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Fergie
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On holiday break touring the Highlands and filled both my memory cards. On a visit to an ASDA store in Elgin, I decided to buy a spare card but the photo counter assistant said that for a mere 97 pence he could save my photos onto a CD with no loss of quality and that would allow me to clear and re-use my two XD cards.
Uncertain of the assistants assurance that there would be no loss of quality, I decided not to clear my cards and bought and used a new 1gb card.

And thank goodness I did.

When I returned home and opened the ASDA CD the photos were of a very very poor quality so I am very glad that I didn’t delete anything. -------

And I have just discovered that if I open the CD files in Photoshop, the picture quality is just fine.

Please disregard the above writing what I wrote.

...............:o .......:( ........:o

               
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kaandaro
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My Dad lives in Elgin!!

Fergie
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All the folk that we spoke to in Elgin were friendly and chaty

               
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Fergie
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Oh...I meant to include that the 1gb XD card allowed me to download photos ...once.... and now it refuses to recognise my card reader. It recognises the printers card readed and is ok in the camera.
The card reader recognises my other two cards but not the new one and it refused to recognise the XD card from my grand daughters camera a couple of weeks ago.

Any thoughts ??? :confused:

New card reader perhaps ??? :(

Cheers.

               
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harlequin
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Fergie .... I work in Elgin

If i'd known you were here , i'd have loaned you a one gig card.

p.s. i say work ........ i think it's more than that ....... possibly slave labour :)

1GB xd cards are at the max level for many xd card readers.

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Barry Hunter
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I had a 2 gig card for my Olympus muvi800, subsequently lost 20 pics from our Rome short brake! Initially I couldn`t get my card reader to see any but our local London Camera shop in Paignton rescued all but 20. They advised not to use an XD card of more than 1 gig.

Tough lesson.

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kaandaro
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harlequin wrote:
Fergie .... I work in Elgin.

My Dad is Mike Baker and he is a linedance teacher, (ex copper):eek: so if you come across him or anything, say Hi from me!!!:)

My stepmother works in the local museum, shes called Jenny.

You just never know do ya?:cool:

xx

Alan Craven
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Have you tried re-formatting the card in the camera?

Barry Hunter
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That didn`t work for me! Even tried it in my laptop which reads XD cards.

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Alan Craven
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So I shall stick to the CF cards with my Olympus 5060W, which takes either. I have not gone beyond 2GB though, as I feel that a failed card could lose an awful lot of images.

Fergie
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Used the camera to re-format the card but things are still the same.

If I disconect the card reader and insert the 1gb XD disc and then re-connect the reader to the computer, the computer won't recognise the card reader. The computer will recognise the card reader the instant I remove the card.

All very strange. .... :confused: :confused:

               
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harlequin
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the only way i can read a 1GB xd card is

1. a new 22 in 1 card reader
2. leave card in camera and read it using usb connection to computer

if i try to read the 1gb xd card in an old usb card reader ... it mongs the card.

this is allegedly due to fact xd was not going to be as big as 1gb and some code was therefore not set for reading cards of that size.

Gary MacKenzie

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Willow
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Fergie

Could you use the camera's usb connection to directly transfer the images?

Providing it has one of course!

Fergie
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I don't have a 'mains' conection for the camera and I have found in the past that transferring straight from the camera to the computer rapidly drains the batteries.

I can trasfer photos to the computer via my printer which quite happily reads the 1gb card.

It's just annoying having to take that route when I have a card reader sitting in front of me.

Cheers.

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harlequin
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Fergie , a small ( 16 meg ) picture that you may like ( a waterfall north-west of Inverness.)
5 x raw pictures from a 6 megapixel camera , panoramic/overlaid.
i'll give a link to it , as i don't think it'll embed on this page.

http://88.191.78.134/harl/waterfall/panorama_large.png

Gary MacKenzie

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Fergie
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[IMG]http://www.freewebs.com/boabyf/Waterfall-(W).jpg[/IMG]

Very nice photograph indeed Gary.

5xRaw pictures. ?? Are you saying that it's a compilation :confused:

Do the falls have a name and location

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Peter Wedlake
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harlequin wrote:
the only way i can read a 1GB xd card is

1. a new 22 in 1 card reader
2. leave card in camera and read it using usb connection to computer

if i try to read the 1gb xd card in an old usb card reader ... it mongs the card.

this is allegedly due to fact xd was not going to be as big as 1gb and some code was therefore not set for reading cards of that size.

That explains why I've screwed up two 1gb cards

I now only use the camera lead when transferring from xd cards

Cheers
Pete

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Gary MacKenzie

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Fergie
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harlequin wrote:
yes , 5 pics , stitched together

Brill

               
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red
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Are you guys formatting the card, in camera, after every load to pc?

harlequin
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red wrote:
Are you guys formatting the card, in camera, after every load to pc?

not after every load to pc , depends how much room is left on the 2GB card.
any formatting is done in camera , and is a ''quick format'' in the canon eos's.

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red
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I would like to know if this works;

1) Format card in camera

2) Shoot photos

3) Load photos onto pc in a not previously used catalogue, folder etc

4) Repeat 1-3 for new images/photo shoots

I think, if you don't format the card and try to load new images, behind old images, into a folder or catalogue that's already 'seen' the old images, you will have problems and stall.

HTMS :-)

harlequin
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I have numerous folders with identically numberred photos , shot on different days , same camera and card , but stored in seperate folders.

eos10d allows a reset each time you format card.

Gary MacKenzie

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Chris.
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Take a look at DownloaderPro from BreezeSystems. It lets you use variables so that your photos are named and stored (including directory creation) according to your wishes. This is all done automatically. By inserting a day or date variable in the template that can be automatically added to the file name, directory name or both.

It also auto rotates JPEGs losslessly.

http://www.breezesys.com/Images/Product_Screen_Shots/dlpro_foldernaming.gif

Fergie
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Formating the XD card in the camera makes no difference.
The card is still not recognised by the desktop card reader but it is instantly recognised when I insert it into my printer's card slot.

:confused:

               
                  Fergie
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I now seem to spend a lot of time arguing with inanimate objects