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Old 05-02-05, 03:06 PM
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Help: Unloading pics from digital camera

I'm doing a tour now and am on the returning route along the south shore of Lake Erie. However, my 128MB and 8MB cards are already full. I checked for Internet cafes from Blaswell, south of Buffalo, to Cleveland, but found nothing. There is an abundance of public libraries but they're so restricted that I can't access my camera. I asked some camera processing shop to have it burned onto a CD but they are charging me $0.25 for each photo! So I decided that if that's the cost I might as well get another 128MB card.

Oh yes, I was planning to upload all of them to my website, which has plenty of space.

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IF you can find a Target store en-route, they'll process them for $0.19 per print. Wal-mart does them for $0.17. If you're thinking about a new media card, they get cheaper per MB as they get bigger. So a 512-mb card costs less per mb than a 128 mb card, and will last you longer.
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WalMart will make a CD for you for much less than $25. I think it's under $10 per CD, but can't remember the figure.

And yes, get a larger memory card. 512Mb would be good, in that it would fill the better part of a CD, thus reducing the number of CD-stops you have to make. I carry two 512's. When one is full, there's no hurry finding a place to transfer it to CD. [I've never actually done this en route; I bought the memory so as to be prepared if/when I shove off on another tour.]
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Another memory card is money well invested... if you are on a budget, get the biggest your budget allows you.

Another option is to make friend with the local computer geeks...
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Are there any colleges around there? Stop on campus and find the computer geeks who run the lab (I say that affectionately as I was one of them in college) and see if they'll burn you a CD.
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Does your camera offer different levels of picture quality?
My 256 mg card will go from about 250 pics on highest quality, to 1500 pics on lowest in my 2.1 megapixel camera. For genaral usage the lowest quality makes a really good print, only need the high quality for, say a 5 x 7 print. IF you can, lower the quality setting with the card installed. You should get more pics on that card.

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Cool ideas. Anyway, I'm in Erie, PA now. The library here allows me to transfer photos from the camera! PA rocks, woohoo!
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Originally Posted by way124

Oh yes, I was planning to upload all of them to my website, which has plenty of space.

Any suggestions?

Glad to hear that you've solved the problem. Got a link to those pics yet?
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Great, was hoping to be able to upload pictures to Crazy Guy On a Bike while on my Ireland tour. Now, I am not sure I'll be able to keep that journal updated on an ongoing basis. Please, Any hints from anyone?
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Check tigerdirect.com. They have great sales on the 1 gig cards. I have like 3 of them. There's a backpack thing you can buy where you can dump your pics into and then re-slot them back into your camera. It's really small and weighs just a few pounds. You can even attach a strap to it and wear it around your neck.

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