How to Send a Photo From a Computer to a Mobile

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How to Send a Photo From a Computer to a Mobile
Send photos to a friend's cell phone. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

You have two options when sending a photo from your computer to a mobile device. The recipient must have Multimedia Message Service, or MMS, capabilities on her cell phone to receive your pictures. The first way is to send via your e-mail program. The second method involves using a free website like PixDrop. Whatever you preference, you can send a photo to a friend's mobile phone in a few simple steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    E-mail Method

  1. 1

    Open your e-mail program or Web browser.

  2. 2

    Compose a message. For the email address, type the person's mobile number along with their provider's domain name suffix. Common providers include:





    Virgin Mobile:

  3. 3

    Leave the subject line blank, but type a message in the email body if you want.

  4. 4

    Attach a file to the message and select the photo from your computer's hard drive.

  5. 5

    Click the "Send" button to e-mail the photo to a mobile phone. The recipient should normally receive the picture within a few minutes, but may take longer due to server and network delays.

    PixDrop Method

  1. 1

    Visit the PixDrop website at

  2. 2

    Select the mobile carrier. As of April 2011, PixDrop supports Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

  3. 3

    Enter the mobile number, with or without hyphens.

  4. 4

    Upload the picture by clicking the "Choose File" button. Locate the photo on your computer and click "Open."

  5. 5

    Click the "Send Your Picture Message" button on the PixDrop site. The picture message takes a few minutes to deliver.

Tips and warnings

  • PixDrop delivers picture messages to iPhone users on the AT&T; Wireless network for free.

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