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  1. timsinc

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    I'm on holiday. Got a fantastic photo on my top-of-range digital camera. I want to email and facebook it.

    So is it possible to get it onto the phone? Say with some cable, card reader, usb stick or whatever? There isn't a computer in sight, which would be how (tediously!) I'd do it back home.

    Basically, I'm asking if my S3 is that much of a smart phone that it can accept files from external sources - as will of course any laptop. And if so, how? (S-beam, or 'near field', technology no help in this case).

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    Thank you SUroot. This is all new - and interesting - to me. I know USB ports don't support peer-to-peer links. I tried with my S3-to-PC cable, using a female to female connector to attach a usb memory stick. Likewise, my card reader requires power and I'm assuming there's no power coming out of the S3's micro usb socket.

    So I cannot see how one of these OTG cables would sort that. Can you explain for me?

    Those WiFi SD cards sound amazing, but that would require WiFi-ing it to my phone, then my phone re-WiFi-ing it to gmail or FB. Double cost, especially if you're roaming. My camera does not allow me to input text so that rules out direct sending to other folk.

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    Dont forget to read the OP! ;)

     
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    With the OTG cable, you can Mount and power a 500GB Mechanical Hard Drive so a card reader will not be a problem

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diif5aX0HSI


    Phone wifi connects to SD card, transfer picture to phone. Connect Phone to whatever other wifi network, upload to facebook etc
     
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    Again thanks SUroot. I've ordered an Eye-Fi card after realising I'd got it wrong about Wi-Fi-ing. No cost, camera-card to phone. So, if it all works, I'll be a happy bunny! :D
     
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    Not the end of the world though :)
     
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    I can confirm that the Eye-Fi card solution works flawlessly. I have used it in my older Nikon s630 Coolpix camera, and my brand-new Nikon D5100, and it works perfectly. Best of all, the D5100 recognizes the card and allows you to turn it on and off from within the camera menu system.

    I've found the best way to move pictures is to use Eye-Fi and the Android Eye-Fi app to get the pictures from the camera to my GS3. I then use SugarSync to sync the Eye-Fi folder from my phone to my Sugarsync account in their cloud. Finally, Sugarsync on my PC picks the pictures up and copies them to my PC at home. I found this to be more reliable than the native Eye-Fi PC sync process, which tended to stop and start again and again. The bottom line: use Eye-Fi for what it does best (Camera to phone) and Sugarsync for what it does best (phone to cloud and beyond).

    It gives me great peace of mind to know that, as I shoot pictures, they safely land on my PC back home within minutes of being shot. I never worry about losing my card or a picture again.

    One last great feature of the Eye-Fi card: you can turn on "infinite storage" so that, when the card gets filled to a certain point, it automatically deletes photos that have been safely offloaded to your phone. The card becomes more of an active buffer for photos; as long as you have your phone and network connectivity, you'll never run out of space!

    Finally, if you do go this route, use this link to create your Sugarsync account and we'll both pick up 500M of extra free space:

    https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?...=web&utm_campaign=referral&shareEvent=4099650
     
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    Thank you cmusiciano. That's all very valuable advice. So out of interest, if you are away for a couple of weeks, do you leave your PC at home on and connected on line all the time?

    SugarSync is interesting, but I wondered how it differs to, say Evernote, which I use. Having a gmail account, Google is often promoting Google docs. I guess it's the syncing but any changes I make in an Evernote are reflected on all my devices. I think too I can set up sync folders for it as well.

    Again, thanks for all the Eye-Fi tips.

    Tim
     

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