Get Your Photos Onto Your Computer
Once you’ve taken photos on your camera, your next challenge is to get them onto your computer where you can look at them and print them. Luckily you probably already have everything you need to get your photos onto your computer. Here’s how to do it:
With clean hands, carefully remove the storage card from your camera and place it in the appropriate slot in your computer. Never force the card into a slot – it should go in easily and if it does not, remove it and reinsert it. Take care not to touch the metal contacts on the card as this may damage the card.
Instead of placing the storage card into the computer, some cameras come with a cable that attaches from the camera to the computer. If you have such a cable, then connect the camera to the computer and turn the camera on.
When the dialog AutoPlay dialog appears click the Import pictures and videos link.
Then click Import Settings to set up the location to save your photos on your disk. Unless you have reasons to do otherwise, we suggest you select My Pictures as the location to save your files. From the Folder Name list choose Tag – this lets you provide a special name for the folder in which the photos will be stored.
Set the file name to Tag if you want to rename the files as they are imported or choose Original File Name to leave them unchanged. Disable the Always erase from device after importing checkbox (it is safer not to delete the photos this way).
Check the Open Windows Explorer after Import checkbox and click OK to accept the changes. Click OK a second time to save these defaults and restart Import Pictures and Videos. When the Import Pictures and Videos dialog reappears, type a Tag – this will be used as the folder name for storing the photos. It will also be used to rename the photos if you set the Filename to Tag in the previous step.
Click Import and wait as your photos are copied from your camera card, or camera, onto your computer.
When the process is complete a Windows Explorer window will open showing you the imported photos. You can find the photos at any time in future by navigating to your My Pictures folder and find and open the folder that has the same name as the Tag you typed. In our example, we typed the tag “Cornwall” and our photos are all stored in a folder called Cornwall inside the My Pictures folder.
Before removing the camera card you need to eject it correctly from the computer. In the System Tray in the bottom far right of the screen locate and click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon. When the dialog appears click the link to Eject your camera card (or camera) and wait as the card is removed. When the Safe to Remove indicator appears you can remove the camera card from the computer and return it to your camera.