How to Burn Pictures to a CD or DVD - 7 Easy Ways

How to Burn Pictures to CD or DVD

This tutorial will show you step by step how to burn pictures to a CD or DVD in a few different ways using free and paid software.

And also how to burn photos to a disc without using special software, but only using the built-in Windows 7, 8 and 10 disc burning feature.

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Burning photos to CD or DVD using:

Paid software:

Free software:

Other:

Burning Pictures to a CD or DVD

There can be a few reasons why you might want to burn your pictures to a CD or DVD, like:

You can burn any image file type, such as JPG (JPEG), GIF, PNG, SVG, BMP and TIFF to a disc.

To burn photos to a disc you will need a blank CD or DVD, a CD/DVD burner drive installed into your PC and a – or you can use the Windows disc burning feature.

How to Burn Pictures to a CD or DVD using Ashampoo Burning Studio 18

Ashampoo Burning Studio is my absolute favorite CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning program for a few years now.

It's user friendly, fast, accurate and extremely reliable (no more wasting discs!) and it has a lot of extra features.

It's everything you would expect from burning software + much more.

You can find Ashampoo Burning Studio .

  1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio.
  3. Go in the left menu to "Burn Data" and choose "New Disc".
  4. Click on the + button located at the top right.
    • A "Add Files and Folders" window will appear.
  5. Go to the location on your PC where your pictures are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  6. Select all the pictures and/or folders and click on "Add". You can select all photos and/or folders at once by pressing the CTRL + A keys on your keyboard.
    • Tip: At "Free Space on CD" or "Free Space on DVD" located at the bottom of Ashampoo Burning Studio you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your disc (how much images you still can add to your disc).
    • Note: Even if you inserted a DVD you will see "Free Space on CD", but that's okay, no problem, and when you keep on adding photos it will change to DVD.
  7. When you're done adding photos, then click on "Close" to close the "Add Files and Folders" window.
  8. Click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.
  9. Now you will have the following optional options:
    • Verify to verify written files and folders after recording (the content of the disc will be compared with the original files)
    • Format to format the disc (if not checked, the disc will only be formatted if necessary)
    • Shut down to shut down your computer when the burning is completed
    • Sound after burning to play a sound when the burning is completed
    • Speed here you can select a burning speed. The maximum speed you can select depends on your CD/DVD-writer and your CD or DVD
    • Number of Copies
  10. Click on the "Write CD" or "Write DVD" button located at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio will start burning your pictures to a CD or DVD.

How to Burn Pictures to a CD or DVD using Nero Burning Rom

Nero Burning Rom is a well known CD/DVD burning program which allows you to burn all kinds of CDs and DVDs easily and quickly.

If you're interested in the new version of Nero Burning Rom, then you can download it and try it for free.

  1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open Nero Burning Rom.
    • A new compilation window will appear. If not, then click on "File" located at the top left and choose "New".
  3. If you want to burn your photos to a CD, then select "CD" and click on "CD-ROM (ISO)", but if you want to burn your photos to a DVD, then select "DVD" and click on "DVD-ROM (ISO)".
  4. Click on "New" located at the bottom of the new compilation window.
  5. Go in the right window of Nero Burning Rom to the location on your computer where the pictures and/or folders are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  6. Drag the photos and/or folders from the right window to the left window.
    • Tip: At the bottom of Nero Burning Rom you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your disc (how images you still can add to your disc).
  7. Click on "Burn" located at the top or click on the "Burn Now" button located at the bottom right.
  8. A "Burn Compilation" window will appear. Here you will have the following options:
    • Verify written data this will verify if the pictures are burned to your disc correctly. This will take more time, but this way you are sure that you will have the correct copy before you delete the photos from your hard drive.
    • Write speed here you can select a burning speed. The maximum speed you can select depends on your CD/DVD burner drive and your CD or DVD
    • Number of Copies
  9. Click on the "Burn" button located at the bottom of the "Burn Compilation" window.

Nero Burning Rom will start burning your pictures to a CD or DVD.

