For Seniors: Upload Digital Camera Photos to Your Laptop
Uploading photos from a camera to your laptop is a very simple process — connect the camera to the laptop and initiate the upload. Still, every camera is a bit different, so the process varies by manufacturer.
Installing software: Digital cameras also typically come with software that makes uploading photos to your laptop easy. Install the software first, and then follow the program's easy-to-use interface to upload photos.
If you’re missing such software, you can simply connect your camera to your laptop and use Windows Explorer to locate the camera device (it will show up as an extra drive) and copy and paste photo files into a folder on your hard drive.
Making the connection: Uploading photos from a digital camera to a laptop requires that you connect the camera to a USB port on your laptop using a USB cable that typically comes with the camera. Power on the camera after connecting it, and change its setting to a playback mode as instructed by your camera's user manual.
Printing straight from the camera: Cameras save photos onto a memory card, and many printers include a slot where you can insert the memory card from the camera and print directly from it without having to first upload pictures to your laptop. Some cameras also connect directly to printers.
However, if you want to keep a copy of the photo and clear up space on your camera’s memory card, you should upload photos to your laptop even if you can print without uploading.