EOS REBEL T8i: Protecting Images

Article ID: ART176979 | Date published: 06/19/2020 | Date last updated: 09/15/2023


Protecting Images



Protecting Images

You can protect important images from being accidentally erased.

Protecting a Single Image

  1. Select [Playback: Protect images].

  2. Select [Select images].

  3. Select an image.

    • Use the Left key Right key keys to select the image to be protected.
  4. Protect the image.

    • Press SET to protect the selected image, after which it will be labeled with a Protect icon (1) at the top of the screen.
    • To cancel protection and clear the Protect icon, press SET again.
    • To protect another image, repeat steps 3 and 4.

Specifying the Range of Images to be Protected

While looking at the images in the index display, you can specify the first and last images for a range to protect all the specified images at once.

  1. Select [Select range].

    • Select [Select range] in [Playback: Protect images].
  2. Specify the range of images.

    • Select the first image (start point).
    • Next, select the last image (end point). The images in the specified range will be protected and the Protect icon will appear.
    • To select another image to be protected, repeat step 2.

Protecting All Images in a Folder or on a Card

You can protect all the images in a folder or on a card at once.

  • When you select [All images in folder] or [All images on card] in [Playback: Protect images], all the images in the folder or on the card will be protected.
  • To cancel the selection, select [Unprotect all images in folder] or [Unprotect all images on card].
  • If the search conditions are set with [Playback: Set image search conditions] (), the display will change to [All found images] and [Unprotect all found].

    • If you select [All found images], all the images filtered by the search conditions will be protected.
    • If you select [Unprotect all found], the protection of all the filtered images will be canceled.


  • If you format the card (), the protected images will also be erased.


  • Once an image is protected, it cannot be erased by the camera's erase function. To erase a protected image, you must first cancel the protection.
  • If you erase all the images (), only the protected images will remain. This is convenient when you want to erase all unnecessary images at once.




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