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Downloading photos from a camera bought in Central America

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1. Posted by James Snelgrove (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi all

I bought a camera in Central America and when it came to downloading the photos onto my UK laptop I found that it wouldn't work, almost like the laptop couldn't 'see' the files.

It is possible to view them on the camera's viewfinder so I know they exist!

Any ideas? I'm not sure if cameras/memory sticks vary in the format they use and whether it is possible to download software to convert them to a recognisable format?

Thanks in advance

James Snelgrove

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

There shouldn't be any difference in format, but you might need some software on your laptop to download them to that. Or use a mac; that should work without requiring software ;)

What brand camera was it?

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2535 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

On rare occasion plugging your camera directly into your computer (including Macs) will confuse it; without the camera software downloaded onto the computer this can sometimes cause some hassles.

Simply use a card reader instead. Almost all new-ish laptops have them built-in, if yours doesn't then an external card reader that plugs into a USB port is very inexpensive.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry