If you are like me your holiday pictures tend to hang around on the mobile device you happen to be taking pictures with that day. There are a number of ways to gather all of those photos in one spot. There are also many online sites to store your photos but I tend to use my computer as my central location.
Getting Started: First you will need to have photos in a digital format. If you do not have a digital camera, you can have your photos put on a disk in digital format when you take your camera file for development. Your camera or mobile device probably came with a USB cable or a memory card (sometimes you will receive both). Photos may also be saved on a flash drive (thumb drive, USB drive) or disc.
Transfer Photos Step-by-Step:
Connect the camera to your computer.
- This means plugging the USB cord into your camera and then into the USB drive on your computer; Or putting the memory card in the correct slot on your computer; Or inserting the flash drive into the USB drive on the computer; Or inserting the CD into the correct slot on your computer
Your computer should automatically open the Removable Disk dialog box. There are a number of options within this box.
If you would like to pick and choose which photos to transfer, then select Open device to view files.
- Double click on the folder DCIM
- All of your photos should be viewable as thumbnails – little previews of the actual photos.
- Click and drag on any photo and move it to a storage location on your computer (Pictures, Desktop, etc.). Repeat this process for each photo you would like to transfer.
Look for our next blog on Organizing your Photos.