Pictures

Save or delete a picture or video

Once you save a picture to your phone, you can auto-fix it, make it a favorite, sync it to your PC, or share it with your social networks. You can also share and sync your videos. To learn more, see Share pictures and videos and Sync music, pictures, and videos.

To save a picture or video you've taken with your phone

Any picture or video you take with your phone's camera is automatically saved to the Camera Roll in the Pictures Hub. To find the Camera Roll, on Start, tap Pictures, and then flick left or right until you see it.

To save a picture you've received in an email

  1. From your email app, open an email message.

  2. Tap the picture to download it. You'll see the download's progress at the top of the screen.

  3. After it downloads, tap it again to open it.

  4. Tap MoreMore icon (or tap and hold the picture), and then tap Save to phone. To find it, go to Pictures > Albums > Saved Pictures.

    Notes

    • To learn how to save a picture from a text message, see Save a picture from a message.
    • You can watch a video you find online or receive in an email, but you can't save it to your phone.

To save a picture from a webpage

  1. Open a webpage and find a picture you want to keep.

  2. Tap and hold the picture, and then tap Save picture. To find it, go to Pictures > Albums > Saved Pictures.

    Saving a picture from the web
    Saving a picture from the web

To save a picture from a social network

  1. On Start, tap Pictures.

  2. Tap Albums.

  3. Find an online album and tap to open it, and then tap a picture to open it.

  4. Tap MoreMore icon (or tap and hold the picture), and then tap Save to phone. To find it, go to Pictures > Albums > Saved Pictures.

To delete a picture or video (phone method)

  • On Start, tap Pictures, then do one of the following:

    • Tap and hold a picture or video within an album or in Date view, tap Delete, and then tap Delete again.
    • Tap a picture to open it, tap MoreMore icon, tap Delete, and then tap Delete again.

    Tip

    • To delete an album, tap Albums, tap and hold an album, tap Delete, and then tap Delete again.

To delete pictures or videos (PC method)

This method is useful if you've got a lot of pictures to delete at once.

  1. Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable that came with your phone.

    If the Zune software is installed on your computer, the program will start automatically. If it isn't installed on your computer, see Install the Zune software.

  2. In the Zune software, click Phone, and then click Pictures.

    Pictures menu in the Zune software
    Pictures menu option in the Zune software
  3. Do one of the following:

    • To delete one item, right-click it, and then click Delete from [phone name] (where [phone name] is the name of your phone).
    • To delete multiple items at once, hold down the CTRL key and click each item that you want to remove, right-click, and then click Delete from [phone name].
    Deleting pictures using Zune
    Deleting pictures using Zune
  4. To delete all synced pictures from your phone at once, click Settings > Phone > Sync Options > Erase All Content.

Note

Deleting an item from your phone doesn't delete it from your computer. Items that you delete from your phone are automatically skipped during future syncs with the Zune software.

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