Thursday, October 23, 2008

a question

This is a call out to all photographers. Do you reformat your memory card after every download of pictures? I read where a professional photographer reformats his memory card every time he empties it to keep it clean and free from errors. Any thoughts?

5 comments:

Joanna October 23, 2008 at 3:31 PM  

I have never done that in all my years of using digital.

Mary October 23, 2008 at 5:10 PM  

I don't think I would even have an idea of how to do that.

JohnD October 24, 2008 at 12:49 AM  

I always use the in-camera format. I think it's just a quick format, but it is a quick and easy way to get rid of all the old pictures and assuming it is a "real" quick format and not just a deletion, then yes, it does help keep your card free of errors.

Jen October 24, 2008 at 1:26 AM  

I've never reformatted, I wonder why you need to?

Allison October 26, 2008 at 1:59 AM  

I always reformat every time I download pics. It takes 2 seconds and it helps keep it clean. Why not.