LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3731 times:
Just wondering, currently when I download my images I do it 1 by 1 from the camera. Is there a way of transfering ALL images @ once from the CF card to my hard drive and then work on the images as and when I want to leaving me the ability to empty my CF card's for future use?
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3690 times:
Don't you use you zoombrowser software that is supplied with the camera?
"select all" "download" and all the files are downloaded into a directory of your choice. If they are RAW files, you then get to convert them. At this point you can also choose the white balance/saturation/sharpening/brightness. The RAW files are saved as shot. The camera settings above are only applied to the header of the file. Since the file is untouched at this stage, you can still change these settings as if you were re-taking the photo.
Dan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3675 times:
I've found the Zoombrowser software pretty poor really, it is possible to download all images though. Take Pauls advice and buy a crad reader for a CF card, Jessops do one for £25 and it just shows up then like another hard drive and you can move files with Windows explorer or whatever. I am also having problems with the D30 showing up correctly, it doesn't seem to know when it is connected, card reader solves this though and also saves battery (don't have to mess connecting the recharger up)
I have all unedited versions of all my digital photos on CD, would take up too much space on the hard drive.
737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3664 times:
I use a CF card reader to download them all onto my computer. I then use Breezebrowser to go through them picking out the better ones and deleted the blurred and 'nose missing' shots. I then archive them all to DVD-r after I've finished with them. I had 24gb of images on my harddrive recently and was averaging 4gb a day out in RAW files no wonder it got full.
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3636 times:
When shooting D30/D60 images do you shoot mostly RAW images or high quality JPEGS? Is the extra quality worth the reduction in storage space available when shooting RAW?
Lately I have taken to just shooting the quality JPEG, on a 1MB micro drive card I can fit just over 400 photos. It drops to 40 or so in RAW mode and I don't really seem to see a quality difference once I have processed the sshots for uploading.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3615 times:
I use the zoombrowser software. I know its not the greatest but ALL i use it for is to download. Everything else is in Photoshop. You can select "all" photos for download. It does take a while to download 100 photos though....but I never had a problem with it.
As for saving photos, well for aviation photos I don't. This is because the ones i process for upload here, I save the processed version as a .psd photoshop file if it's uploaded successfully. if its a reject and cannot be fixed, i decide if I want it for my "personal" collection and if so, i save it as a high-qual jpeg in a different folder. However, there were a couple "gems" that I saved from the camera. The rest get deleted. I may have shot 3 versions of the same plane or shot. Even if all 3 are good, i only upload one, and maybe I'll keep another depending on the shot, and everything else is delete.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 813 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3595 times:
Re downloading - as well as the excellent (but costs $40) Breezebrowser alternative to the Zoombrowser software, Chris Breeze produces a freebie utility called Downloader which will read all the files off a camera or card reader and file in a directory to your specifications. Get it at
This is small fast and easy to use - I run it in automated mode on my laptop in the field - bullet proof.
Raw files - OK, they take space, and at face value offer little added value to the .jpg But there is significant hidden value - exposure slightly wrong? With the RAW file you can adust 1 or 2 stops either way after the shot. Similarly you can adjust staturation, sharpneing, colour balance etc. after the shot with no quality loss. As jpgs are compressed (and extra data thrown away) at time of shooting, this flexibility is not available without some loss to image quality.
I keep RAW files on disk, and burn 2 copies to CD (one kept at home, the other at the office). The harddisk files are deleted as space demands.