Boring computer question

Pud,

I want to upload some pictures from my camera to my computer, but I don’t have the disk that came with it — and it says i need the disk.

Is there any other way I can get the pictures onto my computer?

Laura
14 years old
England

Laura,

You — and everyone else reading this — need to throw away your SD memory card, and buy one with a built in USB connector. No more wires, no more disks; just pull the thing out of your camera and stick it straight into your computer.

They’re hard to find in stores, but here’s a link to the 1 GB version, other sizes available.

Pud

Update: Someone pointed out that I didn’t actually answer your question. The answer is, no, you do not need any special software. Most cameras come with a wire to connect your camera to your computer, which makes your camera show up as a hard drive (on Windows, click “start | my computer” then select your camera’s drive letter)

If that doesn’t work, get an external card reader. If you need help with that, ask someone at CompUSA.

4 Responses to “Boring computer question”


  1. 1 Iggy February 8, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    An easy solution for most people is to purchase an internal or external card reader. They are $12 US or less. Most will read almost all card formats on the market today. It’s as easy as plugging in to a USB port or installing the device in your pc. No software is needed. Just put the media card in the proper slot and your picture folder should show up and be ready to transfer to your machine. Keep in mind many newer machines come with this option already installed.

  2. 2 Anonymous February 12, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Pup: lots of computers (laptops) have SD card ports in them, so I’m sure she could just put the SD card into her computer assuming her camera uses SD cards.

  3. 3 Anonymous February 21, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Pud, no CompUSA in England, try PCWorld, Dixons, or Currys. Failing that ask your IT teacher at school.

  4. 4 Anonymous February 23, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Pud, I don’t think there’s CompUSA in England…


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