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Saving photographs on CD or DVD

Marcial

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Marcial Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Nov 2010
Tue 23-Oct-12 06:02 PM | edited Tue 23-Oct-12 06:26 PM by Marcial

I need advice.

I used to save many of my photographs on disks. The software I had for this single task were Roxio and Nero, basically. The problems that I have now is that Windows 7 seems to be incompatible with the old versions of both software.

I recently tried the default program that comes with Windows for burning CDs or DVDs but I don't like it. Maybe it's because I also have Picasa installed in my PC and Picasa seems to be a little intrusive. For instance, when I organize all my photos in folders, Picasa inserts some folders named "picasaoriginals" that I do not want and that I don't need.

What should I do? What good program do you recommend for saving pictures and even documents on disks?

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Asgard

East Frisia, DE
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#1. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 0

Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004
Tue 23-Oct-12 07:19 PM | edited Tue 23-Oct-12 07:20 PM by Asgard

Is there a reason for using CD or DVD ?

It would look for an external hard drive.

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gkaiseril

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#2. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 23-Oct-12 09:24 PM

Picasa does not modify your original images and allows for removal of your edit steps by maintaining a database of all changes.

To make a CD/DVD that is not a backup I would try the Gift CD or DVD.

You could also "export' the edited images to a new folder and then burn that folder of images to a CD/DVD.

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mfphoto1

Cincinnati, US
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#3. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 0

mfphoto1 Registered since 29th Oct 2005
Tue 23-Oct-12 10:36 PM

I would buy an external drive or additional internal drive and back up to that. Less space used, no worry of losing individual DVDs or having to sort thru DVDs trying to remember which one has the image you're looking for and lastly no extra software needed to copy images to the back up drive.

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Marcial

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#4. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 3

Marcial Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Nov 2010
Tue 23-Oct-12 10:47 PM

Sorry, I did not explain the problem properly.

My hard disk has 12 TB, and it is a new PC, so I have plenty of space for my pictures. I burn CDs or DVDs with some my photographs just to send them to friends. Email would make it very difficult considering the resolution/size and the of the pictures. This is the reason why I want to have some pictures on CD/DVD.

Yes, whenever I want to burn a CD or a DVD I put all the photos in a folder first. The problem I am presently having is that when using the Windows default program for burning the disk, I get those "picasaoriginal" folders mixed with the actual folders that I want to have on the disks I burn.

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Marcial

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#5. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 4

Marcial Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Nov 2010
Tue 23-Oct-12 10:49 PM

Thanks, George, I will try the "Gift CD or DVD" tomorrow morning.

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ndtking

Kitchener, CA
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#6. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 5

ndtking Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008
Sun 11-Nov-12 08:30 AM

You could also try Ashampoo Burning Studio. I'm not sure about the price, but they always seem to have sales during which you can pick it up for less than $25. You can also download the software and try it free for a month.

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aolander

Nevis, US
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#7. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 4

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Sun 11-Nov-12 02:01 PM

"My hard disk has 12 TB, and it is a new PC, so I have plenty of space for my pictures."

You still need a backup drive. If all of your images are on one drive and it dies, you will have lost all of your images. Being 12 TB and new doesn't mean it can't happen.

Alan

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SilversidesNC

Jamestown, US
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#8. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 4

SilversidesNC Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Nov 2009
Tue 04-Dec-12 12:22 AM

You might want to consider using Dropbox to share your pictures - your friends will have near instant access to them, it's free and the more friends that download/use it, the more free space you get.

I've used it to distribute photos with several friends/clients - it works well.

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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#9. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 0

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Tue 04-Dec-12 04:52 PM

Hmm, I'm using an older version of Nero in Windows 7 with no problem. (I think it is Nero Essentials 8). There is a new verson of Nero that just does disk burning, not all of the other stuff that the full version does. I think it is called Nero ROM Burning, or something like that.

Windows native burning routing is pretty bad.

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dgberg

Mohnton,Pa., US
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#10. "RE: Saving photographs on CD or DVD" | In response to Reply # 9

dgberg Silver Member Dan is an accomplished photographer and fine art printer. With his fine art printing business and workshop experience he eagerly shares a unique perspective with all Nikonians - how to produce salable professional prints to discerning customers and teaching those skills. Nikonian since 25th Aug 2007
Thu 06-Dec-12 06:11 PM

One stop shop for all your photography processing. - Lightroom 4
You can burn from within Lightroom,Photo Mechanic is another.

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