Posting on the Road - Best Way
I've got some family and friends who are interested in getting emailed pics and reports while I'm out on a ride the next few weeks and want to know if anyone here can offer advice about the best way to post pics while on the road. Right now I can certainly use my iPhone to take and post crappy pics when I am in range of 3g or WiFi, but I was wondering if anyone could offer some options for posting up the good photos I snap with my Canon S95. Suggestions?
Maybe something like this :
Of course you would need an open wi-fi to do it.
Ah, but the eye-fi card now has an iphone/ipad and android app that can use the phone to upload. Still a better idea to use the eye-fi straight to wi-fi though unless you have a very good data plan or a low megapixel camera. I have my eye-fi go to public folders by date on my smugmug page. So if I'm on the road my wife and my folks can check there for images. I also tested autoloading them to Photobucket too.
Stunning. Exactly what I was looking for and never imagined it existed. Thanks!
Got the 8gb Pro X2 last night and had little trouble setting it up for my purpose. A bit confusing for a moment or two, but I got it.
The device offers a lot of various download options, but I only want it to send pics from my S95 to my iPhone for email or then to Photobucket for forum posts. I never had an issue transferring pics by USB from the camera to my computer, so I have not chosen to use that option.
Bottom line: it works perfectly! I snap a shot and it shortly appears on my phone. From there I can easily email or send it to Photobucket. Perfect for travel. As long as I've got WiFi or 3G asscess, I foresee no issues with staying in touch. Before the Eye-Fi recommendation, I was thinking the advice would be to get and carry a netbook or similar device on my trip. So glad that wasn't necessary, for several reasons.
The card cost $100, so it isnt cheap, but, again, for my purposes, it appears to be exactly what I was looking for.
Last edited by CBrider; 06-18-2011 at 07:40 PM.
Digital camera, net book and an online photo storage service (Photobucket). Find a WiFi source (fairly easy to do) and you can be a regular online Ansel Adams.
We also travel with an iPad, but it is not as easy to use as a net book for the photo management process.
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Or if you have a Blackberry or other smartphone that will work you can just tether. I use my Blackberry tethered to my laptop all the time on travel, in 3G it actually does a pretty decent job. Coverage can sometimes be spotty in remote areas, but even connecting with Edge is OK for getting e-mail and web surfing with images turned off. Check your data plan before doing this lest you have a nasty surprise at the end of the month, I went for unlimited data with tethering
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I just got an iPad 2, and there's a camera connection thingy available. How does that affect ease-of-use?
Originally Posted by AKBeemer
posting photos from the road
i have found that the chip in my great Lumix 16x by Panasonic is a perfect fit into my iPad which then can upload to my iphoto from there to the Mobile Me cloud or email them anywhere. Obviously need 3G or 4G coverage, but available most places including Big Bend in my experience. The only question is how soon and how often. I usually do it at nite prior to bedtime. It is very easy and refreshing to review the days pics.
I use my Iphone 4S with 8mpx camera and shoots 1080 video..I then use app called
"off exploring" with allows you to post and blog and pics to a website that friends and family can view for free and you can also link to facebook. Simple and easy.