There is no need to take your camera to the drug store to get the photos off your camera. You can do it yourself with very little work.
Got a new digital camera for Christmas? Downloading the images from your camera can prove to be a challenge. Not only can images be lost then can be destroyed if you don't take a few steps to backup your images. Some simple steps can be taken and you won't lose any of those important photos.
1 - Use the windows copy and paste commands to save your photos rather than the programs that are exclusive to your camera or computer.
2 - Use the COPY command to move files from your memory card to your computer rather than CUT command. That will minimize the possibility of loss of images while copying the files.
3 - Copy the images into a folder "C:\PHOTOS_Originals" I will explain further in future blogs.
4 - Also save the same images in a different directory ie. "C:\PHOTOS_Personal" and then in a subfolder "2008-12-25 ChristmasDay" and do all of your cropping, color balancing and retouching on these images. If you should happened to be working on the image and save it with a change you didn't want you can always go to the PHOTOS_Originals folder and get your original and then start over.