Vacationing With A Laptop And A Digital Camera

Vacationing With A Laptop And A Digital Camera



Vacationing with a​ Laptop and a​ Digital Camera
Everyone loves digital cameras and the​ ease of​ operating without film,​ but storing all the​ images can be an​ issue .​
At home I​ like to​ store them on​ my laptop and back them up to​ CDs.
If you are going on​ vacation for a​ week and plan on​ taking lots of​ pictures,​ you should know how many images you can you store on​ your laptop.
Most consumer shoot in​ compressed JPEG mode,​ and the​ images are between 250k bytes and perhaps 1.4M bytes .​
a​ 1 GB CF will hold as​ many as​ a​ thousand or​ more images .​
If you are like me it​ is​ easy these days to​ shoot a​ lot of​ pictures in​ a​ very short time .​
You could buy another CF or​ transfer the​ images to​ your laptop.
Laptops do not hold all that much data .​
How many gigs of​ disk capacity do you have left on​ your personal laptop? the​ newer ones will come with 40 or​ even 100 GB drives,​ but most people don't have ones that new,​ and many also have a​ bunch of​ stuff loaded already .​
So,​ check out the​ size of​ your HD and see how much space is​ left for your photos .​
If your laptop has a​ CD burner bring extra blank CDs so you can burn the​ photos .​
a​ great little back tool is​ www.secondcopy.com .​
You could also back them up to​ your ISPs server.
Another option might be to​ buy a​ portable hard drive .​
You can find them the​ size of​ good-sized glasses case .​
You stick your CF in​ a​ slot,​ turn the​ gadget on,​ and dump the​ CF into the​ gadget's storage .​
These range from 20GB to​ 60GB+ and are $100+.
Stand-alone burners can burn CDs & DVDs,​ and some will also play DVD movies,​ audio CDs,​ etc as​ well so you can bring your movies and music along while traveling.
If you have a​ new laptop it​ might have a​ fast firewire connection,​ if​ not you will need to​ use the​ USB connection to​ transfer the​ photos.
So,​ taking a​ few precautions and planning ahead a​ little will insure that you get to​ keep all the​ photos that you took as​ a​ reminder of​ that wonderful,​ long ago vacation.




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