Format and Delete In Camera

Today I thought I'd share something techy that has nothing really to do with taking pictures, but everything to do with saving money and headaches. When you first buy a memory card for your camera, the first thing you need to do is stick it in your camera, and then find the setting that formats that memory card. That will organize your card to work with your camera. Memory cards come in different speeds as well as sizes. Faster is better. You don't want to be waiting around for your camera to think about how it wants to store your picture, you want to be ready to take the next one. The link leads to a card offered on Amazon right now that also comes with a high speed adaptor, so you don't have to sit around all day waiting for the pictures to download onto your computer or other memory device. This is where caution comes in. Do not use your memory card reader/writer to reformat your card, or delete the information off your card, or your camera may not speak to it any more... and we all know nothing is worse than the silent treatment! 😉 Oftentimes the software in your computer that comes with your camera offers to erase images as they are downloaded. Don't use that setting. Delete the images off your card in your camera, and that is easily and quickly done by simply reformatting your card. That way the card is not carrying bits of information here and there that can corrupt your files.