Transferring Digital Images from Your Camera to Your Windows Computer

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You can easily transfer images from your digital camera to your computer. This camera-to-computer transfer requires that you’ve installed your camera’s driver on your PC. To move photos from your digital camera or card reader to your PC

1

Plug your digital camera or card reader into your PC.

Run a USB cable from the camera to a USB-2 port on the computer.

2

Turn your camera’s power switch on.

You may also need to place the camera in Connect mode. Most card readers power up automatically.

3

On your PC, choose Start→My Computer.

The My Computer folder opens.

4

Double-click the drive that represents the digital camera’s memory card storage.

The drive’s folder opens.

5

Double-click the appropriate folder containing your photos.

The photos in this folder appear just as if they were in a directory on your hard drive, as shown in this figure.

6

Select the image you want to transfer to your computer.

Click the image to select it.

7

Choose Edit→Copy to copy the image to the Clipboard.

The Clipboard stores your image until you paste it somewhere.

8

Navigate to the folder to which you want to transfer the file and choose Edit→Paste.

The picture appears in the folder on your computer.

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