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guest_thegaffer
11-15-2003, 02:08 PM
:o please advise me folks, i have hundreds of photos on the computer and want to save them on a cdr or two incase i have problems and dont want to risk losing them,i have a cd burner but am actually stuck as to how and what program to use and also where to get it,thanks in advance for your help as im sure as always you will sort me out, many thanks ,, :huh: me

locustfurnace
11-15-2003, 09:14 PM
any CD burning software will work fine, such as NERO or NTI CD Maker or Easy CD Creator. Whatever software you received with your burner should be fine.
when you go to make your cd, you will be making a new data cd, then depending on the layout of the software you can drag-n-drop the images to the window burning pane.
If you want to, you could sort the images into folders, and drop the folders into the compilation.

about the images, are they all from a digitial camera? or from the net, or images you created? What format are they in? the most common being bmp, jpeg (jpg), and gif. bmp files will be large, gif is mostly used for animation and low color images, jpeg is gives modest quality with smaller sizes. for alittle better quality, somewhere between a jpg and bmp is PNG, which was made to replace the gif format. the quality si much better in PNG, than in the jpeg.

if the images are from a camera and saved initially as a bmp file, you might wish to save (compress) them to PNG, you will need an app to do this. If quality is not the highest priority, then save as a jpeg at around 75%.

as for getting the software, you can usually download a free trial, i would suggest giving the NTI CD Maker a spin, it is very simple to use. Supports ROMEOR formatted filenames, (max 128 characters in filename).
NERO is a good app also, but does not have the ROMEO filename format, it uses Joliet, (max 64 characters per filename). Both apps are good, but i do feel the NTI is easier to use, as it has a simple 2 steps to burn.

NTI CD MAKER
http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=trialso...load_trial_main (http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=trialsoft/download_trial_main)
NERO
http://www.nero.com/us/neroue-prog.php

guest_thegaffer
11-16-2003, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by locustfurnace@Nov 15 2003, 09:14 PM
any CD burning software will work fine, such as NERO or NTI CD Maker or Easy CD Creator. Whatever software you received with your burner should be fine.
when you go to make your cd, you will be making a new data cd, then depending on the layout of the software you can drag-n-drop the images to the window burning pane.
If you want to, you could sort the images into folders, and drop the folders into the compilation.

about the images, are they all from a digitial camera? or from the net, or images you created? What format are they in? the most common being bmp, jpeg (jpg), and gif. bmp files will be large, gif is mostly used for animation and low color images, jpeg is gives modest quality with smaller sizes. for alittle better quality, somewhere between a jpg and bmp is PNG, which was made to replace the gif format. the quality si much better in PNG, than in the jpeg.

if the images are from a camera and saved initially as a bmp file, you might wish to save (compress) them to PNG, you will need an app to do this. If quality is not the highest priority, then save as a jpeg at around 75%.

as for getting the software, you can usually download a free trial, i would suggest giving the NTI CD Maker a spin, it is very simple to use. Supports ROMEOR formatted filenames, (max 128 characters in filename).
NERO is a good app also, but does not have the ROMEO filename format, it uses Joliet, (max 64 characters per filename). Both apps are good, but i do feel the NTI is easier to use, as it has a simple 2 steps to burn.

NTI CD MAKER
http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=trialso...load_trial_main (http://www.ntius.com/default.asp?p=trialsoft/download_trial_main)
NERO
http://www.nero.com/us/neroue-prog.php

thanks mate, your a hero. i dont know how people would manage without you

locustfurnace
11-16-2003, 08:12 PM
welcome.
you might want to get some sort of Album Previewer software, which lets you view all the folders of pics at once, then you can edit them, rename them in batches, such as all would be named similar with diffent numbers, such as all files are named ACER.001, ACER.002, ACER.003......

for a trial title you can check out CompuPic http://www.photodex.com/
I use Firehand Ember http://www.firehand.com/Ember/