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Extracting Photos from a camera phone with a Mac

by randy050 / April 6, 2005 8:42 AM PDT

Is there anyway to connect an LG VX8000 camera phone to a mac with a data cable (USB) and be able to see where the pictures are stored and copy them to the computer. When connected the phone does not show up at all. Just curious and if anyone has any ideas I would be greatful. The only other way to get the pictures off is to send them 1 at a time to myself. I know it is Verizons way of making more money but there should be another way. Thanks!

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LG VX8000
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 6, 2005 12:44 PM PDT

A look at the reviews for this device don't sound too promising for moving pictures to a computer, any computer. I'm not familiar with the device but, what happens when you view the picture you have taken AND connect it to a USB port. just wondering if the camera had to be in a specific mode before it became visible. It is not listed as a compatible camera on the iPhoto website. Then again, no camera phones are.
Sorry for the bad news, so far.

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Extracting photos with Bluetooth
by glenn1152 / April 8, 2005 7:23 PM PDT

Does your camera phone have Bluetooth capabilities? I have a Sony Erricsson K700i with Bluetooth enabled. If you have Bluetooth software on your Mac you need to launch it and configure it for your particular phone. You will need to purchase a Bluetooth USB adaptor ( mine is a Belkin) which simply plugs into any spare USB port on your Mac. Then you'll need to get the device and your Mac 'talking' which is easy via the Bluetooth software on your Mac. Once it is set up you will find you are able to access your phone and download any photos or movies you've taken with your phone's camera

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BitPim
by georgekowalski / May 29, 2005 10:49 PM PDT

If you go to www.bitpim.org and if you have Mac OS X 10.2 you will be able to download a free program to allow you to upload (save) your pictures from your LG 8000 phone to your Mac. This program is primitive to say the least. You will most likely have port issues at first but when you finally find your port, you will be able to get those photos. I no longer use a Mac and I hope that you will have an easier time. You also need to have the drivers for your phone and I do not know if the Mac has any for the 8000.
Good Luck!

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