Or perhaps it is an epic picture you took while on vacation? Regardless of what it may be, you want to upload it to social media asap! Don’t know how to do that? No problem! This handy guide will show you how to take pictures from your camera to your computer or media device of choice. Here are 3 ways to download pictures from your camera.
From Camera To Computer.
Look all around your camera. If it is a newer device, chances are it has a mini usb port on it. If this is the case, your camera probably came with a cable that connects that to your device of choice via standard usb, After plugging the camera into your computer, it should recognize the device and a bubble should pop up somewhere near the task bar. If that’s not the case, you can access the files from the start menu by clicking on My Computer or File Explorer (depending on your operating system). The camera’s files will be accessible alongside your computer’s hard drive. From there, you can select the files you want and save them to your computer.
From SD Card to computer.
While you can connect your camera directly to your computer, it is faster and easier to plug in your SD card. In case you don’t know, the SD card is the tiny card you have in your camera that stores all of the pictures you take. Most modern computers have an SD card slot built in. If not, there is a good chance your printer has an SD card slot. If not, you can always buy an SD to USB cable for relatively cheap. No matter how you plug in your SD card, all you need to do is follow the same instructions from above to access your pictures.
Have Someone Else Do It.
If you are reading this, there is a chance you are not too tech savvy. Not to worry, plenty of people are. If anything mentioned above seems out of your depth, or maybe you don’t have the time or patience, that is okay. You probably have a friend or family member that will gladly do it for you. If you do not want to bother them, there are many places you can go to get the pictures off your camera.
Many nationwide retail stores like Office Max, Target and Wal Mart offer photo services. They can help in a number of ways and offer various services. You can get the photos from your camera developed, put on a CD, or an easier to use flash drive. These services are fast, easy and convenient. Best of all, you do not have to lift a finger to make it happen.
You have had your fun, and you have the pictures to prove it. You want to show the world what you and your loved ones have been up to, but first you need to get those pictures off of your camera. You may be at a loss for how to do that, but luckily for you there are options. You can take them directly from the camera using a special cable. You can also plug your SD card directly into your computer.
If doing either is asking too much of you, you can always have someone else do it at home or at your local electronics retailer. No matter what option you choose, the end result will be pictures you can share with the whole world, so download the pictures off your camera today. You’ll be glad you did.