Photographs, what do you do with them while travelling?

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1. Posted by ashbullock (Budding Member 21 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi im going travelling in 10 weeks time, im going to be away for a total of 18 months. Obviously im going to be gathering a nice collection of photos in this time. What do you with all these?

Email them home??i no everywhere is not going to have 8mb broadband, so surely this would take forever in places, or do you
send discs home, if so how much does this cost? Im travelling through India, SE Asia and Australia, and will posting anything back to England.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3582 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

The real photo experts will add better advice than mine soon.

I have travelled in SEA on 3 month trips before and just burned CDs as my memory chip filled up. You should as well. You could also post your photos in your gallery here on TP. I would go into an Internet shop during off peak times and transfer your photos from the CD to your photo gallery. I found the computers in VietNam & Cambodia faster when fewer people were using them. Usually early morning, right when they open. Good Luck.

3. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Yes, one of the easiest ways is to burn the photo files on CDs. Make two copies, send one home, and keep the other one with you. If either copy gets damaged or lost, you still have another one as a backup. If the one that was sent home never arrived after a month, I think it's wise to quickly make another copy of that and send it again just in case anything happens to your final copy. Postal rates shouldn't cost you much. And after the thousands that you'll be spending on the trip, I think it's worth spending an extra few quids to have the photo CDs delivered securely via Registered Post or EMS.

4. Posted by gorfi (Budding Member 21 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

yes, either u back them up on CDs or post one daily on

5. Posted by Makini (Full Member 80 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

If I were you I'd email myself the images every now and then. Of course this takes time if you're on a low connection, but it's worth it - considering that after you've sent them you know that they're resting safely at home. Sending a CD can be a bit risky... I suggest getting a account, since they give you 2.5 GB of space. Just email the pictures to your own adress ;)

Another smart thing to keep filesize down (and thereby reduce time sending the photos), is to ensure you don't take pictures in the highest quality. Set the filesize to Medium (or whatever you can choose in your camera), since you probably won't print all your pictures in A4 format anyway. The important thing is you get to keep your precious pictures.

6. Posted by smallstar (Budding Member 18 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hello, I'm adding an extension to the original question. I bought a new digital camera for travelling, but I'm confused as to what I need in order to actually copy my pictures onto a CD as everyone here has suggested. When I use my camera now, I had to download the camera's program onto my computer, but I obviously can't do this in internet cafes.

Any help would be much appreciated, this is my first digital camera! (if it wasn't obvious from my post)

7. Posted by Makini (Full Member 80 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

You should get a memory card reader, a small gadget that will allow you to import your cameras memory card's contents onto any computer - and then you can burn it on a CD or email them as you wish. That's much easier than going through the camera programme...

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