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how do i take pics on my phone and them go instant to my laptop?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by truewraith, 11 Oct 2021.

  1. truewraith

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

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    Location: England

    do i need to connect my phone to my laptop and use some software, so then if i take a pic on my phone it will go straight to the pc for me to use?
     
  2. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

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    Tried your phone?
    If that sounds confusing I mean the software called your phone
    Which is part of Windows
    Depending how old/what version of Windows is on your laptop
    Only tested it with Samsung phones where it's called
    Link to windows and is in quick settings
    Basically it mirrors your phone to your pc
     
  3. BongoHunter

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

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    Location: West London

    OneDrive / GoogleDrive on your phone should move your images to a PC quite quick (at least that's what I use)
     
  4. truewraith

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

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    Location: England

    oh jeez i didnt think of onedrive and googledrive, my laptop is stuck in windows 7 old days lol so was just taking pictures for alot of ebay stuff and most times if its a few things i just take pic on my phone and send it to myself through messenger, but this time i have alot to take so was just checking if there was any new options out there thats all.
     
  5. jsmoke

    Capodecina

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    Do you have Bluetooth on your PC?
     
  6. stuartam

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    I think if you have an iPhone you can do it via iCloud software for pc
     
  7. d_brennen

    Capodecina

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    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    For eBay you can just start the listing on the computer and add the photos via the mobile app. Works very well, no need to be moving photos. You can even crop/rotate etc. in the app
     
  8. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

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    Or the old fashioned way
    Connect phone to pc with a usb cable
    Little bit less convenient
    But if it's for bulk moving photos not every single time you take one
    It is fine
    For Android phone at least you don't need software
    Can just drag and drop from the DCIM folder
    If you ever upgrade your laptop then nearby share
    Is a faster method than Bluetooth for larger data transfer
     
  9. throwaway4372

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Jun 2021

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    Location: UK

    I use the Airdroid app for getting stuff from phone to pc.
     
  10. Santoo

    Associate

    Joined: 13 Aug 2021

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    Location: UK

    I use Syncthing for this:
    https://syncthing.net/

    I share the camera folder on my phone, anything saved/modified in this folder is then automatically replicated on my PC to C:\PhoneCamera
    And vice versa (can be multiple computers/cameras).

    It's open source software and very popular and growing:
    https://data.syncthing.net/
     
  11. truewraith

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 655

    Location: England

    thanks for that info i will go check that out as that seams great :)
     
  12. truewraith

    Hitman

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    Location: England

    thanks :)
     
  13. truewraith

    Hitman

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    Location: England

    yeah im going to look for a windows 10 to buy today as i guess i will have access to more options inc that you mentioned :)
     
  14. Mcnumpty2323

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Dec 2019

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    yeah the your phone app is pretty impressive
    so a new windows 10 device would be good
    you can view the photos that are on your phone
    and literally drag and drop them
    onto pc or use the copy option
    it also gives you other functions
    basically can control your phone and get messages etc on pc
    play games using your mouse and keyboard
    displayed on your pc
    and probably other stuff i didnt even look at
    all without a cable
    and as windows 11 will eventually have subsystem for android
    that may open up even more possibilities
    its a good excuse to treat yourself to a new device anyway :)
    even if all you ever end up using is the photo/file transfer capabilities
     
  15. varkanoid

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    I just use googledrive.
     
  16. Jossers

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    If you're really stuck, email them to yourself! But any cloud based app is going to be better!
     
  17. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2010

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    Location: Llaneirwg

    I use onedrive.