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Uploading digital photos from camera to computer or to a computerized photo database: This article explains the various ways to easily move photographs from a digital camera into a computer and into a photograph database. Discussion focuses on selection of cameras adapt well to microscope eyepieces or trinocular heads, and on camera settings and procedures to obtain best quality photographs. We also discuss image resolution and size settings and make recommendations. Cameras used as examples in this paper include the Nikon Coolpix series 990, 995, and 4500.
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PAAA 2005 Symposium, University of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma - June 2-5, 2005 - updated 02/23/2009
Discussion focuses on selection of cameras adapt well to microscope eyepieces or trinocular heads, and on camera settings and procedures to obtain best quality photographs. We also discuss image resolution and size settings and make recommendations. Cameras used as examples in this paper include the Nikon Coolpix series 990, 995, and 4500.
The techniques discussed in this paper work well with digital cameras and any type of microscope, low power stereo zoom to high power forensic polarized light microscopes.]
Remove the camera's flash card, plug it into
open the image processing software (ThumbsPlus from Cerious Software [recommended--DF]for example)
open a Windows Explorer (PC-computers) or Finder (Apple Mac computers) window, and drag/drop the image files seen on the flash card hard drive into the desired image management software library window
We carry a flash card reader on long trips, along with our laptop, as this is a compact and very fast means of image upload. This is the most-general means of image upload as the flash card simply appears as an additional hard drive on the computer. Use of this method should not require the installation of any special software on your PC or Mac.
Many desktop and some laptop computers provide a built-in flash-card reader. With your computer turned on simply insert your digital camera's flash card into the appropriate flash card slot on your PC. The computer will recognize the flash card as a mountable external disk or mini hard drive.
On Microsoft Windows machines a window may pop up asking what you want to do with the new "disk" that has just been mounted.
Some photo manipulation and display programs, such as iPhoto on Macintosh computers, will automatically import any new photos into a default destination directory. This simple approach is great for home photography, but we have not found iPhoto adequate for maintaining a large database of technical photographs such as microscopic photographs of particles for our forensic library.
We prefer to have total control over the destination of our photos, their folders, and the copies that are made of them. iPhoto helps make absolutely certain you never lose any of your photos by making copies of each file at various points in image storage and editing. On our laboratory database the result of that approach quickly converted a 30 gigabyte folder to a 300 GB folder - slow and unwieldy.
If your laptop computer does not have a built-in flash card reader slot two simple options to add this capability are
Of these two choices, the USB-connected memory card reader is the most portable and general as it will connect to just about any modern laptop or desktop PC or Macintosh computer. Sadly, most newer laptop computers omit the PCMCIA card slot.
Use the USB connector, connecting the camera to the computer's USB port.Turn on the camera, use manufacturer's driver (on the computer) or plug-and-play to see the camera appear as a hard drive; move (drag and drop) images to the desired library location - this works fine though I find that we might need the camera manufacturer's software installed on the computer in order to recognize the camera as a USB device.
With this special software installed, usually a unique program will run automatically when the camera is detected, offering to show, copy, or otherwise handle your photos. This method of data transfer is often slower than the flash-card approach because software in the camera is acting as a data transfer device.
Use the camera video-out connector and cable to connect to a video input on your computer.
This approach also works fine though I find that we might need the camera manufacturer's software installed on the computer in order to recognize the camera as a USB device and as with the USB approach above, this special software installed, usually a unique program will run automatically when the camera is detected, offering to show, copy, or otherwise handle your photos. This method will be slower than the flash-card approach, as mentioned above.
Some cameras also permit photo transfer from the camera directly to a computer by infra-red (IR) or Blue Tooth technology. In our (limited) experience these methods are convenient but slow compared with a flash card.
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