How to burn photos to CD or DVD in Windows without extra software

This tutorial will show you step by step how to burn photos to a CD or DVD in Windows 7, 8 and 10 without using any third party software.

You can use Windows Explorer with the built-in disc burning feature or Windows Media Player to burn your pictures to a CD or DVD.

If you want to burn picture folders to a CD or DVD, then you should use Windows Explorer with the built-in disc burning feature.

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You can burn JPEG (JPG), PNG, and GIF images to a CD or DVD.

How to burn pictures to a CD or DVD in Windows using Windows Explorer

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

2. Open Windows Explorer.

(File Explorer in Windows 10)

3. Go to the location on your computer where the photos are stored you want to burn to a disc.

4. Select the pictures or folders.

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

send photos to cd/dvd burner drive in windows

A “Burn a Disc” window will appear.

6. In the Disc title field you enter a name for your disc.

7. Select With a CD/DVD player.

8. Click on the Next button.

Your photos or folders will now be copied to the CD/DVD burner drive of your PC.

When the copying is finished it will bring you to the CD/DVD burner drive of your computer in a second Windows Explorer window.

Here you will see your images or folders ready to be written to a disc.

9. When you're ready, you click on Manage located at the top of the Windows Explorer window.

10. Click on Finish burning.

finish burning feature in windows explorer

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

How to burn pictures to a CD or DVD in Windows using Windows Media Player

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

2. Open Windows Media Player.

3. Click on the Burn tab at the top right of Windows Media Player.

windows media player burn tab

4. Click on the “burn options” button and then click on Data CD or DVD.

windows media player burn options

5. Now it's time to drag photos to the Burn list section of Windows Media Player.

Two ways to drag pictures to the burn list:

drag photos from windows explorer to burn list in windows media player

6. At ... MB free of ... MB located above the Burn list you can view how much MB in file size you have left on your CD or DVD.

windows media player burn status

7. When you're ready you click on Start burn.

windows media player start burn button

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


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