Friday, December 14, 2012

How to upload photos and videos from digital camera to laptop or desktop computer


Uploading pictures or photos/images and videos to your laptop or desktop computer is generally similar regardless of the name, brand or model of your digital camera. The procedure is quite simple, think of it like this: imagine your digital camera as a grocery bag with meat and vegetables; imagine your laptop or desktop computer as your refrigerator with freezer and vegetable rack. Think of the meat as the photos and the vegetables as videos. Before you can transfer (UPLOAD) the contents of your grocery bag (DIGITAL CAMERA), there should be a place/compartment/container (FOLDERS) - the freezer (PHOTOS FOLDER) for the meat (PHOTOS) and the vegetable rack (VIDEOS FOLDER) for the vegetables (VIDEOS) in your fridge (COMPUTER) where you will put your groceries.

The following steps below explain in simple to follow instructions on how to upload pictures and videos from a Canon SD1100 digital camera to your computer. Note that in similar and other models of Canon digital cameras or other brands and models of digital cameras, these instructions (steps) on this procedure will generally be applicable.


Step by step procedure how to upload photos and videos to your laptop/desktop computer (Windows Vista):

1. Go to My Documents.

2. Right click on the empty white space --> New --> Folder --> name it starting with the date and a short description. (Example: 2010-12-25-Christmas in Toronto).

3. Make sure the digital camera is OFF.

4. Move down the camera switch to TRIANGLE ENCLOSED WITH RECTANGLE (View Mode).

5. Open the A/V OUT DIGITAL and insert the smaller end of the TRANSFER CABLE.

6. Insert the bigger end of the TRANSFER CABLE to the USB port on the laptop or desktop computer.

7. Turn ON the camera.

8. Double click Removable Storage.

9. Double click DCIM.

10. Double click 100CANON.

11. Click on the first picture you want to upload.

12. Press and hold down steadily the SHIFT Key while clicking the last photo you want to upload.

13. With the pictures selected, press and hold down steadily the CONTROL (CTRL) Key while pressing C to copy the photos.

14. Double click the FOLDER you created on step 2 --> 2010-12-25-Christmas in Toronto.

15. Press and hold down steadily the CONTROL (CTRL) Key while pressing V to paste the photos to the FOLDER you created on step 2 --> 2010-12-25-Christmas in Toronto.

16. Remove the TRANSFER CABLE from the USB port.

17. Turn OFF the digital camera.

18. Pull out TRANSFER CABLE from the A/V OUT DIGITAL.


Note:
The instructions above copies pictures. To copy videos, do the same steps/instructions/procedures but this time, select VIDEOS that you want to copy or upload to your laptop/desktop computer.


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Step by step procedure how to upload photos and videos to your laptop/desktop computer (Windows XP):

1. Go to My Documents.

2. Right click on the empty white space --> New --> Folder --> name it starting with the date and a short description. (Example: 2010-12-25-Christmas in Toronto).

3. Make sure the digital camera is OFF.

4. Move down the camera switch to TRIANGLE ENCLOSED WITH RECTANGLE (View Mode).

5. Open the A/V OUT DIGITAL and insert the smaller end of the TRANSFER CABLE.

6. Insert the bigger end of the TRANSFER CABLE to the USB port on the laptop or desktop computer.

7. Turn ON the camera.

8. Under Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS, Select Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard --> Press OK.

9. Under Scanner and Camera Wizard --> Click Next.

10. Select pictures you want to upload to your computer.

11. Type a name for this group of pictures.

12. Under Choose a place to save this group of pictures, Click Browse.

13. Find and click the FOLDER you created on step 2 --> 2010-12-25-Christmas in Toronto --> Click next.

14. Under What do you want to do, select "Nothing. I'm finished working with these pictures.

15. Click Next --> then press Finish.

16. Remove the TRANSFER CABLE from the USB port.

17. Turn OFF the digital camera.

18. Pull out TRANSFER CABLE from the A/V OUT DIGITAL.

Note:
The instructions above copies pictures. To copy videos, do the same steps/instructions/procedures but this time, select VIDEOS that you want to copy or upload to your laptop/desktop computer.

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