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Chapter 1. Love Can Build a Bridge: Brid... > Saving Your Digital Negatives - Pg. 3

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: Insert a blank CD into your CD burner (today, it's almost impossible to buy a computer without a CD burner, but if by chance you don't have one, buy one now--it's that important). My personal favorite CD-burning software is Easy CD Creator for Windows or Roxio Toast Titanium for the Mac (its interface is shown here). Toast has become very popular, partially because its easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface is a real timesav- er. Here's how it works: Launch your CD software (if it hasn't already launched), go to that folder of images on your hard disk, and then click-and-drag the whole folder into the CD data window. Step Four: After your images appear in the CD software data window, double-click on the tiny CD icon in the window and give your disc a name (in Toast, a dialog appears in which you can type the disc's name). Then, simply click on the Record button and Toast does the rest, leaving you with a reliable, protected set of digi- tal negatives. If you're the extra-careful type (read as "paranoid"), you can burn yourself another copy to keep as a sec- ond backup. There's no loss of quality, so burn as many copies as you need to feel secure (remember, just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you). Bridge Essentials Chapter 1 3