Look Ma, No Computer!

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How are computer printers more in tune to digital photographer needs?

Look Ma, No Computer!

Printer manufacturers have become more in-tune with digital photo printing. Today, some printers are designed to be nearly as compact as the photos themselves so you can take them anywhere.

For example, Epson's PictureMate series prints up to 4" x 6" photos directly from your camera (via a USB connection) or flash drive. The PictureMate is about the size of a lunch box and weighs only 6.6 lbs. - so you can take it along without worrying about space or weight.

The PictureMate also has built-in slots for CompactFlash (Type I and II), Secure Digital, SDHC, MMC, Memory Stick, Microdrive (Type M/H) and xD-Picture Card. Plus, it features a surprisingly large - 3.6" - LCD screen to preview your photos.

A nice added feature on the "Zoom" model is a built-in CD burner... so you can archive your pictures right from the printer.

Of course, you can use the Epson PictureMate with your computer, too. It connects via a standard USB cable, and is compatble with both Macs and PC's.

   

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