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[chat] Using a digital camera in o/s internet cafes
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- Subject: [chat] Using a digital camera in o/s internet cafes
- From: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 15:01:32 +1000
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I am going to be buying a digital camera to take to Europe Czech,
Slovakia and Croatia) with me in Aug/Sept. It's not a problem getting
one that is supported by libgphoto and gphoto2 so I can download pics
from Linux at home, but I'm wondering what experiences people have had
while overseas in finding internet cafes with PCs that you can download
pics off your camera onto. I will be wanting to email pics back home or
upload them to my website.
Clearly the PCs need the camera drivers installed. It's likely that I
will come across PC's that can't communicate with my camera and most
internet cafes may not let you download and install software (hell I
prob won't even be able to speak Czech).
One possibility is to have a small Linux distro on CD or USB memory
stick with support for my camera. Shove that in and reboot the PC.
I have come across some sites that explain how to setup either
DamSmallLinux or Knoppix to boot from a memory stick. That seems nice
until one reads that many PCs are not setup in the BIOS to boot from a
mem stick. Also can one reboot some of those internet cafe PCs or is
that locked down also?
Anyone have experiences o/s in using their digital camera?
For sending pics back I already have a gmail account and my own web site.
[ummm... I wonder if one can somehow have a gphoto binary on my website,
communicate with my camera, and pull the pics off it? The website can
get the IP address from logs so ....?]
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