The brief answer is no, you can’t. I’m sorry, but that’s just the best way it is.
On the other hand, all hope is not lost in spite of this bad news. There are a couple of main avenues you can still go down.
The very first is to simply email the photos to yourself and acquire them to your Kindle. This method works fine if you simply need a number of holiday snaps or pictures of your little nephew’s birthday or whatever, but its not much use for a great deal of photos.
The second technique is a little more refined. With a hard drive, you are able to transfer photos fairly quickly from one device to the other, it will help you transfer a greater amount of photos and will likely take much less time.
The best option, I believe, is probably the second one, especially if you seek out the “eye-Fi” SD card, fitting with most up-to-date cameras (although, as always, it is surely best to double check). Sime, of The Digital Photography School blog, was obviously impressed. In the review, he said,
“With the Eye-Fi X2 card, I could upload full res photos from my NEX 5 to my iPhone and then do what I wanted with them [Instagram / Facebook / Flickr etc] when you’re using the X2 card, you can connect the camera directly to your iPhone / iPad without having to use a Wifi router etc… You can also use the Eye-Fi app on your phone [iPhone and Android] to upload your images to your computer / Flickr etc. Yep – works, works well”.
He then gave an individual account of the Eye-Fi’s usefulness, which I have re-printed below.
“My wife and I went to the zoo with our almost-three year old a couple of weeks back and I had a look through her images afterwards, realising that there were images from her camera dating back to… well, when I gave her the camera! She’s currently using a 32GB SDHC card in there, and just leaves everything on the card! When I asked if she had copied any on to her computer, I was told “That’s too hard / I don’t have time / Where’s the cable” (Yes, a combo of the three, I didn’t press for details…;) So – I cunningly swapped out the existing card for the Eye-Fi card, loaded the app on her Macbook and added it to start when her computer starts, but to hide in the background (This is an option in the application) so basically, the camera connects to her laptop whenever it can and copies the photographs across – they are there, ready to use. Guess who won ‘awesome technical husband of the week award?’ (Obviously a lot of you are tech savvy, but well… )”
Never let it be said I disregard an issue of yours without making a proposal of my own.
If you’ll permit me a quick tangent, there is a line in one of the beloved books of my teen years ‘Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood & Sweatsocks’ by Mick Foley (which is a immense book about life in general, even if you are not a wrestling fan) that Mick says, “I had always felt that it was not good enough to shoot something down – It was best to have a answer”. Take that and run with it, people.