Building Your Photo and Video Gallery
3. After the Import Pictures Wizard determines how many pictures are available for
importing, you’ll see the Importing Pictures and Videos dialog box, shown in
Figure 9-13. If you don’t see the Importing Pictures and Videos dialog box, it’s
because you’ve turned off prompting for a tag on import. You can reenable
prompting, as discussed in the “Configuring Import Settings” section, later in
4. In the “Tag these pictures” text box, enter a tag for the pictures you are import-
ing. The tag is also used to set the filename of the pictures. Files named after a
tag are numbered sequentially.
5. Click Import to import the pictures into a subfolder of your default pictures. The
subfolder is named with the date imported and the tag you specified previously.
Importing Digital Videos from Cameras, CDs, and DVDs
You can import digital videos into your gallery and automatically name your
imported items by completing the following steps:
1. Connect your camera to your computer or insert a data CD or DVD containing
pictures into your CD/DVD drive.
2. You’ll usually see an AutoPlay dialog box similar to the one shown in
Figure 9-12. In the AutoPlay dialog box, you’ll want to click “Import videos” to
begin the import process. If you don’t see the AutoPlay dialog box and the default
option doesn’t begin a video import, you can reset the AutoPlay options as dis-
cussed in the “Changing the Default AutoPlay Settings” section of this chapter.
If you always want to import videos when you connect this camera or
insert this type of memory card, select the “Always do this for videos”
checkbox and then click “Import videos.” The next time you import
videos, you’ll bypass the AutoPlay dialog box and go straight to the
Import Pictures and Videos dialog box.
Figure 9-13. Setting the tag for your pictures