Calling all digital camera whizzes !!!

  1. ok... here's the dilemma.

    I have my very first pics of the wedding .. the IN THE CHAPEL ones on my camera memory still (internal memory)... then my batteries ran out so I put new ones in and kept clicking away 'til internal memory was full, then slipped in a memory card.

    All the pics I took are ON (in) the camera... and I was able to transfer all but those first 30 to my computer... the ones before I changed the batteries.

    When I go to transfer them, it won't let me ...... says "volume of file has been externally altered..file is no longer valid."

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH !!! Can't I get them off my camera SOMEHOW??? If they're still IN there, isn't there SOME way to get them off and transferred ? I'd hate to have to delete them !

    HELP ! Anybody?
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   rjflyn
    Depending on the camera, with some when you take the batteries out the memory get erased. I'd read your manual and then call the tech support number for assistance if you cant get the answer.

    Rj
  4. by   itsme
    Not to steal your post, but I too have a question, probably my dumb question of the day!! So, with a digital camera, can you still get photos to put in an album, or do you just have to print them out??
  5. by   suzanne4
    Jnette,
    As the above poster stated, usually removing the batteries wipes out the memory. Best thing is to call your tech service. What type of camera did you use?

    Itsme,
    You can build an album right on your computer to store your pictures and send them out, or you can physically print them out in different sizes and use them any way that you want.
  6. by   longtermcarern
    if you go into the settings depending on what type of camera you have, you may be able to transfer those picture to the memory disk. I have changed batteries hundreds of times and never lost the pictures on the internal memory.
  7. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from longtermcarern
    if you go into the settings depending on what type of camera you have, you may be able to transfer those picture to the memory disk. I have changed batteries hundreds of times and never lost the pictures on the internal memory.
    The better cameras have an internal battery much like a PC. That's how your PC remembers what time it is even after it's been turned off for a while. However, the memory in a camera is more like the RAM in the PC. It's temporary memory, not like storing something on your PC on the hard drive. The better cameras have an internal battery that keeps the memroy awake and therefore not erased when you remove the funtional bateries (much like unplugging your PC.)
    MMM, it's a lot harder to get this into just a few words than I thought it would be.... comes down to what kind of camera do you have? What kind of membery does it have. Does it have an internal battery?
  8. by   longtermcarern
    Besides storing your pictures on your computer, remember to burn them to disc if you have a cd burner. 2 years ago I lost hundreds of irreplaceable photos that were not transferred to disc when lightning hit my house.
  9. by   Brickman
    After you transfered the pictures off the memory card did you remove it? On my camera you can't do anything with the internal memory until you remove the card. I hope you get it figured out.
  10. by   nurseygrrl
    jnette~

    I don't know if this will work, but can you take the memory card to a CVS where they have the Kodak Picture Maker and put your disc in and try there? I have no idea if it will work, but I suppose it's worth a try for photos as important as those! You can print photos from there and you can also transfer them on to a disk which you can then use in your computer. Good luck!!!
  11. by   jnette
    Wow... thanx guys !!! Sorry so late in getting back to you.. after you all were kind enough to care and respond ! :imbar
    I was busy putting all the pics I was able to RETRIEVE (afterall!) onto a disk, and storing them in online albums as well.......

    YES !!! Just a few minutes after I posted this thread, I went back at it again... and figured out a way to get them ! Instead of doing the instant one-click transfer (transfers ALL the pics stored in the camera), I instead chose the "select and transfer" option.. where you can individually select the pics to transfer... and that got it ! Whoooooooot !!!

    Yes, my camera says to never change batteries when the readylight is flashing.. but to turn the camera off before chaning batteries. I was too nervous and excitedat the wedding, and neglected to follow that step. So now I know.

    The pics I was trying to retrieve WERE on internal memory, that's what threw me... but by changing batteries with the camera ON, it messed with the file format... but it's all fixed now, and I'll know what to do from now on.

    I have a Kodak Easyshare 6430 .. 3 megapixel... and it's a FABULOUS camera !!! Very, VERY pleased with it... sharp, clear pics... I read for days on the various reports and comparisons, and I definately feel I made a wise purchase... I have had nothing but fun and great pics with this.. no porblems whatsoever except my own stupidity !

    Thanx again, guys ! And yes, I did go to tech support, and they responded also... AFTER I figured it out on my own ... I do so LOVE a good challenge !
  12. by   Ted
    Now that you retrieved the pictures from your camera. . .

    Can you share them, please???



    Ted
  13. by   jnette
    Quote from efiebke
    Now that you retrieved the pictures from your camera. . .

    Can you share them, please???



    Ted
    Well, now that I've completed the task of burning them all to a CD and storing them also to a photo storage/sharing site (like Tweety's imagestation)... in other words.. they're no longer in my PC files ! :chuckle

    I'd have to ask Tweety how he went about sharing his imagestation albums, or go back to snapfish and read how to allow others to view them... gimme a few minutes, and maybe we can do that, as there are just a few too many to post here as attachments........ K?
  14. by   nurseygrrl
    Can't wait to see them...I love pictures!

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