As I announced before, my new delivery method for wedding photography clients is USB flash drives that are custom branded with my company logo. This is a more convenient and more presentable, and faster uploading option for my customers, not to mention the increasing obsolescence factor of discs. I successfully delivered wedding photos to my first client with the USB drive. I made it up of 3 folders. High resolution, low resolution for web, and info/print release. Smooth sailing. Perhaps because we are both Macintosh users. My last couple had issues. They only showed the high resolution folder, and some of the JPG’s were corrupt, all was good on my end.
I told my assistant what was going on, and he said it’s always a wise idea to format the drives before use, to prevent errors. They can be optimized for the wrong operating platform or partition, etc. This can be done on PC by right clicking on the device and formatting it, then upload your files. Mac, I went into settings and formatted it (avoid MS DOS option) and re added the same content, smooth sailing once again. I will make it a point to do this before adding a client’s photo on USB drives I issue out. Let this be a public service message to anyone out there using USB flash drives or photographer using this as a new form of file delivery for their clients D’OH!