8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2014 9:20 AM by SteffanMac Branched to a new discussion.
PGMS0804 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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)
    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
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    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.
  • PGMS0804 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, many thanks, have managed to copy 4 photos across however when I want to transfer the next 4 pictures it always overides the original ones Any ideas please. Ap
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (30,585 points)
    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.
  • PGMS0804 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Brilliant, lasting memories. many many thanks...
  • Neirys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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

  • LuaJohan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • SteffanMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The info given here already is good and the best way to do it, especially if you are transferring several photos. But here is another way that doesn't require using iTunes, synch, or cables, etc. You can simply send an email from your computer (using any email program you choose) with the photo as an attachment, and send it to your iCloud email. It will appear there & you can access it from there or you can click the little arrow on the toolbar below the photo and select 'save image'. This will store it with your other photos, on Camera Roll, etc.It sounds complicated but it's actually easier than the other ways, but mainly for single pics.