How Do I Set up My Camera to Upload Pictures to My Computer?


Quick Answer

To send photos from your camera to your computer, you need a USB cable that is compatible with the camera. Connect the camera to your computer using the USB cable, turn on the camera, and set the camera to the appropriate mode for uploading photos.

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If you are using an updated Mac, iPhoto automatically opens in Import mode. Once in the iPhoto window, either click the Import All button to import all the photos from the camera or hold the Command key while you click on each photo you want to import and then click on the Import Selected button. After the import is complete, click on the Eject button, turn off the camera, and disconnect it from the Mac. If you don't have iPhoto, you can use Image Capture.

If your computer is running Windows 7, go to Start, and then click on Computer. Locate your digital camera in the navigation pane on the left side of the window, right-click on it, and then select Import Pictures and Videos. Click on Import.

If your computer is running Windows 8, open the Photos app, go to the app's commands, and click on Import. Click on the device you want to import from, and then click Select All. Alternatively, click on each photo you wish to transfer to the computer. Finally, click on the Import button.

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