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Best option to backup and view RAW pictures while travelling?

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#21 okuma

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

We import onto a small lap top with a small outboard hard drive as secondary back up.


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#22 Azurreal

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 11:10 PM

I've been using a Surface Pro 4 for the last year and I gotta admit I've been happy with it.
 
Althought, as going from cruise to cruise, I'm not really using it to have a quick look at pictures/videos but just to unload the RAW.
I'm now considering switching to the Gnarbox or something similar.


#23 johnohuk

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:28 AM

I'm cheap, I bought off ebay a reconditioned ASUS Vivobook E203NA for £130, it has Olympus Viewer and Open Office loaded, not the quickest device but coupled with a USB 3 hub, SD card and ext SSD drive it previews/stores images/videos fine... plus its battery life is excellent for the flight. LR will run but its painfully slow but Oly viewer is fine as is VLC.



#24 DS256

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:01 AM

Like others such as WetPup, I use a 14" MACbook I bought cheap from Apple. I have LR installed and simply import my stills and videos into it's catalog. I also keep the contents of SD so I have 2 copies. I have enough SD's that I switch daily,

 

The MACbook also lets me keep up with the rest of the world since I don't normally travel with my cell phone.

 

When I get back home, I take the SD's and bring them into my normal workflow on my PC.



#25 stevee

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:31 PM

I agree with above opinions. MacBook Air 13 is a good partner for me in the travel.  If you are not on a tight budget, it can be your top choices. As for browsing RAW images, I prefer the RAW photo viewer on Mac. Maybe you can try this, 



#26 hyp

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 03:08 AM

I found that an ipad with 128gb is usually good enough for a 2 week holiday. I think you can now get 256GB iPad Pros. Editing in Affinity Photo is really nice, as it seems to be one of the only proper raw editors for iOS that lets you set White Balance precisely.



#27 Donald A

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:48 AM

I shoot a lot of wildlife and am always paranoid about losing my photos on the road.  I bring enough memory cards and never delete the photos from the cards before I get home.  I copy the photos from the cards to my laptop and also copy them to an external SSD drive.  When going through the airport, I keep the cards with my camera, my laptop in a case, and the SSD drive in my pocket.  Overkill I know but the photos are irreplaceable.



#28 Donald A

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:51 AM

I only shoot raw and use LR for editing.  I use freeware FastStone for quick viewing, culling, and renaming the files.







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