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File transfer is a generic term for the act of transmitting files from one device to another, or over a computer network.

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What's the best way to store over 400 GB of digital photos?

My Mom has over 400GB of photos on a quickly dying 2011 IMac. We are getting her a new computer but I am hoping to set up some system where she can safely store all these files in an easy to access ...
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How was photo data processed and transferred back to Earth from satellites before digital photography became commonplace?

I am looking at pictures taken by some of the first satellites and landers there were like the Viking Lander on Mars in ~1976 or even the first image of the backside of the Moon in 1959 by Luna 3 I ...
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Is there a tool to check the file integrity of a series of images?

Sometimes when you're downloading an image and the connection breaks mid stream, you are left with a half downloaded image. If you try to view it you get the upper part of the image and the bottom ...
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Is a card reader faster than connecting camera via USB?

I've heard that compact flash readers allow your computer to much faster read the photos off the camera, than when you connect your camera over USB. Is that true? What about other card formats, like ...
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Does Wi-Fi affect the quality of images downloaded from the Internet?

Does downloading an image off a website, when Wi-Fi is strong, result in a higher-quality image on your device?
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Can't connect Canon 6D to my computer via USB cable

I can't download photos from my new Canon 6D via the USB cable. Cable is connected, but no new drive is detected in the system. Looks like Windows doesn't see a new device at all. How do I ...
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Is there any information on Fuji X Wifi protocol?

Some, if not all, Fuji X-series cameras seem to contain a Wifi (802.11) network function with ability to send/upload/download files and possibly do some tethered shooting or remote control. Mostly ...
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Why do people recommend copying the entire Canon SD card folder structure?

When I insert my SD card into my laptop after shooting photos and videos, two folders show up: DCIM and MISC. I have heard people say you need to copy everything over when transferring, but the MISC ...
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How can I transfer pictures from my Canon Digital Rebel XTI (400D) to my Mac?

I recently bought a used Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XTI 400D. I went on a trip and took some photos that I would like to get onto my mac (A mac mini running 10.6.8). When I plugged the camera into my ...
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Is there any wifi-enabled shockproof (i.e rugged) digital camera?

Suppose I need to take photos everyday and upload them to a PC wirelessly. I don't want to use an extra eyefi sd card for that. Is there a camera which will do this?
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Wirelessly transfer photos from camera to a computer?

Is it possible to wirelessly transfer photos from a camera to a computer? Specifically: What kind of specs does a camera require to be able to do this? In other words, if I'm looking at a bunch of ...
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Are there wireless file transfer adapter options for the Canon 550D/T2i?

Is there an equivalent to the wireless adapters available for higher-end Canon DSLRs? The closest thing I have found are the EyeFi cards but was wondering if there are any other alternatives.
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Why can't I download pictures from my camera with Windows 10 64bit?

My PC starts to download pictures, indicates the correct number of pictures in the camera and then the display on the camera blanks, and then the computer reports that no pictures exist. Windows 7 ...
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Will the Canon 6D allow me to transfer images through WiFi to a Windows PC?

I am after a bit of information regarding the WiFi on the Canon 6D. I am thinking of purchasing this camera to do event photography. At the moment I am using a 50D and connecting it directly to my ...
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How to transfer photos to a phone without a computer?

I'm a beginner photographer and I'm facing a problem. I'm going to be traveling for 5 days and of course, I'll be taking my DSLR with me but I can't take a computer with me. Is there a way to transfer ...
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Upload photos from camera into social networks instantly?

I organize table tennis tournaments. During the day we take pictures of the matches and then upload them into Facebook albums. What do you recommend me to upload photos right after each of them were ...
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If I transfer files from a CF card to an iPad2, will I lose metadata?

