Digital cameras make taking pictures and archiving memorable events easy. You can snap a picture and decide if you want to keep it, or delete it and retake it. Once you have the pictures you want, you will want to download the pictures to your computer to print them. This is a straightforward process for most digital cameras that uses the firmware or driver installed in the camera and the software already on your computer.
Turn your computer and printer on. Confirm you have the proper paper in the printer.
Connect your digital camera files to the computer. This is done in one of two ways: 1) connect the USB cable directly to the camera at one end and the computer at the other end, or 2) remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into a memory card reader slot located either directly on your computer or through an external memory card reader connected to your computer via a USB cable. The memory card is a small thin black card usually located on the side of the camera. To remove the card, push it in gently to release it.
Wait for the onscreen prompt. The computer should recognize the camera or memory card reader and a box should appear on the screen.
Select "Copy pictures to a folder." This opens a camera wizard to pull the pictures from the camera onto the hard drive of the computer.
Open the pictures in the folder that you want to print by double clicking on the picture icon.
Select "Print" from the menu at the top of the screen "File > Print". Follow the on screen prompts to make sure the file is sized properly to fit the paper and is oriented correctly (horizontal or vertical).
- Many one-hour photo locations have a memory card reader if you don't have a picture quality printer. Simply remove the memory card and insert it into the machine at the store or ask a customer service representative for help.
- You may be asked to erase existing pictures on the camera. You will want to clear the memory on the card to create enough room for new pictures, but always make sure you have properly saved all pictures before you do so.
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