Download images from card/delete/eject?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nycxaro, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to automate the following by only plugging in the card?

    1. download images shot in raw to a specified folder
    2. delete the images from the card
    3. eject the card
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    No clue on the automation thing, but I format cards in-camera. Some people say doing otherwise is horrible, I just don't see the point. I keep the data on the cards that way until I need the card again, which could be useful, if you accidentilly delete or lose photos before you can copy them to multiple places for safekeeping.
     
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    seenew

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    If you're in OS X, use Automator.
     
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    chriscorbin

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    Don't worry about deleting images on the card, just use the camera to re-format them every time you empty your card, as for the automation thing, I don't know how this would be done, but when you find out let me know it could be very useful
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    the latest version of bridge has a "get photos from camera" function that automatically pops up when you attach your card to the computer. other software can do this too, i just can't remember which (can't keep up with them all!)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Image Capture

    I have been using Image Capture to automatically download the files from the card and delete the images from the card. I understand that formatting in the camera is better, but I have not had any problems so far. I guess I am the type to change when something bad happens... perhaps I should change that.

    What I really hoped for was to find a way to eject the card as soon as the images are finished downloading. I fooled around with automator, but I see no option to eject the card when the download is complete. Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I have been shooting digital since a 16MB card was a big one. I have never formated a card. I just delete. At one point I was seeing how many cameras I could have using the same card. I got up to 5 before I lost interest. Each camera made its own directory and there was never any problem using the card in any of the cameras.

    YMMV but until I have at least one problem I don't see the need to reformat every time I download images.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    that's just asking for trouble. is it that big of a deal to hit a couple of buttons on your camera to reformat? i just hate to think of you losing a bunch of important images my friend
     
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    ChrisBrightwell

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    I had a SmartMedia card that got wonky every once in a while doing the old "copy and delete" method. I started formatting it in-camera every data dump or so and never had that problem again.
     
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    sblasl

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    I always re-format my card "in camera" after transferring the files to my Mac.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    No, but I don't reformat my hard drive every week. I doubt the rate of problems are any different whether you format every time or just delete.
     

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