If I transfer a photo file from a Canon DSLR to an iPad2, will it lose any data or exif information? I was told the file will not contain as much information as if I would transfer the file to a ...
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Difference between USB mass storage mode, and MTP or PTP mode

For connecting to a computer with a USB cable, many cameras have the option of using either USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) mode, or Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) / Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) mode. ...
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Snapbridge and D500 were working with Bluetooth image transfers to my iPhone. Now not working

I have the Nikon D500, with the latest firmware and have not changed anything on the camera. Snapbridge was working for image transfers between the camera and an iPhone running iOS 11. I would select ...
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Why are pictures I download using the Nikon Wu-1a adapter fuzzy when ones I transfer via cable are clear?

I have a Nikon 5200 and use wu-1a adapter to plug in the side of the camera and down load pictures to my iPad using the WMU app. Lately the pictures all are fuzzy? When I download directly to my PC ...
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What is the fastest way to transfer photos from a Canon 5D III to your computer?

I'm currently using the popular Lexar CF and SD reader that a lot of my fellow photographers use. I've recently seen someone with an ethernet contraption on the bottom of their camera, and it didn't ...
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Can I transfer files from Nikon D3400 to PC using Bluetooth?

I was able to transfer my Nikon D3400 photos to the smartphone using SnapBridge. Can I also transfer photos using Bluetooth to the PC? Or can I only doing it using an USB cable or the SD card?
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How to transfer Olympus Master albums to a new PC?

I am migrating everything to a new Windows 7 laptop, including about 5Gb of photos. All of the photos belong to albums on the old laptop. I transferred the photos to folders with the same names on the ...
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Is there a way to automatically transfer photos from a DSLR to a PC hard disk as they are taken?

I have a need to have photos taken either on a modern Nikon or on a modern Canon DSLR automatically be transfered via USB cable to a Windows hard disk. It would work like this - at an event, a ...
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Can I automatically sync a Wifi SD card Google drive?

I have a small hobby store where the salesman makes pictures of the clients after they buy something. The pictures need to be further processed, but this is not the salesmen's task, and I want to ...
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Why can't I see photos from my Nikon camera after upgrading to Windows 10?

I had recently upgraded to windows 10 and now Windows and Lightroom don't "see" the photos on my D5100. I am able to transfer them to the PC through viewNX but this is not a pleasant solution. When I ...
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Can I import RAW files from Nikon D3400 into Lightroom 5?

I use Lightroom 5. Recently bought a Nikon D3400 and have used it in RAW file mode. I usually transfer via the SD card through a card reader (I use a Mac). Do I need to make any changes to Lightroom ...
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Card cloner software for Windows

As part of my workflow I would like to clone the SD card first thing before I do anything. Does anyone know of a good external USB drive cloner for Windows 7? Mac has this functionality natively (...
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Does the Eyefi X2 Pro transfer files point-to-point in “private network” mode?

The EyeFi X2 Pro has three network modes: private, direct, and "hotspot". The hotspot mode is part of a previous offering where they had a deal with AT&T and others to allow use of various ...
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How can I transfer photos from an old Canon Rebel EOS 350D to my computer?

I inherited an old Canon Rebel EOS 350D. I cannot get the camera to hook up to my HP computer and upload the pictures. It uses an old card that doesn't fit, but I have it hooked up with a cord that ...
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Is it possible to use a smartphone/tablet's 3G/4G network to transfer Eyefi photos?

I know that Eyefi cards can use Wi-Fi networks to transfers photos. I also know that there's some sort of smartphone/tablet app that you can download to do various things with your Eyefi card and ...
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Why are my photographs saving as UNADJUSTEDNONRAW?

I am currently studying photography at sixth form and have recently done a few photoshoots with my Nikon D5300. Instead of uploading my photos at school onto the school system, I download them onto my ...
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Where did the horizontal bands come from? [duplicate]

I've got horizontal colored bands in photos copied to my computer that were not there when I viewed the photos on the camera. I eventually ruled out everything else and determined that the USB card ...
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Why do I get two JPEG files instead of RAW+JPEG when transfering to my computer from my Nikon D5100?

