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1. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y

similar to the photos online post..i was just wondering whats the best way to store digital photos when i am overseas. I am going to london, paris, luzern (switzerland), and various places in italy. I dont have enough memory on my memory stick for my camera, so i was thinking of uploading my pictures on some website etc or getting a photo shop to put it on a cd when i am over there. What is the best method? I dont want to loose quality or losse photos by uploading them to a website, and dont want to pay money for a cd and then completely loose all my photos if i loose the cd! I could by another memory stick also- that may be the best bet!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4933 posts) 10y

Quoting ciaobella

I dont want to loose quality or losse photos by uploading them to a website, and dont want to pay money for a cd and then completely loose all my photos if i loose the cd!

CD, definitely. (Uploading would take much too long.) Except that you should burn two copies (this really shouldn't cost very much money - much less than an extra memory card; not that having an extra memory card isn't something you should also consider, but two cards will still fill up in the blink of an eye), and send one CD home by regular mail (keeping the other with you), so you know you have a safe backup.

Compared to the total cost of the trip, buying a couple of blank CDs, paying the internet cafe for the computer usage to do the burning, and buying and sending the padded CD-envelope really is insignificant, and if anything were to happen with your photos, you'd be cursing yourself all the way for not doing so.

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 23, 2006 5:55 PM by Sander ]

3. Posted by Fahad2078 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

You can use a PORTABLE hard drive like me.
PORTABLE drive will be really make your life easy.
That will be quick help to store and empty your camera drive.
Ofcourse you need a backup on CD. As I am sure you dont want to take chances.

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 24, 2006 4:55 AM by Fahad2078 ]

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5. Posted by Anzxio (Budding Member 69 posts) 10y

Flickr doesn't delete anything unless you tell it to :) It's a photo sharing site afterall!

It's almost certainly the largest photo sharing site as well, and is seriously good at what it says :) It's a stunning example of a Web2 site.

However, for the original poster, uploading maybe problematic as it's very time consuming, and if you're like me then you take hundreds of photos :D

You're probably best of putting them onto CD/DVD at internet cafes and making two copies. Post one home, and keep one with you. Never just have one copy of really important photos!

You should also purchase several extra memory cards as they're so cheap, and it's the easiest way to keep the photos really.

6. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Can someone explain how to put your photos on cd whithout downloading the pics first to the computer.

sorry for the silly question but am useless with techno.

Flo jo

7. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 10y

The following steps are for Windows XP:

1. In Windows Explorer (keyboard: Windows Logo key + E), double click on your digital camera icon to view the photo files.
2. Select all the photo files that you wish to burn to CD. To select all, press Ctrl + A on the keyboard and all files will be selected.
3. Right-click on the files, and a menu will appear. On the menu, move the cursor to "Send To >" and you will be shown a selection of destinations. Click on CD drive or CD-RW drive. Windows will now copy your selected photo files to a temporary folder.
4. Insert a blank CD in the CD-RW drive. Click on the CD-RW drive icon and verify that the files listed are those that you've selected justnow.
5. Right-click on the CD drive icon, and select "Write these files on CD".
6. A wizard will appear and follow the step-by-step process to burn the CD. At the end of the process, you will be asked if you wish to burn another one. Once completed, the photo files in the temporary folder will be deleted.

Hope that helps. :)

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9. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Thanks Hien you´re a legend.
Flo jo

10. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Another picture site that I like is this one. Its interface is in dutch, but they give you a good amount of space for free (500MB, instead of the monthly 20MB flickr gives you), and the number of ads is limited.

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 8, 2006 12:41 AM by bentivogli ]