0075SUJQK
Google Nexus doesn't have any type of expansion slot. You can hook up an adapter however it requires unlocking and rooting the device. Other tablets may have micro SD slots or possibly USB ports, varies by manufacturer.

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Google Nexus doesn't have any type of expansion slot. You can hook up an adapter however it requires unlocking and rooting the device. Other tablets may have micro SD slots or possibly USB ports, varies by manufacturer.

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For real? That blows. I was actually looking at the Nexus as a possible cheap photo management and blog posting device while bike touring. I don't have a Nexus but according to the .pdf manual you can transfer files too and from the Nexus via the micro USB port that is also used for charging. Here's what the manual says:

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Transfer files through USB: You can use a USB cable to transfer music, pictures, and other files from your tablet to a computer and vice versa. This connection uses the MTP protocol, which is supported by most recent versions of Windows but not by Mac OS X. For file transfer to Mac OS X, you use the free Android File Transfer application.


Windows transfer

1. Connect your tablet to the USB port on your computer. Its USB storage is mounted as a drive and appears on your computer screen.

2. Copy files back and forth as you would using any other external device.

3. When you finish, eject the tablet from within Windows before unplugging the USB cable.
But perhaps this doesn't work when one uses the micro-USB port to connect directly to a camera?
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You can hook it to a lap top, but you cannot hook other items to it without unlocking and root. I have done it with mine and use an app called StickMount that allows me to utilize a card reader or flash/thumb drives. If you decide to got with the Nexus and want to unlock and root it I recommend going with Wugfresh I have used it on several tablets. I prefer the Android platform over the others at this point.

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IMHO, get a large memory card - 32 or 64 GB and don't worry about down loading the images. 32 gb should give you a thousand or more images (of course depending on your camera's resolution). Also make sure you have enough battery power or back up battery packs - sometimes hard to charge batteries.
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You can hook it to a lap top, but you cannot hook other items to it without unlocking and root. I have done it with mine and use an app called StickMount that allows me to utilize a card reader or flash/thumb drives. If you decide to got with the Nexus and want to unlock and root it I recommend going with Wugfresh I have used it on several tablets. I prefer the Android platform over the others at this point.

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Is that specific to the Nexus or something that is a problem with all the android tablets? I have a full sized iPad now but I was thinking of perhaps getting a cheap nexus for travel. But sounds like I'd probably be better off with an iPad mini.
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Just buy a 128GB flash memory card for your camera. It will hold thousands of full res pictures.
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Is that specific to the Nexus or something that is a problem with all the android tablets? I have a full sized iPad now but I was thinking of perhaps getting a cheap nexus for travel. But sounds like I'd probably be better off with an iPad mini.
I have a Nexus 7. I have rooted it, got an app called Stickmount, and bought a cheap $3 cable. Now I can transfer stuff just like I could with a computer, with the benefit of also charging whatever I plug in. I have plugged in a blackberry, a usb drive, and a DSLR so I assure you this option could work and it is much cheaper.
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Is that specific to the Nexus or something that is a problem with all the android tablets? I have a full sized iPad now but I was thinking of perhaps getting a cheap nexus for travel. But sounds like I'd probably be better off with an iPad mini.
The Nexus is the only one that I am aware of, I have played with the Samsung 10 and it had a card expansion slot on it. Unlocking and rooting is not a huge deal, especially if you do it right away. My work just bought 30 Nexus 7 tablets to use as an electronic media storage system for our job sites.

My wife is an Apple person, they drive me nuts because I can't change the settings the way I want to.

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Rowan and I brought something between the size of notebooks and netbooks with us on our tour ... they aren't much bigger than a tablet, but offer the functionality of a laptop. And I downloaded my photos onto mine.
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I have a Nexus 7. I have rooted it, got an app called Stickmount, and bought a cheap $3 cable. Now I can transfer stuff just like I could with a computer, with the benefit of also charging whatever I plug in. I have plugged in a blackberry, a usb drive, and a DSLR so I assure you this option could work and it is much cheaper.
Thanks. my employer provides me with a WiFi iPad in an otterbox which makes it a beast. I'm free to use it for personal use (although I'm not sure that a bike tour is what they had in mind). But it stays in my shoulder bag 24/7 so I don't really need another tablet for around home. I teach HS and my district is rolling out iPads for students next year so they want teachers to use them as much as possible now (for personal as well as school business) so we are up to speed with them when all the kids have them. Problem is that it is only WiFi and I'd rather have a tablet that has cellular service so I can surf, do email, blog postings etc on the road, in camp grounds and the like. I could go buy another iPad but that seems excessive and duplicates what I have for free. So the smaller Nexus 7 or perhaps the Kindle Fire seems like a decent alternative for road use. Mainly what I have in mind is internet surfing, email, blog posting, and limited photo editing in support of blog posting (just cropping and reducing file sizes for the most part). I know the iPad will do all of that beautifully. I'm not sure about the Nexus or Fire or other similar small tablets.
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Thanks. my employer provides me with a WiFi iPad in an otterbox which makes it a beast. I'm free to use it for personal use (although I'm not sure that a bike tour is what they had in mind). But it stays in my shoulder bag 24/7 so I don't really need another tablet for around home. I teach HS and my district is rolling out iPads for students next year so they want teachers to use them as much as possible now (for personal as well as school business) so we are up to speed with them when all the kids have them. Problem is that it is only WiFi and I'd rather have a tablet that has cellular service so I can surf, do email, blog postings etc on the road, in camp grounds and the like. I could go buy another iPad but that seems excessive and duplicates what I have for free. So the smaller Nexus 7 or perhaps the Kindle Fire seems like a decent alternative for road use. Mainly what I have in mind is internet surfing, email, blog posting, and limited photo editing in support of blog posting (just cropping and reducing file sizes for the most part). I know the iPad will do all of that beautifully. I'm not sure about the Nexus or Fire or other similar small tablets.
I use the Nexus 7 in the wifi format then us an Android phone with the FoxFi app to connect to the internet. You can buy Nexus 7 tabs with cellular connectivity, but it comes at a price. FWIW My Nexus will typically only need charging every 3-4 days under my normal use, my wife can only get 2 days out of her Ipad which does have the cellular. I realize that is not a true comparison. Our company Nexus 7 tabs with the wifi off get 8-10 days before needing a charge. I think Android does a better job of power management than Apple.

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