phone to iPhoto??

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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    I just got a Motorola E815 camera phone. My first camera phone. How do I get pics from the phone to iPhoto??

    Thanks.

    Frank
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The biggest challenge will be getting the images off the phone. If the phone and your Mac both have Bluetooth that's probably the best way. Simply use the Bluetooth tranfer program (in Utilities) to grab all the photos.

    Once the pictures are on your Mac you can import them as normal. As far as I am aware there is no automatic option (like when you plug in a normal digital camera).
     
  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Bluetooth yes on the camera, but I'm not sure about my Powerbook. It's over 2 yrs old, one of the Ti-Books. I don't think it does??

    There is a slot for this tiny, tiny card. I think I'll go to Best Buy to see if they have the card and an adapter/PCMCIA card. That may be another route!! Maybe I'll just bring my regular digital camera when I "really" want to take a photo<g>.

    Frank
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure about BlueTooth on the TiBooks. A card reader will be quicker if you have lots of photos to transfer. I'd recommend using a "real" camera for shots you are going to want to keep as even the best camera phones (say the SE 750i) are not as good.
     
  5. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    I may be stupid here, but why not just email them from the phone to your computer. I guess you'd need two email accounts to do that, and if you have a bunch of pictures, it'd take bit, maybe.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Cost? And speed? You'd be tranferring data across the mobile (cell) network and, at least here in the UK, you tend to get charged for that.
     
  7. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, unless it's a one-time thing. Figure out how to get from phone to computer (bluetooth, card reader, PCMCIA). Once it's on computer, just import to iPhoto. No problem then.
     
  8. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    True. I'm assuming this is a one time thing. I definitely wouldn't buy a phone wanting it to be my permanent digital camera too. If I did, it'd have to have a removable media card.
     

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