Real-World Computing: Photography

Digital cameras have revolutionized photography, at least from my point of view. While not nearly as sensitive as normal film, their convenience and processing speed are far superior.

I have owned a number of digital cameras:

All these cameras use the "compact flash" storage media. Although the camera has the ability to connect to a computer directly, I prefer to simply remove the CF card and read the files directly. I have an old HP 620LX whose only job is to read the CF card and run an FTP server so I can retrieve the pictures. There are many standalone CF card readers available that would do an equally good job.

My photo gallery contains lots of pictures I've taken.

Greg Hewgill <>