You can add descriptive tags to your pictures when you import them by typing them in the Tag these pictures (optional) box. You can also tag pictures or add additional tags after the pictures are imported to your computer.
You can change the settings that are used when importing pictures and videos, so your pictures and videos are named and organized in a way that works for you.
Some devices will open Device Stage instead of AutoPlay when you connect the device to your computer and turn on the device. To import pictures or videos from these devices, click the Import link in Device Stage.
If your camera uses a removable flash memory card such as Secure Digital (SD) or CompactFlash, consider plugging a memory card reader into your computer. When you insert your memory card into the reader, you can copy your pictures from the memory card to your computer without draining your camera’s battery, dealing with connection cables, or installing additional software. Some computers and laptops have a built-in memory card reader. Check the documentation for your computer to determine if your computer has one.
Windows detects your newest pictures and videos and doesn't import duplicate versions of older pictures or videos that you've already copied to your computer, so you can import your pictures and videos in a single step. You can then review and organize your pictures in the Pictures library.
You can also review your imported pictures in Windows Photo Viewer, where the large preview format makes it easier to decide which newly imported pictures to delete from your computer.
Article ID: 17449 - Last Review: Aug 31, 2016 - Revision: 17