Skip to main content

How do I transfer photos from my camera to my computer?


There are several options for transferring photos from your digital camera:

  • Direct camera connection using your camera’s USB cable: Your digital camera may have included a USB cable that allows you to easily download photos to your computer. Make sure your camera’s batteries are charged.
  • Using your computer’s built-in card reader or a USB card reader: This replaces the need to connect the camera directly to your computer. Insert your memory card directly into the card reader on your computer.
  • Wi-Fi/Bluetooth: Some digital cameras can transfer images via WiFi or Bluetooth. Check with your camera manufacturer to find out more.
  • Mobile devices: Most cameras can transfer images wirelessly to iOS and Android devices. Once the photos are on your mobile device, you can transfer them directly to your computer, or transfer them from cloud storage to your computer.