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F11 camera I have a f11 that I use underwater, It has never got wet or even moist at any time, lately I have been using it on land and water both and I keep loseing my cards, I do not remove the cards with power on, The camera says card not initialized so I can not take any pictures but I can still hook it up to my computer and download the pictures. I have a 512 and a 1 gig card lost in the last month and do you know of a good picture program to modify and enhance my underwater shots that works on a mac computer

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Questions are bit confusing. You lose the cards as in they fall out of the camera? Or, the cards don't work, guess thats the one, since you mention you can download images from them. Hmmm. You might try re-formatting cards, either in camera or via computer. DO NOT HAVE images on the cards you want to keep when you re-format. As for programs to enhance your images. Mac comes with Iphoto, think you can use that program. And you can "google" tons of info & tutorials on using the program. Otherwise, get a program like Adobe Elements. You can download a free 30 day trial version from & view the download section to find program. Not sure if it works on Mac but Irfanview is a free program & you can tune up your images using that program. Shoot shallow so you have plenty of daylight, you quickly lose the colors as you dive deeper. Red's the first to go, then Green...and so on.

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