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    Photo Storage (Home & Student)

    Having a hard time learning how to handle pics from my new camera and onto my new computer.
    I have Vista Home and Student (I think) and lots of memory now...
    Any suggestions from veterans would be appreciated!

    Where is the best place to store pics/vids on computer?
    I store them now in a "Pictures" folder in my main desktop folder and then I think they automatically get sent to the "Gallery" also?
    Do I need them in both places?
    Why has a copy of the folder also gone into a "Public" folder?
    Can I delete the 'public" folder without deleting pics/vids from my "pictures" folder and/or the Gallery?
    I'm looking for the easiest way to do this right now (until I become more comfy with my new computer).
    I feel like there are pictures all over the place and when I want to delete one picture I need to go all over deleting to get the one picture off!
    I'm so confused - Thanks!

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    Re: Photo Storage (Home & Student)

    First things first.
    There is no version called "Vista Home and Student "

    "Vista" is a version of Windows Operating System and "Home and Student" is a version of Office.

    There is no "Gallery" that is part of Vista or Office, you must have a third party program installed that is making this "Gallery".
    We need to know more about this "Gallery" before any suggestions can be made. Did you install any software for this new camera?

    The "Public" folder is a location for files that are going to be shared by all users of your computer.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Photo Storage (Home & Student)

    I told you I was confused!

    Ok - I have Vista Home Premium and I have Office Home and Student (double checked my computer receipt).
    The Gallery is called the "Windows Photo Gallery" - not sure where this came from - it was on my computer when I started it up the first time so I just assumed it was part of Office or something that came already on the new computer.

    The only thing I installed for the camera was the Kodak Easyshare software that came with the camera but I just uninstalled it this morning because Woody said he did not recommend it - he said in the Visa for Dummies book that I should use the Windows Photo Import program instead (Kodak even told me I didn't need to use theirs which confused me even more). When I still had the software from Kodak installed I could either go to the Kodak program and view photos or the "Windows Photo Gallery" - my photos were on both. (I used the Kodak software to upload to the Kodak website for ordering pics - that's a whole other issue I'll have to deal with later).

    Does this help at all?
    Tracy

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    Re: Photo Storage (Home & Student)

    Yes, "Windows Photo Gallery" is a default program that comes with Vista and is basically the former XP "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" but on steroids. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/giggle.gif>

    This time Woody's advice is right on the money. That "Kodak Easyshare" program is the pits.. it takes over everything. I too recommend that it be removed completely.

    You do NOT want to delete the "Pictures" folder because in Vista it is a system folder. You can create new sub-folders to organize your pictures if you like in the "Picture" folder, however. Or, you can create a new folder somewhere else under "C:" if that suits you better. Doing that anything you put in a folder outside of "Pictures" will not be automatically added to the "Windows Photo Gallery".
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