Okay so it’s really Wednesday! We had a workday Monday, so today (Wednesday) really feels like Tuesday. Here is my contribution to helping everyone become more technologically savvy! Downloading photos from your digital camera is so easy now. All you need is your camera, your camera’s USB cord, and a few minutes. Here are some step by steps:
- Find your cord.
- Find the port it connects to on the camera, and plug it in.
- Connect the USB end to your computer (there is a port in the very front–how simple.
- Turn on your camera, and wait! (A computer wizard will launch and give you some options–one of them will be a camera and scanner wizard–that’s the one you want!)
- You will be asked a series of questions–you can just click next, next, next if you aren’ real sure about what you are doing.
- I recommend when you are at the location screen, you give the folder a recognizable name, like picnic photos, or fieldtrip photos…it will make it easier to locate them.
- I would also uncheck pictures that you really don’t want.
- Once the pictures have downloaded, a window (that folder opened) will show up on your screen, and you can look at your pictures! If you right click on one, you can choose “open with” and select “picture viewer.” This will allow you to scroll through your photos.
- If you close it, to find them again, take this path: My computer –> My Documents –> My Pictures. You should then see the folder you created in the download process.
I went over this in the faculty meeting, showing each step using the computer, my camera, and our projector. If you want a “one-on- one,” I’ll be glad to come and give you some individualized instructions.
Last, if you have a card reader, you can remove the memory card from your computer and do the same steps (except instead of the cord, you just insert your memory card into the card reader.) The benefit of using the card reader is that it doesn’t use up you camera battery. The cord method eats up the power on your camera. Remember our yearbook is being done online this year, so I NEED digital pictures. I’ll be visiting your class to “copy” your pictures you ARE going to download.