Windows 8 Apps
We are constantly juggling from one device to the next, transferring files from our mobile phones to tablets to laptops and so on. Microsoft, realizing this need, has improved the Windows 8 transfer functions in their latest OS. This means that transferring files from an external device will be much more smoother than before.
When transferring your photographs from camera to Windows 8
Windows users might be familiar with the Windows Live Gallery application that was available in Windows 7. A similar app is available in Windows 8 as well. If the Photo Gallery app did not come pre-installed in your Windows 8 system, you can easily get it as a free download from Microsoft support website. You just need to download and install the Windows Essentials suite of applications.
However, when you connect your camera to Windows 8, the Photo Gallery app will not launch automatically. Instead, the OS will detect the device and launch a dialog box for Windows 8 transfer, which you can access from the pop-up message appearing at the top right corner of your screen.
This merely displays the files in the device. Just select only those files you want to transfer to your Windows 8 system, select a folder location and then, click on the Import button. All those selected files will be transferred to the folder location in a few minutes.
Windows 8 Options
According to a blog post online, you can actually do the same thing using Photo Gallery, which will give you much more options for managing the photographs. For this to work, you need to open the Photo Gallery app before you connect the camera to the computer. As you connect it, the device will be identified and displayed in the left navigation pane in the app.
You will also see there a pop-up message for importing the files from the device. You need to ignore the other pop-up messages that will appear at the top right corner of the OS main screen. With the import option now open inside the app, you can transfer the files, group them into separate folders, and tag them and so on.
Of course, it is not necessary that you have to use these options provided by Microsoft for this purpose. You can easily install and use any other third party apps for transferring the photographs and for managing and editing them. Google’s Picasa photo editing app is an excellent app worth checking out.
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