How many photos fit on one CD-R?
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Posted: 11/11/2008 12:39:06 PM
I took 14 teens this summer to a camp as one their counselors. I took LOTS of photos of them. Now I want to send them each a photo disk as a Christmas present.

When I go to copy the pictures to the disk it says I have too many. But I don't know how to tell how many is too many. KWIM? Is there some rule of thumb about how many will fit?

The pics were taken with the highest resolution on my digital Rebel if that matters.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! TIA!

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Posted: 11/11/2008 12:49:11 PM
you really can't give a number

an average CD-R holds 700 MB of data
so however many photos it takes to get to that number

if you have all the photos in one folder look in My Documents and click on the folder
in the bottom toolbar you'll see how big the folder is
adjust the number of photos until you get just under 700MB and then they'll all fit


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Posted: 11/12/2008 8:50:29 AM

Thanks Christi for the suggestion. I hadn't thought about approaching it that way.

Anyone else have any ideas?

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Posted: 11/12/2008 12:58:11 PM
I usually open the file that I'm going to copy from if it says I have to many & I just go thru them one by one deleteing the ones I can bear to take off until I can fit them all on the CD. I usually can fit about 99-100 on a disk at 5 mega pixals .... just to give you an idea.

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Posted: 11/12/2008 1:11:13 PM
I don't really know - but you could Call Walmart & they may know ..... I know they ones I get from WM will hold 200...but I don't take pics in the best resolution - just the normal one...

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Posted: 11/12/2008 3:17:55 PM
Well, I can tell you this. I can take about 300 pictures on a 1G card at the highest resolution on my camera (similar to yours). They will NOT all fit on one CD. I'll usually put about 200 on one CD. I don't necessarily use up every bit of space on the CD, you might be able to get a few more than that.


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Posted: 11/12/2008 5:52:49 PM
Oh, this all helps.

I have 240 pics in the file so I like the idea of deleting a few at a time until they fit on the CD-R. I guess it will take few since they are at the highest resolution.

Thanks everyone!

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