Saving photos

Discussion in 'Travel' started by peter_shapiro, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. I will be travelling for three weeks. Where do I upload my digital
    photos to in such a way that I can download them when i return?
  2. I am not digital yet, but all my digital friends travel with laptops. If you're not traveling with a computer, I suppose you could upload to your Yahoo briefcase providing you can find a computer with a USB connection to plug into. The problem with this is the limits on the total storage space provided. If it was me, since I have a web site, I can upload images to my server through an FTP program.

    Digital photographers may be able to give you better solutions.
  3. If you don't already have a laptop, or don't want to carry one with you, have a look at the various smaller portable storage solutions. I have the Archos Multimedia Jukebox and it works pretty good. It's a little more fragile than I'd like, but I haven't broken it, yet. :)
    Going to the Archos site for the link, I see they have some new products that look really nice. I like this one in particular.
    Another thing to consider is where you are traveling. If you're going to be in more developed countries, they may have something along the lines of Wal-Mart where you can take your photos in and have them put on a CD. If you mention the country, possibly someone from there will pipe up with an answer?
  4. With digital memory cards becomeing cheaper all the time, sometimes it's just a better option to buy more memory.

    I got a 128Mb card for $50 amonth ago. With this and the 64Mb card my camera had, and given that I only keep good photos, I can go on a 3-week trip without the need to unload photos to the internet or a CD.

    With a web hosting account costing about $25 (for 150-200Mb web space) and a CD burning service costing about $30, spending somewhere between $50 and $100 for a memory card that is resuable across trips sounds like a good investment.

    The best and cheapest solution is to find an internet cafe that lets you burn CDs yourself on a CDwriter. The time to do this would cost you about $5 and the CD itself costs less than 50 cents. But if you're travelling outside Europe you will not find many internet cafes offering a PC with a CD writer.
  5. The Archos multimedia jukebox and other similar products are also a good idea - but USB 2.0 can be a bit tricky because older PCs found in many internet cafes of the world mayh have older USB ports. In 1-2 years this will not be a problem, but then Archos will be making USB 3.0 or 4.0 ports!
  6. Depending on finding a fast internet connection while traveling
    looks like asking for trouble, while microdrives and
    portable drives have become quite affordable.

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