How to Transfer Pictures Off a Computer & Onto a DVD

by Jimmy Mak

In order to back up or share large amounts pictures on your computer it is best to copy those onto a DVD. DVD backups allow for safekeeping of your pictures and also allow you to share a large number of pictures easily without having to email or upload them to a website, which can be very time-consuming.

Start Windows Explorer and navigate to the folder containing your pictures

Insert a blank writable DVD into your DVD drive.

Start your DVD-writing software.

Select "Create data DVD" or similar option in your DVD-writing software. An area should appear somewhere within the application window to which you can drag files you would like to write.

Drag and drop your picture files from Windows Explorer to the file area in the DVD-writing window. Repeat this process until you have selected all the pictures files you want to copy to the DVD

Click the "Write DVD" or similarly labeled button and wait for your pictures to be written.

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About the Author

Jimmy Mak is an information technology professional who started writing in 1998. He has been published in various company-specific technical documents. Mak has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in computer engineering from Manhattan College. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and international business from Pace University.

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