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    Program for Putting Photos on CD

    Can anyone recommend a particularly good program for putting photos onto CDs? My computer came with Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 Basic -- which does NOT allow storing photos on CDs. (I've had the computer for awhile, but am only slowly getting to to some of its features.) I can upgrade that, of course, but I'm wondering if there's something better (and, preferably) cheaper out there. Thanks!

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    What OS are you using?

    As for Roxio, I have been using it since version 4 (currently version 7) and have been able to burn any file I want including photos. The CD can be read by any other computer that has a CD reader in it.

    Where are you having this problem?

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    Sorry -- Windows XP. The computer came loaded with the Roxio Basic; I mistakenly assumed I'd be able to store photos using it, but that part is inactive in Basic. I must upgrade to get that capability. It appears to cost $100 for the upgrade, though I haven't gotten deep into that part of it yet. I'd really love to find something that would work, but at less (preferably much less!) cost, but don't know if that's realistic. Thanks!

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    From the Windows XP Help about burning CD using the XP burner that is built in to Windows.


    To copy files and folders to a CD
    Insert a blank, writable CD into the CD recorder.
    Open My Computer.
    Click the files or folders you want to copy to the CD. To select more than one file, hold down the CTRL key while you click the files you want. Then, under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file, Copy this folder, or Copy the selected items.
    If the files are located in My Pictures, under Picture Tasks, click Copy to CD or Copy all items to CD, and then skip to step 5.

    In the Copy Items dialog box, click the CD recording drive, and then click Copy.
    In My Computer, double-click the CD recording drive. Windows displays a temporary area where the files are held before they are copied to the CD. Verify that the files and folders that you intend to copy to the CD appear under Files Ready to be Written to the CD.
    Under CD Writing Tasks, click Write these files to CD. Windows displays the CD Writing Wizard. Follow the instructions in the wizard.
    Notes

    To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
    Do not copy more files to the CD than it will hold. Standard CDs hold up to 650 megabytes (MB). High-capacity CDs hold up to 850 MB.
    Be sure that you have enough disk space on your hard disk to store the temporary files that are created during the CD writing process. For a standard CD, Windows reserves up to 700 MB of the available free space. For a high-capacity CD, Windows reserves up to 1 gigabyte (GB) of the available free space.
    After you copy files or folders to the CD, it is useful to view the CD to confirm that the files are copied.

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    Blessings on you, DaveA! As many times as I have looked at the "My Pictures" screen, I have never seen that option under "Picture Tasks." I wondered if there were something built in, but hadn't been able to find it. Duh! You have saved me money and aggravation. Thanks so much! You've earned your retirement!

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    You can actually use Roxio Basic to burn the files...what's disabled in your version of Roxio is the ability to make a photo CD. You would simply choose to make a data CD project and burn whatever images you wanted onto the CD. The result should be the same as what you'll get burning the files through XP.

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    Thanks to you, too, Brett! "Woody's Lounge" has never failed me. I write in, hoping to find a way to spend less than $100, and find I already have two "free" ways to do what I want to do! I am truly grateful.

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    Check Out Roxio's Easy CD 7.5, most places have it for $69 or less.

    Or even to http://docs.sonic.com/081205_eol_c75/eol_c...sdmh=dm15.72623, which has it for $49 with rebate.

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    Re: Program for Putting Photos on CD

    I've never used it myself, but Picasa is free and looks like it will burn an actual slide show to CD.

    From the website:
    <hr>Make beautiful slide shows.
    With Picasa, you can turn a group of photos into a presentation with one click, then share your slide show on a CD.
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    I'm not sure if you're just wanting to back up your photos or actually get somewhat creative with them, but I think you have many options to choose from...

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