I have a Nikon D5100 and I want to shoot RAW and JPG at the same time. I select RAW+N (RAW plus Normal Size JPG). Now when I export the shots to my computer I end up with two files called DSC_0123 (1)....
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Nikon 5100- problems downloading onto computer- photos turning grey

I have had my Nikon for around three months, and it was fine for the first month or so, but now whenever I download my pics from camera to computer, a number of the photos do not turn out properly. ...
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When transferring photos from iPhone to computer, is it better to have selected “automatic” or “keep originals”?

When transferring photos from iPhone 7 to computer, is it better to have selected "automatic" or "keep originals"? Which setting would transfer the photos with the highest quality?
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How to copy Images Back To DSLR from computer?

I'm looking to solve this issue of trying to get my DSLR read images to put on the memory card from the computer. Here are the steps to reproduce the issue: You click a photo Transfer it to your ...
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How to upload photos wirelessly on an old 5D?

Is it possible to wirelessly transfer my photos from my old Canon 5D (original) to my computer (macbook) over the internet? I have heard great things about magic SDs, but I only have a CF card slot. I ...
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Corrupted JPG has undesired color bars overlay [duplicate]

I have transferred photos from my camera SD card to my computer (using a card/ram reader) and deleted the original photos. Now I have just realized there are color bars overlaid in photos. Here is an ...
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Is the Panasonic data connector a standard USB Mini-B

My Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5 comes with an unusual data connector for transferring photos to the computer. The manual identifies the part as USB connection Cable DMW-USBC1. When I look that up, the ...
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How do I access raw photos from Nikon D3500, if imported photos on my phone always appear in jpg format?

I recently bough Nikon D3500 and I shoot in jpg+raw mode. In the history of taken photos, however, there's only one copy of each photo, rather than two. Similarly, when I import the photos to edit ...
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How to transfer from Galaxy 5 to PC without loss of quality? [duplicate]

Photos on my Samsung G5 preview screen look much brighter, so much more vivid and saturated, than on my PC screen after I transfer them. Why? Does it have to do with a different color space? How can I ...
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How can I make a non-PRO Eye-fi transfer RAW files?

I have an Eye-Fi card, and it looks like it's not the PRO series, and therefore not allowed to transfer RAW images. The card transfers JPG files without problem, but not RAW. If I rename a RAW file to ...
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How can I upload photos rejected as corrupted to Blurb Books?

I am trying to create a wedding album on the Blurb Books and so far have managed to upload most photos. I got a message for some of the uploaded pictures stating the file was corrupted or empty or ...
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Transfer Panasonic raw files (and videos) to android

I am looking for a way to transfer raw images and video to my android phone from my Panasonic camera. Wirelessly is preferred but using cables should be ok as well. What I'm not really looking for us ...
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How can I directly browse or transfer pictures from iOS without using the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility app?

I have a Nikon D5300 with built in WiFi. I'm interested in tinkering/hacking with its network protocol and transferring photos wirelessly, without using the Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility application ...
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Is it possible to use an Eyefi card to send photos to a server?

Is it possible to use an Eyefi card to send photos to a server? Specifically, I want to take photos with a camera that has an Eyefi card in it, and once the photo is taken, I want the photo to be ...
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Will transfering a TIFF to a photolab via ROES software cause it to lose quality?

I edited a RAW image file to my satisfaction, and want to send it to a print shop to print on a large canvas w/frame. They use ROES software to transfer the image to them. I have had bad results doing ...
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Why does copying to computer from my Nikon D7000 abruptly stop?

I have a Nikon D7000 which I bought recently. Camera captures all the images properly. But when I connect the USB cable and try to copy the images from the camera to my Laptop, it starts normally, but ...
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Does the Nexto DS2730 modify files in any way when it imports RAW files?

I am looking at Nexto DS2730 as a portable backup for photos and videos taken with my Canon EOS 7D on CompactFlash memory cards. Having googled and learned portable photo storage (PPS) could modify ...