digital camera pics to PC
August 15, 2011 5:01 AM Subscribe
I need to do a lot of quick images of stuff to sell on ebay and other places. I'd like to be able to take a pic and have it immediately available on a PC. I know I can use a memory card reader or USB cable to transfer images. What I would like to have is the image transferred immediately upon shooting to the PC.
posted by diode to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When I take images now, I shoot several, hook up my camera, wait for the software (Picasa) to sense the camera, then download the images. Unhook the cable, shoot more images...repeat. I'd like to cut out the 'hook up the USB cable' step entirely.
I'm going to set up a softbox with a camera and a USB cable to a nearby PC. I have an older Nikon 990 and a Canon 1200IS. I don't know if either of these two camera would be compatible for this type of setup. It would be ideal if they were.
It seems to me that digital cameras should be able to have their memory mounted on a PC while they are taking pictures, but never seen this option in any camera I've used.
As a side note to this post, I've misplaced the installer CD's for the Nikon 990. The current Nikon software doesn't mount the camera on my PC though Image Transfer on my Mac works fine. Any tips for getting images off the 990 onto Windows XP would be very appreciated.