How to Download the Files on a Panasonic Camera to a Computer

by Matthew Burley
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Panasonic is an electronics manufacturer that produces a wide range of devices, including digital cameras. One feature of a digital camera is the ability to connect to a computer and transfer photographs to the computer's hard drive. This will help to preserve them for future use and eliminates the potential for damage that exists with film based images. You can connect the camera to a computer via a USB cable.

Step 1

Connect the small end of the USB cord to the corresponding port on your camera.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the USB cable to an open USB port on your computer.

Step 3

Press the power button on your camera to turn it on. If prompted, select "USB" or "Computer" mode on your camera.

Step 4

Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your computer screen.

Step 5

Select the "Computer" option in the right hand column of the "Start" menu.

Step 6

Double click the icon for your camera. It may be labeled as "Panasonic camera," or it may be labeled as "Removable disk". The exact wording will depend on your computer system and your camera.

Step 7

Locate the picture files that you wish to download from the camera, then select them by holding down the "Ctrl" button as you click on each file.

Step 8

Right click on a selected file and choose the "Copy" option.

Step 9

Navigate to the location on your computer where you would like to save the pictures.

Right click inside the folder, then select the "Paste" option.


  • If you elect to "cut" pictures from your camera instead of copying them, that will free up space on the memory card in your camera, allowing you to take more pictures.

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About the Author

Matthew Burley has been a writer of online content since 2005. You can view many of his articles on Burley holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Arizona State and a Master of Science in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix.

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