Chapter 9: Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
3. After the Import Videos Wizard determines how many videos 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 dialog box, it’s because you’ve turned off prompt-
ing for a tag on import. You can reenable prompting, as discussed in the “Config-
uring Import Settings” section of this chapter.
4. In the “Tag these videos” text box, enter a tag for the videos you are importing.
The tag is also used to set the filename of the videos. Filenames include the tag
and a sequential numeric suffix, such as Halloween 001.jpg, Halloween 002.jpg,
and so on.
5. Click Import to import the videos into a subfolder of your default videos
folder. The subfolder is named with the date imported and the tag you speci-
Changing the Default AutoPlay Settings
AutoPlay settings are designed to make your life easier by remembering your pre-
ferred choices for various types of media and then performing related actions for you
automatically. Sometimes, though, the AutoPlay settings won’t perform the desired
action and you’ll want to reset them so that the AutoPlay dialog box is displayed.
You can reset the AutoPlay settings by completing the following steps:
1. In the Windows Photo Gallery main view, click File and then select Options.
This displays the Windows Photo Gallery Options dialog box.
If the File menu doesn’t have an Options item, it’s because you aren’t
in the main view. Click the Back to Gallery button and then repeat this
2. On the Import tab, click the “Change default AutoPlay options” link. This dis-
plays the AutoPlay page in the Control Panel, as shown in Figure 9-14.
3. Make sure the “Use AutoPlay for all media and devices” checkbox is selected.
4. To ensure that the AutoPlay dialog box is displayed, set the AutoPlay options for
Pictures and Video Files to “Ask me every time.”
5. Click Save to save your settings.
Conﬁguring Import Settings
The import settings in Windows Photo Gallery control how digital pictures and digi-
tal videos are imported. You can set separate default settings for cameras, CDs and
DVDs, and scanners by completing the following steps: