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1. Posted by mike19uk (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

Hey guys ...

when i go travelling in feb im going too take my cheap 4 megapixel camera ... with a couple of sd cards ...

how would you suggest i could get the images on the cards sent to my email .. do net cafes offer any services like this ...

just i dont want to rely on the cards incase they get wet/damaged/lost ...

any suggestions would be great

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

Have the pictures burned to CD (or DVD) - twice. (This burning should be possible in every single internet cafe you come across.) Keep one disc with you, and send one home by regular mail. Have people back home check that the disc is readable when it arrives (if not, get an extra copy made from the disc you still have with you and try again).
Sending any significant amount of photos by email - or uploading them, or doing anything else with them online - is not feasible. Upload speeds are simply not high enough for the volume of photos you'll be taking.

As the saying goes: "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway".

3. Posted by mike19uk (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

ah thats great !

yeah i will send one home .. and take a little cd tin and keep it in my rucksack ..

thanks :)

4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

Perfect advice from Sander. That's exactly what I do too, burn two copies and mail one home. Finding internet cafes that will burn photos to disk is never a problem just about anywhere you go. Also most photo labs will do it too, often for about the same price.

5. Posted by roskelld (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

There's also the option of getting a Flickr account (full resolution image hosting). It costs about $24 per year and gives you the oppertunity to blog the photos as well as keep them for printing and backed up.

I'm using a combination of Flickr, HDD (on laptop) and DVD burning to make sure that they're all kept safe.

I don't really trust DVD's, nor do I trust HDD, or the internet for that matter, so I figured a combination of the three should give me the best security I can hope for.