Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

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Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Postby ArCaver » Jul 26, 2010 12:05 pm

rlboyce wrote:Keep in mind that moisture in the air might also be an enemy to non-waterproof cameras in caves. Another caver and I went into a new cave and took some pictures while surveying, and when he went to upload the pictures to his computer a few days later he found the card could not be read. This could have been a result of something other than moisture, but I have no trouble envisioning moisture penetrating the camera housing and wreaking havoc on the internal components, including the memory card. A waterproof case such as an otterbox may not save you if you choose to take the camera out of the box.

If that happens again there are a number of good file recovery programs available cheap. Some are freeware, that's my kind of cheap. I've used a few of them in the past to recover and reformat when memory cards were still expensive. Sometime back I found an SD card trampled into the mud in a cave. I took it home, rinsed it in clean water, let it dry under a desk lamp overnight and as I suspected it would not mount. I used Glary Utilities or Handy Recovery to recover the pics from it. Unfortunately no one recognized the people on the card so I was never able to return it. Physically the card had dents in it and was bent slightly so I just pitched it.
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Postby rlboyce » Jul 26, 2010 9:53 pm

I know this is beginning to get off topic, but do you happen to remember which program it was exactly that you had success with? I would like to recommend it to my friend. He was able to use some kind of program to retrieve "jpg" files, but when he tried to open them with numerous image viewers, they would essentially tell him the images were not jpgs. He sent me one of the jpg files he retrieved, and when I opened it up in notepad, the header of the ascii code was not that of a jpg...
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Postby ArCaver » Jul 26, 2010 10:18 pm

rlboyce wrote:I know this is beginning to get off topic, but do you happen to remember which program it was exactly that you had success with? I would like to recommend it to my friend. He was able to use some kind of program to retrieve "jpg" files, but when he tried to open them with numerous image viewers, they would essentially tell him the images were not jpgs. He sent me one of the jpg files he retrieved, and when I opened it up in notepad, the header of the ascii code was not that of a jpg...

I remember it was done with the laptop I'm using now, and the only program I can find on it at this time that could do the recovery is Handy Recovery so that would be my guess. http://www.handyrecovery.com/ I've also been able to recover images with ImageRecall. http://www.imagerecall.com/ There's a whole lot of options out there. http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/digita ... ftware.htm
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