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Chapter 29. Customizing via Control Pane... > Tips from the Windows Pros: Transfer...

Tips from the Windows Pros: Transferring Images from the Camera to Your PC

What's the best way to get pictures from a camera into a computer?

Efficiently moving photographs from a camera to a computer is something everyone with a digital camera wants to do. Even though most digital cameras come with a digital link of some sort and transfer software that works within Windows, you can waste a lot of time using a slow COM port or infrared link, especially if you have a megapixel camera. The files from these cameras are typically quite large (at least a couple hundred kilobytes each) and, aside from being slow to transfer, can run down your camera's batteries just doing the transfer.


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