Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Your memory card got immersed in water, part of Recovering Photos from Memory Cards.
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…Memory cards do get wet and they often survive.…Two things that may happen to them, you might have done this yourself.…One is the old washing the memory card, you have it in you…pants pocket, you put your pants in the washing machine and you wash it.…Now hopefully you find it before it gets to the dryer, because if you do, then…all you have to do is let that memory card dry out and you're probably okay.…Memory cards tend to fall in puddles too, and I don't know why that happens.…
We're shooting on a rainy day and we're…changing cards and we get all fumbly fingers.…Next thing we know, the memory card is at the bottom of a little puddle there.…Again, pull it out of the puddle, shake it out, don't put it back in your camera.…That's the thing, right, when it's wet, don't put it back in the camera.…Put it back in your camera case, let it dry out for a day or so, and…then test it back in your camera or upload the pictures immediately to your computer.…Some people like to put their memory cards or doused electronic devices in a bag…
When bad things happen, this course can help. Photographer and author Derrick Story details a variety of disaster scenarios and provides practical advice for surviving them. Learn how to recover accidentally deleted photos, retrieve photos from a memory card that's generating errors, and work with cards that have been physically damaged.
Derrick demonstrates a variety of photo-recovering software for the Macintosh and Windows PC, and concludes with advice on keeping your memory cards—and the photos and video they contain—healthy. The techniques in this course apply to SD, microSD, and CF cards, as well as memory sticks.