Import from a CD or DVD

Expression Studio 2.0

You can import files from removable storage, like CDs or DVDs.

To import from CD or DVD

  1. Open an existing catalog or create a new one.

  2. On the File menu, point to Import Items, and then click From Disc/Camera.

  3. On the Source menu, select the disk from which you want to import media.

  4. Click the Destination folder icon Cc507716.85f9a051-d661-4dad-b766-9c7d62256734(en-us,Expression.10).png. In the dialog box, select or create a folder for files that are downloaded from the disk.

  5. (Optional) To import only image file formats, click the Media Importers button and select only the Images box. This prevents other kinds of files from being imported into the catalog. Imports can be filtered by any combination of eight different media file type groups.

  6. Set the options according to the following descriptions:

    • Place in   This option lets you determine where to put downloaded files. Selecting the Download folder puts downloaded files into the Destination folder. Selecting Today's folder puts downloaded files in the destination folder, in a folder that is named with today's date. Selecting Original folder hierarchy puts downloaded files in the destination folder as copies of the folder directory hierarchy on the web server.

    • Rename   This field lets you rename all downloaded files that have sequential numbers according to a text string that you specify (such as the date or subject). To maintain the existing file names, leave this field blank.

    • Actions   This category lets you specify actions to take with downloaded files. Selecting Skip files with same name prevents you from writing over existing files that have the same name. Selecting Lock downloaded files selects the desktop lock status for all downloaded files. Selecting Delete originals after downloading moves original files to the Trash after they have been downloaded to the destination folder.


      The Delete originals after downloading option only works on rewritable storage media.

    • Annotate   This category lets you choose a metadata template to apply a group of pre-defined annotations to all downloaded files. If no templates are available, you can create one by selecting New Metadata Template. Clicking the text button Cc507716.069a73e2-767f-46b5-968f-d905c51bd284(en-us,Expression.10).png next to the menu displays the template content and some additional options for applying metadata.

    • Download   This field lets you download all files from the disk and store them in the destination you specify.