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3 Excellent Ways to Burn Photos to a CD

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:26:36 • Proven solutions

Ever wondered why you would need to burn photos to CD on Windows 10 or Mac? Well, then you haven’t had a data loss experience, yet. Don’t wait until you accidentally delete your pictures and lose them permanently, start backing up your frozen memories now! Whether you have a Mac or Windows machine, you can burn photos to a CD and avoid the trouble of finding data recovery software to retrieve lost data files. In this article, we will look at how to burn photos to a CD for Windows 10 and burn photos to a CD for Mac users and the best way to go about the burning in the final part. Do you dread ever losing your memories from your childhood or prom dance night or wedding day or road trip you had with your gang? Yes? Then keep scrolling to figure how not to lose these beautiful memories.

Part 1. Best Way to Burn Photos to CD for Windows

In this section, we are going to show you how to burn photos to CD on Windows. The steps to be followed are the same for Windows 8 and advanced versions since their features don’t vary in style so much. You don’t need a manual to use this in-built feature, have a blank Disc and driver at your disposal, and you are good to go.

Step 1: First, put a blank Disc into an empty driver. A popup will appear on your screen so that you can decide how you want to use the Disc. If there is no popup, open the File Explorer, then go to This PC and look for your Disc. Double-click on it, and the popup will appear. Now click on With a CD/DVD player then tap on Next.

with a CD/DVD player option

Step 2: On the blank folder that appears, drag and drop the photos and audio files you want to copy to the CD.

drag files

Step 3: Once you are over selecting photo files you want to burn, find the Manage tab on the top right of the screen, and select the Burn icon. Just like that, you get to burn photos to CD on Windows PC!

Your memories are safely stored now. Relax.

burn photos to cd on windows

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Part 2. How to Burn Photos to CD for Mac

Just like in Windows, to burn photos to CD on Mac, you will utilize the built-in feature in Mac OS PC. You don’t need any prior knowledge to go about the copying procedure, plus, if you can burn photos to CD on Windows, then burning pics to CD on Mac is going to be a walkover. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Unlike Windows, for Mac OS, you have to create a separate folder that will then get burned onto the Disc. In case you don’t have a folder of the pics you want to burn, create a new one by right-clicking and choosing New Folder from the options.

new folder on Mac

Step 2: With the photo folder created, now insert the Disc you want to burn your photos to. It takes a couple of seconds for the computer to read the Disc and display a popup which you can ignore by tapping on Ignore. Carry on to the next step.

select ignore option on Mac

Step 3: Do you remember the folder you created in Step 1? Find it and right-click to open the drop-down menu shown in the screenshot below. From it, choose to Burn _Folder Name_ to Disc.

Step 4:  Lastly, from the popup window that appears, you will be required to make some choices as follows:

  • Disc Name: here, fill in the name of your Disc.
  • Burn Speed: select the speed accordingly. Slower speeds are known for producing Discs of higher quality.

When you are satisfied with your choices, tap on Burn to start the burning process. Do not close your Mac or eject the Disc during this process.

select ignore option on Mac

Part 3. How to Burn Photos to CD with the Best CD & DVD Burner

Now, if you want to be on the next level when it comes to burning photos to CD on computers, be advised to try out Wondershare DVD Creator. It is designed effectively for Windows and Mac OS. Using this program not only preserves the quality of your media files but also allows you to create both CDs and DVDs effortlessly. So, if you are looking to create brilliant CDs packed with all your precious photos and memories, look no further for Wondershare DVD Creator has got your back.

To burn pictures to CD on PC using this excellent software, follow these four simple steps:

Step 1: Selecting the Disk Drive on DVD converter from Wondershare

After you have launched the program, you will be required to choose a Disc type for burning your photos. Select the Data Disc option.

data disc option for burning photos to CD

Step 2: Adding Pictures directly or drag-drop

To upload the pictures that you want to burn onto the CD, you can either click on the + (Add) icon or use the drag and drop method to move the files directly.

upload files for burning photos to CD

Step 3: Customizing the Disc

It is optional. However, you must get everything right before you start copying the files. To do so, you can scroll through the uploaded files and utilize the + (add) or Trash icons to add or delete data, respectively. Additionally, you can give the Disc a unique name by filling in the Disc Label box.

file editing for burning photos to CD

Step 4: Selecting Burner

Before starting the copying process, ensure you have a driver with blank Discs to burn the data. You will select it in the Burner menu on the top-right corner of the screen. Next, initiate the burning process by clicking on the Burn button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

choose burner and burn for burning photos to CD


So, this marks the end of our article on burning photos to a CD on Windows or Mac. You now know of the various ways to save your data files and have a better insight into what would work best for you. I know what would work best for me too. Yeah, I am thinking of it also, Wondershare DVD Creator!

That’s right. If you want to create a viable CD and maintain the original quality of your photos and other data files, Wondershare DVD Creator is the app to use. So, now no need to get YouTube tutorials on how to use the program thanks to its user-friendly interface.

Let’s burn photos to a CD on Windows 10 and Mac now!

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