How do you delete your photo's?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by M@lew, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    As I'm thinking most Photographers take a lot of photo's, and after they import them onto their computer, they would either store them on the camera for a little bit or delete them.

    When I hook up my Sony Cybershot to my Macbook, it appears as a memory stick on the desktop with different folders containing the photo's. In order to delete I have the option of the "delete imported photo's" in Aperture/iPhoto or dragging to the trash.

    But I'm sure there are better/easier ways to delete photo's off a camera as with the large amount of photo's that some people take, dragging to the trash can be an annoyance.

    So how do you delete your photo's?
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    I don't understand.

    After I import my photos to my computer, I use a delete option that says "DELETE ALL" on my Canon camera. It's in one of the menus. Either that, or just ask iPhoto to delete photos after they're imported. That's sliiiiightly more risky, but it should be fine.
     
  3. M@lew thread starter macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    The reason I ask this question is that after I deleted photo's both through the camera and on the computer (2 different sets of course) my camera still said it had little free space. I ended up formatting the memory stick to get it back to empty.
     
  4. juze macrumors newbie

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    You should always format the memory card in-camera anyway, it reduces the chances of data corruption. Basically, transfer all to the computer, format the card in camera, take new pictures.
     
  5. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I import then format the card from the camera. By the way, formatting clears up more space than just deleting all.

    If you mean editing a shoot, I first delete shots that can't even catch my eye in a few seconds, then flag anything that can appeal and keep my interest for a sustained period of time. I usually keep my 'OK' shots just to study later to figure out what does and what doesn't work in my compositions.
     
  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    I never delete using iPhoto, just in case something happens upon import (like the battery dying, something doesn't get imported, etc.)

    My sony cybershot takes movies, but when they are over 30 seconds they don't always import into iPhoto so I double check to see if everything imported. (ie, iPhoto says 76 items imported and the camera says 76 in folder then I am golden!)

    Then I siimply delete using the camera menu...choose select all to delete and click and I am done. Pics safe and sound on my computer.

    I have never reformatted a memory stick in the 5 years of using one on multiple cameras and no issues to date. I have taken around 5,000+ photos in those five years at least...many get deleted before importing so it is likely more.
     

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