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    Which do i use? a dvd- r or a cd - r

    I want to burn some photo's from a memory card onto disc but which do i use? am a bit of a technological idiot!!

    Any ideas???

    Thanks

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    you would fit more on a dvd r but if you want to add more later on use a rewritable disk hth xxx

    a dvd will fit more than a cd, do not finalise the disc so you can add more at a later date

    cdr stores 700mb of data, dvdr will store around 4.5gig so you can store a lot more on DVD-r

    You can use either one...both will support picture formats i.e jpeg it just depends on how many pictures you are looking to store.

    Like everyone has alreqady mentioned, you can use a cd which is 700mb (about 400 pics) or a dvd which is 4.7gb (about 2,600 pics) depending on the quality of the pics and the megapixels of the camera.

    Original Poster

    ding;5773643

    a dvd will fit more than a cd, do not finalise the disc so you can add … a dvd will fit more than a cd, do not finalise the disc so you can add more at a later date


    Will i still be able to view the pics on a computer without finalising??
    thanks

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone, have some of my measly matchstick rep ha ha

    Note that you can only use DVD-R discs if you have a DVD writer installed on your computer. You can't use a DVD-R disc in a CD-R/RW drive. This usually goes without saying but since you mentioned you're a bit of a "technological idiot", I just thought I'd mention it

    Original Poster

    Fresco;5774165

    Note that you can only use DVD-R discs if you have a DVD writer installed … Note that you can only use DVD-R discs if you have a DVD writer installed on your computer. You can't use a DVD-R disc in a CD-R/RW drive. This usually goes without saying but since you mentioned you're a bit of a "technological idiot", I just thought I'd mention it



    I actually knew that one, but thanks for the clarification

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    geegee-pinata;5773940

    Will i still be able to view the pics on a computer without … Will i still be able to view the pics on a computer without finalising??thanks


    yes. right click on folder and select PROPERTIES to see folder size.

    Original Poster

    csiman;5774541

    yes. right click on folder and select PROPERTIES to see folder size.

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