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Chapter 1. Digital Photography and Camer... > Connecting your camera to your compu...

Connecting your camera to your computer

Once you've captured a collection of great photos, you'll want to transfer them to your computer. Though nearly every camera manufacturer uses their own software to transfer pictures from their camera to the computer, the same general concepts apply to all of them.

Early digital cameras relied on serial connections for transferring images from the digital camera to the computer. Since the serial port isn't known for its high-speed transfers, it could take a while to move your pictures from the camera to the computer. These days, however, most cameras use USB or FireWire® for their connectivity needs.


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