How to I roast Photo's to a CD please?


AuraTodd

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 18:41
Hi I have windows 7 home edition. How do I burn pictures onto a CD please?

It would make it easier I hope then going through Picassa.

Thanks.
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Steep

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 18:54
Windows has it's own burning ability, you 'should' be able to just drag and drop the files you want to burn onto the cd drive.

AuraTodd

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 18:58
Okay, but how do I do that please?


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JohnX

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 19:18
Open the folder containing the photos

Select the sub-folder or individual photos you want to burn to disc

Towards the top of the folder window you'll see a tool-bar with the word 'BURN' towards the right-hand side

Click on 'BURN' and follow the instructions

AuraTodd

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 19:20

JohnX

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 19:33
No problem. Come back if there's an issue.

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AuraTodd

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 16:56
JohnX wrote:
No problem. Come back if there's an issue.

I didn't want to start a new thread about this problem. I tried following the instructions on how to burn a CD in windows 7, but a notice kept coming up asking to put in the right CD I put in a TDK and a Verbatim disk, but it wouldn't accept either which is a pain. Both the disks are new and clear of anything, so I don't know why this is happening.

Someone mentioned a programme called AShampoo, anyone use that please? if so, what's it like and is it worth having?

I don't mind Google Picassa, but accoring to my picture folder on my hard drive, there's more image's on that then I have on the Picassa.

Thanks very much.
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Steep

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 17:29
Not sure why the disks were not accepted but there are a few possible reasons. Firstly, although most drives these days can burn to any type of disk (CD- CD+ DVD- DVD+) yours may not so you could check that. A CD only holds 600mb or so which might not be enough for what you want to store, if that's the case try copying less files or using a DVD.

I use a small program called CDburnerXP to write my discs.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 17:43
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yours may not so you could check that.

How do I do that please? I ususually keep between 100-200 image's on a CD, is that too many?

Whats CDburnerXP and is it good? I'm running windows 7 so it might not work.

I also notice I have a message at the bottom of this screen which is saying

"Please calibrate your monitor so you can see 16 different shades from pure white to black."

What does this mean please? Sorry to ask questions, thanks.
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JohnX

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 18:09
Have you burnt CD's before on your machine? Music maybe? Did it all go ok?

Are you trying to burn too many photos to a CD?

They (CD's) have a maximum capacity of around 700mb of data. That could easily be only around 60-70 High Res JPEGs, certainly on my K5II.

The CD burner software in Windows 7 is fine for what you're wanting to do by the way. Look first to whether you're trying to put too many photos on to a CD.

You say also that you usually get 100-200 images on a CD. How have you done that if you're now saying you can't? Was it a different computer?

Lastly, don't worry about the 'Please calibrate..' message. That's here on the Forum pages and is only to help you get the brightness sorted on your monitor. It doesn't affect your ability to burn to CD. Come back to that in another thread!
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 18:16
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Have you burnt CD's before on your machine? Music maybe? Did it all go ok?

Only when doing a DVD for someone, I havent done it this way since my tower was upgraded.

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CD's have a maximum capacity of around 700mb of data. That could easily be only around 60-70 High Res JPEGs

So I can only burn 60-70 images per disk?
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JohnX

Link Posted 22/03/2014 - 18:28
AuraTodd wrote:
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Have you burnt CD's before on your machine? Music maybe? Did it all go ok?

Only when doing a DVD for someone, I havent done it this way since my tower was upgraded.

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CD's have a maximum capacity of around 700mb of data. That could easily be only around 60-70 High Res JPEGs

So I can only burn 60-70 images per disk?

If you're talking about 11mb images, yes that's correct, but it depends on what size images you take on your camera as to how many will actually fit. Do you know your average JPEG file size?

Also, you mention DVD. They'll take many more images than a CD would. Why not use DVDs? The same software will burn to CD as well as DVD, assuming you have a DVD burner in your PC, which I presume you do from you saying 'Only when doing a DVD for someone...'

Have you got, or have you considered an external hard drive, one that plugs into a USB port on your computer?
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petrochemist

Link Posted 23/03/2014 - 10:29
AuraTodd wrote:

Someone mentioned a programme called AShampoo, anyone use that please? if so, what's it like and is it worth having?

I've used AShampoo regularly.
Much better than the windows burner, and as it was free well worth the money!
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Algernon

Link Posted 23/03/2014 - 10:54
The Freeware IMGBURN is excellent......

http://www.imgburn.com/

Just choose "Write files or folders to CD/DVD"

The site that hosts the Imgburn download also has
some good guides and other Freeware for movies, stills etc.

http://www.digital-digest.com/index.php

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AuraTodd

Link Posted 23/03/2014 - 16:55
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Have you got, or have you considered an external hard drive, one that plugs into a USB port on your computer?

I got an external hard drive from Maplins.

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I've used AShampoo regularly.

What do I click on to do a picture CD please?
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