Using the Flip-Pal with an Eye-Fi Card
No matter whether you are using the Eye-Fi card with your camera of with your Flip-Pal mobile scanner, you must first go through the installation process, the setup with your home wif-fi network and deciding which photo hosting site you wish to use. So read this post first.
I gathered three items to scan with my Flip-Pal. One is the coaster you see here (which is not completely flat) and two photos from the massive number of snapshots to be scanned. Three is enough for your first test.
I removed the Eye-Fi card from my camera and put in another SD card. NEVER leave your camera empty.
Because I had already set up my Eye-Fi Center software during the installation process and set up my photo-hosting site, I was ready to work with the Flip-Pal.
I popped out the SD card that I keep in my Flip-Pal and set it carefully aside to be put back in when I was done. NEVER leave your Flip-Pal without a card in the slot.
I put in the Eye-Fi card in the Flip-Pal mobile scanner and quickly scanned the two of the items. Because I was still in my office and had the Eye-Fi Center open, I could watch them upload as I scanned. One scanned and the other did not. So, I stopped and investigated the failed upload. I think that it was just a glitch but when I clicked on the image in the Eye-Fi Center, it uploaded at that time. After all, I still had the Flip-Pal and the Eye-Fi card in range of the computer and the network.
First test of the Flip-Pal worked well. Here's the two images (photo 1 and photo 2.) I have, of course, edited them since uploading them.
I am keeping the Eye-Fi card in the card holder because I want to install the software on one of my laptops.
This worked so well, that I need to draft a new plan for scanning with my Flip-Pal. I will write about that soon. I set up the iPhone app and it works but I still need to spend time with that.