Re: Importing photos
I download about 200 5MB pictures at a time and it seems like (but I don't
really know) like a lot of battery time for the camera. Since I don't change
cameras that often, finding the slot on my PC has not been that difficult. I
have heard many people at the PC Users Group I attend complain about the
USB/camera connection not working, and almost all of them are still on
WinXP. So it may not be just a Vista problem.
"PapaJohn" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm with Sammy....
> with various cameras and card types... and different computers with
> different card readers (or none)... the cameras and computers align much
> more on the USB connections than they do on the memory cards.
> I used to do card readers, but the new card types kept leapfrogging ahead
> of my readers... and spending a day fishing a new smaller type memory
> stick out of a laptop port not designed to take it did a lot to jog me
> into my current routine of using a USB cable.
> website references are to www.papajohn.org
> "Sammy Bennet" <SammyBennet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> The majority (all but one) people I know, download their photos using the
>> USB cable supplied with their camera. Indeed my current camera manual
>> recommends using the cable, the less one handles cards the better.
>> Surely the successor to the most widely used operating system in the
>> should still be able to connect to a digital camera at least as well as
>> "Tom from WI" wrote:
>>> I would guess that the great majority of people take the flash card out
>>> the camera and plug it in their media reader panel or buy a USB
>>> for their type of flash card. This doesn't use any camera power and is a
>>> much easier way to process your pictures. The flash card looks like
>>> disk drive to Windows (all flavors).
>>> "Sammy Bennet" <SammyBennet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> > Like many others I find the photo import facility in Vista (Business)
>>> > a
>>> > frustrating step back from XP. The most annoying feature for me is
>>> > that
>>> > Vista
>>> > creates a new folder every time I import any photos, changing this
>>> > does
>>> > not
>>> > appear to be an option. Because of the way I work this may often be 1
>>> > photo,
>>> > and I really do not need hundreds of new folders contaiining 1 or 2
>>> > photos.
>>> > As a result I have been reduced to navigating to the camera and
>>> > copying
>>> > the
>>> > files to a folder of my choice. A very unsatisfactory method that
>>> > takes
>>> > about
>>> > 20% longer than using the XP photo import.
>>> > Another less than endearing feature of Vista: Not impressed.