How to Transfer Pictures From a Kodak Camera to a Laptop Using a USB Port

by Mike Smith

Kodak digital cameras work with your computer's operating system to transfer pictures to the hard drive. While there are programs that you can use that may help you organize or tag images, the process for a basic transfer is free and simple. You should also consider backing up your photo collection on CDs, DVDs or an external hard drive for safe keeping.


Connect your camera to your computer using the USB cable supplied with your camera. If this is the first time you have connected the camera, wait for the computer to recognize the camera and install the necessary drivers. You will receive a pop-up message when the new hardware has been installed and is ready to use.


Click the "Start" button in the bottom left corner of the screen and select "Computer" from the menu that appears. Locate the icon labeled with your camera's model name in the window that opens and right click it. Select "Open" from the menu that appears. Double click the "Pictures" folder to open a window that shows the images on your camera's memory card.


Highlight the pictures you would like to copy to your hard drive by holding the "Control" key and clicking each picture you would like to transfer. Release the "Control" key and right click one of the pictures. Click "Copy" in the menu that appears. Open the folder on your computer that you would like to add the pictures to and click "Paste." Do not unplug your camera until the transfer is complete.

About the Author

Mike Smith began writing in 2007. He wrote for and edited his school's literary magazine and wrote film and music reviews for the school newspaper. He has also been published in "Indianapolis Monthly." Smith graduated from Franklin College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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