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Most cameras utilized with a USB port to transfer photos to computer. While this method is proven to be reliable, USB cables are not always be around and some people prefer to transfer data wirelessly.
Luckily, there are some options to transfer photos from a camera to your desktop computer or laptop easily. It’s truly wired-free.
Most cameras nowadays have a WiFi connection to send photos and videos to other devices such as phone, tablet, desktop computer, and laptop — as long as they have WiFi too.
“How do I know that my camera has a WiFi?”
A quick Google search about the camera brand and type should give you enough information regarding its features. If you still own the user manual, it may give you detailed information on how to use the WiFi (if available).
Some can transfer data directly, other requires you to install a specific app to connect both devices.
Luckily, some camera brands now offer a WiFi add-on that can be installed to the SD slot. For example,Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 which costs $30 should give you an ability to transfer photos wirelessly.
Another similar product like Toshiba FlashAir III Wireless SD Memory Card combined WiFi adapter and storage together. So you could have extra storage while the WiFi adapter is installed. It also works on other brands, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Kodak, Olympus, and more.
A camera addon named XSories Weye Feye S adds WiFi to your camera without occupying the SD slot. However, the product will only work on a select number of cameras.
Some supported cameras are Nikon D5100, Nikon D600, Nikon D7000, Nikon D300, NikonD700, Nikon 300s, Nikon D800, Nikon D90, Canon 6D, Canon 40D, Canon 450D, Canon 50D, Canon7D, Canon 5D II, Canon 60D, Canon 650D, Canon 600D, and Canon 5D III (check the page for more info).
It has an internal battery and offers 8 hours of continuous use. XSories Weye Feye S still needs a USB connection but is linked to the camera, not the computer.
Assuming the files stored inside the SD card, you can just pop out the card and attach it to your laptop/notebook or a desktop computer with an adaper. This method is probably the easiest way to get the photos on your computer without the need for a USB cable.
Before you can make any edits to your pictures, you first need to get them from your camera or phone to your computer. This can be done in a few simple steps.
You can use the photo software program that came with your digital camera. In this guide, I’ve used the Windows 10 built-in Photos App which follow a very similar process.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to download pictures from camera or mobile phone to computer using the Windows Photos App
Step 1: Connect the digital camera or mobile phone to your computer with a USB cable that can transfer files.
Step 2: Turn your digital camera or mobile phone on and unlock it. Your PC can’t find the device if the device is locked.
Step 3: On your PC, select the “ Start” button and then select Photos to open the Photos app.
Step 4: Select Import > From a USB device, then follow the instructions. You can pick the items you want to import and select where to save them. Allow a few moments for detection and transfer.
Alternative method: You don’t always need to use photo software to transfer photos from your camera. You can move photos from your camera as if you are moving them from an external hard drive or flash drive. Here is how:
Step 1: Connect one end of the USB cable to the port in your camera.
Step 2: Connect one the other end of the USB cable to the USB port in your computer.
Step 3: Turn on the camera or phone.
Step 4: A dialog box may appear on the screen. If it does, select “Open folder to view files” or “Open Folder”. If the dialog does not appear, click the Windows “Start” menu, select “Computer” and then choose the drive labelled for your connected camera/phone (your may need to all confirm on your phone that you want the computer to access the files on your phone).
Step 5: The pictures are probably located in a particular photo folder on the camera or phone. Open that folder. Drag individual photos from the camera or phone folder to the folder on your computer. You can select all the photos by pressing “Ctrl-A” and you can then paste them into a pictures folder on your computer by pressing “Ctrl-V”
A useful users guide to Windows 10 photos can be found here: https://compass-ssl.microsoft.com/assets/e4/83/e483cba0-0612-4ab5-b25f-51c579e1e939.pdf?n=QS-Photos-app.pdf.
Guide last updated 6th October 2020, written by Bernadette Bourgoin (Digital Champion)
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