Fiddling with Photos (and Movies)
In This Chapter
Copying digital camera photos into your computer
Taking photos with your computer’s camera
Viewing movies with the Video app
Viewing photos in your Pictures library
Saving digital photos to a CD
Today’s digital cameras are little computers in their own right, so it’s natural that Windows 8 treats them like newfound friends. Plug a camera into your computer, turn on the camera, and Windows greets the newcomer, offering to copy your camera’s photos onto your computer.
This chapter walks you through moving your digital photos from your camera 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 8 that I describe in Chapter 13. ...