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Card Reader - Useful for digital fotos

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      06.06.2001 06:08
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      I recently bought a fujifilm digital camera, which I love to bits and works a treat. However, the task of downloading images directly from the camera to the PC was a tedious one, often prone to failure. That is until now . . . . ! I have now become the proud owner of a 'Swift Syncro' card reader, purchased from Jessops. this bit of kit works like a dream, it comes complete with USB cable, smart-media reading access and an adapter to read compact flash cards, as well as the required software installation cd. It will read data from ATA PC cards ( types 1 & 2), CompactFlash 1 & 2 and Smartmedia. This is, basically, any type of data storage card that you are likely to find in a digital camera. The reader will, however, only work from PC's having a USB port, so may be incompatable with some older machines, as it draws its power via the USB. The makers boast that it can download a 2MB file in 2.8 seconds. Well, I haven't timed it that accurately, but I can well believe this is not an idle boast, as it took around 3 minutes to download around 50 digital images the last time I used it, which is still pretty quick. The drawback is that is a bit quirky at first, for instance the images are loaded into a seperate viewer programme set up by the software, then images can be dragged into whatever your favourite image manipulation package is, ( I still use Adobe Photoshop, which its the spot for me). Overall though, this is a great device, it does its job quietly and efficiently and has taken the tedium out of slow and unpredictable direct downloads from the camer. Money well spent, I'd say.


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