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1. Posted by atrabuccoc (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

In four weeks I'll be going to Morocco and I've been tormented by the question of where will I save the pictures I will take!
I have a Nikon D40 & a card of 2GB, probably will buy a second, but I'll be in Morocco for a month.
ANY IDEAS?
any, even the craziest ones, those work too at times!

2. Posted by mostrim (Inactive 80 posts) 9y

I brought a laptop on my last two trips, copied the photos to it. My brother took his on a trip to Thailand and four days before the end of the trip both laptop and camera were stolen. Without access to a PC perhaps just bring a few cards, even small capacity ones that might only do for one day, consider them 'rolls of film' On a more serious note I think you can get USB drives that you can use for such storage but you may want to research this. Enjoy your trip.

3. Posted by BramRamaut (Full Member 2 posts) 9y

The way i do is to upload them directly on the net.
So u just need a USB cable from ur digital camera to any pc with fast internet access. U copy them first to the hard disc of that computer. Once that has been done u can disconnect the camera to save battery power.
All u have to do next is upload them onto the site. There are several sites where u can do this. Personally I like to use webshots (www.webshots.com). Good experience with that one and more than enough upload capacity i believe...
U could also consider bringing an external hard disc on ur travels. Again u'll need a computer to transfer the pics from camera to pc and from pc to external hd.. but honestly.. where can't u find a computer these days? so it shouldnt be a problem.

4. Posted by MarleneMax (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

I like to bring my trusty 12" powerbook laptop on my long trips. I just unload my camera at the end of the day.
If laptop is not an option, you do what BramRamaut mentioned. If you have an ipod, depending what size it is, you can use it a portable hard drive. Connect your camera to computer, unload the pics to computer, attach ipod to computer, move pics to folder on ipod.

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 9y

Andrea,
With several 2GB memory chips, you can take several thousand photos before filling up your memory. I spent over a month is Asia and did not not have the storage capacity you will have. I went into photo shops and burned CDs along the way. Then I could delete my memory chip and start taking more photos. That worked for me.
Have a great trip.

6. Posted by Nikki3905 (Budding Member 25 posts) 9y

I have found a apple device but haven't tried it out yet. If you have an ipod you connect it to your ipod and plug it to your camera on memory card and it transfers them onto your ipod. You can store thousands that way. Its supposed to be quite slow but I figure just do it during the evening while you're getting ready to go our or somehting.

7. Posted by worldwideG (Respected Member 117 posts) 9y

i store them on my laptop. you may want to consider a portable storage device with a usb connection that will enable you to save them direct from your camera. that or you buy a few more memory cards.

8. Posted by Linger (Full Member 59 posts) 9y

Another smaller and lighter option would be the portable photo storage. There are several out in the market but we chose the Epson P-2000 after doing some research on it. What you need to do is slot your SD or CF card into the device - you can then view, delete, copy and store photos/videos.

It's rather pricey but worth the money as you get extremely high quality screen. We have the 40GB version but there is a 80 GB in the market now.

Here's the link for a further read.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0410/04101203epson_p2000.asp

9. Posted by cadenze (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hi atrabuccoc, on a sidenote totally unrelated to how you can store your photos aside from the CF card, perhaps you should get 2 1GB CF cards instead of another 2GB. Try not putting all your eggs in the same basket is a principle I live by.

And like some of them who replied, I brought my laptop along on my long trips to transfer to photos to. I would probably do it again for our next long trip despite the additional weight because I find it convenient.

10. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting Nikki3905

I have found a apple device but haven't tried it out yet. If you have an ipod you connect it to your ipod and plug it to your camera on memory card and it transfers them onto your ipod. You can store thousands that way. Its supposed to be quite slow but I figure just do it during the evening while you're getting ready to go our or somehting.

Personally, I think this, taking a laptop or burning the originals to CD's are really the only ways to go. Given transferring to an ipod might be slow (not done it myself-I always travel with my laptop), but it's still going to be at least 10 (if not 100) times faster than uploading to the net in full size! It's fine to upload images online in reformatted size, but then you're still stuck with the problem of where you store your originals as these reformatted ones won't be good enough for print. Most sites, like Travellerspoint, store the original too and you could download this again, but you will still run into the slowness problem, which is very annoying when travelling and paying for internet (not to mention the fact that in some countries the internet connection can be WAY to slow for this and then you're REALLY stuck!). It doesn't really matter what site you use to upload (although most also charge for uploading gigabytes of data), this is all down to the speed of the internet connection where you happen to be.