By Susan and Neil Silverman
Try and NOT delete images from you camera with the trash can or delete button on the camera. First of all, an image may look poor on the back of the LCD screen, but on the computer it may be just fine. So it is best to analyze the images on the computer screen. Secondly and equally as important, the card manufacturers suggest NOT deleting in camera, inasmuch as once in a while it can cause a corruption in the card. We also want to remind everyone that the way to "clean" a card is to reformat it in the camera - after you are certain that the images are safely backed up on your computer or your hard drive and you do not need to access them anymore.
Another tip: Try NOT to use up the card completely. Instead, leave a tiny bit of space. For example, if your card will hold 500 images, perhaps only shoot to 495 - just as a saf ety precaution.
There is no more sickening feeling than getting a message that the card is corrupt!!!
Learn from Susan and Neil Silverman with an online photography class:
- Out and About with Your Camera
- Understanding Digital Photography
- Understanding Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics
See more images by the Silvermans on their Pro BetterPholio website.