How to Burn Pictures to a CD or DVD using Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

You can download Ashampoo Burning Studio Free .

  1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio Free.
  3. Go in the left menu to "Burn Data" and choose "New Disc".
  4. Click on the "Add" button located at the top right.
    • A "Add Files and Folders" window will appear.
  5. Go to the location on your PC where your pictures are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  6. Select all the pictures and/or folders and click on "Add". You can select all photos and/or folders at once by pressing the CTRL + A keys on your keyboard.
    • Tip: At "Free Space on CD" or "Free Space on DVD" located at the bottom of Ashampoo Burning Studio you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your disc (how much images you still can add to your disc).
    • Note: Even if you inserted a DVD you will see "Free Space on CD", but that's okay, no problem, and when you keep on adding photos it will change to DVD.
  7. When you're done adding photos, then click on "Close" to close the "Add Files and Folders" window.
  8. Click on the "Next" button located at the bottom right.
  9. Click on the "Write CD" or "Write DVD" button located at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free will start burning your pictures to a CD or DVD.

How to Burn Pictures to a CD or DVD using CDBurnerXP

You can download CDBurnerXP .

  1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open CDBurnerXP.
  3. Select "Data disc" and click on "OK".
  4. Go in the top left window of CDBurnerXP to the location on your computer where the pictures and/or folders are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  5. Drag the pictures and/or folders from the top right window to the bottom right window.
    • Tip: At "Remaining Size" located at the bottom of CDBurnerXP you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your disc (how many images you still can add to your disc).
  6. Click on "Burn".

CDBurnerXP will start burning your pictures to a CD or DVD.

How to Burn Pictures to a CD or DVD using ImgBurn

You can download ImgBurn .

  1. Insert a blank CD or DVD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open ImgBurn.
  3. Click on "Write files/folders to disc".
  4. Click on "File" located at the top left and choose between:
    • Browse for a source file if you want to add pictures
    • Browse for a source folder if you want to add folders that contain pictures
  5. Go to the location on your computer where the pictures and/or folders are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  6. Select all the pictures and/or folders and click on "Open" (files) or click on "Select Folder" (folders). You can select all photos and/or folders at once by pressing the CTRL + A keys on your keyboard.
  7. Click on the "folder ⇨ disc" button.
    • start burning process in ImgBurn

ImgBurn will start burning your pictures to a CD or DVD.

How to Burn Pictures to a CD or DVD using BurnAware

You can download BurnAware .

  1. Insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open BurnAware.
  3. Click on "Data Disc".
  4. Click on "Add Files" located in the toolbar.
  5. Go to the location on your computer where the pictures and/or folders are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  6. Select all the pictures and/or folders and click on "Add". You can select all photos and/or folders at once by pressing the CTRL + A keys on your keyboard.
    • Tip: At "... MB free" located underneath "Estimated size on disc" at the bottom of BurnAware you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your disc (how many images you still can add to your disc).
  7. Click on "Burn" located at the top left.

BurnAware will start burning your pictures to a CD or DVD.

How to Burn Pictures to CD or DVD in Windows 7, 8 & 10

  1. Insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Go to the location on your computer where the pictures and/or folders are stored that you want to burn to a CD or DVD.
  3. Select all the pictures and/or folders and click on "Add". You can select all photos and/or folders at once by pressing the CTRL + A keys on your keyboard.
  4. Right-click on the selected photos and/or folders, go to "Send to" and choose your CD/DVD burner drive (example: DVD RW Drive (E:)).
    • A small "Burn a Disc" window will appear.
  5. Enter a title for your disc at "Disc title".
  6. Select "With a CD/DVD Player" and click on "Next".
    • Your photos will now be copied to your CD/DVD burner drive and your CD/DVD burner drive will open in a new window. If not, then go to your CD/DVD burner drive (example: DVD RW Drive (E:)) located at "My Computer" or in the left sidebar of "Windows Explorer".
  7. Click on "Manage" located at the top left.
  8. Click on "Finish burning".

Windows will start burning your pictures to a CD or DVD.

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