High-capacity SD cards are the black holes of digital photo libraries. Eight gigs of storage means months and months of card filling, and (about) zero card emptying. In fact, we've become so used to SD cards that we're now finding ways for our physical prints (yes, people still have those) to live in one too.
The SD Photo Album (currently up for pre-order for 10 Euro or $13.60 American) holds 60 4-by-6-inch prints. That's the equivalent of about 256 megs of high-res photography.
I like the idea. I am not to sure if 60 photos is equal to 256 gigs maybe popsci meant megs.
You're right, Auston. Thanks!
How about making a digital SD photo album. Two touch screens and a port. Just plug the SD card in and "turn" pages to view all your stored photos.
Pardon me for asking an obvious question, but how is this any different from ordinary photo albums that have been around for 100 years or so? I mean, besides the fact that it has "SD" on the front.
And why would I want a few hundred of these things to hold all my digital pictures when there are digital picture frames, computer screens, big screen TVs, etc., etc., etc.?
Maybe you guys would be interested in my new invention, the digital SD wheel. It is the same as ordinary wheels, except it has SD on the side so it must have something to do with SD cards.
While, yes, this album is a cheap marketing joke - ha ha, my old album look like the tech that holds my real pictures - there is a place still for print photography over virtual projections.
Think of it this way, you clean out grandma's old attic. The photos will be special treasures of the past. You might convert some of the old 5mm film. What are you going to do with the old floppys though? Those 3.5s that your machine no longer has a slot for? Anything stored on them is lost, not to time, but to technology. Also, which happens more often - your house burns down, but you have your precious memories on a USB drive or your computer/memory stick/dig-album is erased, fried, or intfected?
While digital photos have helped us let go of the pictures of vacations and places no one cares about - having print copies of family, friends, and important events through the years is still worth the cost of print.
I used to think that the best snaps you can get are from the old big camera's. But I got an slr not so long ago and have been really enjoying the fact that you can just stick the card in your pc and get the photo's really fast. I actually saw on another blog http://slrdigitalcamerasreviews.com/ a post about the good points and bad points and most people voted for digital camera's because of they're sd card.