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    Deleting unwanted photos off my SD card.

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    Deleting unwanted photos off my SD card.
    I want to make more space on my camera SD card. I can delete them via the camera which is tedious. How can I do it via my Mac

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    Deleting unwanted photos off my SD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David1354 View Post
    I want to make more space on my camera SD card. I can delete them via the camera which is tedious. How can I do it via my Mac
    Simply plug the camera's SD card into an appropriate slot on your Mac computer - not sure which kind or year you own; but if there is a SD slot, use that insertion point, if not a SD-USB adapter can be used. The card should then be seen as mounted in Finder (see pic below from my MBPro) - open the DCIM folder which likely will contain sub-folders - pics can be easily deleted from these various folders. Dave
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    Deleting unwanted photos off my SD card.

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    RadDave,Many thanks. Easy when you know how

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    Deleting unwanted photos off my SD card.
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    If the photos are already on your Mac - and you have a back up - the simplest answer is to format the card in the camera. It takes seconds and wipes the entire card. Many photographers do this after every transfer as they feel it improves the functionality of the card.
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    Deleting unwanted photos off my SD card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badshoehabit View Post
    If the photos are already on your Mac - and you have a back up - the simplest answer is to format the card in the camera. It takes seconds and wipes the entire card. Many photographers do this after every transfer as they feel it improves the functionality of the card.
    Many thanks. Now I know how to clear some unwanted pics off my SD card all clear them completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badshoehabit View Post
    If the photos are already on your Mac - and you have a back up - the simplest answer is to format the card in the camera. It takes seconds and wipes the entire card. Many photographers do this after every transfer as they feel it improves the functionality of the card.
    +1 Yes, it's the quickest way and, as Sue said, has the advantages of (a) not needing to remove the card or connect to another device and (b) renders the card "as new".

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    I thought this was the answer and deleted a lot of files on my SD card only to find when I next used my camera a warning saying CARD FULL Where do I go from here?
    Quote Originally Posted by RadDave View Post
    Simply plug the camera's SD card into an appropriate slot on your Mac computer - not sure which kind or year you own; but if there is a SD slot, use that insertion point, if not a SD-USB adapter can be used. The card should then be seen as mounted in Finder (see pic below from my MBPro) - open the DCIM folder which likely will contain sub-folders - pics can be easily deleted from these various folders. Dave
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    After you deleted the pictures, did you empty the trash?

    I'm not exactly sure what the crteria are, but for some external devices, deleting files just seems to mark them as deleted but doesn't free up the memory space until the trash is emptied.

    Or, as already suggested - if you don't want to keep any pictures or data on your SD card, formatting the card in the camera will also delete everything on the card.

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    Deleting unwanted photos off my SD card.

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    I didn’t empty my TRASH so will do next time. Many thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    After you deleted the pictures, did you empty the trash?

    I'm not exactly sure what the crteria are, but for some external devices, deleting files just seems to mark them as deleted but doesn't free up the memory space until the trash is emptied.

    Or, as already suggested - if you don't want to keep any pictures or data on your SD card, formatting the card in the camera will also delete everything on the card.

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