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Transfer pictures from desktop to iphone

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PGMS0804 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 13, 2011 8:49 AM
Is it possible to transfer pictures taken by a digital camera, stored on my HP computer, onto my iPhone. I have several of my late wife that I want to transfer over and use as wallpapers but can't see how to do it. cheers Andrew
HP Pavillion, Windows XP
  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:04 AM (in response to PGMS0804)
    the iphone should come up as a disk in "my computer" find the photos in there and drag and drop the ones you want in
    macbook pro 17 inch - iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Feb 13, 2011 11:29 AM (in response to PGMS0804)
    To transfer photos from your computer to your iPhone, this is selected under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences with iTunes.

    You cannot transfer photos from your computer to your iPhone as a connected external disk. That is for transferring or importing photos from your iPhone's Camera Roll to your computer only.
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  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Feb 16, 2011 12:53 PM (in response to PGMS0804)
    PGMS0804 wrote:
    Is it possible to transfer pictures taken by a digital camera, stored on my HP computer, onto my iPhone. I have several of my late wife that I want to transfer over and use as wallpapers but can't see how to do it. cheers Andrew

    Copy the photos you want on the phone to a folder on your computer. Then connect the phone, click on it in the iTunes left panel, then click on the Photo tab in the right panel. Select the folder you have chosen for photos and sync the phone. All of the photos in that folder wil be copied to the Photo app (not the Camera Roll) on the phone. You can create "albums" by creating subfolders on your PC. Each subfolder will be a separate album on the iPhone in the Photo app after syncing.
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  • Neirys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 8, 2014 5:35 AM (in response to PGMS0804)

    You can also download "Rollit, photo transfer app" available on the App Store. Really easy way to transfer photos and videos without installing any Mac or PC software and no needed to use iTunes synchronization. Here's the link : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rollit-photo-transfer-app/id741790426?l=fr&ls=1& mt=8

  • Oliverkent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2014 1:56 AM (in response to PGMS0804)

    Thanks. Besides using iCloud, here's another iPhone photo transfer:
    http://tinyurl.com/m3vuwdp

  • LuaJohan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 11, 2014 12:36 AM (in response to PGMS0804)

    Besides the way provides by Oliver, you may also do it in this way.

    Step 1. On your computer, open an Explorer window and navigate to the folder to choose the pictures to transfer from computer to iPhone. Select those you want, right-click on them and choose Copy.

    Step 2. Navigate to the Pictures folder (My Pictures in Windows Vista). Find the Photo Stream folder which is created when you install the iCloud Control Panel, and double-click to view its contents. (Don't click on the Photo Stream shortcut in the Windows Explorer Favourites list as you can't get to the Uploads folder this way.)

    Step 3. Open the Uploads folder within Photo Stream, right-click and Paste your copied photos into this folder.

    Step 4. Your photos will appear in your Photo Stream (within the Photos app) on your iPhone shortly. The Photo Stream is ordered by the date on which the photos were taken, so they may not be easy to find if you already have the maximum of 1,000 pictures in your stream. However, you may find that Windows gives the pasted files today's date, in which case the photos will be at the end of your Photo Stream.

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