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What Files Can I Store on a CD?

by | May 25, 2017

What Files Can I Store on a CD?

Are you one of the many who have a hard drive full of photo, document, and music files? Why not free up some space and save these files on CD? A standard CD-R—a CD you can save files to—can usually fit 700MB of data. The amount of files—whether photos, documents, or music—that a CD can store varies depending on the size of each one.

Storing Photo Files on CD

JPEGs, TIFFs, and RAWs are just some types of image files. When you save an image as a RAW (minimally processed), you are using one of the largest file types. While these images can be printed in higher quality, not as many can be saved to a CD. More JPEGs can be saved to a CD in a smaller file size. These images used online or printed in 4” X 6” photo size will still be decent in quality.

Want to organize vacation photos and keep them separate from other images? Make one CD for travel, another for holidays, and another for school activities. You don’t always need tons of space to accommodate your storage requirements.

Saving Document Files on CD

From articles or essays you write to the ones you want to read again and again, saving these documents to a CD makes them easily accessible even out of the cloud. Save a doc or RTF and open it with a word processing program to edit again. Save PDFs of manuals, maps, and other non-editable content to reference at a later date.

Creating an Album of Audio Files on CD

Whether you have a library of audio recordings or music files, save them on a CD so you can easily play them on your computer or CD player. If you want to play those MP3s on your old-school stereo system, you can burn them to a CD. Save WAV and WMA audio files to a CD and listen to those interviews, readings, and other audio recordings whenever you want.

CD File Storage

Clean off that hard drive, clear the cloud, and organize your files on a CD for future use. It may not hold as many files as a DVD-R or SD card, but it’s an easy way to organize smaller groups of photos or documents and play back music.

Call Disc Hounds at 610-696-8668 with any questions about storing your files on CD. We’re happy to help you organize, transfer, or store your memories so you can enjoy them for years to come.