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Old 02-10-2015, 10:27 PM   #1
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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 02-10-2015, 11:10 PM   #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.

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

You can try running:
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.
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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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