How to Transfer Pictures from Camera to Computer Without Software
How to Transfer Pictures from Camera to Computer Without Software169,866 views19 Editors Edited 7 weeks agoSix Methods:1.Direct Connect2. USB Card Reader3. Email4. Use The Cloud5. iCloud6. Windows XPMETHOD 1 OF 6: DIRECT CONNECT
1. Use a USB cable.
Since most digital cameras today feature USB connectivity, this is a very way to go. It's not always effective, though, and depends on the unique combination of your camera, your computer, and the operating system.2. Power off your camera.
Whenever you connect and disconnect electronic devices, especially sensitive ones such as digital cameras, it's best to turn them off first.
- Connect one end (usually the mini-plug end) into your camera.
Connect the other end (usually the flat-plug end) into your computer's USB port.Power on your camera.
Your camera should appear as a disk on your desktop.Method 2 of 6: USB Card ReaderGet a SD card reader.
These are simply small interface boxes that plug into your USB port. #Plug the card reader into your computer's USB port. It will either connect directly, or have a USB cable on the end.Insert the SD card from your camera. The card will appear on your desktop as a disk.Drag the image files from the card to the computer, and you're doneMethod 3 of 6: EmailTake your pictures with your smart phone's camera.
It may not be a Canon EOS 7D, but it's good enough for rock-n-roll.Snap a picture.
All great photography begins with pressing the shutter!Create an new email document.
Add the photo as an attachment, and as Steely Dan said, "send it off in a letter to yourself."Method 4 of 6: Use The CloudUse your smart phone's camera.
Some apps, such as Instagram, automatically upload pictures to a shared space, and are available for you-or anybody else-to download to your computerSnap your pic using Instagram.
Apply any filters desired.Share it with the Instagram community, and email it to yourself while you're at it.Method 5 of 6: iCloudSign up for iCloud. This may well be the simplest and fastest way to move your images from camera to computer. With iCloud, your iOS camera's photos are automatically uploaded to the cloud, and distributed to all your iCloud-enabled devices, be they Mac or PC.Take your picture. When you get home, access your Photo Stream with iPhoto or Aperture, or any other device that recognizes Photo Stream.Method 6 of 6: Windows XPConnect your camera or memory card to your computer.
This is a simple step. You can usually connect your camera directly to your computer or just take out your memory card and stick it into a card reader that is connected to your computer. The usual connection is via USB.
Choose pictures. This next step allows you to choose which pictures you want to transfer. Also, the wizard allows you to rotate the pictures and also view picture details like the date when the picture was taken. This way you can determine how you will name your destination folder. Most of the times however, you would just move all the pictures into one folder on your computer without doing anything else...but if you want more information, the wizard gives your this abilityChoose destination.
- Your camera or memory card to your computer the Windows XP Camera Wizard window should come up when you connect. If it doesn't then you can bring it up separately by clicking on: Start -> Accessories -> Scanner and Camera Wizard.
Now you have two fields you have to fill in.
- The first one is entitled: Type a name for this group of pictures. The value that you enter here will be the final file name of each picture on your computer. For example: if you know that the pictures you're transferring were taken on June 21, 2012, and they were taken at Idora Park, set the group name to 070612-Idora-Park, and then each file will feature this name plus an index counter: 01,02, etc. This way you can also identify each picture by its name.
The second one is entitled: Choose a place to save this group of pictures. This is the place to specify your destination folder for these pictures. So you can click the browse button (the yellow folder) and choose the destination folder on your hard disk.Wait for the transfer to end.
Check your destination folder-all the pics should be there.Note:
this works with Windows XP AND MAY WORK IN THE OTHER WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS THAT CAME AFTER XP.