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The card belongs to the camera
Authored by: mzajac on Jun 27, '07 09:36:48PM

Treat the card as read-only by the computer. Digital cameras can be finicky about their cards, and you may have problems if you delete, format, or write to the card using the computer, a different camera, or other method.

Admittedly, I know this from hearsay by an experienced photographer, but a few experiences have convinced me that following these rules is good policy.

Always delete photos using the camera, and format the card with the camera if anything else has deleted files or written to the card. On some cameras the "delete all" function is fast, but on others "format" quickly zeros the header, while deleting all dawdles by deleting a pointer to each file.

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