How to Upload Photos to the PS3

By Chappy Sinclair

While primarily a gaming device, the PS3 also includes multimedia functions such as photo viewing. As of September 2010, the PS3 Web browser does not allow you to save photos onto the PS3 hard drive directly. The easiest way to upload photos to the PS3 is to add them to a USB flash drive and transfer them to the PS3. The PS3 supports most USB flash drives (the ones that don't require proprietary drivers or software). Compatible photo formats include: JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG and BMP.

Insert the USB flash drive to any available USB port on your computer. The name of the flash drive will be displayed in the notification tray shortly after it is connected.

Find the photos you want to transfer.

Right-click the photos, select "Send To" and click the name of your flash drive.

Turn on the PS3. Insert the USB flash drive into either USB port on the front of the console.

Scroll to the "Photos" subsection on the PS3 main menu (the XMB bar). Select "USB Device."

Select "Display All" to view a thumbnail list of all of the photos on the flash drive. Highlight the photo you want to upload to the PS3, press the "Triangle" button and select "Copy." The photo will be added to the PS3 hard drive.

About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.