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    hi guys,

    just like to know if it is feasible to compress CF cards to get more storage space? Apparently, the computer shows that it is possible to compress a 512MB CF card to get 790MB.

    anyone any ideas??

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    i dun think it can work on a digicam after u compress?

    cos it need a special driver to mount a compressed drive
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    Originally posted by Wai
    i dun think it can work on a digicam after u compress?

    cos it need a special driver to mount a compressed drive
    not to mention that jpegs or raw files don't compress well...

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    Don't think this is advisable. Even assuming that you can load the ROM of the digital camera with the drivers to perform decompression, the time needed to do so will increase the (already long) time to write out.

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    Nah... it's not worth the effort...

    1) JPEG files are already compressed files... when you save as basic, normal or fine, you are already specifying the degree of compression from highest compression to best quality (that is, almost zero compression).

    2) Writing wise would not be affected unless you take into account the extra time it took to compress the file.

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    Hi!

    okay, so it is not feasible to do so. thanks to all, for the advice!

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