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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Smart phone, help with pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it's an Android 'phone, there are lots of apps for transferring data across your wi-fi. I've been using one called AirDroid for awhile, but they have gotten so their ads cover what you're trying to do, and they are fading out the wi-fi-file-transfer in favor of "cloud" transfer, and I'm with Rusty there. Superbeam is another to look into.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Smart phone, help with pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1948CaseVAI wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:54:09 11/30/17) Get a gmail account even if you don't want the email functions. You will also get some free storage on photos.google.com. Then add your account to your phone and set it to automatically back up your photos to the photos.google.com server. Then on your computer you open your browser and go to photos.google.com, log in, and viola! You can then save them to the computer at your convenience. No cables involved.


I've taken that a step further with a few I set up (people that wanted to edit and print from computer without thinking about it). Take a picture on the phone, then it automatically uploads, and when you turn on the computer it automatically downloads to the computer (no web browser). Works the other way too, put a photo on the computer, it goes to the phone.

Install Google Photos on the phone if it isn't ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.photos&hl=en ), either set it up to backup or you can manually press backup on photos you want, set the quality. Install Google Backup and Sync on the computer ( https://www.google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/ ), sign in, mess with settings. Go to http://drive.google.com/ on the computer, then click on the gear on the right side, setting, then down to "create a google photos folder" and check that, then done.

Here's an article http://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-protect-and-share-files-with-google-backup-and-sync
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Smart phone, help with pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

rustyfarmall wrote:
(quoted from post at 09:31:45 12/03/17)
1948CaseVAI wrote:
(quoted from post at 16:54:09 11/30/17) Get a gmail account even if you don't want the email functions. You will also get some free storage on photos.google.com. Then add your account to your phone and set it to automatically back up your photos to the photos.google.com server. Then on your computer you open your browser and go to photos.google.com, log in, and viola! You can then save them to the computer at your convenience. No cables involved.


Please! Do not set your phone to do automatic uploads to the cloud. Set it so that YOU choose which photos go out there for ALL the world to see. Yes, I know the cloud is SUPPOSED to be secure, but it ain't.


And the cloud will end up costing you more money if you go beyond the small amount of space you get with the original package. If you want to pay more money for more cloud space that's up to you. I only have contacts backed up on the cloud. That way if I lose the phone I still have contacts I can bring down from the cloud. Pictures take up a lot of space.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Smart phone, help with pics Reply to specific post Reply with quote

fixerupper wrote:
And the cloud will end up costing you more money if you go beyond the small amount of space you get with the original package. If you want to pay more money for more cloud space that's up to you. I only have contacts backed up on the cloud. That way if I lose the phone I still have contacts I can bring down from the cloud. Pictures take up a lot of space.


The Google method that was mentioned gives 15GB free (plus sometimes free ways to add more, I have 19GB permanent space myself). Not a "lot", but not a "little" either (for free). Different phones and different pictures will have different file sizes, but let's say 5MB average, that's 3000 photos. If you let them compress your photos, it's unlimited and doesn't count toward that limit (here's a comparison I found for compressed images http://www.huffingtonpost.in/arpit-verma/bursting-the-myth-of-comp_b_8902076.html ). 100GB of space upgrade costs ~$2 per month. Also, you can use more than one account for more free space.

Of course, it shouldn't be the only backup method for important stuff (or used for sensitive stuff).
 
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