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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Getting Images from Your Scanner or Camera

The whole point of a scanner or digital camera is to transfer an image of something from the device to your computer hard drive. From there you can edit the image, email it to a friend or colleague, publish it to the web, or simply store it for safekeeping. This section shows you how to make a hard-disk copy of an image.

Importing Pictures from a Digital Camera

Although it’s occasionally fun to browse photos on your digital camera, the images are too tiny to be satisfying. If you want to take a good peek at your handiwork, you need to get those pics onto your computer.

To get started, you have two choices:

Select File Explorer and then click Computer to open the Computer window. Right-click the camera, ...

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