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Upload Digital Photos
Overview
Estimated Time to Upload Photos
Supported File Types
How to View File Extensions on Your Computer
Using Express Upload
Uploading Files on a PC
Use One-by-One Upload on a PC (Internet Explorer)
Uploading Files on a Mac
Use One-by-One Upload on a Mac
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Upload Digital Photos - Overview
There are several easy ways to add the photos stored on your computer to your Photo Center account, including photos stored on a camera or flash memory card attached to your computer.
  • You can also send us your pictures from your mobile phone, PDA or by email and then add them to your account.

Uploading Files on a PC
Uploading Files on a Mac

There is no charge for uploading your photos with these methods. (If you are sending photos by phone or PDA, your service provider may charge airtime or data charges.)

If you don't have access to the Internet, you may bring a memory card or photo CD to the Photo Center in your local Walmart and upload your photos for a fee.

Please note: There is no charge to store or share your uploaded photos, and no limit to the number of digital photos you can upload.

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Please note: Whenever you upload a digital photo to your online account, only a copy of it is placed in your account. The original digital photo file remains unchanged on your computer.

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Estimated Time to Upload Photos

The speed of your upload depends on the speed of your Internet connection.

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Supported File Types

When you upload photos, you can upload the following types of digital photos:

  • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpe)
  • BMP (.bmp) (BMP not supported for Mac uploads)
  • Zip file (containing JPEGS only) NOTE: Please ensure that other types of files are NOT included in the Zip file.

Any digital photo you upload must have an ending that matches one of the above file types (e.g., niagarafalls.jpg).

Whichever type of file you use, the copy you upload will be converted to JPEG format before it's added to your account.

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View File Extensions on Your Computer

Your computer may be set to hide the three-letter file extension at the end of file names.

This setting is easy to change:

For PC users:

  1. Return to your computer's desktop and double click the
    "My Computer" icon.
  2. When the window is open, click the "View" menu and choose "Folder Options".
  3. Click the View tab at the top of the window.
  4. Uncheck the box labeled "Hide file extensions for known file types" and click OK.

You should now see the file extensions at the end of all file names.

For Mac users:

  1. Click the "Finder" drop-down menu at the top of your browser window.
  2. Select "Preferences".
  3. In the next window, select the "Advanced" icon.
  4. Check the box next to "show all file extensions."

Please note: These steps may vary slightly if you have an older Mac operating system.

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Using Express Upload
Whether you use a PC or a Mac, you can use our Express Upload tool to add photos to your account. All photos must be in JPEG file format. You can also upload a zipped file of JPEG files. See File types below for more information.

Follow these steps to add photos to your account with Express Upload:
  1. On the homepage, click the orange Upload Photos button in the blue box on the left of the page.
  2. Next, either create a new album for your photos or select an existing album.
    • If don't have any albums or want to create a new one, click the button next to Add to a new album. Then, add an optional album title (your album title will default to the upload date if you don't change it). Click Edit Album Details if you'd like to edit the album date or add a description.
    • If you're uploading to an existing album, click the button next to Add to an existing album. Click the button next to the preview image of the existing album you want to upload to, then click Select this album.
  3. If you want, you can edit your upload settings. Click the arrow next to Upload settings to customize your upload settings. Once you've made your selections, click the Select Photos button to continue.
  4. Next, you'll see a pop-up directory to search for and select the photos you want to upload. Select all the photos you want to upload, then click Open to start the upload process.

    Note: To select all photos in a folder, click Ctrl-A on your keyboard

  5. You'll see a progress bar tracking your photos' status as they upload. To add more photos to your current upload, click the Select more button. To remove a photo from your upload queue, click the "X" next to the preview image in the upload details tab.
    • While your photos are uploading, you can email or share them with friends without disrupting your upload. Use the email, link sharing, or social network links at the right of the page and follow the prompts to start sharing.
    • You can also order prints of your photos while they're uploading without disrupting the upload. Check the Add these prints to cart box at right to add all photos in your upload to the cart. You can modify your order once upload is complete.
  6. Once all of your photos have been uploaded, you'll be taken to a new page. From there, you can view your uploaded photos, share your album, upload more, or order prints of your photos.
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Upload Files on a PC
Use One-by-One Upload on a PC(Internet Explorer)
Use One-by-One Upload on a PC (Internet Explorer)

If you have a PC and prefer to upload your photos one at a time, follow these steps:

  1. From The Photo Center home page or your Photo Library, click Upload Photos.
  2. Enter an album title and description and click Upload to This Album.

    Tip: To upload your photos to an existing album, click "Choose Another Album."

  3. Click Upload to This Album.
  4. Click "Use One-by-one Upload" at the bottom of the page.

  5. Click Browse
  6. Locate the photo you would like to upload, and double-click the file name to start building a list of files to upload.
  7. Repeat browsing and selecting photos until you complete your list.
  8. Click Upload Photos
Important: Do not close the upload window or go to any other part of the website until your upload has finished. We'll let you know when it's done.

When your upload has finished, you'll see a confirmation page displaying all the photos that were successfully uploaded.

Please note: When you upload any digital photo to your online account, only a copy of it is placed in your account. The original digital photo file remains unchanged on your computer.
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Upload Files on a Mac
Use One-by-One Upload on a Mac

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Use One-by-One Upload on a Mac

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Use One-by-One Upload on a Mac
If you have a Mac and prefer to upload your photos one at a time, follow these steps:
  1. From The Photo Center home page or your Photo Library, click Upload Photos.
  2. On the next page, select the album where you would like to upload your photos, or name a new album.
  3. Click Upload to This Album.
  4. Click the "One-by-one upload" link further down the page. Do not click the Download Now button.
  5. Click Browse.
  6. Find the picture you would like to upload and double-click the file name to add it to a list of files to upload.
  7. Repeat for every photo you'd like to add to your account.
  8. Click Upload Photos.

Important: Do not close the upload window or go to any other part of the website until your upload has finished. We'll let you know when it's done.

When your upload has finished, you'll see a confirmation page displaying all the photos that were successfully uploaded.

Please note: When you upload any digital photo to your online account, only a copy of it is placed in your account. The original digital photo file remains unchanged on your computer.

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