2227 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2011 9:39 AM by Thomas Emmerich
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2011 2:35 PM (in response to Carlos F.)It is never advisable to delete from the memory card on the computer -- you should wait and reformat in the camera.
Nevertheless, if you are determined, get a memory card reader, and you will get the choice.
ErnieMac Pro 8 Core, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 10.5.8, 10.4.11, Aperture 2 & 3; FCS3
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2011 4:36 PM (in response to Carlos F.)Yes. I have the d7000 also. If you use a card reader, you will get the message eject and erase. However, I agree. Don't do it. Always let the camera erase pics or reformat card. Never let the computer do it.macbook aluminum, 2.4, 4 gig, 320, imac dual core, 1.8, Mac OS X (10.5.6), sony HDC-HC3, appleTV, ipods, hard drives, WDMP
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2011 5:36 PM (in response to Ernie Stamper)I don't argue about the procedure to delete. It makes sense what you say.
But with the D80 I could delete from the camera through the computer and with the D7000 I can't.
I tried with a memory card reader, and yes, I get the choices I had when importing from the D80.
It seems to me that the D7000 is preventing the option and it may be a good prevention.
Thank you Ernie.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2011 5:59 AM (in response to Sheryl Kingstone)Why shouldn't you let the computer do the erasing? I have done it in my D70. I have a D7000 on its way. Thanks.
P.S. I was getting a "CHA" error message on the CF card in the D70 and I am wondering if my letting the computer do the deletions has anything to do with it.iMac 7.1 24 inch, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS, Macbook, iPod Classic
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2011 6:14 AM (in response to minimejdh)Never, ever let your computer erase data without you first checking that the data is safe. Specifically never use perture (or any other app) to delete the photos from your Camera Card. Disconnect the camera, check the transfer has gone correctly and then use your Camera to Reformat the Card. This has three advantages:
1. You know your data is safe - because you've taken the time to check it.
2. Reformatting the card is much, much faster - takes a couple of seconds
3. Reformatting also refreshes the Directory Structure on the Card, helping prevent issues with the card and prolonging its life.
TDMacBook Pro 15 2.4 i5 / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2011 6:16 AM (in response to minimejdh)
Why shouldn't you let the computer do the erasing?
Do you know exactly what your computer is doing when it erases the files? Will it do exactly what your camera is expecting if it were deleting them? Probably not.
Mac OS likes to put things in the trash when you delete them, and then your flash card would then not actually regain any space. Rather it would have new directories and new files for managing the trash.
In short, your camera will make sure the card is exactly like it wants it when it formats it.
nathanMacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Aperture 3.1.1
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2011 6:39 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)Thanks. Just to double-check. Sometimes I may not want to import all the pictures on my card; only some of them to work on processing. In this case, I do not want to reformat the card yet.
You are saying, even in this case, I should select and delete the individual photo files in the camera and not through the computer or Aperture correct?iMac 7.1 24 inch, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS, Macbook, iPod Classic
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2011 6:41 AM (in response to Mr Endo)Didn't realize that Mac OS through Aperture would not delete actual file from card or leave stuff behind on the card. I suppose that is why reformatting is important after a while (done in camera).iMac 7.1 24 inch, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS, Macbook, iPod Classic
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2011 9:39 AM (in response to Carlos F.)There are two common protocols used to connect digital cameras to your computer. The D7000 is apparently using Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). This protocol is abstracted from the actual file structure on the flash card so the computer does not have access to delete files. It only provides the communication necessary to copy the files from the camera.
The other protocol is called Mass Storage Class (MSC). Using this protocol the computer has full access to the files on the flash card.
With PTP, Aperture will not be able to delete images on the flash card and therefore won't provide the option. When you put the card in a card reader, MSC is used and all options are available.
Some cameras are able to switch between the two modes. Check your manual or peruse the camera's menus to see if it can be changed.Mac Pro 2008, Macbook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6), 10GB RAM, SAMSUNG 245BW Display, iPhone 4