Photo Questions – Import & Backup

I am constantly asked questions about photos and devices ( cameras , smartphones , tablets ) , so here are the top questions I am asked. How do I import photos in Windows ? When you plug in your device , Windows should see your device and give you options to import. This should work with smartphones / tablets – Apple devices – Android devices along with cameras that you plug in. I have always found that ” Import pictures and videos using Windows ” is the best but depending on the software you will be given several options. You also get the option to tag and import into a folder that you can designate. When you have decided on the location and details just hit the import button. If you open up ” Autoplay ” in the Control Panel you can designate the default import software such as ” photos ” in Windows 10 How do I import photos on a Mac ? When you plug in your device , Photos or the older iPhoto should recognise your device and offer to import photos. You can also use ” Image Capture” located in the Applications folder  Plug in your… Read More

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Why Not Consider A DSLR ?

We are taking more photos than ever before , in fact I read that this year we will have taken more photos than have been taken to date  It is anticipated that 880 billion photos will be taken in 2014 How many photos are uploaded to : Facebook 208,300 every minute Instagram 27,800 every minute YouTube 100 hours of video will be uploaded every minute Thinking about buying a camera for Christmas then why not buy a Digital SLR, they have never been cheaper or been better made  Why buy a Digital SLR A lens for every occasion – sport , close up ( keep your lenses when you swap your body ) Faster power up , response time and zoom Rapid frame rate Better auto focus and precise manual focus Better low light shooting Better image quality  Hi Definition video  Backup Your PhotosHow do you back up your photos online ? Windows 8 , windows 8.1 will automatically upload your photos to Skydrive , their online storage in the cloud Dropbox , for a cost of about $100 you can have 100GB of storage on the internet and Dropbox will automatically backup your photos when you load new ones onto… Read More

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