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Old Mar 28, 2005, 2:52 PM   #1
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I have a new Nikon8800, and was thinking of buing a Digital Image Viewer for use on vacation. The problem is that the decent quality ones with good sized LCD screens are very expensive. I own a Palm Tungsten T3 and I'm hoping someone knows of a way to use it as a Digital Image Viewer (without using a PC or laptop).
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Install either VFSi (freeware, but documentation isn't very good), AcidImage, Resco Viewer, MyAlbum, SplashPhoto (all commercial), or the Palm Photos app, and then you can put your card in the camera and view your images. The Palm Photos app resizes the displayed photo to fit the screen and doesn't allow zooming; the other viewer apps allow zooming and scrolling the zoomed view. Also, Palm Photos only looks in /DCIM; if your camera uses a folder with a different name, PP won't see it. The other viewers let you navigate anywhere on the card.

(This assumes the camera uses a SD card, of course.)
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Hi Tom:
Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately the Nikon Coolpix 8800 uses Compact Flash cards. I need a device (+ appropriate software)to convert from CF to SD readable so I can enter the images from the camera into the Palm. I've seen products to convert the other way (from SD to CF), but this wouldn't help with this application. Alternatively, a way to send the image data from the camera or from the CF card to the Palm T3 via the cradle used for Hotsyncs.
It would be great if this is doable as the T3 has an extra large, good resolution screen. I'd hate to spend lots more cash on another product to display photos on a nice LCD screen while I'm travelling.
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That will be a problem, then. I don't know of any CF-to-SD adapters either. I have a Minolta DiMage Z1, which uses SD cards, and a Palm Tungsten E, and just this past Saturday I took a few pictures at my wife's birth parents' house, put the card from the camera in the TE, and used VFSi to show everyone the pictures.

There are card readers that will read both types of card (and then some), but then you need a PC... maybe an "image tank" with slots for both CF and SD would work if they can write back to a card.
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