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Old May 20th 09, 03:23 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
Savageduck[_2_]
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On 2009-05-20 07:07:40 -0700, Audrey said:

I have a Motorola RAZR 3 and want to transfer a couple of pictures to
it (they were not taken by it, and are on my hard drive). I thought I
did it, at least the transfer worked, but the phone showed a message
saying that the pictures were too big when I tried to open them. They
are saved as JPGs on my hard drive. I tried to save them as GIFs, but
that didn't work either.

I'm kind of inexperienced at this, just know the basics. Can someone
help me? TIA!

Audrey


First resize a copy (so you retain your original) of the picture file
to a file size and dimension size accepted by your phone.
JPG should be fine.

Once that is done use whatever transfer procedure is oulined in the
phone manual.

or
If you have a memory card in the phone you could mount that to your
computer and load the resized pictures to the card, they would them be
available for the phone.

or
If you have a USB tether cable to connect the phone to your computer,
the phone should appear on the computer desktop as a US drive, and you
can save th picture files to the phone.

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Old May 20th 09, 04:16 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 2009-05-20 07:40:38 -0700, Matt Ion said:

Savageduck wrote:
On 2009-05-20 07:07:40 -0700, Audrey said:

I have a Motorola RAZR 3 and want to transfer a couple of pictures to
it (they were not taken by it, and are on my hard drive). I thought I
did it, at least the transfer worked, but the phone showed a message
saying that the pictures were too big when I tried to open them. They
are saved as JPGs on my hard drive. I tried to save them as GIFs, but
that didn't work either.

I'm kind of inexperienced at this, just know the basics. Can someone
help me? TIA!

Audrey


First resize a copy (so you retain your original) of the picture file
to a file size and dimension size accepted by your phone.
JPG should be fine.

Once that is done use whatever transfer procedure is oulined in the
phone manual.

or


No "or" here - the photo will need to be resized before it's put on the phone.


True, you might not the "or" was not an alternative to resizing, that
ws going to be the first step regardless of Tx method.

If you have a memory card in the phone you could mount that to your
computer and load the resized pictures to the card, they would them be
available for the phone.


Some versions of the RAZR support microSD cards... but not all of them.


I did say "if."

If you have a USB tether cable to connect the phone to your computer,
the phone should appear on the computer desktop as a US drive, and you
can save th picture files to the phone.


Nope, the RAZR does not. In fact, most phones I've dealt with don't,
not even my HTC Windows Mobile phone.

If you're using a USB cable (which is easy with the RAZR, BTW, because
it has a standard mini-USB port and doesn't require a proprietary
cable), you'll need to use some sort of specific software to do the
transfer. There are freebies like BitPIM (www.bitpim.org), or
commercial products like Susteen DataPilot (www.datapilot.com).


My old RAZR was able to mount and appear on my MacBookPro desk top as a
drive with no issues. My current Samsung Omnia (Verizon) mounts via
USB and functions as a USB Drive. With the Samsung and a Verizon data
service I am also able to exchange files via e-mail.

Both phones showed up on my Mac as BlueTooth devices, but I was never
able to make file exchanges via BlueTooth???

Your best bet is Motorola Phone Tools, available from Motorola and
other sources (some wireless carriers include it with your phone - you
could always check with your dealer, they may have a free "OEM" version
available). It will allow you to simply import your photos, and will
automatically resize them as necessary before sending them to the
phone. It also has a display that shows how they'll fit on your
phone's screen, so you can crop and rotate them as necessary to appear
properly.


I never did get the Motorola tools to work properly on a Mac, It might
be fine on a Windows machine. Also Verizon does not make phone
tethering an easy project.


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Savageduck

 




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