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Make your device faster, if your device has a MicroSD card or OTG port

You can make your device less laggy by having your Camera save photos you've just taken/captured, to the device hard drive rather than the microSD card.

Why? Even though a microSD card may have a fast Write speed, your device's on-board hard drive is much faster. Doing so will make your camera faster, less laggy, and increase battery life because it can do the work easily.

After you take your photos, create a folder on your microSD card and just move the files from your device to the microSD card. Now, if something happens to your device.. like say you forget your passcode or your device crashes and accidentally wipes your on-board hard drive, your photos will be backed up onto your microSD card and can be easily accessible.

You may also want to move any other files, documents, etc from your device to your microSD card. The more space you free up on your device's hard drive the more responsive that device will be. This is also the same way your Windows computer reacts when you free up space on the computer's hard drive by moving files to backup storage

You can do this also with an OTG port, the micro USB port that you use to charge your phone. If you device allows you to do so, you can plug in a microSD adapter into that micro USB charging port and then move your files onto any microSD or just use a micro USB flash drive.

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example of microSD card and micro USB adapter:

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How do you save the pictures you've downloaded?

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Once you've got your pictures on your computer's hard drive, back them up the same way you back up your other files.

Aug 28, 2011 | Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera

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camper says internal memory is full and i have only taken 12 pics. i think there might be "protected" pics. but i don't even know how to protect pics or to un protect them.

Digital cameras that come with internal memory usually have a very small amount of storage capacity (usually 32 or 64MB). I'm not sure why the manufacturers even bother with internal storage when you can get memory cards that have much more capacity. You need to either download the photos you've taken to your PC and then delete the photos so you can take more shots, or you need to insert a memory card. Depending on your model of camera you need a microSD or SD card. Let me know the model number of the camera and I will tell you what you need to get.

Hope this helps!


Jul 21, 2011 | Kodak Cameras

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i lost the cd and need to send photos to computer can i download the disc from net

  1. You can download withought the disk By usng these instructions found on:
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  2. The easiest program to copy picture files from one place to another came with your computer. It's called "My Computer"
  3. Turn off your camera and remove the memory card.
  4. Insert the memory card in a card reader, either one that's built into the computer or a separate one.
  5. To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer
  6. The memory card shows up as a removable disk in "My Computer"
  7. Left click on that removable disk to find a folder called DCIM (Digital Camera IMages)
  8. The files in that folder are your pictures, and their names end in "jpg"
  9. Copy those files by selecting them and copying them. The keyboard shortcut (control-A) marks all the photos in a folder and the keyboard shortcut (control-C) copies them to the computer's clipboard.
  10. Navigate to the folder within "My Documents" named "My Pictures" and paste (control-V) your photos into place.
  11. Learn how to make new subfolders within the master folder "My Pictures" so that it's easier to find a photo you want. I make up folders with names like "2007March" and divide my photos by the month taken.
  12. After you copy files or folders to the hard drive, it is useful to view the hard drive to confirm that the files are copied.
  13. Do not erase photos from your memory card until you are positive you've saved them on the hard drive!

Using the camera as a source, instead of a card reader (but we really, really suggest using a card reader)

  • You can copy photo files directly from your camera to the computer. Use the USB cable that came with the camera.
  • Very important: make sure that your batteries have a full charge before you start this procedure.
  • If the power fails during the transfer, data will be corrupted.
  • Be very careful when inserting the USB cable connector into the socket of the camera. This is one of the most fragile components of the camera and we have seen cameras damaged by carelessness.
  • After you copy files or folders to the hard drive, it is useful to view the hard drive to confirm that the files are copied.
  • For the greatest safety of your irreplaceable images, make a second copy on CD, DVD or detachable hard drive.

May 29, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

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