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Rebecca R. Channell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2008
 

What Am I Looking For? (>**)>


I would like to be able to transfer my photos straight from my cam to my laptop... What kinda device should I be looking for. I have a Canon EOS 300X Reble T2


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9/24/2008 1:57:49 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  There is no way to transfer images directly from a film camera to a computer. Develop the film and scan the negatives/slides/prints.


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9/24/2008 3:13:36 PM

 
Rebecca R. Channell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2008
  maybe I said the kinda cam wrong... it is a digi


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9/24/2008 3:17:26 PM

 
W.   
Digital photo cameras normally come with a cable to connect to a PC or Mac for uploading without removing the memory card from the camera, Rebecca.

An alternative is to get a card reader. In that case you take the card out of the camera, stick it into the card reader, and connect the card reader to a PC or Mac for uploading the photos.

Have fun!


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9/24/2008 3:29:43 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  If a Digital Rebel, then use the USB cord and EOS Utility software that came with it.


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9/24/2008 5:49:07 PM

 
Rebecca R. Channell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2008
  thank you for your help


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9/25/2008 8:04:27 AM

 
Alan N. Marcus   Likely your digital camera uses a removable memory chip for image storage, maybe a CF (compact flash) or a SD (secure digital). These flash memory devices have dropped in price, nowadays the prudent photographer should buy two or more. At a computer store, they will be priced under $10.

While shopping buy a chip reader, maybe $20 or less. This is an external device that accepts the chip and allows it to be plugged into your laptop. Some are quite small, no cords or cables.

I carry a reader in my laptop bag. Many modern laptopís have a built-in chip reader slot.

Once plugged into the laptopís USB (universal serial bus) port (direct or via a chip reader), your computer will see the chip as a removable drive. It will be automatically assigned a drive letter, likely E or F. You can then uses ĎMy Computerí to view or copy or move.

If this is all Greek to you, maybe the guys at the computer store will give you a mini-lesson. Otherwise taking a computer course wonít hurt.

Alan Marcus


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9/25/2008 8:45:44 AM

 
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