Copy and or Cut from Photo Memory Card with PC?


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Username: Tafkam


Post Number: 166
Registered: Apr-04
Hi, just a couple of dumb questions but this is only my second digital camera (first is an ancient HP) but I read somewhere that it is not good to do any manipulation of the photos from a digital camera directly from a PC, as opposed to doing it with the camera. I have a Sandisk 12 in one and I put the Sony Memory stick in there to download, change, or whatever) With my old camera (an HP that used a Compact Flash card) I used to rename, cut, copy, whatever without any bad result. My new camera is a Sony W-7 and so far I have done some renaming, etc with the PC but am I ok here?

I never did have any negative results with the old camera and using the PC to manipulate the photos, but I just wanted to make sure it is ok with this new one. I do know that you have to format the memory card only using the camera not the PC so that is not the issue. If I need to delete, rename, copy, cut, etc is there any harm in using my PC to do this?

Second question, the Sony I now have is 7.2 MP, and I have read somewhere that in reality after about 5 MP the photo quality is only noticeable if you are printing photos over 4x6 in sixe. Since the printing I do is only 4x6 or smaller should I set the camera to a smaller quality than the 7.2 to save space on the card?

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Username: Tafkam


Post Number: 167
Registered: Apr-04
Sorry just noticed I posted this in the wrong thread, will repost in digital cameras.

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