newbie photographer and digital question.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Bob H, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Bob H

    Bob H Guest

    I have gone to digital photography. My question is this: I have a compac
    flash card, and a media reader.......
    can I transfer from compaq flash to computer , then back to the compaq
    flash?
    The reason for this is to mail the compaq flash card to someone with a
    reader and exchange photos on the same
    flash card if possible.

    Your help will be appreciated in this matter.

    Thanks
     
    Bob H, Jan 16, 2004
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    brian Guest

    I don't know if its possible to do that, I think a card reader is a one way
    thing, I could be wrong, but would it not be simpler to e-mail the photos,
    or even transfer them to CD/DVD and send them by post?


    Brian.....................
     
    brian, Jan 16, 2004
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  3. It may be possible, with major limitations. Each make/model of camera has a
    particular format for the photo in the camera, so one will not accept files
    from the other. A camera will not even accept files it generated itself, if
    anything has been done to the file other than making an exact copy.

    There are better ways to share photos. For small numbers of files, attach
    them to e-mail. For larger numbers, put them on a CD and mail it. Blank
    CDs are very cheap these days. You can also put the files on a Web site,
    for others to download.
     
    Marvin Margoshes, Jan 16, 2004
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    steve Guest

    Sure you could do this -- the Cf card will act like a removable hard
    drive and if you and the other person both have a CF reader (and any
    drivers you might need to use it depending on the OS requirements) then
    you will both be able to read and write to the card.

    This having been said I would rather use a CD rom to send out photos,
    and if the person on the other end also had a CD rom burner then they
    could burn one to send to you.

    I can't imagine being without one of my CF cards -- What if I wanted to
    shoot more photos while it was gone? I only have two and I have filled
    them both (1 gig each) on a single shoot sometimes.

    steve
     
    steve, Jan 16, 2004
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  5. You are wrong. Memory Card Readers are read/write devices. I have used SmartMedia with
    McAfee AV software and I just started doing the same with compact Flash.

    Dave



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    | | > I have gone to digital photography. My question is this: I have a compac
    | > flash card, and a media reader.......
    | > can I transfer from compaq flash to computer , then back to the compaq
    | > flash?
    | > The reason for this is to mail the compaq flash card to someone with a
    | > reader and exchange photos on the same
    | > flash card if possible.
    | >
    | > Your help will be appreciated in this matter.
    | >
    | > Thanks
    | >
    | >
    | I don't know if its possible to do that, I think a card reader is a one way
    | thing, I could be wrong, but would it not be simpler to e-mail the photos,
    | or even transfer them to CD/DVD and send them by post?
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    | Brian.....................
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    David H. Lipman, Jan 16, 2004
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  6. CF cards can be messed up. Your friend can fry your card, losing images.
    Like losing negatives.
    If you copied the photos off the card onto your hard drive, then the choice
    to lend the CF would be yours.

    Anyway, digicam software doesn't move the images from the card to your
    computer (Windows can *move* files -- which is really a "copy to target
    drive, then delete from source" command). So there should be nothing to
    "move back" to the card if you use your camera software or do a Copy using
    Windows.

    Images take on the file allocation properties of the hard drive. Digicams
    format cards as FAT32 and WinXP files are NTFS -- not compatible.
     
    Larry CdeBaca, Jan 17, 2004
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    Charles Guest

    My Fuji camera uses Smart Media, and I have several 64MB modules for it and
    I have used those modules to transport files, photos, MP3, you name it.

    I have Smart Media readers on my computers at the shop and at home. So if I
    take pictures of my projects at work that need to be evaluated, edited, etc
    etc I usually just bring the Smart Media card home and pop it into my
    reader, save to disk, and edit the disk file.

    I have also loaded up Smart Media with pictures and mailed them to my Aunt
    in another state. Her camera uses Compact Flash. Her reader, like mine,
    reads about 6 different formats. So she pops my SM module into her reader,
    saves to her hard disk, sends me the media back in the mail. She has sent
    me files, pictures, stuff on Compact Flash, I do the same process.

    You can't really put GB's of data on these things but you can easily
    transfer loads of pictures.

    Example, I took several modules of wedding pictures for a buddy. I gave him
    the modules, he copied them and gave them back. Then he took his favorite
    shots to CVS and ran off excellent copies on their color image printer.
    Burned the images to CD ROM and placed it in a nice holder that is inserted
    in the last page of their photo album.
     
    Charles, Jan 17, 2004
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    Charles Guest

    I never use MOVE.

    I have had my heart stomped on like that.

    I insert SM card into reader. I then select all, and COPY to hard drive. I
    then examine the copied contents to make sure they are all really there.
    Once satisfied that happened, I then delete them from the SM card.
     
    Charles, Jan 17, 2004
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    Jim Harkins Guest

    On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 00:05:27 -0700, "Larry CdeBaca"

    Digicams
    Mad? Subscribe to VITUPERATIONS = you'll get madder, and you'll like it!
     
    Jim Harkins, Jan 17, 2004
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    Alan Kerr Guest

    WinXP files can either be NTFS or FAT32. you get the option when you
    install the software.

    Alan
     
    Alan Kerr, Jan 23, 2004
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