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brkdn2

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camino francais, (2014 Aug.)
I was wondering about how to deal with downloading photos from micro sd cards to cd's. Can this be done at photo shops or drugstores along the way? I'm bringing my go pro and two cards with me ( a 64g and a 32g), but based on how beautiful Spain is I don't think that will be enough. I have cloud access but am worried i'll mess it up and lose photo's . I'd feel better writing over my media if I had a hard copy in my hands that I could hold on to or mail home ahead of time. I think a usb card reader is also been advised because most computers you run into don't have card readers built in. 17 days till departure I'm so excited.
 
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We bought and carried extra cards. Kept the cards with our passports in a safe place. Also could lock the card when stored in case we did use it in a computer. We didn't upload as it happened or make CDs
 

CaptBuddy

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Fall 2012, again Fall 2014.
I'm taking lots of SD cards, an iPad with wifi and backup to cloud.
SD reader for iPad, transfer to Dropbox using CameraSync app (handles RAW files and video), or Transfer app. Signing up for additional Dropbox space for a couple of months.
You should be able to get a used iPad 2 for a reasonable price. Other notebooks might work
Still, the cheapest and easiest is more SD cards.
I'm going to use folders on the SD, one for each day, and only delete when I have to. I can't recall if Gopro allows folders.
 

Hugh Larkin

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I took a 32-gb and a 16-gb SD cards for my Canon and a card reader for my 32-gb wifi-only iPad (which I used primarily for email, reading ebooks, and journaling) had 16-gb of free space for downloading and saving. I wasn't able to fill the 32-gb card on our Camino from Pamplona to Santiago - and this included many videos requested by the wife. Next time, I plan to take just extra cards.
 

brkdn2

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Year of past OR future Camino
camino francais, (2014 Aug.)
I really cant buy anymore cards, I got the ones I have on sale and more money spent now my be a missed octopus dinner later. Where would one look to put things on disc? Please forgive my there's not a walmart on every corner ? thinking. I haven't been out of the country in 26 years lol
 
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Christine15

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Camino Francis (2013)
You might find somewhere in the larger towns, I was not looking for that type of service so I can't comment but you could try Googling it for the larger towns. I did what most others have said above, I kept the SD cards and downloaded to a mini iPad, it was nice and light to carry and it worked really well.
 
You won't find drugstores liked we have inn the US when you're in Spain. There are only farmacias, which are very helpful for health problems, but nothing else
 

Bajaracer

Camino Frances 2013 Jun-Jul SJPDP to Finisterre
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Camino Frances (2013) Jun-Jul SJPDP to Finisterre
I was wondering about how to deal with downloading photos from micro sd cards to cd's. Can this be done at photo shops or drugstores along the way? I'm bringing my go pro and two cards with me ( a 64g and a 32g), but based on how beautiful Spain is I don't think that will be enough. I have cloud access but am worried i'll mess it up and lose photo's . I'd feel better writing over my media if I had a hard copy in my hands that I could hold on to or mail home ahead of time. I think a usb card reader is also been advised because most computers you run into don't have card readers built in. 17 days till departure I'm so excited.

Practice uploading to your cloud storage before you even leave.
Bring a mini USB card reader for uploading photos on the albergue desktop computers to your cloud storage, do this on frequent basis as much as you can, don't be surprised if the connection is slow, If you wait too long between uploads, it''ll take forever to upload your files to the cloud.
It took several hours for my photos to back up to iCloud on my iPhone 5, I waited till I got to Burgos when I got a private hotel room. I sure wasn't going to leave my iPhone laying around the albergue while it was going through an iCloud backup!
 

brkdn2

Member
Year of past OR future Camino
camino francais, (2014 Aug.)
Burgos is the place, I found a nice little copy place online looks like you can do just about anything. Thinking of a day off in Burgos, should be a good spot to relax, enjoy and take some pictures.
 

marylynn

Ontario Canada
Year of past OR future Camino
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There is a good camera store in Burgos not far from the municipal albergue that might be able to do the download to a DVD for you. I will again follow the advice which worked well for me in 2011 and on all of my subsequent trips: take about 30GB of memory cards and keep them safe until you download them back at home. I will be sure to take cards no larger than 8GB because I lost all of my Quebec 'camino' pictures in July because the 16GB card corrupted. Fewer GBs on a memory card means fewer lost pictures if the card is lost or corrupted.
 
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SanFranLinda

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(2013)
Marylynn, Do you still have the corrupt card? Depending on what the photos are worth to you, a data recovery service can probably recover your photos. I had a friend visiting from Germany last year who thought he had lost all of his photos and was able to have them recovered. It was a little pricey, but worth it to him.
 

marylynn

Ontario Canada
Year of past OR future Camino
2011-2019 CF, Arles/Aragones
2015 & 2017 HærvejenDK
Marylynn, Do you still have the corrupt card? Depending on what the photos are worth to you, a data recovery service can probably recover your photos. I had a friend visiting from Germany last year who thought he had lost all of his photos and was able to have them recovered. It was a little pricey, but worth it to him.

Yes, I still have the card, and I was planning to take it to a local camera store and hope for the best. And if nothing is recovered, then I guess it is a life lesson in Letting Go... :) Thanks for your suggestion!
 

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