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How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer – Easy Steps

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer – Easy Steps

Nowadays, all digital cameras come with removable media cards which is a far more easy and convenient way to transfer photos.

All you have to do is to remove the media card from the camera and plug it into the port of your computer. You need to buy these card readers additionally as they are not bundled with a Nikon camera.

You can directly plug your Nikon camera into your computer by connecting it with a supplied USB cord to download pictures or transfer pictures from the camera to your computer.

After you transfer photos from Nikon Coolpix to the computer, you can delete photos from the camera.

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This article describes how to transfer photos from Nikon Coolpix to a computer through cable and wirelessly. So let’s get started:

Copying pictures to computer

Before you follow these steps make sure you have ViewNX-I downloaded on your PC. Here is how to download ViewNX-I:

What is ViewNX-I?

ViewNX-I is an application that is designed for management purposes and for the usage of photos that are captured by the Nikon camera. This application offers an agreeable way to see and edit the clips recorded and JPEG and RAW photos. It’s mainly used to tune pictures, view, and uploading of pictures.

You can download the latest version ViewNX-I by clicking on this link and follow the on-screen commands and instruction to complete the installation process.

Make sure you are connected to the internet when downloading and installing the ViewNX-I. You can also change and size and format of photos with the ViewNX-I app.

Transferring photos

Follow these steps to transfer photos from Coolpix to the computer:

Step 1: Connect the USB cable  

Firstly, turn off your camera and make sure that the memory card is inserted into the camera. Then, with the help of a USB cable connect the computer and camera. After you connect them both.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
  • USB port

Make sure you connect the camera directly to the computer, don’t connect to the cable port via a keyboard or USB hub.

  • Connecting cables

Make sure when you connect or disconnect the cables the camera must be off and while inserting does not force the cable connector at the wrong angle.

  • Make sure the battery is fully charged

Transferring photos from Nikon Coolpix to a computer can be a time-consuming process, so make sure when you are transferring the photos, the battery is fully charged.

Step 2: Start Transferring

Once you connect your camera to your computer, a message will be displayed asking you to choose a program from several options. Select the transfer option.

  • Note:

Make sure while transferring the camera is on and don’t turn it off or don’t disconnect the USB while the pictures are transferring.

No need to worry if you don’t know how to transfer photos from Coolpix to the computer, here is how to do it in Windows 7, 8.1, 10, and macOS/ OS X

  • Windows 7

As written above, when your computer displays a dialogue box then choose Nikon Transfer 2 from the options.

  1. After clicking a new dialogue box will appear, there under the Import pictures and videos, you will see a button named “change program” click on that. A new program selection box will appear, select Nikon Transfer 2 from it, and then click on OK.
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
  • That’s all.
  • Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • After connecting the camera with a computer having Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, you might see an Autoplay prompt command once the camera is connected to the computer. Now you’ll have to click or tap on that dialog box.
  • Then click on the Nikon Transfer 2 to import the photos.
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
  • Mac OS/ Operating System X

If the Nikon transfer 2 option does not work out or it doesn’t start automatically, make sure that the camera is connected properly then launch Image capture (it’s an application that comes in macOS and OS X), then click on the Nikon Transfer 2 as the app that launches the camera when detected.

Step 3: Click on Start Transfer

All the pictures that are saved in the memory card will appear on the dialogue box, you can choose from them or you can select all and click on Start transfer.

All the photos you selected all the photos on the memory card will be copied to your computer.

Step 4: End the connection

Now when your photos are transferred to your computer, you are free to end the connection between your Nikon camera and laptop by disconnecting the USB cable.

How to transfer your photos from a Nikon camera to a computer wirelessly?

To transfer your photos from Nikon camera to computer wirelessly you’ll need Snap Bridge.

What is a Snap bridge?

It’s an application that helps in building up a wireless connection between your camera and smart device. The messages and dialogue box may vary from those which are shown here in this article while the functionalities of the snap bridge app depend on the firmware, OS, and version of Snap Bridge you are using.

Make sure you download the latest version of the snap bridge app. 

Pairing the devices

Before you get started make sure you downloaded the latest version of the snap bridge and enabled Bluetooth.

Step 1:

Look out for the Snap bridge app on the Play store, or if you using iOS search for a snap bridge on the iOS Apple store and install the app.

Step 2: Enable Bluetooth on the smart device

Connect to the camera using the Snap Bridge. Another huge advantage you are getting with this application is that it allows you to freely connect with any device for the data exchange.

For Android devices

Before you get started with the process, make sure there is enough space available in your memory card of the camera. Follow these steps to pair your camera with andiron devices.

Step 1: Hover over the Connect to smart devicefrom the menu and press the right side button of the pad.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

After you see that the camera starts to display apps and camera name, ready your smart device for connection.

