Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera ?

Writing from pc to memory card in camera

\015 I have a pc running Windows XP and want to download pictures stored on the pc to the SD memory card in the camera. (Canon Powershot A580) Drag and drop and cut and paste do not work in this reverse direction. Is there a way of doing this? I do not have a memory card reader which would be the obvious solution.Thanks\015

Answers :

Go with the obvious solution. The camera only lets the computer read the card and delete pictures. It does not let you write to the card.

Be aware that if you've edited the photos in any way (opening a photo in a photo editor and then saving it without making any changes counts as editing) then the camera may not display the picture.
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