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It depends on a lot of factors as some may find out. Some Operating Systems such as Windows will not allow you to. And sometimes you have to deal with JFIF Jpeg's and Exif Jpeg's as the bottom post does. That person thoroughly explains the issues in my opinion. What you can try doing is inserting the memory card into a USB card reader or memory card slot if you have them. Or you can change your operating system to be able to move photos from the USB connected Camera. Yes. You should be able to find the camera listed under "My Computer" as either an extra drive, or by the name of the camera. It should be displayed as a "removable storage". Just pull it over to the drive and it will be on there. Some cameras can be 'uploaded' with their supplied usb/firewire cord. All memory chips are in effect external hard-drives when attached to a 'card-reader'. So! Whether you transfer files via the camera cord or via a separate 'card-reader' you must transfer a readable file only. That would be a 'jpeg'. Let's assume that you have taken pictures and downloaded them to your computer OR downloaded jpegs from the internet or via e-mail from a friend. If you wish to 'crop' or 'adjust' the colour and/or contrast in a computer software program, then upload to 'your' camera, again, remember to save as a jpeg file and NOT a tiff. or a gif. or photoshop file as the camera will not be able to display them on it's LCD screen. Do not believe for a moment that you can put across the idea that you took the pictures. Every camera 'codes' each picture with hidden 'data' that tells what camera, what setting and often the owners name. This data is available for deletion only and not modification and then only if you know how.

Many digital cameras have a built in codec specifically designed to read only a certain type of pictures. If your camera is like most digital cameras, the the process is very simple. Most likely your camera contains the JPEG Exif format. If the picture(s) you want to move to your camera is JIFF, then you must convert it to Exif. To know which version of JPEG it is(JIFF or Exif), simple open the image in notepad. You can do this by right-clicking on the image and then choose "Open With..." Then from the menu that may pop up, select notepad. You will see the data of the image, if it says Exif, then you can just go right ahead and move it to the camera without doing anything else which I will later talk about. If it does not say Exif, then you will need to convert it. To start off, you need to download Quick Exif Editor, just Google it up. Then run the program, click where it says open and choose your photo. Then look for a green + sign and a window will pop up saying "Read including Undefined Tags (Maybe dangerous) ." Many people who are not savvy with computers AND digital Photography will have no idea what this means. All this means is that a part of the image will be edited which can result in a loss of image. Don't worry this will not damage your computer or anything like that, it will only damage the image SO I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU MAKE A COPY OF THAT IMAGE. Next click on "Yes" to continue. Another Window will pop up saying "New Exif Tag." I strongly recommend you leave everything alone. The image only needs a small command line that's says it is an Exif JPEG so DON'T WRITE ANYTHING. JUST GO RIGHT AHEAD AND CLICK "ADD." Cameras only read pictures with an Exif tag, which is just a fancy name for the detail of the photo, such as date and other data. None of this data shows up on the image but rather it is hidden within the image. Usually an image data begins with what type of JPEG image. This makes it easy for a camera to read it. So that is why we need to add a simple piece of data that tells the camera that it is a JPEG. Your image is now an Exif Jpeg. Your image is now ready to be moved to your camera. To start this process, you will need a memory card slot in your computer. Typically memory cards allow files to be written on it and connecting your camera via USB to the computer will not allow it to. If you can move files to your camera via the USB, meaning that the camera is connected to the computer through a USB cable, then you are fine. If your computer does not have a memory card and your camera connected to the computer via USB will not allow files to be moved to the memory card, then you will need to use the memory card slot in your computer or you will need to buy a card reader that in which it connects to your computer via USB and and it contains a slot for your memory card. Make sure your memory card can fit onto the memory card slot, since there are different memory cards. You can check if your ccamera will allow you to move files to it when connected by the usb cord by connecting you camera to the usb port via the cable. Then go to my computer or computer and search for you device. DOuble click on it and then attempt to move a file onto it. If the file moves to the computer then you don't need to use the memory card slot or card reader to move the picture into it. If you cannot move the file then you will need either a memory card or memory card slot. If you have decided to use the memory card in your computer to move the files, please make sure the memory card is not locked. On the memory card, there should be a little switch which lets you know if it is locked. Plugin you memory card or the Camera via USB, and then search for where the pictures are located. Next, drag the picture that you want to move to your camera into the folder where all the pictures on the memory card or Camera are located. Next, look at all the names of the pictures in that photo. Some cameras use a common name with a number attached at the end. For example, Sony cybershot cameras use the name DSC00, with a three other digits. Look for a similarity in all the pictures. Then rename the photo to be part of the pattern of all the other images. This will ensure that your camera reads the image. YOu are now done. Turn on your camera, and view the image. If it says File error or you cannot find the image, then the process is a bit more complicated.

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