[QUOTE]\nI would put the OP's problem a little differently:\nhaving a camera that isn't seen as a mass storage device, and refusing\nto do the reasonalble thing by buying a card reader qand carrying it\nwith him (they simply are not all that bulky),and instead insisting on\nloading software on his friends' computers (something I would not\nallow) instead.\nRight or wrong doesn't really enter into it; instead, it's a case of\ndoing what's necessary to solve a problem with as little hassle as\npossible.\nThe OP has instead decided to involve *other people* (his 'friends',\nat that) in hassles that he could very easily solve with a simple,\ninexpensive purchase.\nHe'd rather complain than solve the problem.[/QUOTE]\n\nThen there's the OP's credibility to consider. As already\nmentioned, some or all of the friends may even already have card\nreaders built into their computers - even if they don't own cameras.\nIt's been a while since I've seen computers offered for sale that\ndidn't include them. Considering how the OP has responded so far, I\nwouldn't be surprised if he hasn't fabricated part of his story in\norder to bolster his case. And what is his purpose, to give out\ncopies of his photos or simply to show them? If the latter, he\ncould simply connect the camera's video out to his friend's TV,\nwhich would be a solution even for friends that don't own computers.\nBut I think that you're right, the name of his game is "complain".