How to Get Photos Off Your iPhone (or Any Smartphone)
The cameras found in today’s modern smartphones evolved beyond just shooting grainy caller ID mug shots a long time ago. In fact, many phones today have built-in sensors that rival that of the standalone digital cameras.
And there’s a good reason for that continued uptick in camera-in-the-smartphone quality: Nary does a moment in life go by lately without a photo or video to match. From that particularly pleasant sunset in the mountains to the Christopher Walken sighting on the subway, our phones are there for us. Not only do they make it easy to take the shot, the smartphones apps for editing pics and footage are legion. From built-in tools to expensive third-party apps, you can practically replace your dedicated Photoshop desktop computer or that Avid video-editing system at work. (Quick note: don’t really get rid of those systems.)
But what do you do when you want to get that masterpiece of a shot off the small screen? Sharing images to social networks is one thing, but what about when you want to do some serious work with that aforementioned Photoshop? Got some major video to edit cleverly enough to warrant that upload to Vine? How do you get the media easily from the phone to the computer? It’s one of those things that’s a breeze to do, simple as can be—if you know how. Because Apple, Google, and others don’t make it obvious up front how to do that with your iOS or Android or any other smart device.
Here’s a quick guide to help you get those precious memories off your phone and onto your hard drive, no matter what kind of phone you have.