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Re: [chat] Using a digital camera in o/s internet cafes
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- Subject: Re: [chat] Using a digital camera in o/s internet cafes
- From: Rob Sharp <rob.sharp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 15:35:28 +1000
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You'll probably find that winders supports most cameras
out-of-the-box, as they usually mount themselves as a usb storage
device, similar to those usb keychain things.
You may also like to look into the program that turns gmail into a
virtual drive, theres a few to try:
During my time as a backpacker I never really had problems attaching
things (cameras, mp3s etc) to computers, as lots of people do it
they're usually fine with it. As a last resort, there are plenty of
photographic shops that will upload your memory card to a CD.
On 4/13/05, Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all
> 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 ....?]
> Michael Lake
> Chemistry, Materials & Forensic Science, UTS
> Ph: 9514 1725 Fx: 9514 1460
> [pls ignore idiot lawyer's msg below]
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