Backing up

  Hetti 11:53 10 Apr 2006

I have to burn some phtos onto disc, but when I try I get the message the disc is not CD-R use suitable disc, the disc Im tring to use is Photo printable DVD+R, is this not the correct Disc?

  howard63 12:00 10 Apr 2006

it really depends on what drive and software you are using. I had one friend who had a combi dvd/cdrw drive and thought it was a dvd writer.

  Hetti 13:30 10 Apr 2006

Ty Howard63
I have a dvd writer and a cdrw I have tried using both.

  stlucia 13:43 10 Apr 2006

Some burners used to only do -R or +R discs, but not both. Alternatively, some burners are fussy about what brand of disc you use. What make/model is your drive?

  €dstowe 13:48 10 Apr 2006

Are you sure you want to use a DVD for this?

A DVD will hold many, many thousands of pictures and it really is a waste of its capacity if you only have, say, a thousand or so.

In addition DVDs are quite delicate and will not stand up to nearly as much rough handling as a CD will.

I am not sure what a "Photo printable DVD+R" is but I've an idea it might mean that the top surface can be printed on in colour rather than being a property of the writable side of the disk.

What program are you using to burn these photos to disk?

  Hetti 19:47 10 Apr 2006

Thanks alI have now managed to back up my photos, I used Nero6, and I used CD-R disc, i did not know that DVD held that amount of pics, but I will know for the next time.
Thanks for advice

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