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Fat32 is the way the bits of a file are stored and kept track of on the media. When you copy to the compact flash, it will still be jpeg but will be stored using fat32 (if that is the way the CF is formatted) transparently to you. If you copy from the CF to your MAC disk, it will be stored as HFS (the MAC file system assuming the disk is formatted HFS). You need not worry about this, it is handled for you by the operating system.
The only thing you need to worry about is that you transfer the data via a file system that is supported by both my MAC and Windows operating system. That would be FAT32, which your CF is formatted to by default.
FAT 32 is a volume (partition) format.Nothing to do with format of your pictures- two different things. Btw. your Windows 7 is using NTFS format and not FAT32 ( not that it matters since Mac can read both formats). Instead of using CF cards as a copying medium why not copy your images to your external HD and then connect and copy to your Mac.
If you're planning to migrate whole thing (your user account on Windows7 to your iMac) and have some kind of local network (router,switch,network cables) then use "migration assistant" application on PC and Mac (PC application is available from Apple website). A jpg file is a jpg file no matter what. I couldn't understand last line but Windows 7 is using NTFS volume format.
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Steve Cirone wrote:
I am moving a bunch of pix off my Win 7 rig to my iMac.
How can I avoid this scary esoteric FAT 32 thing?
If I dump in chunks onto a 32 gig CF for transfer are the jpegs still just jpeg, or does FAT 32 happen?
For sure Fat 32 if I grab off my external HD fed off Windows 7?
Cheers, Skinny 62
FAT32 is the file system format in the hard disk itself (either internal or external). It will not be "copied" along with the jpg files. So don't worry.
Modern external hard disks or flash drives are usually formatted in NTFS format (again, this is for the hard drive itself) which MacOS can read but not write by default. So you can use them to transfer with no issues.