CF download pictures to MBPro and then reupload them to XP machine?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Letsjet, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Letsjet macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I've shot some picts and I have uploaded them to my 17" MBP running 10.5.8

    I wanted to clear my card so I could make room for more shots but I started to think about a problem.

    I'm using the Mac as storage until I can get back to my xp machine that has my CS sw like photoshop. So my plan is to copy the files from the MBP to the XP machine.

    Then I remembered there might be a format issue.

    The card is formatted for NTFS (I'm pretty sure...). Are the photos that I moved from the CF card on the MBP still NTFS. Am I going to have issues with moving them to the XP machine?

    I have VMware Fusion but I'm not sure what file format is being used.

    Thoughts?

    Basically it's (Ntfs) CF -> MBP -> XP (Photoshop)

    Thanks
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Since you are not sure of the card format, just try loading the card to the Windows box and see what happens? I keep my card formatted by the camera (XSi) and I'm not sure it is OS specific.

    Dale
     
  3. Letsjet thread starter macrumors member

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    If my XP machine was with me I would have just loaded / stored the picts on the XP. I'm using the MBP as storage so I can make room on the card for more picts. since I'm on location.
     
  4. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    A file is a file, no matter what file system it's residing on. A file doesn't change if you move it to a different file system.
     
  5. Letsjet thread starter macrumors member

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    lol

    What's funny is after rereading my own question I came to the same thought.

    I'm in Hawaii doing a shoot and I guess I was just panicked thinking about losing the files.

    Too early in the am, I guess....

    Thanks!
     
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    As others mentioned, copying files from one system to another will not be dependent on the file system. ***

    However your CF card is almost certainly FAT32, not NTFS. Unless Microsoft is making cameras now. :D Heck, even then I can't imagine they'd do something that different.



    *** As long as the file's information doesn't depend on info in the resource fork, anyway. Yours won't, don't worry.
     
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