How to Burn Photos to a CD on a Macbook Pro


As you take pictures with a cellphone or digital camera, you may transfer them on a regular basis to your MacBook Pro, a laptop computer made by Apple. The MacBook Pro's built-in camera also lets you take photos that you can save to the hard drive. Typically you will sort your digital pictures into albums and folders with iPhoto, the free photo management application that comes installed on every Apple computer. It's a good idea to periodically back up your files, especially irreplaceable photos, which you can do by burning them to a CD with your MacBook Pro.

Burn Folder

  • Click on the desktop or in a folder on your MacBook Pro. Click "File" from the MacBook Pro's Finder menu, and then click "New Burn Folder." A burn folder will be created on the desktop or in the folder you clicked in.

  • Drag photos from a folder on your MacBook into the Burn Folder. Aliases of the photos will appear in the Burn Folder, while the photos themselves will stay where they are. This lets you burn a CD of photos while keeping them in different folders on your MacBook's hard drive.

  • Double-click the Burn Folder to open it.

  • Click on the "Burn" button at the top of the Burn Folder's window. Type a name for the CD at the prompt. Insert a blank CD into the MacBook Pro's optical drive.

  • Click "Burn" to burn a CD of your photos that any recently made Mac or PC can read.

iPhoto Photo CD

  • Click the "iPhoto" icon in the Dock on your MacBook Pro to launch the iPhoto application.

  • Click on the name of a photo album in the left pane of the iPhoto window.

  • Click "Share" from the iPhoto menu, and then click "Burn."

  • Insert a blank CD into your MacBook Pro's optical drive at the prompt, and then click "OK." The iPhoto application burns a photo CD, which can be read on any Mac that has the iPhoto application.

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