I just succeeded in downloading my pics by manually setting BitPim's phone type to LG-VX9100.
In BitPim, look under Tour under the Help dropdown at the top...in Tour, click through until you arrive at "What do I do first?". Follow the directions to manually set the phone to the LG vx9100. After doing this, I initially couldn't get this to work until I checked the box "Auto Detect at Startup /Detect phone at BitPim Startup". After checking that box, it worked right away.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any difficulties.
Hope this helps, Paul
I have had a VX5200, VX5400 and now VX5600. I have used a software package called BitPim to down load pictures from phone in the past. For some reason BitPim will not recognize the 5600. When the vx5600 is plugged into the computer it is recognized, drivers are found, but if you go to My Computer a new device G, H, I etc has not been assigned. Port is active and Modem is OK. I know I can e-mail photos but I was hoping for an easier way to download with software.