Print Pictures From Digital Camera With No Computer

By: Christine Peppler

There are many millions of consumers who do not own a digital camera. They have not yet experienced the convenience of being able to edit and print their own pictures at home. For many who are less experienced or simply less enamored with technology, the thought of having to go through the multi-step process of getting images from their camera on to the computer, edited, and then printed isn't enticing. For others it would even involve added expense to purchase a suitable computer and any editing software.

What many of these people don't realize is that printing from a digital camera can be a very simple process and does not have to involve the use of a computer at all. This can be achieved by either purchasing a digital camera and printer that are compatible or ones that have Pictbridge technology which assures compatibility regardless of brand. Either way printing without a computer can be faster, easier, and less expensive if you don't already own all of the necessary hardware. For those who do own a computer, printing without it can still be wise as valuable hard drive space can be saved to leave it out of the equation in the photo printing process.

Some printers have a card reader which allows users to insert the memory card from their digital camera directly and print pictures from there. These printers are a great tool for anyone looking for simplicity. For those who don't want to purchase a printer, a similar option is available in many drug stores via a kiosk although this does take away from the at-home convenience.

With Pictbridge technology a small cable is used to link the camera up directly to the printing device. The great part of this option is that it doesn't require much study to be sure the camera and printer will work together to produce prints.

Of course, for an increasing number of people their cell phone acts as their digital camera. For these individuals, a connection to the printer can be made through an adapter that communicates with Bluetooth. Printing then can be achieved directly without the use of the computer.

When connecting the camera, or its memory card, directly to the printer the option of editing is not lost. These printers offer simple editing functions such as adjusting contrast, and brightness as well as red-eye reduction and can be performed with the printers LCD screen much as they would on a computer.

Printing pictures from a digital camera should not be a complex or time intensive task. Removing computers from the equation simplifies the process and is easily achieved by connecting the camera or its memory card directly to an appropriate printer.

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