How to View Digital Pictures on a TV

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How to View Digital Pictures on a TV
A digital camera and new technology allows you to view your photos on your TV. (digital camera age image by Steve Brase from Fotolia.com)

Thanks to modern technology, your friends and family no longer have to gather around a photo album to view your photos in paper form. They can be viewed on your television instead, in much the same way as videos are viewed. Your photos can be showcased using a variety of methods, such as with a computer, DVD player, or photo viewing device.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • USB cord
  • Video-out cord

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Know your camera. Once your photos are on your digital camera, understand where the video-out cable, USB connection, and memory card are to determine the course of action when transferring the photos.

  2. 2

    Use the digital camera. The digital camera may have a video-out cable that requires RCA cables. Connect the video cable to the "Video in" component. Set your television to the component (Video 1, Video 2) on your television. The photos displayed on the camera's screen will be simultaneously viewed on the television.

  3. 3

    View photos on a photo viewing device. Digital photo viewers are small devices that can sit atop your television. Place your memory card (SmartMedia, memory stick) into the viewer's media slot. The viewer has a video-out port to connect a RCA video cable to the television. Some televisions and DVD players have media slots for camera memory.

  4. 4

    Burn photos to DVD. Converting photos to DVD format allows for up 4GB of memory. You must have a DVD burner on your computer, photo slideshow software, and a DVD player attached to a television. Create a slideshow of photos and create an "exe" executable file. Burn the file to a DVD. Place it in the DVD and hit "Play."

  5. 5

    Play the photos directly from your computer. Using an s-video, component, or VGA cable, connect both ends to the computer and the television. Many computers require you to hit "Function" and "F5" simultaneously to display on the television. Some computers can plug and play into the television and the computer screen is showcased automatically.

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