Chapter 9: Capturing and Managing Your Digital Pictures and Videos
In Windows Photo Gallery, you can email videos to your friends by completing the
1. Select the videos you want to email and then click the Email button.
2. Windows opens a new email message in your default mail program and attaches
the videos to this message.
3. After you complete the To, Cc, Subject, and message body fields as appropriate,
you can send the message with your videos attached by clicking Send.
Burning Data CDs and DVDs
Windows Photo Gallery has built-in CD and DVD burning features. You can use
these features to create archive copies and to share pictures and videos with others.
Before you burn data CDs and DVDs, you should familiarize yourself with the disc
types and disc filesystem options that are available.
You don’t necessarily have to use Windows Photo Gallery to burn
data CDs and DVDs. Anytime you insert a blank CD or DVD, Win-
dows Vista shows a Burn button on the Windows Explorer toolbar.
Clicking this button starts the Burn a Disc Wizard, and you can burn
discs in much the same way as discussed in this section.
Navigating the available types of data discs
With data CDs and DVDs, you can burn any files in your gallery to create a data
disc. As discussed in Chapter 8, if you create a data DVD with pictures in JPEG for-
mat, any newer DVD player that supports this format can read and play the disc as a
slide show. An alternative to this is to make a movie as a DVD-Video using your pic-
tures. You will then be able to play the DVD in just about any DVD player, provid-
ing that you use a standard type of DVD disc. Since data DVDs can hold an
enormous number of JPEG images, you can create photo-album slide shows that run
When you are working with data CDs and DVDs, you need to keep in mind that
computer and home or car CD and DVD players are different. Your computer DVD
player typically is designed to read commercially produced CD-ROMs and DVD-
ROMs as well as computer-burned CDs and DVDs in specific formats. To make mat-
ters worse, different Windows programs may have varying support for different disc
types. Case in point: Windows Photo Gallery supports a similar but different set of
disc types than Windows Media Player 11.
While Windows Photo Gallery won’t burn audio CDs, it does give you more burn-
ing options for data discs than Windows Media Player does. Windows Photo Gal-
lery supports burning data CDs to CD-R, CD+R, and CD-RW. Windows Photo