How to burn pictures to a CD or DVD (4 easy ways)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to burn pictures to a CD or DVD in Windows 7, 8 and 10.

This tutorial will also show you how to burn photos to a CD or DVD in Windows without using any extra third-party software.

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

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How to burn pictures to a CD or DVD using free and paid ($) software:


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How to burn photos to a CD or DVD in Windows 7, 8 and 10

1. Insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open Windows Explorer (File Explorer).

3. Go to the location on your computer where the pictures are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

4. Select all the pictures or folders.

Select pictures in Windows Explorer

5. Right-click on the selected photos or folders, go to Send to and then click on your CD/DVD burner drive (e.g., DVD RW Drive (F:))

Send pictures to CD/DVD burner drive in Windows Explorer

A “Burn a Disc” window will appear.

6. At Disc title, you enter a title for your disc.

7. Select the With a CD/DVD Player option.

8. Click on the Next button.

Windows Burn a Disc window

Windows will now send your pictures to the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC and when it's done, it will open the CD/DVD burner drive in a new window.

If it doesn't open the drive in a new window, then open Windows Explorer (File Explorer) and then click on the drive located in the left sidebar.

DVD burner drive in Windows Explorer

9. When you're done copying pictures or folders to your CD/DVD burner drive, you click on Drive Tools located in the top menu of Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer Drive Tools

10. Click on Finish burning.

Burn pictures to CD or DVD in Windows 7, 8 and 10

A “Burn to Disc” window will appear.

11. At Recording speed, you can select a burning speed. The maximum speed you can select depends on the capacity of the CD/DVD burner of your PC and the capacity of the CD or DVD.

12. Click on the Next button.

Microsoft Windows will now burn your photos to a CD or DVD.

How to burn photos to a CD or DVD using Windows Media Player

1. Insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open Windows Media Player.

3. Click on the Burn tab located in the top right corner of Windows Media Player.

Windows Media Player Burn tab

4. Click on the Burn options icon and choose Data CD or DVD.

Windows Media Player burn options

5. Open Windows Explorer (File Explorer).

6. Go to the location on your PC where the pictures are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

7. Make sure that the Windows Explorer window and Windows Media Player are both visible and located next to each other.

8. Drag the photos from Windows Explorer to the burn list in Windows Media Player.

Drag pictures from Windows Explorer to Windows Media Player burn list

Note: The total file size (MB or GB) cannot exceed the capacity of your CD or DVD (usually 650 MB or 700 MB for CDs and 4.7 GB for DVDs).

Tip: You can view the time in minutes or file size in MB you have left on your CD or DVD at _ MB free of _ MB (e.g., 450 MB free of 702 MB) or _ GB free of _ GB located just above the Burn list.

Windows Media Player file size left on disc

9. When you're ready, you click on Start burn located above the Burn list.

Burn pictures to CD or DVD using Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player will now burn your photos to a CD or DVD.

How to burn photos to a CD or DVD using Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is a free program for burning and copying CDs and DVDs and other disc-related tasks.

This program's user-friendly interface, menu, and step-by-step wizard will help you achieve your disc-related tasks, easily and quickly.

You can visit the product page for more information about the program and to download the program.

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1. Insert a blank CD into the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open Ashampoo Burning Studio Free.

3. In the left menu, you move your mouse cursor (pointer) on Burn Data and then click on New Disc.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free Burn Data mode

4. Click on the [+] button located in the top right corner of Ashampoo Burning Studio Free.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free Add files or folders button

A “Add Files and Folders” window will appear.

5. Go to the location on your PC where the pictures are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

6. Select the pictures or folders.

7. Click on the Add button.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free Add Files and Folders window

Tip: At Free Space on CD located at the bottom of Ashampoo Burning Studio Free, you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your disc (how many pictures you still can add to your disc).

8. When you're done adding files or folders to your compilation, you click on the Close button at the bottom right of the “Add Files and Folders” window to close it.

9. Click on the Next button located in the bottom right corner.

10. Now you will have the following optional “write” settings in the bottom left corner:

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free write settings

11. In the bottom right corner, at Speed, you can select a burning speed. The maximum speed you can select depends on the capacity of the CD/DVD burner of your PC and the capacity of the CD or DVD.

12. You can also select the number of copies. This option is for people who want to burn more copies of the CD or DVD.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free burn speed and number of copies options

13. When you're ready, you click on the Write CD or Write DVD button at the bottom right.

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free will now burn your photos to a CD or DVD.

How to burn photos to a CD or DVD using Nero Burning Rom

Nero Burning Rom is a well-known program for burning and copying CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, and other disc-related tasks.

It's easy to use and has a lot of extra features.

You can visit the product page for more information about the program.

Visit product page

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.

Note: If the new compilation window does not appear, you click on File located in the top left corner and then choose New from the drop-down menu.

Open a new compilation window in Nero Burning Rom

3. Select CD or DVD from the selection menu located in the top left corner of the “New Compilation” window.

4. Click on CD-ROM (ISO) or DVD-ROM (ISO).

Nero Burning Rom CD-ROM (ISO) and DVD-ROM (ISO) options

5. Click on the New button at the bottom right of the “New Compilation” window.

6. In the right section of Nero Burning Rom, you go to the location on your computer where the pictures are stored you want to burn to a CD or DVD.

7. Drag the pictures or folders from the right section (File Browser) to the left section (Disc Content).

Drag pictures to burn compilation in Nero Burning Rom

Tip: At the bottom of Nero Burning Rom you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your disc (how many pictures you still can add to your disc).

Nero Burning Rom total size on disc

8. When you're ready, you click on Burn located in the top tool bar.

Nero Burning Rom Burn button

Or you click on Recorder located in the top menu, and then click on Burn Compilation.

Nero Burning Rom Burn Compilation menu entry

A “Burn Compilation” window will appear.

9. In the Writing section, at Write speed, you can select a burning speed. The maximum speed you can select depends on the capacity of the CD/DVD burner of your PC and the capacity of the CD or DVD.

10. At Number of copies, you can enter the number of copies. This option is for people who want to burn more copies of the CD or DVD.

11. When you're ready, you click on the Burn button at the bottom right of the “New Compilation” window.

Nero Burning Rom Burn Compilation window

Nero Burning Rom will now burn your photos to a CD or DVD.


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