D20 File System

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Minou, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Minou

    Minou Guest

    I'm very new to the d20.

    I don't really understand the file system. I took
    about 30 photographs on the same day. The files were saved
    in 3 different xxxcanon files. Why doesn't the camera save all the
    recent files in one folder on the camera?

    I'm trying to figure out the workflow, from RAW to JPG. I appreciate
    your advice.


    Minou, Jan 18, 2005
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  2. We can tell from your subject line. :)
    Sounds like the Rebel in that you get a new folder for every 100 files.
    You can use the Canon software but you really want Photoshop CS with the RAW
    plug-in, about half the cost of the camera.
    Dave R knows who, Jan 18, 2005
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  3. It's a 20D, but everyone transposes something at some point....
    For the number of folders, to minimize, simply reformat the card before
    each shoot (assuming, of course, you've safely downloaded the images you
    want to keep.)
    John McWilliams, Jan 18, 2005
  4. Minou

    Minou Guest

    <Dying of embarrassment.> Thank you for understanding :)
    Minou, Jan 18, 2005
  5. Minou

    Don Dunlap Guest

    I'm not sure where you get that information, but when you format the CF in
    the 20D, the folders do get deleted except for DCIM and the latest
    subfolder to contain images. It creates a folder every 100 images, 100 -
    200- 300 etc. and when you format, it only recreates one for the latest
    images. It doesn't put more than 100 images in a folder. The numbering
    system is tracked within the camera memory and you can reset it if

    Don Dunlap
    Don Dunlap, Jan 19, 2005
  6. Minou

    Barry Guest

    Or you can try BibblePro for your RAW processing.
    It's priced at $129 (US). There is a 15 day trial.

    Barry, Jan 19, 2005
  7. Minou

    C Wright Guest

    Interesting! I have a 20D, through which I generally rotate 2 1G CF's, and
    the empty sub folders always disappear after formatting in the camera.
    C Wright, Jan 19, 2005
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