How to Upload Photos

By Faizah Imani

After taking those wonderful photos with your digital camera, you will likely want to share them with friends and family. In order to do this, the pictures must be uploaded from your camera to your computer. Go a step further and upload your photos from your computer to the Internet to make a slide show or to be used on your own personal website.

Things You'll Need

  • Mini USB cable

Digital Camera to Computer

Step 1

Connect your digital camera to your computer. In order to do this, connect one end of a mini USB cable to the USB port of your camera. Connect the other end of the mini USB cable to the USB port of your computer.

Step 2

Click on the digital camera icon that now appears on your desktop. If no icon appears, simply click on your Windows "Start" button. Select "Computer" or "My Computer." Click on the the drive that is showing for your camera.

Step 3

Right click on the photos you want to upload to your computer. Select "Send To."

Step 4

Select the folder on your computer to which you would like to send the pictures.

Step 5

Disconnect the mini USB cable from your camera and computer after your pictures have been uploaded.

Computer to Internet

Step 1

Create an online file storage account, such as the ones offered on File Den, Mozy, Slide and personal websites.

Step 2

Log into your online file storage account with the username and password that was created during your account setup.

Step 3

Click on the "Upload" option.

Step 4

Browse through your computer folders to select the file location of the photo you would like to upload. Click on the photo once you have located the right one.

Step 5

Allow the upload process to run. With a high-speed Internet service, this will only take a few seconds. Dial-up will take much longer. Depending upon the website you are using, you may have to click on "Upload" again after clicking on the photograph's file location. This will vary by site.