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Chapter 12. Picture-Perfect Digital Phot... > Out of the Camera, Onto the Computer

Out of the Camera, Onto the Computer

Some of the most impressive new features in Windows XP make it easier for you to connect your digital camera to your computer so that you can download images and begin working with them immediately. For most new cameras, getting your digital pictures out of the camera and onto the PC is practically effortless.

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In this chapter, I’m assuming your camera is compatible with Windows XP and that you’re not using any special software that came with the computer or camera. However, if your camera is more than two years old, it’s possible it won’t be able to communicate with Windows XP, in which case you may have no choice but to use that third-party software to manage your camera. An even better option for transferring pictures to your computer from an older camera is to buy an inexpensive memory card reader that plugs into your PC’s universal serial bus (USB) port. Pop the card out of the camera, plug it into the reader, and take advantage of most of the features I describe in this chapter.



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