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Creating a CD of Your Photos

The easiest photo gift to give is a CD of your photos. You can use the built-in CD burning capabilities in Windows 7 (and Windows Vista) to create a CD. If you use Windows XP, I recommend you use a third-party CD-burning application.

Here are some ways to make sure it’s appreciated and used effectively:

  • Use CD-R media instead of CD-RW media. CD-R media can be read by any PC with a CD or DVD drive and can also be used in many low-end DVD players. Photo printing kiosks in stores can also read photos from CD-R media.
  • If you have an all-in-one unit or photo printer that can print on CDs, use printable CD-R media and create a custom label. Alternatively, if your DVD drive supports LightScribe, you should use LightScribe-compatible CD-R media and create a custom label.
  • Create a custom CD jewel case insert, an option in most third-party CD creation programs.
  • If you are giving this gift to people who are unfamiliar with working with computer media, make it easy for them to enjoy the photos by also sending them a video DVD of your photos.
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