Transferring photos to laptop

I had fantastic support and success in how to transfer photos from my FP4 to my LT (go to the charging icon and select file transfer - thanks for that guidance :wink:).

Now, I took photos for something I want to sell on eBay, but when I looked at the photos, they are pixelated and can see that many other previous photos are pixelated (using only 3kB. This is strange because they are perfect photos when viewed on my phone and transferred via Whatsapp. What’s the problem?

So they are pixelated on the Laptop or after uploaded to ebay?

Edit: end are those all coming initially from Whats App?

This sounds to me like you only did copy some thumbnails instead of the real pictures.

Just an idea:
Whatever app you are using (picture gallery, messenger, photo app, … ), it could be it will create some small preview pictures for a fast gallery view mode for it’s own use.
So, maybe you picked the wrong folder on your smartphone for the transfer to your laptop?

Here is another idea, which you can try (if your computer has bluetooth):

  1. Find your computers bluetooth settings and activate device search mode.
  2. Open your picture gallery on your smartphone and long press on the picture(s) or open the picture, which you want to transfer, first.
  3. Then click on this symbol or “share” or something similar:
  4. Choose bluetooth
  5. In case bluetooth is not activated yet, you will be asked for it.
  6. Search for your computers name and accept all popup questions on your smartphone and your computer.

But be aware:
This transfer is extremely slow (3-6 minutes per picture maybe) and you need to keep the phone close to your computer.

Try the KDEConnect app. It allows seamless transfer of files via wifi. That is much faster than bluetooth.

What OS is the laptop running?

For linux/KDE I really like KDE Connect.

KDE Connect runs well on Windows, too. Not sure about Mac.

I do think were are going off topic.

If thumbnails were transferred the question in my eyes it not really about other tranferring methods and rather about, what is the correct folder to be used when connected with the PC.

@RothburyLady maybe take a picture of the Laptop Screen to identify which folder do you use while transferring.

Goodness me, that’s such a lot of help and I do apologise for using the wrong forum. Perhaps an administrator could transfer this to the correct place for others to benefit?

I am using Windows 10 ver. 22H2. When I transferred the pics from the only folder that was storing my photos.
I’ve installed Nearby share, my LT paired with my phone, my phone paired with my PC but I cannot share files. I’ll try that other app, thanks. When I get back to the folders screen, I’ll share a screenshot (cannot for the life of me find that screen! Sorry for being a luddite).
More to come later…
THANKS for all the help so far.

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nothing wrong with your post, I just had the feeling the discussion went away from your issue, so all fine :wink: