The first and most important step in getting
your images to the Web is to get them in DIGITAL FORMAT first.
You have 4 ways to do this:
Cameras. By far the
best way to quickly get your image to your computer. Digital
Cameras take pictures in Digital Format so you only need
to connect the camera to your computer and transfer the
files. Some cameras, like the Mavica, have a floppy disk
that goes into the camera. After you take your pictures,
take the floppy disk out of the camera and slide the floppy
disk into your computer and transfer your images to your
Digital Imaging Services.
You can find these services at places like Kodak, Kinkos,
and any other local digital service place. I would
you get your hands on a scanner or digital camera yourself
and bypass these service houses. It gets expensive
a short time having these places process your images
for you. Camera prices are at an all time low and you
get a good quality camera for around $200.00. Check
www.zdnet.com for reviews on cameras and scanners or
just look on Ebay!
Scanners. Scanners are an
intermediary between your traditional camera and your
computer. Photos taken with a regular camera are developed
as usual and then scanned into digital format. Scanners
will save the digital version to your computer. You can
also use the digital imaging places for scanning. Kinkos
will let you rent their scanners. Again, try and get your
own as soon as you can. Paying people for something you
can do on your own is
VHS. If you have a VHS Video
Camera you can film your images and have the images on
VHS tape transferred to your computer. To do this you
will need a Video Capture Board or again, take your VHS
tape to a digital imaging service place and pay them to
do it. This is the most expensive and inefficient way
to get your images in digital format.
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