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05-13-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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Have to keep converting photos once downloaded?? Please help!!

Hi there,

I have a Pentax DSLR K110 D and ages ago I must have pressed something on the camera menu somewhere, and ever since, when I transfer the photos from my SD card onto my laptop they go onto my laptop as huge PEF files.

When I first got the camera they would go on as normal JPEGs, so something has changed.

I really need help in finding out how I can change it back so they transfer as normal JPEGs like they always did before!

Would appreciate some instructions as what to do!

Many thanks,


05-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
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Download the K110D manual here:

Refer to page 111 and 112.
05-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #3
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It's been a long time since I had this camera in my hands. What you did in the menu was switch the file recording system to the card. The camera can record Jpegs, RAWS or both. Right now the camera is recording in RAW and that's wh they require conversion.

This is a moment where you should check your manual regarding the 'recording mode' (rec) section. There will be a menu item showing quality level. Your choices will be RAW (what's currently selected) and ***, **,* choices. The setting you want is ***.

Not to sound preachy but it's well worth reading the manual from front to back. You'll be surprised how it will improve your understanding of what the camera can do and how to take better pictures.
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Thank you so much that's ever so helpful! All sorted!


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