Have you looked at the S8 User Manual?
You can use the included Micro-USB connector to
connect a Micro-USB cable (such as from your old
device) to your new device for charging with the
charging head, or for connecting to a computer.
Note: The USB option must be set to Media device (MTP) on the other device.
There have been other discussions on this, e.g. Usb transfer in the Android->Samsung GalaxyS8 and S8+ subtopic group. There may be others as well, searching USB TRANSFER or other related topics.
Another option is to upload the photos to a cloud account like Google Photos or Microsoft OneDrive, then download them to your laptop from that cloud account. That also then provides an additional backup for the photos.
Having your photos and videos saved to your computer certainly comes in handy, PATWRI71. jav6 and tikibar1 gave some great tips. Here is a link that has the step by steps directions on how to transfer to your computer: http://spr.ly/6582Dicp0.
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I understand the importance of being able to transfer pictures from your S8 to a laptop. Allow us to help. The community members have offered great solutions. Here's a link with helpful steps https://bit.ly/2kOuJAM. What steps have you taken so far?
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