Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Removing pictures from your card, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Once you've backed up the images on your computer and you are ready to delete…them off your memory card, you have a couple of basic choices for doing this and…both of these will be in the menu system of your camera. And the two basic…choices are Erase All and Format.…Now they are very similar in nature, but there is one distinction between the two.…If you've protected images on your memory card, in other words if you've gone…through and said I want to hang on to this image, and this image, and this image,…I want to leave them on the card.…
There is a function for that in the menu system -- it's a little key actually -- and…you press the button, and that image is protected in all cases except if you…choose the Format function on your camera when you're deleting images.…Format takes everything off the card.…It removes all data and you end up with a fresh clean memory card.…Erase All, which is your other option, takes everything off the memory card…except for the images that you've protected.…
So if you do protect images and you want them to stay protected, then choose Erase All.…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups