Formatting downloads from Canon Camera
by taboma - 7/21/06 9:40 PM
In Reply to: Yes, the underscore does not confuse Windows at all. by Kiddpeat
Looks like the same information that my neighbour is talking about.
The IMG files are being downloaded on a Mac, given to a PC user and that person cannot read them because they are a Mac File?
I do use Apple Photoshop to do certain correcting and cropping plus renaming. Those files can be read on a PC.
These are saved as a save as. So the original file is intact, as it was dowhloaded to a Mac.
When I rename the original file and send it to a PC the file can be read strictly as a JPG file. Seems everyone can read it being renamed.
Kiddpeat can I send you an original IMG_NNNN.JPG file and the renamed file as a test? See if the original file is renamed with a dot? Or do you think that is a waste of time to try?
Just trying to get enough info to tell my neighbour. It really surprises me because I can read all JPG files on a Mac from a PC. (Except corrupted ones). The Mac will give a warning that this file may be corrupted or damaged, do you want to continue?
I have one other question. If my neighbour has a dot (.) starting with the file that I downloaded for him, can he simply delete the dot and open the file? He cannot read the original files at all. And I do not know how he is trying to open the file image.
Just double clicking on them or using Picture Viewer or even Photoshop?
I have sent many CDs to PC friends with all files being renamed. I save the burn as an ISO9660 universal. No one has a problem viewing these files.
Thanks for your help Kiddpeat,