You may have already bought an inexpensive digital camera to take quick photos of your jobs for documentation. But if that's all you're using the camera for, you're missing the real advantage of the digital format: instant feedback. I like to think of digital cameras less like film cameras and more like a cell phone or e-mail -- a communication tool that can be used to keep everyone involved with your projects on the same page.

Before digital cameras, sharing job-site photos meant making extra prints, paying for postage, and then waiting. Thanks to the Internet, it's now possible to show your customers, subs, suppliers, and employees digital images of anything happening on your jobs almost instantly, and for little or no cost.

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