This guide is about using a card reader to copy media from your camera to a computer.
The most common memory cards used are the SD Card types. They come in 3 physical sizes and many different capacities. Only 2 of the sizes are in common use. They are the full (postage stamp) size and the micro SD card size typically used by mobile devices. This https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_card Wikipedia article describes them in more detail. Most micro SD cards come with an adapter to work in a devices that take the full size cards.
There are many way to backup /copy images from your digital camera. I will describe 3 possible methods. Later in this tutorial I will give instructions on backing up photos using a card reader.
In this guide I will show you different ways to copy files between folders (or drives). I will also cover using removable drives e.g. flash drives or memory cards.
This guide assumes that you have a basic understanding of using a Windows 10 computer. The instructions will be similar for other systems.
You will need to know the following terms:
- Ribbon (toolbar)
- File Explorer
You also need to know the following actions:
There are many smart phones and tablets available at the moment. However there are only really 2 types of smartphone common today. They are Android and iPhone (iOS).
Android phones have been available since the end of 2008 with version 1.0 of Android. The latest version is Android 9.0 with most phones still using using earlier versions. Android version are given sweet code names e.g. Nougat (v7.0 - v7.1). For more information on versions of Android look at the Wikipedia page on Android version history.
The Babun project is now discontinued.
Babun is a Microsoft Windows shell bashed on Cygwin. Cygwin is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Windows. The Babun installer installs an configures Cygwin with some sensible defaults making the installation much easier and more reliable.
Before installing Babun you need to have a basic knowledge the Windows command prompt and Unix-like command line.