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Nikon D3200 Digital Field Guide by Alan Hess

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Downloading Images

Once the memory card is full of images, or you want to edit your images on a computer, you need to connect the camera to a computer and download the files. The Nikon D3200 has some image editing capabilities built in to it, but if you do all of your editing in the camera, at some point you will still run out of space on the memory card and need to download the photos to free up space. There are two ways to download photos from your camera to the computer: Use the supplied USB cable and connect the camera directly to the computer, or use a card reader connected to the computer.

CROSS REF The Nikon D3200 built-in image-editing capabilities are covered in Chapter 9.

To use the camera and the supplied USB cable to download your photos, follow these steps:

1. Turn off the camera. Make sure that the camera is turned off before connecting it to a computer directly to avoid damaging the camera or computer.

2. Open the rubber cover on the left side of the camera to expose the USB port. The USB port is the second one from the top, just under the microphone jack.

3. Connect the camera to the computer. Plug the supplied USB cable into an open USB port on your computer and the USB port on the camera, as shown in Figure QT.5

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QT.5 The supplied USB cord connecting the Nikon D3200 to a laptop computer.

4. Turn the camera on. Once the computer and camera are both turned on, ...

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