Picture and video import features in Windows 7

Updated: July 9, 2009

The picture and video import feature of Windows 7 supports media synchronization detection and new video formats.

This information applies to the following operating system:

  • Windows 7

Supported device classes

In Windows 7, the picture and video import feature of AutoPlay and Device Stage support the following device classes:

  • Digital photo cameras.
  • Digital file-based “tapeless” video cameras.
  • Camera-equipped multimedia-capable mobile phones.
  • Memory cards.
  • CDs and DVDs.

Video import from digital tape-based cameras, such as Mini-DV cameras, is supported by Windows Live Photo Gallery, which is available as a separate download.


Supported picture and video formats

Pictures and videos are imported based on the file name extensions in the following table.

Supported file name extensions for picture and video import

Picture file name extensionVideo file name extension
*.bmp *.3g2
*.cr2 *.3gp
*.crw *.asf
*.dcr *.avi
*.dib *.m1v
*.dng *.m2t
*.erf *.m2ts
*.fpx *.m2v
*.gif *.m4p
*.jfif *.mod
*.jpeg *.mov
*.jpg *.mp2
*.mos *.mp2v
*.mrf *.mp4
*.mrw *.mpe
*.nef *.mpeg
*.orf *.mpg
*.pcx *.mpv
*.pef *.mpv2
*.png *.mts
*.psd *.qt
*.raf *.ts
*.srf *.tts
*.tif *.vob
*.tiff *.wm
*.wdp *.wmv



Although the import of Advanced Video Coding High-Definition (AVCHD) video files is supported, the import of AVCHD video metadata (such as thumbnail images, playlists, and clip index files) is not supported. Also, joining or merging AVCHD video files during the import is not supported. For more information about AVCHD, see AVCHD.


Related topics

Guidelines for Picture and Video Import in Windows 7



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