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1. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 128 posts) 7y

Hey I will defo be snap happy when im tavelling

Any advice on safely uploading photos when im away? do internet cafes allow you to upload images from memory card, pen drive, plug in lead from camera to computer? How do i make sure my images dont remain on the internet cafe computer?? (Hope this makes sense)

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3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

A card reader will save your camera batteries, and it's inexpensive. Why not upload to TP? As for leaving your pics on the computer, I delete the computer's folder after I'm finished.

Chances are very good that you'll also come home with a virus on your memory card, but it's not a big deal as on a computer. Very few if any cyber cafes have anti-virus software.

4. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 7y

Personally I would have the cyber cafe back them up onto a CD/DVD first! Or if you have a mini hard drive back them up there yourself first.

Biggest issue you will have (depending on where you are going is upload bandwidth speed). If you are taking big sized photos and have poor internet you could be spending countless hours inside a cyber cafe.

If you are going away for a while. I would back up two sets to a DVD, post one home. Use a pendrive with faststone image resizer on it. Resize the image you want to blog, to say around 50k, and upload them.

Daagon's got a point about viruses on cyber cafe's. So try to pick a place with antivirus software. Photo's are precious!

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5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Regarding viruses, some memory card types have a tiny switch on them which 'locks' the card, thus stopping anything from being written on it. This will be the best way to prevent virus attack. Once you're done, remember to unlock it or your camera won't be able to save any photos onto the card. (The camera most probably will notify you, but sometimes you don't want to miss the moment!)

6. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

If you're spending out on such a memorable holiday and concerned about overdoing it with the pics, take extra memory cards with you, or buy them en-route. The prices are coming down every day.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-May-2009, at 12:31 by Redpaddy ]