Learn how to delete pictures using the Panasonic DMC-LX3
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Deleting a picture with this camera is really quite simple. It’s all packaged in one area, so that makes it very easy. I can do a couple of things to access the delete option and the one is just moving the switch down to the playback mode. It will access the playback mode for and then I can just go ahead and press the trashcan button right here in order to access the delete functions.
The other way of accessing the playback mode a little bit more quickly is by pressing the down navigation button. By default, this function or down navigation button will access a quick review of pictures you’ve taken. So it’s kind of like quickly going into the playback mode without actually doing so. So go ahead and press down. Now this picture will only stay up for a little while, but as long as I move back and forth, then it’ll stay up longer. And you can see down here it says delete to press the trashcan button, so that’s right here. I’ll press that and it asks me whether I just want to delete this one picture, whether I want to delete multiple pictures or if I want to delete all the pictures. So, if it is just one picture, very easy, just use the left navigation button to move over to yes and press set.
If you want to delete more than just one picture, then you can go down to delete multi, press set and you’ll see thumbnails of the pictures on the memory card. Use the navigation buttons to move between the different pictures and press the display button in order to set the highlighted picture for deletion. So I’ll press this play and you can see now there’s a trashcan icon here and I can go up to this one for example, press display, and keep moving between all the different pictures. And then, when I’m ready I’ll just press the set button here in the center and it’ll ask me am I sure if I want to delete all those pictures, I go up to yes and press set.
Now, it automatically brings me back to the record mode once it’s done with that process. Now if you want to delete all the pictures on your memory card, what I would recommend doing is actually not choosing the delete all function you saw previously, but instead, formatting the memory card.
I cover formatting in the formatting video so you can see how to do that there. But the reason why I recommend doing that is because sometimes, if you’re using a card reader, especially to transfer images from the memory card to your computer, erroneous files can be left behind on the memory and those are not good for the camera. It’s not going to cause any problems, but I’ve seen memory cards become corrupt and a lot of images lost due to this effect. So instead of erasing all which does not see those erroneous files and doesn’t delete any pictures the camera can’t see, choosing format will completely erase the entire memory card of any files that it can or cannot see, living you with the healthiest memory card possible and ready to take more pictures. So to maintain a healthy memory card and to avoid having a corrupt memory card, I highly, highly recommend using the format after you every time you transfer your pictures to the computer.
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