I am constantly asked questions about photos and devices ( cameras , smartphones , tablets ) , so here are the top questions I am asked.
How do I import photos in Windows ?
When you plug in your device , Windows should see your device and give you options to import.
This should work with smartphones / tablets – Apple devices – Android devices along with cameras that you plug in.
I have always found that ” Import pictures and videos using Windows ” is the best but depending on the software you will be given several options.
You also get the option to tag and import into a folder that you can designate.
When you have decided on the location and details just hit the import button.
If you open up ” Autoplay ” in the Control Panel you can designate the default import software such as ” photos ” in Windows 10
How do I import photos on a Mac ?
When you plug in your device , Photos or the older iPhoto should recognise your device and offer to import photos.
You can also use ” Image Capture” located in the Applications folder
Plug in your device , start Image Capture and then select the pictures you want to import.
How do I import photos from an Android Device ?
Google handle this very well and here is a full list of how to :8 easy ways to transfer photos off your Android smartphone
What Apps can I use on my devices ( smartphones , tablets )
- Google Photos ( my favourite ) – Google Photos Help a set and forget way to back up your photos
- Dropbox / One Drive
Editing Software For Photos
The best value for editing photos for top end photographic effects is Adobe Photoshop which is available with Adobe Lightroom for just $9.99 a month with the Creative Cloud subscription.
If you are looking for something not as heavy duty , try Adobe Photoshop Elements