Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Transferring photos to a Windows computer, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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So I have some pictures on a memory card that I want to transfer to my computer.…We're going to use a memory card reader to bring them over to this machine.…I have the memory card reader right here; you can see it is the EOS_DIGITAL…right there. That's because I used a Canon camera to capture the images.…Now the way that memory cards are set up that your photos will always be in the…DCIM folder, right here. So I am going to double-click on that, and then inside…this Canon folder; there are my pictures.…
So I want to bring those into the computer, but I want to do so in an organized manner.…So I am going to open up the receiving area here.…Now there are two ways you can do this basically: you can copy the pictures to…the hard drive on your computer, or you can copy the pictures to an external…drive, either network connected or directly connected.…In this case I am going to copy them to an external hard drive, where I have…other pictures stored already.…Now, you'll notice that I have a naming convention here, and I think this is very…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups