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Learn how to use a digital camera and pick up some digital photography tips and techniques with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A collection of digital photos
- And blank CDs or DVDs
Open photo folder
If you have Windows XP, open the folder where photos are stored. If the Picture Task area is not showing on the left side, click Tools, then Folder Options.
Choose "Show common tasks in folders"
On the General tab, choose "Show common tasks in folders," then click "Apply" followed by "OK."
Highlight the photos
Highlight the pictures you would like to back up, then click on "Copy all items to CD," which is in the Picture Tasks area on the left.
Click on the balloon
When the balloon stating "You have files waiting to be written to the CD" appears, click on it to open the window and view your files.
Choose "Write these files to CD"
Choose "Write these files to CD."
Insert a CD
When prompted, insert a CD, then click "Next." Enter a name, then click "Next" again. Eject the disc when a message appears indicating that burning is complete.
Double click on hard drive
For Mac iPhoto, double click on your hard drive. When the window opens, click on "Pictures" in the left hand column, then choose the "iPhoto Library" folder.
Drag the iPhoto Library folder to the disc
Drag the iPhoto Library folder onto the blank disc icon on your desktop.
Insert blank disc
Insert either a blank CD or DVD. When asked to initialize it, give the inserted disc a name.
Eject the disc
When a message appears that burning is complete, eject the disc.