How to Develop Pictures From My Phone

By Nicholas Smith

Among the various features available to mobile phone users is the ability to take and develop pictures on your device. To take photos, your device must have a camera installed. When you connect your phone to your computer using its data cable, Windows recognizes the device and any storage cards installed in the device. Photos are stored in a folder on your storage card. You can develop pictures on your phone by transferring them to your desktop and printing them.

Step 1

Connect your phone to your computer using the phone's data cable. Switch your device to disk drive mode, if necessary. For example, HTC Aria users should click on the USB notification that appears after connecting the phone. Select "Select to change USB connection type," "Disk Drive Mode" and "Done".

Step 2

Open Windows Mobile Device Center, the application used to manage your device. Click "Start," "All Programs" and select "Windows Mobile Device Center." Select "File Management" and "Browse the contents of your device."

Step 3

Locate the folder containing pictures you took on the phone. (Folder names differ depending on your device name.) For example, the folder may be named "My Pictures" or some similar variation.

Step 4

Drag and drop each picture to your desktop. Hold the "CTRL" button on your keyboard and click on each photo you want to transfer. Right-click on one of the highlighted pictures and select "Copy." Right-click on your desktop and select "Paste."

Step 5

Right-click on a picture that you want to develop and select "Print." Make sure that your printer has the right paper (photo quality paper) inserted and the right ink, and that the printer is powered on.