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How To Back Up Digital Photos

Watch more Digital Photography 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to back up digital photos so you don't lose all your precious memories. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Open photo folder If you have Windows XP, open the folder where photos are stored. If the Picture Task area is not showing on the left side, click Tools, then Folder Options. Tip Set up a monthly reminder for yourself so you get in the habit of backing up new photos. Step 2: Choose "Show common tasks in folders" On the General tab, choose "Show common tasks in folders," then click "Apply" followed by "OK." Step 3: Highlight the photos Highlight the pictures you would like to back up, then click on "Copy all items to CD," which is in the Picture Tasks area on the left. Step 4: Click on the balloon When the balloon stating "You have files waiting to be written to the CD" appears, click on it to open the window and view your files. Step 5: Choose "Write these files to CD" Choose "Write these files to CD." Step 6: Insert a CD When prompted, insert a CD, then click "Next." Enter a name, then click "Next" again. Eject the disc when a message appears indicating that burning is complete. Step 7: Double click on hard drive For Mac iPhoto, double click on your hard drive. When the window opens, click on "Pictures" in the left hand column, then choose the "iPhoto Library" folder. Did You Know? Only 13% of digital photos actually get printed. Step 8: Drag the iPhoto Library folder to the disc Drag the iPhoto Library folder onto the blank disc icon on your desktop. Tip As an alternative, highlight the iPhoto Library folder, then click on the black and yellow circular symbol on the right hand corner of the window. Step 9: Insert blank disc Insert either a blank CD or DVD. When asked to initialize it, give the inserted disc a name. Step 10: Eject the disc When a message appears that burning is complete, eject the disc.
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