Whitebeard I need your help with pictures

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straydog
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Whitebeard,
 
For Chrsitmas one of my kids gave me a Kodak picture viewer (thats what I call it) that I can take the card from camera and put it in the viewer and my photos will be displayed like a slide show from the pics on the card. Other than using my card from the camera is there anything else I can use other than the camera card? My camera will take and hold up to 100 pictures. At some point I have to go in and delete photos from the card.
 
I know you did something at your FIL's wake and this is why I have directed my post to you. Thank you in advance for any info you can give me...Susie


modelmaker
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Straydog,

Is the view like a digital picture frame? What kind of card are you using? Maybe I can help. I'm into photography.

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


White Beard
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
straytdog if you can E-mail me the specs on the camera I can look it up for you and see what all it can do, I think you can probably take your card and down load the pictures into your computer, or you could take your card and go to walmart or Walgreens and put the pictures on the card ont a disc and or make prints from them. Ideally if you can download them to your comp[uter, then you can select the pictures you want and E-mail them to friends and family and you can even crop them and lighten or darken them and fix them up. You can also purchase different sized cards for that camera, so it would hold more pictures. But once you down load them to your computer, then you can delete from the card and just use the card over and over again. You might even be able to put your card into one of those digital picture frames. I like to down load my pictures into the computer first then crop them and fix them up and then put them onto a dats card or a memory stick and then put that in the digital picture frame. Anyway Digital Photography is really great, compared to the old days of using film. especially color. Boy could I tell you some stories about Photography when I was in the Air Force back in the late 60's and early 70's we still used 4X5 Graflex Cameras with flash bulbs! Anyway either post your camera specs. Type and model and type of memory card, or E-mail it to me and I will see what all you can do with it, right off hand I would thing you will have a lot of options!

Modelmaker, what kind of camera do you have? What kind of Photography do you do? Weddings? Portraits? Wild Life?

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


straydog
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   Posted 5/11/2009 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, thats what its called a Digital Frame. I know how to take pics from the card in camera and put them on the puter. I just don't like the idea of having to use the card from the camera for the digital frame all the time. Will get back to you guys after my grandson goes home this evening. Granny has been playing 18 wheeler trucks and we have had a couple of sword fights lol. Later guys and thanks a million for answering...Susie


modelmaker
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   Posted 5/11/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stray,

If you can copy your pics to the computer you are half way there. Just get an extra card, and copy the pics from the computer to the new card. Now you have the original card free for the camera. You can rearrange photos any way you like on the computer file and just copy that file to the new card. The new card need not necessarily be the same type as the one in the camera just so long as it is compatible both with the computer and with the frame. A popular and inexpensive card is the SD card. A small capacity (1 MB or so) is all you need unless you have tons of pics.

I gave my wife a digital frame for Christmas one year and preloaded a card with the grandchildrens' pictures for the frame so she could enjoy it right away.

Hope this helps. I'm here for any questions.

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


modelmaker
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   Posted 5/11/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Whitebeard,

I have an Olympus C5050Z which is an older model. I like it because it has a fast 1.8 lens, 3X optical zoom and a ton of manual overrides for special situations, can use two cards simultaneously and it is very compact. Even today, to get a lot of those features you would have to go to a DSLR. I would like to move up to something like a Nikon D80 or D90 if I could afford it. Right now the medical community seems to be absorbing most of my free income. The camera is about right for my current skills and mobility.

When I could get around a little better I used to take a lot of wildlife and landscape scenes. Lately it's been a lot of grandchildren candids and portraits. My back difficulties have really limited my getting around outside for photo sessions.


I use Photoshop Elements 6.0 to do all the touch up work. It's amazing how well the autofix function cleans up almost everything except focus problems!

What about you, Whitebeard? What are you using and what do you like to shoot?

Best,

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


straydog
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   Posted 5/11/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you guys both very much for responding to my post. Here is what I have in a camera. Its a Nikon CoolPix 3200. Works great for what I use it for. I took the memory card out of the camera and its a Ritz Big Print Digital Film 128 MB. The digital frame is a Kodak Easy Share P720. I noticed on the box it mentions something called a USB flash drive or of course the memory card can be used. I am illiterate here guys, so I have no clue as to what a flash drive is. I think my best bet would be to buy an extra card and use it for the frame only and that frees up my camera card.

