Some people still know about the CompactDrive PD70x Flash card reader. During a long time, it has been considered as the fastest portable hard drive to copy your flash cards to a hard disk. Unfortunately, being a relatively bulky product and no longer supported makes it a problem for the owners still wishing to make [...]
Today is the first World Backup Day as decided by Reddit. And it is a pretty good idea to stress that every digital bit should be regularly backed up. photo credit: Photo Extremist How old is your last backup? Check our articles about the photographer’s backup. Local backup options (External hard disk drive) Local backup [...]
In the past, I described many backup options and I strongly recommended the use of an off-site backup on the Internet. For this, I had recommended Mozy Backup for the expert photographer. It was a fairly obvious choice of unlimited backup for a very small price (a few Euros per year). photo © 2010 Keith [...]
photo © 2009 Sam Catchesides | more info (via: Wylio) We may have believed that CompactFlash was nearly dead as a format for flash memory cards. This is not true yet, since SanDisk Corporation, Sony Corporation and Nikon Corporation just announced they started the development of the next generation of Compact-Flash memory cards able to [...]
Could you use such a photo camera? Have a look at Lexar’s latest photo competition, ‘Take the Next Shot’ sweepstakes competition on their Facebook page. You could win a Nikon D300s with 16-85mm VR zoom lens or a Canon EOS 7D with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens.
You have been told so repeatedly (I even wrote in 2007 an article about the weaknesses of CD/DVD, a few years ago already), it is mentioned again in an article about backups for the photographers, but there are still some people to believe that the CD or the DVD is a good solution to the [...]
The excellent images handling software program, IrfanView, has just been upgraded to version 4.27. Command line options to handle images with scripts (actions) or filters. Addition of a border or a frame. Addition of new filters and file formats. The screen copies options now allow to handle larger objects like a full web page (auto-scroll [...]
Ars Technica has a nice little post comparing three image online hosting and sharing options: Flickr Picasa Photobucket They do not conclude which one is better, merely provide a view about the differences. Good reading.
Once again, LifeHacker offers us an interesting list of tools recommended by its visitors (from the comments found in a previous article). This time, it can also interest a photographer (like our previous advice about photographer’s backups) since this is a list of the 5 best off-line backup tools. SyncBack (Windows, Basic: Free/Pro: $50) Windows [...]
For the last few years, I have been strongly recommending the Sanho disk-based photo viewers and portable memory, to empty your Flash cards into a big portable disk drive. Visibly, they have a very powerful technology which leads to features like: Extremely fast copying from card to hard disk drive Superb autonomy Compatibility with many [...]