In This Chapter
Copying your camera’s photos and videos into your computer
Taking photos with your computer’s camera
Viewing photos in your Pictures folder
Saving digital photos to a CD
Today’s digital cameras are little computers in their own right, so it’s natural that Windows treats them like newfound friends. Plug a camera into your computer, turn on the camera, and Windows greets the newcomer. A few clicks later, and Windows copies your camera’s photos and videos onto your computer.
Windows treats a smartphone just like a regular digital camera, making it just as easy to transfer photos from your phone.
This chapter walks you through moving your digital photos into your computer, showing off photos to friends and family, e-mailing them to distant relatives, and saving them in places where you can easily find them again.
One final note: After you’ve begun creating a digital family album on your computer, please take steps to back it up properly by turning on File History, the automatic backup feature in Windows that I describe in ...