Are you having trouble transferring your photos from camera to computer? It is easy! And very soon you will be able to do it with your eyes closed.
Many cameras come with software to download photos from the camera to the hard drive. This article will explain how to obtain images using the camera software or the operating system.
Method 1 of 2: Transfer using the camera software
Step 1. Launch the software that comes with the camera
Put the CD in your CD drive and follow the setup steps of the software. The only way you will be able to transfer is if you have the software installed. If you bought the camera used or, for some reason or another, you don't have the CD, you can find a used one or even a new one on ebay. You could also find it somewhere else too.
Step 2. Connect the camera to the computer
Most of the time, you will hear a sound or something will appear on the screen if the camera is connected properly and is working.
Step 3. Synchronize the camera to the computer and transfer the photos
With most camera software, as soon as you connect the camera to the computer and the computer recognizes it, a pop-up window will appear asking if you want to transfer the photos to the computer. After that, follow the instructions that the program gives you. If nothing appears or is not supposed to appear, open the camera program.
Step 4. Another option is to buy a memory card reader
Now that the images should be safe on your hard drive, the software should have an option to delete the files from the camera.
Method 2 of 2: Transfer using the operating system
If the camera manufacturer does not "force" you to use their software to download the photos, many operating systems (MacOs, Windows, and all recent Linux distributions) will detect your camera and "mount" it as if it were memory. USB
Step 1. If the camera has a USB connection, just connect it to the computer
If your computer has a memory card reader, it is even more convenient to put your camera's memory card in the reader.
Step 2. Go to the camera folder, find the files of the photos you want to transfer and copy them to your preferred location
Step 3. Delete the files from the camera memory
After you are sure the files are in a safe place, delete them from the camera folder.
Some cameras allow you to transfer files but do not allow you to make changes to the memory card. In these cases, you must clean the card using the controls available on the camera (most cameras have a button or a sequence of buttons to erase the card)
- If you have Windows XP, usually all you have to do is connect your camera and when Windows asks you what you want to do, choose "Transfer the images to the computer" or "Run the camera program". This makes it much easier to transfer the photos and movies from your camera.
- If you are using a Mac, you will not need to install the camera software. Just connect the camera, and use iPhoto to manage your photos if you want. The iPhoto program starts automatically. All you have to do is press the blue button in the lower right corner of the window.
- Under the recent Linux distribution (SuSe, Fedora and this type) it is best to have a USB card reader connected to the computer. The system is usually able to detect and mount the inserted card and either display the folder icon on the desktop or open the file manager immediately. Then all you need is to move the contents where you want and you can use the software CD for Windows that comes with the camera to decorate your lamp.