Uploading mobile phone photos

If the thought of transferring to your computer, a photo taken on your phone seems beyond your technical capabilities, fear not, Webmaster, Drew has a simple guide to help you figure it out!

Current phones possess many of the hallmarks of a camera and a computer; these new phones can neither store massive amounts of photos nor print the pictures we take on them. Now instead of abandoning all hope and throwing away your new camera phone, take a minute and read our YOURLifeChoices simple guide to transferring photos from your phone to your computer!

The easiest way to send photos to your computer is through a process called Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). It stands for multimedia messaging service, and is a process that allows you to send your photographs from your smart phone to an email address. Once the picture is taken, simply click on your options tab and click ‘MMS’, and type in your desired email address. It is very simple, and takes seconds, as the photo below, sent from my phone to my email address just seconds ago should attest to.


However this works best for the transfer of singular photographs. Whenever you need to transfer a large number of photographs from one place to another, the best way to do this is by using USB transfer. Most camera phones come with a specific USB cable.

This allows you to connect your camera to the USB port on the computer, and depending on the style and type of your phone and which program it uses, will open up a new window in your computer. (If a window does not open, then more than likely you will have to install the program. Check your phone’s box, as there is normally a CD in there.) These programs are designed to be user friendly, and it is easy to transfer photographs from the phone to the computer. In fact, more often than not, when the phone is connected the computer you will be prompted as to whether or not you want to do so.

So now you know exactly how to maximize the potential of both your phone and your computer, and how they can work harmoniously together!