1. Tara100's Avatar
    Hi again

    I have Picasa photo storage / editing software on my PC and use it for transferring pics directly from my camera and previous mobile phones, and really hope that there's a way of uploading pics from the Moto G directly to my laptop with Picasa (I hope I'm making sense!)

    By fiddling around, I have just uploaded photos from my phone to external Picasa, and now have to find where they've gone as I've no idea about doing things this way

    I'm sure I'm 'going around the houses' when there's a quicker more direct way, but I'm blonde and middle aged! So help is needed again please
    Tara


    EDIT
    I have managed to bring over the external Picasa album to my laptop Picasa album, but this seems a crazy longwinded way to do things.
    I suppose I just need to know the quickest way how to download photos to my laptop and then I can tinker with them later - Thanks again!
    12-31-2013 01:32 PM
  2. STSVA's Avatar
    I don't have a Moto G, so am not sure if this will work, but with most phones you have a USB cable for your charger that can be disconnected from the wall charger unit and plugged into a USB port on your computer with the phone at the other end of the cable. If you're lucky, the computer will eventually recognize the phone and you can use your computer's file system to copy the image files from your phone to the computer. Someone who knows how the Moto G works (which I don't) will hopefully be able to tell you if there's anything special you need to do in the phone settings for the USB connection in order to do this.
    12-31-2013 02:05 PM
  3. Tara100's Avatar
    Hi and thanks

    I connected the USB cable when I began trying (same as when I transfer pics from my Lumix camera) but my laptop doesn't show a pop up or any other recognition, so I'm stumped as to how to transfer files direct from the phone....
    12-31-2013 02:09 PM
  4. STSVA's Avatar
    If you have more than one USB port on your computer, you might want to a try a different port. This is from the Motorola Moto G users guide (available at https://motorola-global-portal.custh...017554027a.pdf):
    USB cable:
    Your phone’s micro USB port lets you exchange
    media and other files with a connected computer. To
    change the type of USB connection, touch Apps >
    Settings
    >
    Storage
    >Menu >
    USB computer
    connection

    USB cables
    Note:
    Copyright—do you have the right? Always follow the
    rules. See “
    Content Copyright
    ”.
    To load music, pictures, videos,
    documents, or other files from
    your computer, connect your phone to your computer with a
    USB cable. To change the ty
    pe of USB connection, touch
    Apps >
    Settings
    >
    Storage
    >Menu >
    USB computer
    connection
    .

    For Microsoft™ Windows™ XP, Windows Vista, and
    Windows 7: On your computer, choose Start, then select
    Windows Explorer from your list of programs. In Windows
    Explorer, your phone will appear as a connected drive (mass
    storage device) where you can drag and drop files, or it will
    appear as an MTP or PTP device that lets you use Windows
    Media Player to transfe
    r files. For more instructions or driver
    files, visit
    http://www.motorola.com/mymotog
    .

    For Apple™ Macintosh™: Use Android File Transfer,
    available at
    www.android.com/filetransfer
    .
    USB connection
    Note:
    The first time you use a USB
    connection, your computer
    may indicate that drivers are being installed. Follow any
    prompts you see to complete the
    installation. This may take a
    few minutes.
    1
    With the home screen showin
    g, connect a Motorola micro
    USB data cable from your phone’s micro USB port to a USB
    port on your computer. Your
    phone should show in the
    status bar.
    Note:
    Make sure to connect the
    phone to a high power USB
    port. Typically, these are located directly on your computer.
    To change the type of USB connection if necessary, touch
    Apps >
    Settings
    >
    Storage
    >Menu >
    USB
    computer connection
    >
    Mass Storage
    .
    2
    Drag and drop files between your computer and the phone
    folders. When you’re done, use “Safely Remove Hardware”
    before disconnecting the USB cable.
    12-31-2013 02:24 PM
  5. Tara100's Avatar
    Bless you!
    I am now getting somewhere

    In the phone settings, the 'USB computer connection' was set as 'camera' when it should have been 'Media device' - I can now see my phone and its files in Windows Explorer. Now the only problem left is that my photos are not in the 'Pictures' folder (my daughter set all pics to go to 'gallery' in the phone, so I would have thought that the pics would been stored in the 'pictures' folder?)

    What an exciting New Years Eve I'm having!
    12-31-2013 02:47 PM
  6. someguy01234's Avatar
    Bless you!
    I am now getting somewhere

    In the phone settings, the 'USB computer connection' was set as 'camera' when it should have been 'Media device' - I can now see my phone and its files in Windows Explorer. Now the only problem left is that my photos are not in the 'Pictures' folder (my daughter set all pics to go to 'gallery' in the phone, so I would have thought that the pics would been stored in the 'pictures' folder?)

    What an exciting New Years Eve I'm having!
    Camera photos are located in the DCIM folder.

    You should be easily able to retrieve photos from Picasa: https://support.google.com/picasa/answer/39513?hl=en

    You can transfer files wirelessly as well, although its not as convenient or as fast, but AirDroid is one such app.
    Tara100 likes this.
    12-31-2013 07:16 PM
  7. STSVA's Avatar
    Bless you!
    I am now getting somewhere

    In the phone settings, the 'USB computer connection' was set as 'camera' when it should have been 'Media device' - I can now see my phone and its files in Windows Explorer. Now the only problem left is that my photos are not in the 'Pictures' folder (my daughter set all pics to go to 'gallery' in the phone, so I would have thought that the pics would been stored in the 'pictures' folder?)

    What an exciting New Years Eve I'm having!
    Good luck, and happy New Year!

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    Tara100 likes this.
    12-31-2013 07:21 PM
  8. Tara100's Avatar
    Someguy

    I think I love you.
    AirDroid is perfect!
    12-31-2013 08:45 PM

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