The new SE Costco has a great facility for digital camera users. They have
two readers that accepts diskettes, CD's, a live scanner, and all types of
memory cards. 48 hour service costs $0.25/ 6" x 4" photo. I've used it
several times. London Drug has the same service, but it is much more
----- Original Message -----
From: "Xenia Stanford" <president@...>
To: <dist-gen@...>; <kenrees@...>; "Gord Hulbert"
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 9:54 AM
Subject: RE: Canon Camera copying from CF straight to CD
> Thanks to all for your suggestions. I had also emailed Canon's helpdesk
> prior to my computer networking being fried (my Internet and LAN
> were lost) on Tuesday evening when I downloaded McAfee Updates. Thus I
> not read any suggestions via email - any of yours or Canon's.
> P.S. The system could not be restored due to the McAfee miniports that
> left over in the system registry from installing and uninstalling McAfee
> firewall. Since I could find no way to restore the system on my own, I
> called in my computer whiz. It took us until last night to get everything
> back including Internet and LAN. So I suggest avoid McAfee Firewall like
> a plague or a virus! I just installed McAfee Virus Protection without the
> firewall portion and all now works like a charm.
> Since I could not read the suggestions but needed to get the CF card
> ASAP as my daughter is off to Victoria and Vancouver and wanted to take
> digital camera with enough room on the CF card to fill it again! With my
> computer tied up with troubleshooting, I decided to find a photofinisher
> see if any would do it for a reasonable price (which is what someone here
> and what Canon suggested as Canon agreed with Gord that it would have to
> from card to harddrive to disk). However, I found out that photofinishers
> copy from CF card to CD without downloading to a harddrive so there must
> a way and I plan to check out the other suggestions I received.
> In checking the yellow pages and making a couple of calls, I found Don's
> Photo (in yellow pages listed as Time Photo) to be the most reasonable at
> $10 + GST per card and they promised a one day maximum turnaround as time
> was another consideration. I did not realize the cost was $10 per card as
> had been told it was per CD and each CD held 700 mg. Since one CF card
> 350 mg and had 215 photos on it and the other CF card (that came with the
> camera) was 16 mg with 12 photos, I thought no problem I will have them
> copied onto one CD for $10.70 total. When I went to pick them up it was
> $21.40. I had no problem paying $10 + GST for the 215 photos but 12 would
> fit easily on my computer so I felt that I had been misled. My complaint
> passed to the lab supervisor who said she could not do anything about it
> would notify Derek the manager (I sort of expected his name to be Don so
> not know who Don is!) who would be in today. He just called and said he
> honour the refund and instruct his staff to be clearer in the future. So
> all's well and if we do not have another way of handling the transfer from
> CF to CD, I will use it up on the next set of 200 or so photos. I have no
> complaints about the work and the photos look much better on the CD than
> they do on the CF card.
> If any of you are looking for this service and decide to give Don's a try,
> look in the phone book under Time Photo at 1206-17th Avenue S.W.
> Meanwhile I will review all the suggestions and see if I can find a way to
> do the transfer direct from CF to CD myself. If I find a successful and
> economical (time and money) way to do this myself, I will let you know.
> lab supervisor said the 215 photos took one hour to transfer so tying up
> equipment for an hour myself will also be a consideration.
> Again thanks to all! I found the people on this list to be faster and
> more alternatives than did Canon Camera Customer Service. Smart people at
> AFHS and on distgen!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dist-gen@...
> [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of
> Sent: August 5, 2003 8:45 PM
> To: dist-gen@...; Gord Hulbert
> Subject: Re: Canon Camera copying from CF straight to CD
> There are card readers that may be purchased from stores such as Office
> Depot, or
> CompuSmart. The one we have accepts any of 4 different formats. You
> be able
> to go directly to CD from the card.
> On 5 Aug 2003 at 17:22, Gord Hulbert wrote:
> > Hi there:
> > I believe you have to go thru your hard drive first. Unless you have
> > an option on your camera that makes the card look like another drive.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Xenia Stanford
> > To: dist-gen@...
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 4:44 PM
> > Subject: Canon Camera copying from CF straight to CD
> > Hi all,
> > I am hoping someone from the computer whiz group or otherwise can
> > answer this question: How can we copy straight from the digital
> > camera's CF card to a CD? There are 250 photos on a 350 CF card and
> > the hard drive will not be happy if we try to copy them to the
> > hard-drive first.
> > Xenia Stanford
> Ken Rees
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