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Windows 7: Importing Photos

15 Jun 2017   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Importing Photos

First post here and was hoping someone could help me out. I had an old dinosaur of a computer with Windows XP with an external hard drive. I had thousands of pictures on the external hard drive all nicely organized into folders with labels on each folder and each photo within the folder such as "June17 001.jpg" for example. It was easy to import photos straight from my camera or a SD card straight into what folder I wanted it in. I now have an newer but still somewhat old computer I was able to take from work that has Windows 7 Pro. The importing process is nothing like Windows XP and I can not figure out how to import photos just like XP. I don't want to have to put every single photo into one album because it won't let me go back after it's been imported, it just says there are no more photos to import. I am also confused when it comes to tagging. I tried doing that and it put all my photos into a sub folder within the folder I wanted them to go into. When I tried to copy and paste those photos out of that sub folder back into the main folder it would not allow me. Basically all I want to do is to plug my camera in and name what group of photos I want and put them into the folder I want, and then have the ability to go back and name another group of photos and put them into another different folder. I apologize if that was confusing but I'm hoping someone can help me out.

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15 Jun 2017   #2

win 8 32 bit

Welcome to the forum. What is the camera the import is often done by software supplied with the camera. By default what happens when you connect the camera?
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15 Jun 2017   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Adobe Bridge is available for free (for life) and should allow you to import images into whatever folder structure you already have and also fully document them

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You may also need to take ownership of the external drive to allow full access (right click on the root of the external and select security Advanced and then take ownership and let it cascade down the folder structure.)

The normal way with cameras in Windows 7 is that they appear on the windows explorer as a folder or folder tree and you can simply drag and drop files onto other folders. To do this you will need a driver for the camera manufacturer for windows 7 - the adobe software contains it's own internal camera setups for many cameras so may work without additional software
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15 Jun 2017   #4

Windows 7 Pro

I will have to try that Adobe Bridge. Samuria, I mainly use a memory card reader with my SD card for one Camera. It's a Sony Cybershot. My other camera that I actually plug into the computer is a Fujifilm S700. When I plug in the memory card reader, the auto play display comes up prompting me to either import, view files, or take no action. The Fujifilm does not autoplay when I plug it in.
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