In This Chapter
Copying digital camera photos into your computer
Viewing photos in your Pictures library
Saving digital photos to a CD
E-mailing and printing photos
Editing photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery
Copying camcorder footage into your computer
Creating a slide show with DVD Maker
Editing your video into a movie and saving it to a DVD
This chapter introduces you to the ever-growing relationship between Windows, digital cameras, and camcorders — both the new digital and older analog models. This chapter explains how to move your digital photos and movies onto your computer, edit out the bad parts, display them to friends and family, e-mail them to distant relatives, and save them in easy-to-find locations on your computer.
One final note: After you've begun creating a family album on your computer, please take steps to back it up properly, as I describe in Chapter 12. (This chapter explains how to copy them to a CD or DVD, as well.) Your family memories can't be replaced.
The following sections help you turn your PC into a digital shoebox. I explain how to move your camera's photos onto your PC, browse through them, and save them to a CD or DVD. I also explain how to manage your collection, letting you solve the biggest problem among photographers: finding that quintessential shot you took a few weeks back.