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Move pics from E-mail into Digital Camera, how?

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1. Posted by amazone (Inactive 4 posts) 10y

How shall I move pics from my pc, into my digital camera? i have a cd, shall I install it,? is there any risk of catching a virus?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 10y

Isn't that the wrong way around? ;) But I can imagine some cases where you'd want to do that, so I'll assume you really meant to do things that way.

If your digital camera works like a "mass storage device" (that is, when you plug it in with your usb cable, it shows up just like a harddisk in explorer), just copy over the files to the directory holding the pictures on that memory card. Depending on the model of the camera, it should then show them (if it doesn't, try renaming the pictures to use the same numbering format as the camera uses).
Otherwise it'll depend on whatever silly proprietary way to move pictures about is used by the camera (and if nothing happens, you'll indeed want to install the drivers from the cd that came with the camera). Might be an idea to not even bother and just get a universal card reader though, after which you can copy files as above.

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 10y

I have tried doing the stuff Sander said, and it didn't work for me. I have not found a way that actually works the way you are talking about. Like an example, when I sent a CD home that took too long so I backed the card up again, I had about 100 photos that were not on the CD back home. To make things easier, instead of going through and individually deleting about 500 pictures, I wanted to just format the card and put the photos that weren't on the CD on it's way home, back on the card so that I didn't have a CD with about 100 of the same photos. When plugged the camera in to a computer along with the Photo CD I had backed up and not sent home, I opened the CD Drive to access the photos, also opened up the folder that is linked to the digital camera files and tried dragging the ones from CD to camera, like if you were dragging files from C:/ to D:/ on the computer, and it didn't allow it. It came up with some error that said it was not permitted. I tried every way imagineable that you can transfer files and it didn't allow it. I was even carrying the CD drivers as well and tried installing them despite the fact windows automatically detected the camera I had, and that still didn't work. I tried taking the card out and just transferring them to the internal memory and it still came up with the same error message. So I don't know that it is actually possible to transfer them back.

4. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting aharrold45

So I don't know that it is actually possible to transfer them back.

I manage to do it all the time. If you are running windows XP (ok not the best operating system out there but hey it's everywhere) just hook up your camera to the PC. The PC should recodnise it as a another hard drive (the same as if you put a pen drive into the ysb). Like Sanders said all you need to do is select the photos (or any other files when it comes to it, I sometimes use my camera card to store word files or AutoCAD drawings) copy (CTRL C) goto the drive and drop (CTRL V).
Remember some cards have a write protect slot or switch. Older operating systems may have a problem when transfering files, but generally it shouldn't be a problem.
What type of camera is it and what PC?