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How to Transfer Your Digital Photos from One Computer to Another

written by: •edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 1/2/2013

So, you have your digital photos all nicely stored away on your computer, but now for whatever reason, you need to transfer them to another computer. How do you do this? This series will provide you with five different ways to do this, providing step-by-step instructions.

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    This is the introduction to a 6 part article series on how to transfer your digital photos from one computer to another.

    You might be completely clueless, or you could just be looking for an alternative way of transferring your photos to another computer. There are several ways to do this. This series will cover the 5 most common ways to transfer photos from one computer to another, giving step-by-step detailed instructions to help you along. The methods covered are:

    Email Transfer

    USB Flash Drive Transfer

    Uploading to Photo Sharing Websites

    Burning to CD or DVD

    Windows Easy Transfer

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    Transferring Photos Via Email

    Probably the easiest and cheapest way to transfer photos, but not necessarily the best option. Why? To find out, and to learn step-by-step instructions on how to Email photos, please read Transferring Photos Via Email.

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    Transferring Photos Via USB Flash Drive

    A USB flash drive - also known as USB drive, pen drive, thumb drive, key drive or jump drive - is a great way to transfer photos from one computer to another. Using a Flash Drive can be better than email, or burning to CD or DVD. To learn all about it, please read Transferring Photos Via USB Flash Drive.

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    Uploading Your Digital Photos to Photo Sharing Websites

    What are the pros and cons of uploading your photos to a photo sharing website as a methods of transferring your digital photos from one computer to another? What are some of the more popular photo sharing websites? Visit Transferring Photos Via Uploading to Photo Sharing Websites to learn all about it.

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    Burning Your Photos to CD or DVD as a Transfer Method

    Yet another popular way to transfer your photos to another computer that is fairly quick and painless. Is this your best option? Read Transferring Photos Via Burning to CD or DVD to learn more.

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    Transferring Photos with Windows Easy Transfer

    The name says it all. If your new computer is running Windows Vista, this is probably the best way to transfer your digital photos from the old computer to the new. To learn more, visit Transferring Photos with Windows Easy Transfer.