Take photos with a PC
Store photos on SkyDrive
Share and print photos
When you sign in to your PC with a
Microsoft account, you get free storage on SkyDrive. Saving your photos to SkyDrive can be a good idea for several reasons. When you put photos there instead of on your PC, you'll have more space for games and other apps. You have the option of automatically uploading photos to SkyDrive, which helps protect your photos even if you lose your PC, camera, or phone. What's more, you'll have lots of options for getting to your photos even if you're not at your PC. Here are a few ways to upload and view photos on SkyDrive. To find out more about SkyDrive, see Getting started with SkyDrive.
Most phones and tablets with a wireless connection can automatically upload photos and videos.
If you have a Windows Phone, IPhone, or Android phone: Install the
and set it to upload to SkyDrive.
If you have a
Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 tablet:
Tap or click
Tap or click Camera roll.
Choose if you want to upload photos, videos, or both. If you choose to upload phoots, then choose Upload photos at good quality, or for higher resolution copies, choose Upload photos at best quality.
When your photos are on SkyDrive, you can get to them from almost any device, even if something happens to your PC. You can go to
using a web browser, you can use one of the mobile apps, and you can even keep files in sync with other computers by installing the
SkyDrive desktop app
on them (available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Mac).
Storing photos on SkyDrive makes sharing those photos convenient. You can choose whether you want to let people only view the files or also edit them. You can also post links on social networks and get short URLs for sharing in text messages. For more info, see Sharing files and photos.
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