>Personally I download the images directly from the memory card >via Card Reader to multiple hard drives, then verify that the >images transfered correctly, before I delete the files on the >card manually. >Better safe than sorry!
To each his own - choice is what life's all about. That's why I use Ubuntu instead of Windows
Don't have a card reader and OP was asking about pulling directly from the camera. gThumb will download without delete and Fspot will only download.
I've downloaded and deleted well over 24,000 pix from different cameras over the years and haven't had any problem. Of course, there could always be a first time, I guess...