Solved viewing photos on a cd

August 3, 2010 at 11:02:07
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How do I view photos on a cd?

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August 9, 2010 at 12:21:31

I didn't realise Adobe Photoshop could burn DVD's - probably because I no longer use it and it is a feature of newer versions.

DVD-RW burning is usually a process of copy/pasting etc (ie copying files in the usual computer way - normal file handling onto the DVD-RW). With DVD-R you use your "burner program screen" to add picture files to the collection.
DVD-R are more reliable.

You could try another burner program such as "CD Burner XP" which is free. The title is misleading as it does DVD's as well. You have to use its burner screen, not just copy/pasting files onto the DVD.

As for what you may or may not already have on the DVD then it shouldn't be necessary to add any new viewing program, so long as jpg's (which I assume they are) can be viewed from the HD. If they can be viewed there, it should be possible to also view them from the DVD. So, make sure you can open jpg files which are already on the HD.

I therefore doubt that you actually need any new viewer program, such as IrfanView, but I do think it is a nice viewer.

Subject to the above, I still believe that for some reason something went awry with the burning process but it would certainly be worth trying a different brand of DVD. I know it sounds odd but I've been caught that way many times on different computers. Why some are fussy about media brands beats me, but it sure happens.

Have you tried browsing your DVD in some other machine - a friends perhaps?

Long Range Golfer



#1
August 3, 2010 at 11:09:32

Firstly you can make a slideshow or you can save it as a data file using a burner just follow the instruction from the burner software and you will do just fine.

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#2
August 3, 2010 at 14:00:45

Pretty basic question which makes me wonder if there isn't more to it.

You browse to your cd and double click on one of the files to view the picture.
Alternately you can change the view to thumbnail view which will result in displaying the all the pictures in a folder.


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#3
August 3, 2010 at 16:26:49

"How do I view photos on a cd?"


How do I start my car? WOW....Tomahawk, have you ever turned on a PC before or is this the 1st one?
There are many ways to view photos on a CD
1- Put the CD into your CDrom
2- If it doesn't auto load then double click on 'My Computer'
3- double left on the CDrom drive
4- VOILA, you can view the pics
There are many more ways here's a how-to involving google use:
http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...
Try it, you'll be amazed!


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#4
August 6, 2010 at 11:56:46

Even though your comments were rude, they were helpful. I don't ask how to start a car or how to turn on my computer. And this was the first time that I have tried to view my burned DVD on my computer. And you were the only responder to my question that gave me step by step instructions. That said, I still can not get the DVD to display my pixs following your instructions.I load the DVD onto my computer and it reads the DVD but displays nothing. Then I used your instructions and still nothing displayed. Any more ideas.

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#5
August 6, 2010 at 12:45:40

How were you pictures burned on the disc? were they put on there as individual picture files or is it a slideshow?

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#6
August 6, 2010 at 13:39:52

tomahawk if "browse to the cd" isn't step by step enough for you I suggest you find a local teenager to come help you.

They will know how to burn pictures to a dvd and can show you how to view them along with all the things you can do like thumbnail view and making slideshows.


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#7
August 6, 2010 at 14:03:18

How do I view photos on a cd?


And this was the first time that I have tried to view my burned DVD on my computer.

Now I'm really confused, yes Tomahawk, try doing as response 6 mentioned
"I suggest you find a local teenager to come help you."


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#8
August 8, 2010 at 08:33:56

I use Adobe photo shop to gather my photos on my computer. I also use Adobe photoshop to burn my photos to a cd/dvd. I burned all 500 photos at one time.

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#9
August 8, 2010 at 08:43:44

when burning photos (data) to a cd or DVD, I just use the CDR or DVDR burning software and there is never a problem.

Don't you have nero, sonic or any other burning software on your PC? It's so easy just to drag and drop photos into the burner and make a cd or DVD.
Also, be sure to finalize your recording so it can be used on a PC or a standalone DVD player.

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#10
August 8, 2010 at 14:03:50

Do you see the individual picture files if you browse the CD via My Computer?

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#11
August 8, 2010 at 14:26:24

When I load my dvd into disk e, bring up my computer and double click on the e file, nothing is displayed.

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#12
August 8, 2010 at 15:17:32

Then it looks like there was some problem when you burnt them onto the DVD.
It could be any number of things. Sometimes certain brands of DVD won't run on specific computers. Another possibility is that the DVD you used was faulty. It is usually safest to ensure you "Close Session" or "Finalize" but this should not be essential.

Is the disk a DVD-R or a DVD-RW because the procedure for burning is quite different? I've kinda assumed it was a DVD-R (usually safest).

What program are you using to burn them?

Long Range Golfer


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#13
August 9, 2010 at 11:54:02

I use adobe photoshop to extract my camera photos to my computer and to burn the photos on my cd/dvd. I have tried several cd-rw, cd-r and dvd-rw. The blank disk has about 500 photos on the disk according to the space that is left on the disks. I also have downloaded irfanview and this program doesn't show my photos either.

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August 9, 2010 at 12:21:31
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I didn't realise Adobe Photoshop could burn DVD's - probably because I no longer use it and it is a feature of newer versions.

DVD-RW burning is usually a process of copy/pasting etc (ie copying files in the usual computer way - normal file handling onto the DVD-RW). With DVD-R you use your "burner program screen" to add picture files to the collection.
DVD-R are more reliable.

You could try another burner program such as "CD Burner XP" which is free. The title is misleading as it does DVD's as well. You have to use its burner screen, not just copy/pasting files onto the DVD.

As for what you may or may not already have on the DVD then it shouldn't be necessary to add any new viewing program, so long as jpg's (which I assume they are) can be viewed from the HD. If they can be viewed there, it should be possible to also view them from the DVD. So, make sure you can open jpg files which are already on the HD.

I therefore doubt that you actually need any new viewer program, such as IrfanView, but I do think it is a nice viewer.

Subject to the above, I still believe that for some reason something went awry with the burning process but it would certainly be worth trying a different brand of DVD. I know it sounds odd but I've been caught that way many times on different computers. Why some are fussy about media brands beats me, but it sure happens.

Have you tried browsing your DVD in some other machine - a friends perhaps?

Long Range Golfer


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#15
August 9, 2010 at 13:56:16

I have been reading about adobe starter set 3.2 on the adobe forum. For one thing it is discontinued and no longer supported and also people are have lots of problems with it. Using a new burn program sounds like a good idea. I haven't tried to view my dvd on another computer and I have tried verbatim and maxwell disks. thx, tom

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#16
August 9, 2010 at 14:12:58

OK, pop back here and let us know how you get on.

Long Range Golfer


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#17
August 9, 2010 at 17:56:53

Derek, Must have been a prob with adobe burn disk program. I used windows, my pictures, copy to cd and it works on a cd but not a dvd. My opticfal drive is a combinations cd/dvd drive. thx, tom

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#18
August 9, 2010 at 18:17:11

Try that CDBurnerXP I mentioned, using a DVD-R - that should do it.
Here's a link:
http://cdburnerxp.se/

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