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How to Transfer Photos from Digital Camera to Android with OTG

Connect to OTGYou're outside taking breath-taking photo with your DSLR camera. You may also want to transfer/import/copy photos from camera to your Android phone or tablet in order to share these splendid pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, etc.

This can be done easily if you have a computer along with you. You can:

1. Directly connect the camera and computer via the cable that came with the camera.

2. View the camera's DCIM folder on your computer.

3. Copy and save the photos on your computer.

4. Copy photos from computer to Android phone or tablet directly.

However, what if you don't have a computer at hand while outside? One of the newest and perhaps easiest ways to transfer photos from camera to android phone is with and on-the-go (OTG) USB stick.

Here the full tutorial to copy camera photos directly to your Android with OTG.


• Micro USB OTG Cable

• USB OTG stick

• Digital camera

• Android phone/tablet

Step 1. The USB Connection

To start with, directly connect your android phone to the OTG. Then, plug in your camera to the OTG with USB cable came with your camera.

When you connect your camera (make sure it's on!) to your phone, a little USB symbol should show up at the top of the screen.

Step 2. The App

Download CR2-Thumbnailer from Play Store. Then install the app on your Android phone. (If you have a Nikon DSLR, see the NEF-Thumbnailer.)

Note: The app will copy JPEG files from the camera. Besides, it can backup your raw files to the phone's internal memory or any memory card you have in the phone.

Step 3. Transfer Photos from Camera to Android

Press the blue camera icon on your phone and navigate down to the folder containing all your images. You can view the thumbnail by default. If you tap an image, it will be open in full screen.

After selecting a few photos, tap the menu button. In the pop-up window, you can either choose "Save" to extract the jpeg and saving it to the phone or select "Backup" to copy all the raw file to your Android phone.

Now, you can view photos on your Android device and share them on social networks immediately. The USB OTG Stick could be very handy while travelling.

More than a way to send photos from digital camera to iPhone, a USB OTG stick can be used to transfer files between smartphones. Just have a try!

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