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Old Nov 10, 2003, 5:06 PM   #1
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Default Photoshop Elements and CDROM Drives

When I try to transfer pictures from my Canon camera to my CDROM read/write drive, which is correctly formatted and working, PE tells me that it is a "read-only drive." Anybody know a solution other than transferring to my hard drive, then copying to my CDROM?
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Old Nov 14, 2003, 11:34 AM   #2
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I can’t imagine what Elements has to do with recording your images to CD.

I have some old CDs I’m trying to find reason to use so I tried burning directly from the camera. First I opened Nero, selected multi-session data CD, navigated to the camera and recorded both the individual files and the full folder. Then closed Nero, went directly to the camera drive and did “Select All” then right clicked and selected “Copy”. I went to the burner in Windows Explorer and selected “Paste”. The XP burning software opened and burned the images – again directly from the camera.

It sounds like you might be using packet writing where you first format the CD. The second method should work fine for packet writing – just select all and copy from the camera and paste to the burner. The packet writing software should record if you have a formatted CD in the burner.

If you are packet writing to RW you would have to be dealing with images that are not of much value to you. Packet writing to RW is for backup – which means you have another source for the data like your hard drive. I could fill the page with ways you can lose your data with a packet written RW. You should use the regular recording software and record preferably to CDR. Check the data on the CD before erasing the images from the camera. Once they are on a CDR the images are pretty secure.
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