How to Transfer Photos From a Laptop to a DVD

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How to Transfer Photos From a Laptop to a DVD
Burn photos onto a DVD to transfer them from your laptop. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from Fotolia.com)

Transferring photos from your laptop to a DVD can save you a lot of space on your computer's hard drive. By burning a data DVD, you can store up to 4.7 GB of data, or photos, on a single DVD. This makes recordable DVDs a great medium for storing an enormous number of photos. Once the photos have been transferred to a DVD, you can delete the photos from your computer to create more space on your hard drive.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Computer with DVD burner
  • Blank DVD-R

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert a blank DVD-R into the DVD burner of your computer. Alternatively, insert a blank DVD-R into an external DVD burner connected to your computer.

  2. 2

    Select "Burn files to data disc" when prompted about what you want to do with the blank DVD-R.

  3. 3

    Name the DVD-R after the photos you will be transferring from your laptop (for instance, "Vacation Pictures"). This will help you identify the DVD at a later time.

  4. 4

    Select the "Mastered" format, located under the "Formatting Options" section.

  5. 5

    Click "Next," and an empty burn folder will appear.

  6. 6

    Drag the photos that you want to transfer to a DVD from your laptop into this burn folder.

  7. 7

    Click "Burn to Disc." Wait for the disc to finish burning.

  8. 8

    Eject the DVD-R from your computer or the external DVD burner.

  1. 1

    Open the "Finder," click "File" and select "New Burn Folder."

  2. 2

    Name the burn folder after the photos you will be transferring from your laptop to the DVD (for instance, "Vacation Pictures"). This will help you identify the DVD at a later time.

  3. 3

    Drag the photos that you want to transfer to a DVD from your laptop into this burn folder.

  4. 4

    Open the burn folder, and click "Burn."

  5. 5

    Insert a blank DVD-R into the DVD burner of your computer, or insert a blank DVD-R into an external DVD burner connected to your computer. Follow the prompts to burn the disc.

  6. 6

    Wait for the disc to finish burning, then eject the DVD-R from your computer or external DVD burner.

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