Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how your camera stores photos and movies , part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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I am going to take a peek, now, into a memory card for my digital camera, because I…want to show you how digital cameras save information to a memory card.…It's very helpful for understanding what's going on.…I have a memory card here in a card reader, and I just opened it up. And you may…have a number of folders here; you may just have one folder when you do this.…But one folder you should always see, if you have pictures on your memory card, is…the DCIM folder, and that stands for Digital Camera Images. Thus the IM, first…two letters: images, right there. And this is a standard; all cameras adhere to this,…because that way the software that's on your computer knows where to look for…the photos. And as you may guess, the photos are inside of here.…
There may be other folders.…In this case, the images are inside my 100CANON folder. And I may have a 101CANON…folder, and a 102CANON folder depending on how I have my camera set up,…especially if I've taken a whole bunch of photos.…In this case we don't have very many, so we just have the one folder.…
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