Back Up Your Photos Wirelessly Using Eye-Fi

7/23/2012 11:28:16 AM

Discover how to send your shots to another device using on Eye-Fi card

What you’ll need

Eye-Fi card



We used

Sandisk Eye-Fi 4GB Wireless memory card

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What you’ll learn

How to send your photos via Eye-Fi

Description: Back up your photos wirelessly using Eye-Fi

Back up your photos wirelessly using Eye-Fi

An Eye-Fi card is a wireless memory card that looks and acts just like an SD card. It has built-in Wi-Fi that quickly transfers your photo and videos to your iPhone, iPad, Android device or computer without any cables needed. Within the setup menu you can add networks for the Eye-Fi card to connect to. You can add up to 32 networks to the card and when your camera is within range of one photos and videos straight from your camera to your computer.

You can also specify a favourite sharing site, such as Facebook or Flickr, and it will automatically update your albums. It’s great for backing up your content as well as shooting tethered (where the images go straight to the laptop), so that you can preview the photos. Eye-Fi cards are available for as little as $60 and increase in price according to how much memory it has. The memory capacity is useful when there’s no Wi-Fi available so your images can be stored on the card.

Send images via Eye-Fi – instantly upload shots

Step 1 – install Eye-Fi

Plug the Eye-Fi card into the USB card reader and insert it into your computer. Go to Pick either the Windows or Mac download and click Save to download the software, so you can manage how your card uploads photos.

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Step 2 – register an account

When the software has downloaded, a screen will open asking you to Log in a Create New Account. Click Create New Account and follow the instructions to register. Then login to open your personal Eye-Fi centre where your photos and videos will be stored.

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Step 3 – connect to a network

Click the gear symbol next to Eye-Fi Card and hit Network>Private Networks>Add Network To Card. Then enter your Wi-Fi network and password so that the card can begin transferring. To connect to a remote wireless network, choose Other Network.

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Step 4 – set up another device

On your other device, go to and click the correct option. We’re using an iPad, so are taken to the App Store. Hit Install then sign in with your Eye-Fi login. On the Eye-Fi card Setup screen, tap the Yes to receive photos.

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Step 5 – connect to device

Tap the Add Network button and press Install. Choose Install Now to add your card’s network profile to your device and then tap Done. Tap the Eye-Fi Centre icon that appears and then Copy Password>Next>Done. The Eye-Fi card and iPad will now be synced.

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Step 6 – upload images

Slot the Eye-Fi card into your camera and start shooting. To start uploading, press Menu on your camera and in Settings there will be an option for Eye-Fi. Then you can select all the images to upload, or select them one by one, pressing Menu to confirm.

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Automatically share your photos

Online sharing lets you to automatically upload shots from your Eye-Fi card to one of over 25 photo sharing, print, blogging or social networking websites. If you only want to share certain photos, follow these steps.

Step 1 - selective sharing

Selective share is a function open to all Eye-Fi card owners and to enable it, visit and sign in. under the Eye-Fi View drop-down menu select Eye-Fi Card.

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Step 2 – plug in your card

Then plug in your Eye-Fi card, tick the Share Selected option and then all your photos will be wirelessly transferred and backed-up to your computer.

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Step 3 – lock or protect

To select which photos or videos you would like to share to the internet, use the lock or protect feature on your camera by selecting or un-selecting your files.

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