Whether it's nights out or beautiful winter mornings on campus, there’s no shortage of things to get pictures of at university. This can create a problem when you reach the end of term and want to sort through your snaps only to find that you’ve got hundreds and half of them out of focus. It’s much easier to sort through, edit and organise your images on your laptop so we’ve teamed up with Microsoft to fill you on how to make this process as easy as possible. There’s only one three-step trick you need to get photos easily from your phone to your computer.
1. Get OneDrive On Your Phone
OneDrive is Microsoft’s ultra-powerful cloud-sharing service and is compatible with all smartphones. You can get the app on iPhone and Android and it is automatically set up on Windows phones. You get 5GB of free space just for signing up and get loads more if you have an Office 365 subscription.
2. Upload Your Pics
Once you have the OneDrive app installed, find the photos you want and share them to OneDrive. Alternatively, there’s a “Camera backup” feature that you can enable in your settings. Turn it on and from then on, everything you snap will automatically upload to the cloud.
3. Organise and Edit
Once they're in OneDrive, you can access your pictures wherever and whenever you want, so long as you’re connected to the net. This is useful if you happen to lose your phone and it means you can conserve memory on your phone for more important things Once you’ve done this, use your laptop to sort your pictures into whatever order you want them.
OneDrive has a couple of neat tricks to help you here: as well as grouping your photos by location and time, the program can even let you search through your images by content. This is ideal if, for example, you want to find the dozen pictures of your dog that you took when you went home for reading week.
So there you have it, the quickest way to get your photos uploaded from your phone. What you do with them afterward is up to you.