formatting your digicam cards

  joeltr 12:22 29 Feb 2004

hi all i have just read an article in my ptotography magazine concerning digital cards,after each shoot has been safely backed up you should format your card, because when you delete your card all you are doing is removing the header,( dont know what that means) that is why it is sometimes possible to retrieve data from a card, if you reformat you are giving your card a good clean, it could also increase output, so i have just tried it, and from getting 93 shots at the best setting on my SD128 card it is now showing 102, so i thought i would post it in case there are anymore trainees out there who didnt know this, regards joel.

  bloo meeny 13:13 29 Feb 2004

Interesting - thanks.

  joeltr 17:08 02 Mar 2004


  anchor 17:25 02 Mar 2004

Interesting: I will give it a try.

  Jester2K 17:29 02 Mar 2004

I read this too and told it to a client who keeps getting old, deleted pictures back on her Sony Digital Camera. See if it works...

  Stuartli 17:48 02 Mar 2004

You shouldn't delete flash card files from the computer system - always do it from the camera and then you won't need to reformat.

  Jester2K 18:20 02 Mar 2004

The article states that the "professionals" always format and not delete (even from the camera) as it cleans all the records and doesn't just do the trick of "forgetting" where files are.

I do the same with floppy disks.

  joeltr 11:17 03 Mar 2004

thats what i did, i dont let my pc remove pics when transferring, after reading the article i formatted as you said and the memory increased,

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