Transfer Photos from Samsung to Computer

To better save the photos that you shoot with your new Samsung Galaxy, a local backup might be your first choice. In the post, we talk about how to export photos from Samsung to computer. Read to know how to make it.

Roger Smith Last Updated: Dec. 11, 2019

According to the mobile review for Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ by DxOMark, the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus is difficult to ignore for any photo-minded smartphone user. It comes with a camera that hasn’t got any obvious weakness and performs well across all photo and video test categories. And Samsung Galaxy S10 makes even better. Without further ado, get a Samsung Galaxy new series to try its excellent camera to record every moment!

And for better protection of the photos taken by your Samsung Galaxy series, we suggest you sync photos from Samsung to Mac or PC computer for local backup and freeing up your storage. In this article, we will share three easy and safe ways to help you export your photos from an Android to a computer.

Also Read: How to Recover Data from Broken Samsung >

Method 1: Transfer Photos from Samsung to Computer with AnyTrans for Android

AnyTrans for Android is an Android file and data manager that enables you to transfer photos from Android to a computer. It works on all Android devices (5.0 and later), including Samsung Phone Series, like Galaxy S6/S7/S8/S9/S10, and Samsung Pad Series. Also, it supports Windows/Mac OS. Here are some main features of AnyTrans for Android:

  • All photos are supported – Enable you to preview all photos, including hidden pictures and even deleted photos before transferring.
  • Transfer all or selected – Allow you to transfer the whole photo library or selectively transfer some pictures that you really need.
  • Ensure pictures quality – Keep the original size of photos while transferring them from Samsung to computer instead of the compressed ones.
  • Support all photo formats  Including PNG, JPG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, etc.
  • Keep personal info safe and clear – Transfer photos through USB cable, then no data leakage is possible to happen.

Now Free Download AnyTrans for Android on Mac/Windows, and then follow the steps below to transfer photos from Samsung Galaxy S10/S9 to Mac/PC effortlessly.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1: Launch AnyTrans for Android > Connect your Samsung phone with computer > Click Device Manager > Choose Photos category.

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Selectively– Step 1

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Selectively– Step 1

Step 2: Select the photos you want to transfer > Click on Send To PC button on the top-right corner to transfer.

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Selectively– Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Selectively– Step 2

Step 3: After transfer completed, you can View Files on computer. Or, you can simply click Device Manager > And tap Content to Computer option> Select Photos category > Click Next button to transfer All photos.

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Bonus Part: How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Wirelessly

When you do not have a USB cable at hand, your Samsung cannot be recognized by your computer, you can try this way to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad – AnyTrans app, which can easily help you to transfer photos and other types of files from phone to computer wirelessly.

More than transferring photos from Samsung to computer and vice versa, with AnyTrans app, you can manage files like music, video, documents on your device. After installing it on two devices(both iOS and Android are compatible), you can directly transfer files from one device to another wirelessly via this app.

Make sure both your computer and Samsung phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and cellular data would not work in the following steps. Now follow the steps below to transfer photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your Samsung device.

Step 2. On your computer: Enter anytrans.io in your browser, then you shall see a QR code on this page.

On your Samsung phone: Open AnyTrans app, and tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your computer.

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Wirelessly - Step 2

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Then you shall see all your photos > Enter Photos tab > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click “Download”.

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Wirelessly - Step 3

How to Transfer Photos from Samsung S10/S9 to Mac/PC Wirelessly – Step 3

Method 2: Export Camera Pictures via USB Cable

Using USB cable to transfer photos must be an easiest way for every phone user. Once you connect your Samsung to the computer, a popup window allows you viewing files autoplay. Also, you can view from My Computer and drag pictures with a few clicks.

Here are the steps for you to export your camera pictures via USB cable:

  1. Connect your Samsung device to computer with USB cable.
  2. Click your device’s name from This PC/My computer
  3. Next click on the folder contains the photos, then view and select the pictures you want to transfer from your Samsung.
  4. Copy and paste the images to a created folder on your computer.
Copy the Photos from Samsung to Your Computer

Copy the Photos from Samsung to Your Computer

Method 3: Download Samsung Photo Files using Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. If you have a Google account, you can upload your pictures from Samsung to Google Drive automatically. And when you need those Android pictures anytime and anywhere, you can download pictures from Samsung phone to computer. The files are stored on cloud, so you don’t worry about the storage. It’s convenient for people who have lots of photos on their Android phone.

Here is how to download Samsung photos from Google Drive to a desktop device:

  1. Open Google Drive on your Samsung and sign in to your Google account. Then Upload all your Samsung photos to Google Drive. (If you need to copy all data, you can use Google Drive to back up your Android data.)
  2. When you need to download the photos stored on Google Drive. Now you can log in to your Google account on computer and then download the uploaded pictures to your desktop.
Upload Photos on Samsung

Upload Photos to Google Drive

The Bottom Line

We hope these three methods can work for you. In addition, AnyTrans for Android can transfer photos from Samsung phone to computer, also, it supports the transferring of many other file types like messages, music, ringtones, contacts, apps and more between Android devices. Get the tool to explore more right now >

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.