Discussion in 'The Aspiring Professionals Forum' started by selo, Oct 22, 2017.
Deleting with a reformat is ok?
I would love to revisit the file type workflow issue.
Like others, I shoot in jpeg+NEF, then use windows explorer to preview the shots using jpeg. I delete the loser jpegs, then manually select and delete their parent NEF files.
I would love a way to automate the process of manually selecting and deleting those parent NEF files. I was unable to figure out how to do it with the UltraFileSearch utility mentioned earlier. I would prefer a free solution.
Any other ideas?
A reformat is a complete delete - in so far as the FAT (File Allocation Table) is flagged that all image file memory locations are again available.
Nothing ever actually gets deleted. All the old data is still there. New data just gets written over the old data.
FWIW - I reformat a memory card every time I put it back in the camera after having verified uploading the image files from the card to my computer was successful.
I do not use gignormous memory cards in my DSLR or action cameras.
Instead I carry multiple memory cards.
Three 8 Gb cards are plenty big enough for me when I record 1080p video all day long on a multi-day train trip using a 10 MP DSLR.
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