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Upload pictures to memory card

Can you upload pictures from a file to the camera memory card in order to put it in a digital frame? Or do you need a memory card reader? It won't let me add the file back onto the camera. Thanks!

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Re: upload pictures to memory card

This model doesn't allow you to upload photos from a PC to your memory card whilst the camera is connected to the PC. You will need a memory card reader.

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How to copy pictures in digital frame internal memory ...
The following items about digital frames are from the link above where you may find additional information.

Another important feature to consider is how many images you can store on the frame. Most have slots for loading pictures directly from a camera's memory card. Make sure it accepts the same type or types of cards that your camera(s) do, as this will make transferring images to the frame significantly simpler. Also, look for a frame with a large internal (built-in) memory if you plan on loading lots of images for slide shows, videos and so forth.

With all the attention your digital frame will get from friends, family and members of your own household, you'll want to keep it updated with your most recent photos. Having multiple connectivity options can make this task a lot simpler. Most frames can connect to your PC using a ubiquitous USB cable, while Blue tooth and WiFi-enabled frames let you sync wirelessly from laptops, camera phones and cameras that are WiFi enabled. Many WiFi-enabled frames can automatically sync images from PCs on your home network or from photo sharing sites on the Internet, making it simple to keep updated.

If your computer has memory card slots, you can copy from the computer to a memory card.

If there are no memory card slots on your computer, purchase a Targus card reader at Walmart for $8.88 or another brand for less at Ritz/Wolf/Kit camera. Also, they do 3½ x 5" digital prints for 6¢ each on Tuesday and Wednesday.

CAUTION To prevent memory card corruption, keep batteries charged and don't delete. Wait for lights to stop flashing then turn camera off before removing memory. For card readers, double click Safely Remove Hardware. Select then click Stop and OK.

Have just been playing with this and found that it works really well, but you should first format the memory card in the camera because it adds files to the card you will need.

Next, take a picture of something with the camera.

Place the memory card in the card reader and go to My Computer.

Open the memory card and you should see a folder on the left (DCIM) that has your picture. Do not open the MISC folder on the right.

Double Click on the DCIM folder and you should see another folder (e.g.,100HPM417) which includes the name of your camera. Double Click on that folder and you should see the picture you just took.

When you copy from the computer to a memory card, that is the folder where your computer pictures must be copied. You may only be able to copy one picture at a time from My Computer.

One last thing, the file names of your pictures must not have any additional letters or those pictures will not be seen by the camera. Also, the file name format must match the file name of the picture you took e.g., HPIM1903. Rename files to the format of your camera photos.

If you have trouble with this, it may be easier to right click on Start and then left click Explore. Find and select the pictures you want to copy and then near the top left, click the X next to Folders to see a place to select Copy files. You can then select the memory card folder e.g.,100HPM417, that you clicked to see the picture you took and click Copy. You can copy pictures easier with this method.

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Connect camera with computer, click My Computer >> Removable Disk >> 101MSDCF folder and copy / paste files there.

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When you connect your camera to the pc, via usb cable I presume, don't use the software that came with the camera, instead open the MY COMPUTER icon on the desktop, or in the windows START BUTTON. Your camera should in fact be recognized and appear as a new disk drive with its own drive letter or name.
If that happens, open the new drive window, and you should be able to see the folders that your camera uses to store pictures taken with it. It may depend on the picture frame requirements, but seems to me that you can now just drag and drop, cut, copy and paste any pictures you want right to the memory card drive, and I would not put them in any folder created by the camera, just on the memory card itself.

The other alternative is to purchase a memory card reader/writer for your type of card. They usually accept every card out there, and now you would be able to use that device to copy to and from the memory card without the need for a pc.

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Check the software you used to upload the images with. There's probably a checkbox or option that tells it to delete the images from the card after uploading them.

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I just purchased a frame and wondered the same thing. My computer has a slot for an SD card once inserted the computer shows the SD file. Then go into where you store the pictures highlight the picture one at a time in the picture file my program says copy to file click on it and shows the SD file as F file click copyit then downloads to the card. Done put SD card in frame worked perfectly.

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