Many modern cell phones feature a built-in camera, allowing you to transfer pictures taken with your cell phone to your computer with a USB cord. Transferring the pictures with a USB cord eliminates the need to use your phone's data to upload photos to a media manager. Windows Live Photo Gallery is an easy-to-use application that gives you a way to transfer pictures quickly from a cell phone once it is connected with a USB cord; however, the steps may vary slightly depending on your cell phone.
Install Windows Live Photo Gallery on your computer. The software is available to download from the Windows Live website at explore.live.com. Installation begins automatically when the download completes.
Press the "Menu" key on your cell phone and click "Settings." Click "USB Mass Storage" and enable the feature.
Connect the cell phone to the computer with a USB cord.
Open "Windows Live Photo Gallery" from the computer's "Start" menu.
Click "Import" in the top menu of the application. Click your cell phone's icon in the "Devices" window, then click "Import."
Click "Review Organize and Group Items to Import." Check the box next to each picture you want to transfer from your cell phone to the computer.
Click "Import" to transfer the pictures to the computer.