How to Import Pictures From My Samsung Galaxy Note to My Computer

The Galaxy Note supports USB transfer of pictures.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II includes some photo editing options such as hand-written notes and basic photo enhancements, but to access full-featured graphics programs or to maintain a backup of your photos, transfer the pictures to your PC. The Galaxy Note tablet series supports two USB transfer modes. Camera mode is all you'll need to import pictures, but you'll also have access to pictures and other files using Media Device mode.

Connect the Galaxy Note to your computer using the USB charging/data cable, just as if you were charging the device with your computer.

Enter the unlock code, password or pattern on the Note, if required.

Swipe down from the top of the Note screen and tap "Connected as..." and select "Camera (PTP)" to access photo folders. Alternatively, tap "Media Device (MTP)" to access all folders.

Press "Win-E" on the computer to launch File Explorer. Double-click the Galaxy Note from the Portable Devices section and open the "DCIM/Camera/" folder. You might also have pictures in your Pictures folder or a user-created folder.

Hold the "Ctrl" key and click the pictures you want to import. Alternatively, press "Ctrl-A" to select all pictures and subfolders.

Drag and drop the selected pictures to your Pictures library to copy them. After copying is complete, you can safely disconnect the device.

  • If you have the Samsung Kies software installed on your computer, the Galaxy Note appears under the software's list of connected devices when connected using Media Device mode. Click "Photos" in Samsung Kies and select the photos you want to import. Click "Save" and choose an import location.

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