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Old 02-14-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Question Transfering photos from cell phone to PC with Ubuntu OS


I just starting using Ubuntu on my home PC and am running into alot issues. My first problem is how do I capture photos from my verizon cell phone to a computer using ubuntu as OS?

I'm sorry I left out some details: 1st it is a Samsung LG (No internet)cell and the Ubuntu Version is 13.10, I think. At least that's what it says in system info. Sorry for sound so ignorant, but I've grown up used Windows 1.5 up through XP and 7 until recently. Now I need to retrain my brain to Linux and Ubuntu thinking. I tried put the phone's memory card in my computer, but the slots are bigger then the card, so I probably need an adapter for it to fit.Thanks for any help.

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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can you do it on windows ?

some phones you MUST !!! use there web tool and upload them to a online server then download them on the computer
and that will eat up your data cap ( might go over )


normally you plug it in with the mini usb port
 
Old 02-14-2014, 07:19 PM   #3
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Another option, if you have an android phone, and if your Ubuntu has samba set up, then you can use a nice app andsmb over your local wireless connection. I use this app to transfer files to/from the phone to windows machines and fedora machines.
 
Old 02-14-2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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what is the OS in your phone and what is the ubuntu version you are using?
If you use Android 4.x.x. you can plug your phone on your computer and turn the option to connect your phone as a camera device instead of FTP device.

That is one way, another way is set up a shared folder in your desktop (Right click a folder, select settings then select share this folder, make it open in your network so you can read and write to the folder)

then install an app such as file expert, or ES explorer in your phone and from the app do a scan for shared folders in your network then copy and paste from your phone to your computer wirelesly.
 
Old 02-15-2014, 04:27 AM   #5
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Dear T-Man,
As I understand you, you mean to transfer a file from cell phone to linux computer.

As you haven't said anything about your phone model or its OS,
Let me tell you that generally most of the phones (java phones or some smartphones), provide option for micro-usb connection cable/bluetooth facility to connect to computer. If the phone has memory card in it, then after connecting to computer, there is an option in phone to behave as "usb mass storage".
You can select this from your connectivity options, and then your phone will behave just like a pen drive.
 
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:15 PM   #6
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can you do it on windows ?

some phones you MUST !!! use there web tool and upload them to a online server then download them on the computer
and that will eat up your data cap ( might go over )


normally you plug it in with the mini usb port
To begin with it worked well, when I windows XP but now with Ubuntu its a different result. I used to be able to just plug in the USB cord and transfer stuff, but now nothing.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 11:19 PM   #7
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Dear T-Man,
As I understand you, you mean to transfer a file from cell phone to linux computer.

As you haven't said anything about your phone model or its OS,
Let me tell you that generally most of the phones (java phones or some smartphones), provide option for micro-usb connection cable/bluetooth facility to connect to computer. If the phone has memory card in it, then after connecting to computer, there is an option in phone to behave as "usb mass storage".
You can select this from your connectivity options, and then your phone will behave just like a pen drive.
I tried to connect via the USB cord that came with the phone and used to work in XP but now I got Ubuntu and I'm finding things don't work the same.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 02:05 PM   #8
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Install Airdroid on the phone, run it, and you can use your browser to transfer files over wifi, no USB cable needed, and it's at least as fast as USB. The OS on the PC doesn't matter, nor does the browser. It just works.
 
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linux is not windows
now because of " form fallows function "
GUI's all have similar things

but they are not the same

phones normally mount as "mass storage device"
and you need to tell the os what program to use to get the photos and from what folder on the phone
 
Old 02-18-2014, 04:31 PM   #10
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When I plug my Android phone into a computer with Ubuntu installed it prompts me if I want to use Shotwell to import the photos. It also mounts as a hard drive and I can browse to the DCIM folder and copy the photos from there.

You can also buy an adapter for the sd car so that you can plug the card directly into the computer:

http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-MicroS.../dp/B001GGL7Z4

You can also get a usb sd card reader that will take any format card:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Iogear-12-...riter/10299066
 
Old 02-19-2014, 10:29 AM   #11
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If it's an android phone and you can connect it to your home router via WiFi, go and get an App called "WiFi File Transfer" and install it on the phone. When you run it up and hit the "Start" button you will be given the phone's IP address something like:

198.162.1.n:1234.

Point the browser on your computer at this address and you will gain access to the phone's file system via port 1234 and be able to upload and download files from it.

A lot easier than playing about with USB cables.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 09-19-2015, 04:51 AM   #12
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Photos from Windows phone to Ubuntu 15.04

Photos from Windows phone Nokia lumia 820 to Ubuntu 15.04
I am a "dummie" and new to Ubuntu comming from PC windows 8
Can anyone just give me a link to a download program which solve it?
 
Old 09-19-2015, 09:27 AM   #13
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A quick Google search returned this: http://wapreview.com/19006/

I have no personal experience with any Windows phone, and I don't want any, nor do I run Ubuntu. Sorry, this is the best I can do.
 
Old 09-19-2015, 10:26 AM   #14
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Mobile photos to Ubuntu 15.04

I found out myself = just as in PS - nearly:
Nokia Lumia 820 photos doownload to Ubuntu 15.04
Connect via UBS = Fx. in Download make a folder eg. "Nokia download"
in Nokia Phone and or SD Card / Pictures / Camera roll and copy or cut into Ubuntu / downloads / Nokia downloads
I shouldn't be surprice that it works for other equipment
Thats all.
 
  


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