Digital cameras allow computer users to take pictures and store the photographed images digitally instead of on traditional film. With some digital cameras, a user downloads the stored pictures from the digital camera to a computer using special software included with the camera. With others, the camera stores the pictures directly on a floppy disk or on a PC Card. A user then copies the pictures to a computer by inserting the floppy disk into the disk drive or the PC Card into a PC Card slot. Once stored on a computer, the pictures can be edited with photo-editing software, printed, faxed, sent via electronic mail, included in another document, or posted to a Web site for everyone to see.
A digital camera is very similar to a traditional 35mm camera in the way that it takes pictures. Basically it takes the picture and stores the information on a memory card. To download the picture to your computer you connect the camera to the computer usually with a serial connection or USB port connection and the picture is downloaded and applied to the software on the computer.
It is the opinion of the experts that digital photography is the future of photography. The many benefits that digital cameras have are countless. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of technology and its advancement as well as the speed of advancement. A major benefit of digital cameras and digital photography is the very fact that you can e-mail them to relatives. They can be e-mailed for whatever purposes necessary. For example, maybe if you are missing a loved one while you are half way across the world and show them a picture of you where you are. With the use of digital photography everything is practically instant. Just snap the picture, download it to your computer and send it via e-mail to your loved one.
Another benefit is that you can browse pictures on web sites. The whole new meaning of shopping has been created because of this. You can now shop...