SAU and Memory Card Hygiene [Photo Taco]

In IP Roundtable Podcast by Jeff Harmon

Jeff Harmon provides go/no go on the State of Adobe Updates for Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC 2018. The he outlines 8 steps of good hygiene for memory cards:

1) Turn off Camera
2) Wait for 5 seconds
3) Carefully remove card and put it in a card reader
4) Use a GOOD card reader
5) Copy the photos to the computer using Finder on Mac or Explorer on Windows, not Lightroom
6) Copy the photos to another place besides the hard drive you just did
7) Eject the memory card using Finder or Explorer before physically removing it from the card reader
8) Carefully remove the card from the reader, put it in the camera, and format the card using the camera.


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The hobbyist editor here at IT Professional by day, passionate hobbyist photographer ever other second possible. Living in Herriman, Utah. Loves trying to capture the beauty around every day and family portraits occasionally. Be sure to check out my portfolio at