cameras are now getting much cheaper, much better and generally
more easy to use than they used to be. Once a college would have
a few very expensive cameras and you took your life in your hands
when you borrowed one. Now even a mobile phone can take a reasonable
snap for most simple document or small screen image purposes.
On a fairly modern computer
the process of getting your pictures from the camera to your computer
is pretty straightforward, usually using a USB lead between the
two. Getting images off a mobile phone can be a bit trickier sometimes.
If the phone and computer both have a Bluetooth facility then they
can be linked up without cables, communicate and files can be shared
without pain. If one or the other is not what is termed ‘Bluetooth
enabled’ then there may be an option to get them to communicate
via an Infrared connection. This is also wireless but whilst many
laptops have an Infrared facility, most desktops don’t. So
there’s a lot to be said for buying a phone to computer lead
which should ease the complications of the task, especially if you
have lots of images to transfer.