My husband got into photography many, many years ago and he really enjoyed it. He took some excellent photos, did a portfolio for a friend our's daughter, she entered into the 17 magazine for modeling. He took some outstanding photos for this. At one time he got into the black & white photos and he turned our smallest extra bedroom into a black room. We had some great fun playing with the black and whites and  developing them.

 

I appreciate any help on this, maybe a new card is my answer. Susie



skeye
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie,

I was wondering if the frame would work off of a USB drive as well, and from your description, it sounds like it will. A USB drive (also referred to as a flash drive) is a ~1 in long stick that fits into the USB slot in your computer (USB slots are where you attach a lot of accessories, such as a printer (although that also has a printer cable) and maybe even your camera itself). You can get them in all different sizes, from ~500 MB to 4 GB +. They are pretty common, so you should be able to get one just about anywhere that sells electronics or office supplies. They are usually used for extra storage space for files that you would otherwise keep on your computer, or to back-up your computer files onto. I also use mine to transfer files from one computer to another. You can put any type of file on them, although for use in your digital frame, you'd just want your picture files. I hope this is helpful.

Skeye

Oh, and USB drives (at least the smaller ones) are probably cheaper than a new memory card for your camera.

modelmaker
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Susie,

To help clarify the terminology, flash memory refers to memory devices that do not require electrical power to hold the stored information. They come in several formats some of which are USB flash drives (as Skeye mentioned) and camera card flash drives such as SD, memory stick, compact flash, xD to name a few of the more popular ones. Any flash format that you have on your computer AND on the digit frame will do the job. Whatever is cheapest.

By the way, if you wanted to go to a larger card for the camera (128 MB is pretty small) you could do that and then use the 128 MB card for the picture frame. This would allow you to take more pictures. Check your Nikon manual or go to a store to see what capacities of card are available for your camera. Some camaras have upper limits on the size of the card you can use. But I'm guessing you could go to 2MB without a problem. That would give you 15 times the capacity of your 128MB card. Just a thought.

Best,

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


modelmaker
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   Posted 5/11/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, I meant 2 GB for the camera card. (not 2 MB)

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


White Beard
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   Posted 5/11/2009 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
modelmaker
I have an old Olympus Camedia d-360L but I haven't used that in a very long time right now I am using a Konica Minolta Dimage Z2 it is also ancient as far as digital cameras go, I want a new one but with the way things are going I it will have to wait at least for a while. I do like putting my camera on a tripod and shoot pictures of the birds that come to my feeder, and also some of the local wild life possoms, racoons, fox and deer! I do shoot lots of pictures of my Grand daughter when I see her, they live so far away that I don't get to see her that often, I am going up to there house for fathers day! You know back in the early eighties, I was stationed at Ramstien AB in Germany and on Arm Forces Radio and TV Network they ran a blurp about a new camera that was only available in Japan and it was all digital and used no film. But the picture was still not really good yet, I said right then that someday that camera would make film cameras as we know them obsolete!

White Beard

P.S. I have a very nice 35mm Pentax Super Program with all the lens and attachments and a Pentax Af200T flash unit! Even have a couple of Weston Light meters! Thoughs were the days!
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


modelmaker
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   Posted 5/12/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Whitebeard,

You were absolutely right. It's a paradigm shift. Something that completely replaces and obsoletes the current technology. Like flat panel TV, like quartz watch movements, like transistors. I remember building a six transistor radio in high school and I said radio will never be the same again. Ten years ago they were talking about TVs that you could hang on the wall anywhere, now it's all you can get. Unfortunately, almost all of these paradigm shifts have taken manufacturing business out of the US. Think about that. Kodak used to be a blue chip stock held by every major instiutional investor. Now they are running to jump on the train that is pulling out of the station.

But for cameras, there are still perfectionists who claim that the film can still capture tiny nuances, shadings, warm call it what you will. I talked at length to one such photographer. He has lots of both flim and digital camera and has taken thousands of pictures. He is a professional photographer and does very well. Excellent work. Age: 28.

Anyway, I hope Straydog knows how to copy and paste photofiles. We may need to give her a little tutorial on that. Let's wait and see what she says.

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.

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