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Old 12-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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I often watch my DW pour through the same old photo albums time after time enjoying all the same old pictures. The albums are just a jumble of mostly unrelated photos in no particular order at all. I think, since I've gotten a digital camera, we almost never look at any pictures I have on the computer....what a waste because we've visited some really great places and I've taken hundreds and hundreds of pictures.
I just got out the old Canon Sure Shot, next trip I'm going back to film!
How about you folks, what do you find as best for you?

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Old 12-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #2
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Just take them in on a memory card and have the ones you like the best printed. No different than a roll of film.

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Old 12-27-2011, 04:57 PM   #3
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I send ours in via computer to Costco for prints. They do good fast work and are very reasonable. You can pick them up at the store, or they will mail the prints to you.

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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Personally, I prefer the digital pics. For safety they are stored on all of our computers and a thumb drive. On cold, dreary, Pennsylvania winter days at work I'll pull up a few and daydream of my next trip.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:48 PM   #5
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I use a digital camera, love it....can go through and delete photos that aren't the best, and save the ones I love....I like it better than using film, and having to pay for photos that aren't of good quality....usually go to Walgreen's and make copies of the photos I want .....
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I do a web page journal of my trips Jon & Carol's Trips. I try to add a couple of photos per day as well as campground & location information.

I also take my favorite photos and use them as my screensaver on my laptop.

I rarely make prints unless they are for someone that doesn't have a computer or if they are going to be exhibited.
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Oh how glad I am that I am not paying for roll film development anymore. Last trip out West, DW took over 5000 photos. Would you like to see them???? (lol)

So, on the road I was using a laptop PC and then when I returned to the stick house I would transfer the pictures to the iMac and into iPhoto. A wonderful program. DW has an iPad, and the synchronization between the iMac/iPhoto and iPad is just great. We select what photos to syncronize and we have a wonderful picture album for traveling.

Now I have a MAC Mini that I can set up on the road. I take the external hard disk drive from the iMac with me so that the iPhoto library remains the same on each computer. While on the road I upload photos to my web page for family and friends to view.

For those special occasions when we have the grand-children's photos I can print them out in any size and frame them for display.

No more roll film for me, and if you want to purchase an older EOS-630 film camera with date-back, holler at me.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:42 PM   #8
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Cards are so cheap...buy a bunch of the smaller cards and one or two digital photo frames. Swap the cards around so you get to see groups of pictures at a time, just in the background, for a week or two at at time. Don't forget to label the media cards when you take them out of the camera! Also, I download them all to my computer and back up my computer just in case!
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #9
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I was an avid film photographer for many years. Developed, printed, enlarged my own stuff. Eventually I no longer had time to do my own work. I found the quality of consumer film labs to be erratic, and the cost of using a pro lab was too much. Gave up for about 15 years until digital became decent.

The ability to shoot many shots, including "bracketing" exposures and using various amounts of zoom, without any direct cost is really great. Even the most basic digital photo file programs allow you to resize and crop files to make the images better.

Then they can be displayed in electronic frames, monitors, TVs, or printed.

For me it's a win-win-win.
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Get a good photo printer, photoshop and a whole new world opens up!
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:57 AM   #11
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Another advantage, in my opinion, to digital is to create a dvd slide show with music in the background and occasional voice over. Pop into the tv on a cold, snowy evening and reminisce.
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Hi All,

I have to agree 10000000000000% with all the other posters here, I am very happy with digital, and would never go back to film!!

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I use my digital Picts as a screen saver. O just rolls through all my photos.
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I use an Apple TV unit and stream pictures to my TV in the unit with music playing. It's a 55" display and it cycles through my favorites. If we have company over I can turn on the outside TV and share if they like.

Once you use the right tools you'll never go back to film.


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