How to Burn Digital Pictures to a CD

By Techwalla Computers Editor

In the past, if you wanted to have your pictures on a CD, you'd have to have a photo lab do it for you. Now you can do it quickly and easily at home without any additional software. This tutorial shows you how to use the Windows CD Writing Wizard on a Windows PC to burn digital pictures to a CD.

Step 1

Save the images you wish to burn to a CD in their own folder on your computer.

Step 2

Open the folder where the images are located.

Step 3

Insert a blank CD into the recordable disc drive on your computer.

Step 4

Choose 'Open Writable CD Folder' when a window pops up asking what you would like to do with the CD. You should now have two windows open on your desktop: this one, and the folder of your images.

Step 5

Go to "Edit," then "Select All" on the menu bar of the folder containing your images.

Step 6

Click on the selected images and drag them into the writable CD folder.

Step 7

Select "Write these files to a CD" beneath "CD Writing Tasks" on the left side of the window.

Step 8

Name the CD when requested to do so, then click "Next."

Step 9

Allow the CD writer to complete the burning process, then remove the CD from the drive.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you prefer to use another program on your computer to burn the CD, follow steps 1-5, then right-click on the images. Under "Send to," click on the program you wish to use.