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Windows 8/RT comes with a pre-installed Photos app which lets you view photos from everywhere whether from your local hard drive, your social accounts or from your network. Photos app is your source of all photos at one place but, viewing isn’t the only function of this app.

You can also edit images in the Photos app but, one more feature is also supported in it i.e. importing images from your mobile and camera devices. The importing process is very simple and just asks to select the images to import and rest is done by app where you won’t be asked to select the destination folder.

Yes, the Photos app of Windows 8/RT also gives you the capability of importing the photos from your mobile devices like cellphones and cameras easily with just few clicks. Importing photos from mobile or cameras has been made very easy thanks to the Photos app and this tutorial will be guiding you on how to import images from your mobile or camera using Photos apps of Windows 8/RT.

Just follow the instructions below to import images from your mobile or camera to the Photos app of Windows 8/RT.

Before proceeding to the instructions, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Your mobile phone/camera must be connected to your Windows 8 PC through a USB cable or other mean.
  • Your device must support image exporting so that you can access the images on it using Photos app.
  • You must have the Photos app of Windows 8 installed and if, you don’t have it, install it by going to this link.

Now, when you think you have fulfilled the above requirements, lets proceed to the instructions:

Instructions:

  • First of all, connect your mobile device or camera to your Windows 8/RT PC.
  • Once connected, open up the Photos app by pressing ‘Windows key + F‘ or swipe from right and select ‘Search‘. Your Search charm will open. Here type ‘Photos‘.

How to import images from your mobile/camera using Photos app of Windows 8/RT

  • Photos app would be showed in results. Press it.
  • Your Photos app will open. Here right click the mouse button or swipe from bottom. Your app bar will open. Here select ‘Import‘.

How to import images from your mobile/camera using Photos app of Windows 8/RT

  • A small pop-up menu will open asking to select the location from where you want to import. Select your desired one.

How to import images from your mobile/camera using Photos app of Windows 8/RT

  • You would showed all the images from that device in the Photos app. You can select the ones to import by pressing/tapping. Once selected, press ‘Import‘ button from bottom right corner.

How to import images from your mobile/camera using Photos app of Windows 8/RT

  • The app will start importing the images.

How to import images from your mobile/camera using Photos app of Windows 8/RT

  • Once done, you would be notified.

How to import images from your mobile/camera using Photos app of Windows 8/RT

  • That’s all!

Where are the images stored?

You might be wondering where the images were saved by the app. Don’t worry, they are in your Windows 8/RT PC in the ‘Pictures library‘.

  • You can either go to the ‘Pictures Library‘ to view the images or press ‘Pictures Library‘ from the Photos app and then select the folder named after the date on which you captured the images. All your images would be there in that folder.

You may visit our Tips & Tweaks section for more tips, tricks and tweaks about Windows 8.

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