For Christmas my amazing hubby gave me a Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR camera. I have fallen in love with taking pictures of absolutely everything with my new camera. I thought the kids ran from me before when they thought I just might take a picture. Well, now then know for sure with this new big amazing picture taking gadget that I have acquired.
Ok, enough of that. Yes, I do run around the house taking a picture of everything I can think of. Sometimes I even take pictures of random stuff around the house just to have a chance to check out the different settings. But after taking all of these pictures I usually want to preview the captured pictures that I just took to see how the settings affected the image or to just see if the picture is acceptable or not.
Of course, I had to take it to another level, because technology is my best friend and there is always technology that will help you achieve your goals one way or another. See, I’m not like the average person who just settles for what is available, but I dig around, make things complicated a bit for myself, and find a tech way to create the results I want to achieve.
Since the large 3 inch LCD screen display is still too small to see good detail in the image. I wanted a way to instantly see the beautiful picture that I took.
I had previously purchase an Eye-Fi 16GB Pro X2 memory card to use with another camera. And I knew that the Eye-Fi card could automatically transfer my pictures to my computer for further editing at home while on my Wi-Fi network. But I could have sworn that I had read something about my Eye-Fi card being able to transfer to my mobile device via the Eye-Fi app. So I did a little bit of research.
The Eye-Fi 16GB Pro X2 memory card allows you to connect your mobile device (in my case, my iPad) directly to the memory card and allow you to automatically see and preview the pictures that you took. This way you can see more detail on the larger screen of your tablet. I just had to make sure that in the settings I did not delete the picture from the card after it has been uploaded. Later when I get home I can easily pop the memory card in my computer and save all of the pictures for further editing.
If you are looking to preview your pictures from you camera on a larger screen, especially during a photo shoot, using an Eye-Fi card along with a tablet is the way to go. If you have any questions setting it up let me know in the comments below.