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digital photosspluti
Nov 25, 2003 7:45 AM
I'm going to France next year for Le Tour. My question is this, How to process my digital pictures.
1) take several 256 mb cards
2) burn CD's at cyber cafe's
3) Use a hotmail account to send them home.
4) All of the above.
It seems they all have potential pitfalls. I would just like to know what has worked for some of you.
Thank You
re: digital photosmohair_chair
Nov 25, 2003 8:25 AM
I took my laptop with me and downloaded every night. That works well if you have a reasonably small and lightweight laptop, which I do.

I had two 128 MB cards plus a 16 MB that came with the camera, and I filled them all up, pretty much every day. I downloaded to the computer every night, and burned CDs at the end. I gave some CDs to my traveling companions and spread the others throughout my luggage, so I was certain to get back home with my pictures.

A laptop is the way to go if you are able. Lacking that, I'd take as many 256 MB cards as you can. I was amazed that I could shoot as many pictures as I did.
how many pix are you gonna take?ColnagoFE
Nov 25, 2003 8:41 AM
a gig card will get you at least 400-500 high quality images. and that's for a 5MP camera. If you use lower res you could get over 1000. I'd just take a few cards along. They are pretty cheap these days. If you can't swing that then burn CDs and reuse a card. It would take forever to mail them home and you're bound to go over your storage limit pretty quick.
re: digital photosNo_sprint
Nov 25, 2003 8:42 AM
Beware of trying to email them using any account. Regardless of your ISP, you'll probably have some kind of limit on your capacity. Don't mail to a hotmail account, mailing from is fine. There also might be a throughput limit on a free email service.

I've got a few websites in which I can ftp all I want to. That works great. Virtually limitless capacity and it's fast. These are not free hosts, which have very small throughput limits and capacities.
re: digital photosKG 361
Nov 27, 2003 4:54 PM
We went this past summer. Just get a couple of 256mb cards and worry about processing them at home. As a note; if you will need to recharge your camera's battery, get an adapter so that you can use the plugs over there.