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Unable to view photos written to SD card?

by EXFFPM / January 6, 2008 12:13 PM PST

I just purchased a SanDisk 5-in-1 Card Reader/Writer and am attempting to write photos to a SanDisk 128MB card. I am able to view the photos on the card while in the reader/writer, but not when I put it in either of my cameras (the camera screens say 'no images"). I have also tried to write photos from my p.c. to a Sony memory stick to use in my Sony 50" LCD television without success. The images on both media are viewable while in the reader/writer. I have a Dell 8200, 250GB & 80 GB HD, 1 GB memory and am using Windows Explorer to write to memory cards. I have formatted both memory media and have used the SD card in both of my cameras without problems. The instructions included with the reader/writer are very minimal and I may be using the wrong procedure for writing to the cards? The images are being transferred to the cards, but possibly in the wrong format for the cameras/t.v.? Obviously, I am trying to write to these cards to use the SD card in a digital frame and the Memory Stick in the slot on my Sony LCD T.V.

Any help greatly appreciated!

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by Papa Echo / January 6, 2008 1:38 PM PST

...before using, try formating the card/stick first, preferably in a camera- any camera. Card readers are designed to detect file system formats from a camera...(the slot in your TV is a card reader.). Then you can use it as a medium for storage via the card reader.

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SD memory card
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 6, 2008 11:41 PM PST

I don't know about your Sony television, but

Most digital cameras can not see photo files that you put on a memory card with a card reader.

Cameras expect to see a particular type of file name in a particular folder.
Some cameras also write a unique header in the image file and expect to see it too.


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Putting photos from your computer onto an SD card
by jmark1949 / January 12, 2008 1:52 PM PST

I tried everything I could think of to accomplish this trick. Obviously, I wanted to put photos on my SD card so I could then share them on the screen on the back of my dig camera. Finally called a Canon rep. Can't do it, he told me. Not possible. Perhaps. But I'll bet there's some whiz bang hacker out there who could make it happen.

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find specific Folder
by iumer / January 12, 2008 5:07 PM PST

I think you need to creat some specific folder in SD card then copy past e your images in that folder,
first take few pics from CAm and then see which folder has been created by the camera:)
did you check any other SC card?

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