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How to overcome 5 common digital photo problems

We answer your questions on noise in high ISO photos

We've taken a look at some of the most common problems when it comes to taking good snaps with digital cameras and shown you how to overcome them.

Duplicate file names when formatting memory cards

I followed a suggestion to format a memory card occasionally in the camera. As a result, I now find my photos with duplicate file names when I download them into my computer. Can you help with this problem?

When you format your camera's memory card, depending upon your model, the file names might reset every time. As a general rule, this is a problem only if you are storing all of your photos in a single folder - which is not a good idea. It's a much better bet to import each new batch of photos into their own unique subfolder within your Pictures folder. If you do this, duplicate file names will never be a concern. Either way, you'll eventually have to contend with this duplicate problem when you buy a new memory card.

See also: The 5 most common digital photo issues solved

  1. High ISO photos without noise
  2. Recovering lost images
  3. Duplicate file names when formatting memory cards

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