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Old 02-10-2015, 11:27 PM   #1
BethWilly
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Smile Uploading pictures from cellphone to Ubuntu


My son built me a new desktop from the ground up, which works beautifully, but I'm new to Linux (Ubuntu) and learning as I go. Since my computer is custom, I don't have any "instructions" to lean on. I want to upload pictures from my cell phone, but don't know how because I'm not very computer literate (sorry!). I have tried plugging in my LG G3 phone with a USB cable, but my computer doesn't seem to respond to it. Nothing happens. Can someone give me some pointers? Thanks!

Thanks so much, Ztcoracat, I did manage to get all the pictures printed out that I needed by using your idea of emailing them to my email address and then printing them out from there. Great idea and good advice!! Thanks again!!

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Old 02-11-2015, 12:10 AM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to Linux Questions.

I have an idea but it doesn't require a cable plugged into your computer.
You'll probably need MTP, Media Transfer Protocol.
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applicat...ise/mtp-tools/

Look in your Ubuntu Software Center and see if MTP is available and install install it and than reboot.

You can try running:
Code:
lsusb
and see if your distro see's your phone. That's a start.

You can also create an e-mail on your phone and attach the pictures that you want in the e-mail and send it to your e-mail inbox. Open your e-mail on your desktop and download to your PC from your e-mail account.
 
Old 02-11-2015, 12:40 AM   #3
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upload pictures from my cell phone
What phone is it?

Some phones are much easier then others.
 
  


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