How to Transfer Photographs from a Lumix Camera to a Macintosh Laptop

Updated July 20, 2017

The Lumix series by Panasonic is a wide variety of point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. They offer the benefits of digital photography, such as instant image review, and have models for both beginners and experts. One of their features, the ability to transfer images to a computer, is a great tool for editing or sharing photos. Connecting the camera to a Apple computer is simple, and saving images from it is also easy, once you know where to look for them.

Insert a fully charged battery or plug in the AC adaptor to the camera.

Turn on the camera and connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable.

Select "PC" from the LCD display on the camera.

Double-click the new icon that appears on the desktop.

Double-click the "DCIM" folder. All images are stored within sub-folders within this folder. The sub-folders are named for the picture numbers inside them.

Double-click a sub-folder to view the images in it. Click and drag a file to your desktop to save it. Alternatively, you can also click and drag entire folders to save all the images within them.

Things You'll Need

  • Panasonic Lumix Camera
  • USB Cable
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