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Can you be more specific? where the picture came from?
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
From what? A cell phone? A camera?
The reason I ask is that there are several answers.
Let's go through a general synopsis of how this is accomplished.
1: Cell Phone file transfer
This can be tricky, because your phone company might have this set up so you have to pay a fee to get your pictures off.
Assuming this isn't the case, the next question is whether your phone has bluetooth or not.
Only about 60% of the cell phones in america do, so this is basically a coin toss.
You can find out either by checking the owner's manual that came with your phone or by thumbing though the menu's that are available.
The bluetooth access is usually found on the tools or setup menu areas.
If you have bluetooth then usually you can download your pictures using a blue tooth dongle.
It will look like this:
You can get one at most electronics stores, Walmart caries them, Best Buy, or your local computer retailer should carry this. (You can usually get these a little cheaper if you buy them online.)
If you have a new computer or a new laptop you may already have a bluetooth system installed directly into the machine, in which case you will not need this device. Check with your manufacturer to find out.
2: Cell Phone and Camera details (if you don't have bluetooth system in the device.)
If you cell phone or camera does not have a bluetooth system in it, then you will need a usb cable designed for your phone or camera, a driver for the phone and camera, and software (sometimes) to gain access to the files.
The easiest way to do this if this is the route your stuck with is to buy a kit, which will come with everything you need, but that can be a little pricey depending on the model.
If you don't want to buy the kit...
If your usb port looks like this:
Then you need to buy the corresponding cable.
If ti doesn't look like one of these then you might want to take it to RadioShack. They have a large selection, and a system for hunting down the right cable.
Once you have the right cable, then you will need the driver for your cell phone (or camera). If it was provided for you (via a cd) then you are set. Otherwise getting the driver can be difficult.
The best thing to do in this situation is to 'google' the make and model of cell phone or camera. (I.E. Motorola Razor V3, or Canon Pixma i960)
Once you have the driver installed, then you will need software if windows doesn't prompt you with an action for the camera or offer an explorer windows for it in Computer or My Computer, found in the start menu.
There are several free programs available that can do the work for you, if you where not able to get software from the manufacturer.
This is a small list of available programs:
P2K Commander: http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/Developer-Tools/File-Manager/P2kCommander-38120.shtml
I hope this helps, but as i stated in the beginning, without more information my answer is going to be rather vague.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
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