Re: hooking your camera to the computer via a USB cable. Marylh also mentioned this in the classroom comments and these are my thoughts on that... Yes, in many cases you CAN connect your camera to your computer via a USB cable. And if you find that works for you, great!! The reason I didn't mention it in the video is that I haven't always had good luck with that method. For example, when I hook up my little point-and-shoot to my computer via USB, sometimes it just sits there and eventually the camera turns off (due to inactivity) before I can see any of the photos on the camera (much less copy them). Sometimes the computer recognizes it and sometimes it doesn't! Also, I have another camera that required that I install a driver on my computer before it would recognize it. And my aunt had a camera that installed all sorts of software that helped her "organize" her photos, but she was only ever able to find them through that software and not through Windows Explorer. So given those experiences, I tried to give "generic" instructions in the video that I know will work for everyone regardless of what kind of camera they have. Also, I've read (in multiple forums on the web) that using a card reader to copy your photos is much faster than copying from the camera - however, I have not tested it myself to say for sure. That said, if you already have a method for getting your photos from your camera onto your computer, then don't feel like you need to change!
John - that's a cool little gadget! (It's essentially a card reader without a cord.