You can hardly wait to upload your cell phone pictures to your computer, so that you can either have them printed out or you can have them posted in your social networking accounts. Some people are still clueless about the ways of transferring cell phone pictures to the computer.
To help you with that, here are 5 fast and easy tips to view those awesome photos:
1. Use a memory card.
First of all, you need to check if your phone can be inserted with a memory card. If yes, then you can go on and take pictures while saving them in your card's memory, not in your phone's. To transfer the pictures, you need to remove the memory card from your phone first. Then, insert it into a memory card reader which you can then plug into your computer via a USB port. Once the computer reads the memory card reader, you are then free to choose which pictures you want to transfer or not. In some cases, you might be using a micro memory card which is too small for your card reader. In this case, you find an adapter in which you can insert your micro memory card. Afterwards, you can then insert the adapter into the card reader.
2. Use Bluetooth.
If your phone and your computer are both supported with Bluetooth technology, then you can use this feature to transfer pictures. First, make sure Bluetooth is turned on, both on your phone and your computer. Then, position your phone in a range that your computer can recognize; the norm is within 30 feet because Bluetooth does not work more than 30 feet away. In your phone, go to the picture that you want to copy and select the option 'Send via Bluetooth'. An option saying, 'Look for Devices' will then appear in your phone's screen. Select your computer from the list that appears. A request will then be sent to your PC, asking you to accept the sent picture. Click 'Accept' and the pictures will now be sent. So far, this is the easiest and most convenient method in transferring pictures from phones to computers.
3. Use Infrared.
If your phone doesn't have Bluetooth, you can alternatively use the Infrared. The main process is still the same as when you are using the Bluetooth. The only difference is that you must place your phone very close to your computer, lined up with the adapter. This is because Infrared always needs a line of sight and thus, its connection is not as good as that of the Bluetooth.
4. Use a USB cable.
If your phone has a USB port, you may also use the USB cable to transfer pictures. First, you insert one end of the USB cable into your phone and the other end into the port of your computer. Once your computer recognizes the USB, select which pictures you want to upload. Start the uploading process by following what your computer asks you to do. After you're done with the transfer, you may now safely unplug the USB cable.
5. Use a multimedia message.
Another way to get pictures off your phone to your computer is to use a multimedia message. The process is just the same in the way you send SMS messages. First thing is you open the picture gallery of your phone. Then, select which picture you would like to send to your computer. Click on the picture and hit the send button. An edit text screen will then appear. If you want to add text to your picture, fill in the appropriate text box. Afterwards, click 'Send'. Your phone will ask for an e-mail address to which you would like to send the picture. Type in your e-mail address, and press the 'Menu' button. A menu screen will appear, showing an option to send the picture from your phone to your computer. Select the 'Send' option. After a few minutes, the picture should have already reached your mail inbox. Needless to say, sending pictures through a multimedia message warrants a minimal fee.
For the years to come, people might discover more creative ways in transferring pictures from your phone to your computer. But for now, let us enjoy on what the market can currently offer and seize the moment sending as many pictures as we want, at no cost!