I appreciate dedicated devices (such as the Kindle, Flip Camcorder, etc) because sometimes I want to instantly do something, and not have to wade through different menus and screens just to get there.
(Multi-purpose devices like any smartphone also have benefits but that’s not the focus of this post.)
I want to go from camera to web more quickly than I currently do. By “web” I mean a submission to a personal server/domain (where the image is saved and a public URL is provided), or any social sharing site or web service.
I want this for web-enabled camera devices, and non-web-enabled camera devices.
One option is Dropbox automatic uploads (once a camera is attached):
This seems to work very well, and there is also an equivalant on iOS (once you take a photo and open the Dropbox app, it automatically uploads it).
Next, I could use Zapier (or something similar) to process new uploads to Dropbox:
This seems to work great – it’s a fully automated camera to web process that only requires taking a photo and connecting it to a computer (or loading the app on iOS).
The best part is I can do this with cameras that don’t have WiFi or any web features.