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Digital Photography Hacks by Derrick Story

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Transfer Images Via Email

Wireless photo transfer is one of the great advantages of camera phones. These tips will have you filling up your friends’ phone mailboxes in short order.

Email might be the simplest way to get a photograph from your phone to somewhere else. It doesn’t require a special cable, computer peripheral, or additional software. Only a few camera phones (mostly in the Smartphone category) allow additional file storage using MMC or SD cards. This means that if your phone has limited storage space or if you have installed a number of aftermarket applications that have their own data requirements, you’ll fill up the phone’s internal storage with just a few photos. Emailing your photo might be the only way to free up storage space on your phone if you do not have ready access to a desktop, notebook, or PDA to which you can offload the phone’s photo files.

To make sure you do not incur any unexpected extra cost, you should check your mobile phone’s service plan before transferring photos via email. Most mobile-phone service providers have a set of email and data services to choose from. If you plan on emailing photo files frequently from your camera phone, I recommend choosing an unlimited email or data plan. Generally, these plans are reasonably priced.

After you confirm that you can send photo files using email on your camera phone, the next step is to add email addresses to your phone’s contacts list. You can create and edit contacts by using the phone’s keypad. However, ...

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