Downloading Photos to CD's

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by AnthonyG, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. AnthonyG


    Apr 21, 2009
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    My Son's family went out west for Easter Vacation. They have approx. 3 SD memory cards of 4 GB of photos each. The standard CD is 700 MB, how can I down load the photos onto CD's? Will Vista allow me to start downloading photos and tell me when CD is full and to insert a new one? If I place them on a DVD, can I then capture photos to print or e-mail? I have downloaded many photos to CD's, but never more than 700 MB at a time. Please advise.

    V/R AnthonyG
    AnthonyG, Apr 21, 2009
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  2. AnthonyG


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    You can't "dowload photos to CDs" because CDs (and DVDs) are not filesystems -- you can't just copy files to them. In constrast, a USB stick or external hard drive IS a filesystem -- so you can just copy files to them.

    You will need to use a CD burning program to collect a bunch for files for a CD, and then burn them to that CD. The programs typically show you the size of the file collection before you burn it -- so you will be able to tell if the collection will fit on the CD.

    Sorry, don't use the Vista tools to do this; I user Nero instead.
    WAW8, Apr 22, 2009
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