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Something is wrong with my saved pictures

I have a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 and a SanDisc Memory Stick Pro Duo 1.0Gig Memory card. I had over 350 pictures on the card this morning, and went over to my mother-in-law's house to show her our recent trip pictures and only 32 pictures showed up on my card... but one picture showed up as being over 1.88Gigs big and could not be opened??? I believe that maybe for some reason all my other pictures got shoved into one? Am I out of luck with regaining my vacation pictures or is there a way to get it done? Please let me know what options I have and if it's a problem with my card or camera. Thank you. - Al

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Re: Something is wrong with my saved pictures

Sometimes pictures come out dark but it is always good to go to your settings in your camera and adjust it like if it is outside you might need to adjust your vga setings

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