How to Transfer Photos From Kodak EasyShare to My Pictures

by Andrew Aarons

The whole point of having a point-and-shoot camera is to take photos that you can share, and the easier the process, the better. Well, it may not get any easier than with a camera named for exactly this: the Kodak EasyShare. Kodak's line of beginner point-and-shoot cameras is bundled with software to transfer your pictures to your computer. After the photos are on your computer, you can move them wherever you like.

Insert the Kodak EasyShare CD into your computer's CD-ROM or DVD drive. It's important to not connect your digital camera to the computer until after the software is installed, as it contains drivers that are used to communicate with your camera. The EasyShare CD should run automatically; click "Install" to begin the installation process. Choose a directory to install the software to and click "Next." Enter your personal information and click "Next" to complete the installation. Reboot your computer when prompted.

Make sure your EasyShare camera has some photos on it, and connect it to your PC using the provided USB cable. Turn the camera on. Windows recognizes the device and opens a list of options. Click "Transfer Photos Using Kodak EasyShare." A window appears with thumbnail images of all the photos on your camera. Select the pictures you wish to transfer one at a time, or click "Select All" to highlight all of the photos. Click "Next." The EasyShare software copies the photos from your camera's memory card to a predetermined folder on your PC. This process does not delete the pictures from your camera to free up space; you can do that later. After the transfer, the Kodak EasyShare software is opened to the My Collection screen.

Hold your mouse pointer over a photo until the photo information is displayed. A path to the photo is displayed. All of your photos should be stored in this folder, though the specific folder name and path varies based on your operating system, camera model and hard drive configuration. Write down or remember the path listed.

Click "Start" and choose "Computer," then navigate to the folder you wrote down in step 3. You can choose individual files by holding "Ctrl" and clicking on each file you want to select, or you can press "Ctrl" and "A" to select all the files. Then, right-click on any selected file and choose "Copy." Click "Start," "Documents" and then click on "My Pictures." Right-click into some empty space and choose "Paste." Your photos are copied to the My Pictures folder.

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About the Author

Living in Canada, Andrew Aarons has been writing professionally since 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Ottawa, where he served as a writer and editor for the university newspaper. Aarons is also a certified computer-support technician.