Step 2:  Nowlaunch the snap bridge on your smart device and click on connect to the camera

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Pairing to camera

After you tap to connect to the camera option, you will see a welcome dialog box giving information tap skip to that on the top right corner. Then tap on connect to the camera in the 1st tab and then proceed to step 3.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Launch snap bridge before

If you launch the snap bridge app before being asked by the camera or before when the camera starts to search for the device, then the snap bridge app will direct you to choose a camera type.

You can tap on the desired camera type you have transfer pictures from. When you tap on any camera type it’ll display a launch prompt on the camera, then proceed to step 3.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 3: Smart device

The camera or app will start to search for the device, when you see the camera name tap on it to pair it.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

If your camera name not get displayed

This might happen because if you launch a snap bridge before the camera displays the launch prompt (step 1). Then exit the snap bridge and remove the app from the background too (the procedure for this varies from device to device.).

after removing the snap bridge from the background launch the app again.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 4: Smart device

When your camera or phone asks for a pairing connection, make sure that the camera and smart device display the same authentication code (as mentioned in the picture.)

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 5: pairing

Camera: press ok.

Smart device: Tap on pair bythe ok button (the button highlighted in the illustration below).

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
  • Pairing error

If you don’t respond for too long between pressing the button on the camera and tapping the button in the app, you might see an error

Camera: Press “ok” andthen return to step 1.

Smart device: tap on “OK” and then return to step 2.

Pairing for the first time

If you are pairing for the very first time via the snap bridge app then you will be asked to choose auto link options. This dialog box will not appear again but you can access the auto-link settings anytime by using the Auto Link in the1st tab.

Step 6: Smart device/ camera

Follow the instruction as directed:

  • On camera

When pairing is complete, press ok, the camera will display a dialogue box telling that the smart device and camera has build-up a connection. Press ok to the dialogue box.

  • Smart device

When Pairing is complete, tap on ok andexit the 1st tab.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Pairing with multiple cameras

You can also pair with some additional cameras, to pair with other cameras, click on add camera and repeat step no 3-6. The Snap bridge app offers you to build up a connection of up to 5 cameras.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

For IOS Devices

Before you get started with the process, make sure there is enough space available in your memory card of the camera. Follow these steps to pair your camera with andiron devices.

Step 1: Hover over the Connect to smart devicefrom the menu and press the right side button of a pad.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

After you see that the camera starts to display apps and camera name, ready your smart device for connection.

Step 2:  Nowlaunch the snap bridge on your IOS device and click on connect to the camera

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Pairing to camera

After you tap to connect to the camera option, you will see the welcome dialog box giving information tap skip to that on the top right corner. Then tap on connect to the camera in the 1st tab and then proceed to step 3.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Launch snap bridge before

If you launch the snap bridge app before being asked by the camera or before when the camera starts to search for the device, then the snap bridge app will direct you to choose a camera type.

You can tap on the desired camera type you have transfer pictures from. When you tap on any camera type it’ll display a launch prompt on the camera, then proceed to step 3.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 3: IOS device

The camera or app will start to search for the device, when you see the camera name tap on it to pair it.

If your camera name not get displayed

This might happen because if you launch a snap bridge before the camera displays the launch prompt (step 1). Then exit the snap bridge and remove the app from the background too (the procedure for this varies from device to device.).

after removing the snap bridge from the background launch the app again.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 4: IOS device

A confirmation dialog box will appear, read the pairing instruction, and tap on the understood button.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 5: IOS Device

Tap on the camera when prompted.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 6: initiate pairing

 When your camera or phone asks for a pairing connection, make sure that the camera and smart device display the same authentication code (as mentioned in the picture.)

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Step 5: pairing

Camera: press ok.

Smart device: Tap on pair bythe ok button (the button highlighted in the illustration below).

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
  • Pairing error

If you don’t respond for too long between pressing the button on the camera and tapping the button in the app, you might see an error

Camera: Press “ok” andthen return to step 1.

IOS device: Then exit the snap bridge and remove the app from the background too (the procedure for this varies from device to device.). next, open the IOS settings and tap on forget the camera before you return to step 1.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Pairing for the first time

If you are pairing for the very first time via the snap bridge app then you will be asked to choose auto link options. This dialog box will not appear again but you can access the auto-link settings anytime by using the Auto Link in the1st tab.

Step 6: IOS/ camera

Follow the instruction as directed:

  • On camera

When pairing is complete, press ok, the camerawill displaya dialog box telling that the smart device and camera has build-up a connection. Press ok to the dialog box.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
  • IOS device

When Pairing is complete, tap on ok andexit the 1st tab.

How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer
How to Transfer Photos From Nikon Coolpix To Computer

Pairing with multiple cameras

You can also pair with some additional cameras, to pair with other cameras, click on add camera and repeat step no 3-6. The Snap bridge app offers you to build up a connection of up to 5 cameras.

Wrapping up

So this is how to transfer photos from Nikon Coolpix to the computer. We have also listed a procedure by which you can build up a wireless connection between your camera and smart device or IOS to transfer photos.

We hope this article would be a great help to you.

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