Digital Photography for Not Quite So Digital Seniors
When I began writing these columns in the late 1980s, most retirement-age people had no interest in computers and would tell me they had gotten along just fine without them all their lives, and saw no reason to own one now. However, many are now buying a PC so they can process their own digital photos, along with exchanging the photos with their grandkids (who often teach the elders how to do these things).
I have friends who own a PC for business purposes, but who have been handing their digital camera to a grandson after taking some pictures. He copies the files to his PC and makes his grandparents a CD filled with their snapshots. By way of showing them how they could do this on their own, I asked them to bring their camera when we recently met at a restaurant for dinner. I brought my laptop PC.
I removed the memory card from their camera, plugged it into my laptop via a USB adapter, and instantly showed them all the photos they had recently taken. Then I used the camera to take some snapshots and a video of them, which I also displayed immediately on my laptop. Had it not been for the constraints of the restaurant, I could have showed them how I usually crop and touch up the shots as soon as I see them on the PC.
You can do the same. Check out the other camera and photo articles to the left.
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