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Stupid question that was bouncing around in my head last night.<br><br>
What's the difference in those two terms? Are they interchangeable? Am I uploading pictures from my camera to the computer or downloading them?
 

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Uploading from the camera <b>and</b> downloading them to the computer?<br><br>
OR<br><br>
Downloading from the camera <b>and</b> uploading from the computer?
 

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It depends on where YOU are in relation to where the file is going.<br><br>
If the file is on your camera.....you are PUTTING it ON the computer, so you're uploading it.<br>
you then PUT it ON a server to host it so that you can link it so we can see it.<br><br>
If the file is on your computer, and you want to have it on a disk, You're GETTING it FROM the computer, so you're DOWNloading it.<br>
LIkewise, if it's on a server somewhere...and you want it on your computer, you're GETTING it FROM the server, so you're DOWNloading it to the computer.<br><br>
That's why....way back before File Transfer was easy and used graphic interfaces....<br>
in order to transfer a file TO a server, you'd PUT it....<br>
and to get it FROM a server, you'd GET it.<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Stitcher--you are making my head hurt.<br><br>
What still confuses me is I transfer data from my garmin to my computer. Then I transfer that data to the online site my coach uses. Guess it's just a crap load of data transfer up and down?!
 

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Oh, finally something computer related that I understand !
 

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...and I still prefer command-line tools for this kind of thing.<br><br>
Though, when I am on my computer, grabbing files from my camera I think I am downloading them from my camera (I am working on my computer, and <i>getting</i> the pictures <i>from</i> the camera).<br><br>
No matter though. Just say you're transferring the pictures. Problem solved!
 

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I've got advil in my desk....want some?<br><br>
Ok....you're uploading TO the computer from the camera.<br>
BUT, from the computer's point of view, it's DOWNloading from the camera.<br>
Then, you're UPloading TO the server.<br><br>
You UPload when you say "to...." somewhere.<br>
You DOWNload when you say "from..." somewhere<br><br><br>
It's easier to understand from computer to server that's somewhere else, not in your house.<br><br>
The camera to computer thing.....<br>
I agree, just say transfer.<br><br>
but, the original question,..<br>
Are the terms upload and download interchangeable?<br>
NO.<br><br>
but, it all is a matter of perspective.<br><br>
BTW, I used to have to teach people how to Get/Put files.<br>
Then we got FETCH (great little MAC software for File transfer)...<br>
Then we (ok, I) were (was) forced to switch to WS-FTP when I got a job where they didn't use MACS...<br>
now, we're on a different software for file transfer.<br><br>
I still find myself drawing little houses and computers on the whiteboard and little curvy arrows with "files" flying through the air to explain the process. It works, 99% of the time. I've got one this semester, though....oy!
 

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Think of it in terms of size.<br><br>
GPS->PC<br>
Small->Big = Uploading<br><br>
PC->www<br>
small->big = uploading<br><br>
sever->pc<br>
big->small = downloading
 

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Ok, between Stitcher and Liath, I think I have it~! Now, I won't sound like an idiot. LOL~! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><br><img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif">
 

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Ooo....Liath....<br>
I'd not thought of that way to do it.<br>
May I borrow?
 

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Please do <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><br>
You mean you're going from big to small? I'm not sure it's supposed to work like that! <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br><br><img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">
 

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beats the hell out of me. wasn't that long ago i learned to right click.... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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THis is how I think of it, too.<br><br>
Size does matter <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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upload: your porn<br>
download: other people's porn<br><br>
make sense yet?
 
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