How to Put Camera Pictures on the Computer

By Robert Schultze

Transferring your pictures from your digital camera to your laptop or desktop computer allows you to share photos with your friends and family. Whether it's posting them somewhere online or sending them off to be printed, you need to store your pictures on your computer not only so they can be shared, but so you have room on your camera to take more pictures.

Things You'll Need

  • Digital camera
  • USB cable
  • Laptop or desktop computer

Step 1

Your digital camera comes with a USB cable to plug in to your computer. The plugs on each end look almost the same, but one is bigger than the other. Plug in the small end to your camera, and plug in the large end to your computer.

Step 2

Turn on your digital camera, and it will either appear on your desktop (Mac) or in the "My Computer" folder under the "Drives" section (Windows).

Step 3

Open up your digital camera icon and you will then a folder marked either "DCIM" or "Media." Open the folder, and you will then see all of the photos you have taken.

Step 4

Select the photos you want to transfer and then click and drag them to where you want them to be on your computer. When the images are done transferring, you're all finished.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never unplug or turn off your digital camera while the images are transferring. This could result in your pictures getting deleted.