Downloading Photos and Burning Them to a CD or DVD Using a PC Workstation
Welcome to the Fine Arts Library. This handout will teach you how to download photos from an FAL digital camera and burn the photos to a CD or DVD using a PC media station.
Items Necessary to Use This Station
- Blank writable CD or DVD
- Digital camera
- Twenty to thirty minutes to download photos from the camera and burn them to a disk. Please note that this does not including editing time. If you will be editing your photos, please allow additional time.
Downloading Your Photos
Next, plug the smaller end of the USB cord into the camera and the larger end into the computer's USB port. Turn on the camera.
You will be prompted with a Canon Power Shot screen on the computer.
Click the first option "IMPORT VIDEOS AND PICTURE."
On the bottom left you will be given options for saving your files. Click "IMPORT SETTINGS."
We recommend you change these settings to save your files to the desktop. (Tagging your photos is optional.) Once you have changed the settings, click "OKAY."
The photos will be downloaded to the desktop. If you look at the desktop, you will see a folder with today's date. If you click to open the folder, you will see the photos you imported.
Burning Your Photos to a CD or DVD
If you want to burn all of the photos, hold down the "CTRL" key and the "A" key to select all the photos.
To select specific photos, hold down the "CTRL" key while clicking on the photos that you would like to burn.
Next insert the disk into the computer and click the "BURN" button.
A window will open asking how you would like to use the disk. You should select "WITH A CD/DVD PLAYER." You can also title the disk if you would like.
When you have selected these options, click next. Another window will open showing files ready to be written to the disk. Select "BURN TO DISK".
A new window "PREPARE THIS DISK" will open. Leave the speed as 8x, then click next.
You will be prompted to wait while the computer burns your disk.
Once the photos are burned, the computer will eject the disk. Click on "FINISH" when you are done. We recommend viewing the disk to ensure it burned correctly before removing the photos from the camera.
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